Ed Westwick in Tommy Hilfiger

Posted on February 15, 2013

Ed, we have two things we want to say to you and your pink pants.


Ed Westwick attends Tommy Hilfiger New West Coast Flagship Opening in West Hollywood, California.

Okay, first: Never, ever, EVER give a thumbs-up when you’re on a red carpet. The only thing douchier (more douchey?) is finger guns. We realize you feel the need and/or are contractually obligated to show off your Liberace High, Class of 2005 ring, but you’ll have to find a more subtle way.

Second: Our thinking is this: We can only salute a guy willing to sport the fitted pink pants. Many a man would run away screaming from them, but Ed really is that rarity among boystars: he not only puts in the work; he takes risks too. So, great. Pink pants. But if you’re going to take a detour into Candy Land, you’re pretty much obligated to follow it through. In other words, the wrinkled, untucked and unbuttoned shirt, that oddly cropped jacket, and the carefully cultivated growth of fuzz simply don’t go. It feels like a sad attempt to butch up something that doesn’t take well to butching up.

You’ve embraