Ian Somerhalder in Washington, D.C.

Posted on January 22, 2013

We feel we have been remiss in giving you manflesh, kittens. Let’s rectify.


Ian Somerhalder arrives in Washington D.C. for the Inauguration.

Gosh, we sure would like to know who designed whatever’s in your garment bag, Ian. Do you think you could help us out a little?

Aw, we’re being bitches, we know. If we owned a Louis Vuitton tux, you can bet your ass we’d be carrying signs over our heads that said “TUX BY LOUIS VUITTON, LES BITCHES. SUCK IT.”

The rest of his outfit is unremarkable to our eyes except for the boots, which are inducing envy in us.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • Sobaika

    Cute. But where is the manflesh you speak of?

  • crash1212

    If my unremarkable, you mean it’s cute as hell and a perfect traveling outfit and that his bone structure is to die for…well then I totally agree with you.

  • jilly_d

    Rob Lowe??

    • RIGHT? I feel like there’s a guyliner conspiracy.  Ian, Rob Lowe, and Richard Alpert. Are there women who have such gorgeous lashes? 

      • julnyes

         no woman matches up with the exception of the late great Elizabeth Taylor who was a genetic anomaly.

      • xmixiex

        +10 for Richard Alpert

    • Lily-Rygh

       When I saw the thumbnail, I totally thought it was Rob Lowe!  This is not a horrible mistake to make, I would like to add…

  • jw_ny

    That fedora doesn’t look as good on him as he thinks it does..

    • norseofcourse

      I think it might be his dad’s.

      • girliecue

        I think his dad might be Rob Lowe. Or he was cloned from Rob Lowe.

    • PaulaBerman

      I have an irrational hatred of fedoras, so I concur.

  • Does this guy have his Blue Steel on 24/7? Zoolander is gonna sue him one of these days.

    • Derek_anny

       I think it’s a case of the slight squint of Blue Steel being just what his eyes/eyebrows do.  Throw in his eye color, and it’s more prominent than in most people who squint.  (Don’t people with light eyes tend to be sensitive to bright lights, anyway?)

  • V V


    • alyce1213

      He’s a douche alrighty, but not the king — just Prince Douche.  

      • girliecue

        The line of succession to the throne of King Douche is long. To me, Ian only rates a minor Earl in the land of Douchiness.

    • patticake1601

       Walking through Reagan Airport with your LV showing?  This is DC darling, not LA. We don’t give a crap here.

      • Puckndc


    • H3ff

      I was just thinking “What a FUCKING douche.” He also looks sloppy as hell.

  • formerlyAnon

    Holy moly. That’s about as good as a man who’s a little too pretty can look. Even if I think there are a lot better leather jackets out there.

    • StellaZafella

       I’m with you, Anon…and all references to Rob Lowe.
      But I’m getting confused here lately: Some get called the “Douche” word for trying too hard, some for not trying hard enough, some for trying and missing…some for not trying at all. I realize that I, for one, don’t know what ‘Douche’ is supposed to mean…and I suspect others don’t really know either. I’ve decided to remove the “d” word from my lexicon and just call it what it usually is for me –  jealousy. I’m jealous when a young man grooms to within an inch of his life…and I can’t be there to compliment him on it in person…and, maybe muss his hair a little.

      • Well, not to get all science-y on you, but a douche is a device used to strip a woman’s vaginal canal of all life and lubrication, usually with some sort of vinegar solution.

        But seriously?  I don’t get why Ian’s considered a douche.  Is there douchey behavior I don’t know about?  Or is it because he’s wearing a fedora?  a scarf?  Because his eyes are squinty?  He gives permanent blue steel?  

        I know nothing of his douchey behavior, but I will contend Matthew Morrison is definitely a douche and that is because he says idiotic things that are in a particular vein of jackassery that makes my vagina feel as if it has been sprayed with lysol.  And in his pictures, he nonverbally communicates the aforementioned idiotic things.

        But I’m not sure why other dudes get slapped with that label.  But I don’t think Ian can undo the face on his face.  I have a Dutch friend who looks like that and he’s not making faces.  That’s just his face.  Long, narrow eyes, angular features, wide mouth.  Nothin doin, ya know?

        • iCouture

           I thought we all learned as a child, to not judge a book by its cover.  I have heard nothing but positive, raving reviews about Ian, how hard he works, his philanthropy efforts, and love of animals.  Again, like all the people on this forum, I don’t know him personally…..I think he looks & acts fine to me.  He is a pretty man, whatcha gonna do?!   🙂

      • I agree, he also seems quite down to earth in interviews, I’d even go as far as to say humble. And at least he carries his own LV suit. Which, you know, he was attending the Inauguration so if you don’t dress your best for that someone might call you a douche! 

  • Imasewsure

    Looks better from behind… now behave…. I just mean I like the jacket, the jeans, the shoes, etc but he looks a bit over-staged with the hat, the scarf, the slightly swarmy expressions, etc. from the front

    • RebeccaKW

       I do agree with you, but I also prefer to see this over the normal-guy wear of wrinkled cargo shorts and sports jersey or dirty/ripped jeans and sneakers that look like they were rescued from a landfill.  I like a guy who tries maybe a bit too hard over the guy who doesn’t care at all. 

      • Imasewsure

        You are right. I’m being too hard on him… plus I’m from LA and the only scarves we tend to see on guys are tied to their dogs chasing frisbees

        • Now now, that’s like saying all people from LA wear rainbows.  I know guys that wear scarves and they’re not all singers.  They’re guys that don’t like being cold.  

          Plus it’s below freezing in DC, he’s allowed to wear a hat and a scarf.  Shit, the dude should be zipped up as far as I’m concerned.

          • Northern_Light_27

             seriously, it’s cold as hell right now here!

    • StellaZafella

       I thought, maybe, he had put all of this on because it wouldn’t fit in the tux carry and he didn’t want to pay to check an extra bag, cause no WAY that LV Tux is going in steerage!

      • Kate4queen

        If he’s going First Class you can take a lot of bags for free and they’ll hang the suit up for him. 🙂 Lucky man.:)

    • conniemd

       Hat and scarf on a man  aren’t overstaged given how cold it is on the East Coast. Walking to work this morning, almost every man I saw had on some kind of hat scarf. Overstaged for LA, but not for here and now. It was a pretty standard cashmere scarf that I see all over.

  • captrenault

    Are Burberry scarves back?  (Serious question.)

    • jw_ny

      back?  I didn’t know they left…seriously.  

  • flower753

    I swear this guy and Rob Lowe were separated at birth.

  • The douche is strong with this one.

  • Those jeans aren’t doing his ass any favors.  But the baby blues are working overtime. 

  • msdamselfly

     Unremarkable, what?  I think his whole look is impeccable

  • In_Stitches

    I feel like the sum of all of these parts should be capital D douche, but it isn’t reading that way for me.  For some reason that hat kind of ties it all together in an honest way.  

  • punchycats

    Is he related to Rob Lowe?  He looks so much like him to me.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Um… Shiny?
    Over thought?
    Dare I say…douchy?

  • cmb92191

    He looks a little like 1980’s Rob Lowe!

  • Technically, he’s in Arlington, VA, as that’s where National Airport is located.

    • Yeah, but it’s been cold.

      • Derek_anny

        Especially if he’s coming from somewhere where it’s warmer by comparison.

  • Seems a bit much. He needs the ladies rule of “take one thing off before you leave the house”

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    A modern, slightly-douchy interpretation of Indiana Jones?

  • I think he looks fine.  I wish we could see his smile from the front.  He always seems to be smirking, so it would be nice to see an actual smile on his face.

    BTW I am 100% behind the resurgence in hat wearing by men.  I know “Mad Men” takes some credit, but I also credit one Matthew Bomer and his show, “White Collar”.

    • MilaXX

       yes Matt has been rocking the fedora for a while now

  • Totally fine travel outfit. And I’m simultaneously attracted and repelled by his smarmy bitchface. Must be that vampire voodoo.

    • Rand Ortega

       Smarmy Bitchface– My new band.

  • Trisha26

    I like everything, even the douchey hat, but that jacket is giving me a pleather vibe.

  • Rand Ortega

    I hope he & Rob Lowe do a movie about feuding brothers someday. Eric McCormick could guest star as their cousin who isn’t who he seems…

  • Don Hackett

    wherever he’s going, i want to go too.

    —–sleah in norcal

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I see no manflesh. I see a boyman blue steeling while wearing a douchy fedora.

  • MintaHallWriter

     I dunno. I really like that leather jacket.

  • JosephLamour

    He was in the city IN WHICH I LIVE?! I would be a bad stalker.

  • MilaXX

    I’m having serious boot envy.

  • Is he wearing a Burberry scarf? God I hate those! 

  • Dan_In_NYC

    This brings to mind my rant about douche hats – inspired by none other than Matthew Morrison last summer.  I do think that there’s just an air of douche as a result of his natural facial expression – which he can’t really help.  Regardless, I’d still lick him head to toe.

    • Melvis Velour

      Totally agree – I was on a flight to Vegas and I swear that almost everyone was wearing those stupid Fedoras.  Looked like a schnook convention…

  • sleepycat

    so dreamy lol

  • Elizabeth Silverstein

    Does Rob Lowe know that he stole his face?

    I swear every time I see him all I think is “Rob Lowe never ages…oh wait it’s Ian Sommerwhatsit again.”

    You two are like, my favorite poets.

  • tmchale

    The jeans look really wrinkled.

  • ccm800

    Rob Lowe called – He wants his face back – He says YOUR douching it up and that IS saying something 

    • adnama79

      And here I thought he was overacting on the show – apparently that’s just his face.

  • kathrineb

    I really dislike the scarf. I don’t know about in the US, but they sell scarves exactly like the one hes wearing at all the dollar stores in Australia. The one hes wearing is probably Burberry or something, but I’m not a fan of it.

  • Oh good grief, that hat just shrieks ‘DOUCHEBAG’ from every angle.

    Haven’t all the guys in the universe gotten the message about fedoras yet? 

  • I’d love to have that jacket! And as soon as I got it I would tear it to shreds then pee on it. It deserves nothing less.

  • Crystal

    The hat and scarf are awkward, but I like the rest. I think his natural squinty-ness makes him read douchier than he actually is. Matthew Morrison? Douche. Ian? Perfectly nice man in an ill-chosen fedora. 

  • RzYoung

    It must be tough being so really ridiculously good looking

  • I love this man

  • Gay elderly windchime in training?

  • Allyson Wells

    LOVE me some Damon Salvatore! I think he looks cute and put-together. 

  • B_C_J

    It’s a great travel outfit. He looks put together and yet he looks comfortable.  It’s cold hence there is a reason to wear the scarf and hat.  I am  not completely sold on the color of the jacket. I would have wished it a couple shades darker.  Overall he looks great.
    My only serious criticism is the carrying of a bag that overtly advertises the brand. That’s a bit gauche in my opinion.

  • Noelle Haland

    Bwahahaha!!!  Yes….THIS!  

  • Mia


  • mmc2315

    Douchy with the hat.  But he can wear a pair of jeans!

  • Alyssa Stanfield

    His smirk makes me swoon…totally the bad boy fantasy!

  • JanieS

    Any clothes he wears is too many clothes.

  • He’s working the classics he’s got on quite well, the bomber jacket, the scarf.  

  • xmixiex

    yum.  thanks.

  • maggiemaybe

    Bluest steel ever!

  • LilyPad

    He looks like a soap opera villain version of Rob Lowe

  • mila_8

    Words I never thought I’d hear you say TLO: Ian Somerhalder arrives in Washington D.C. for the inauguration.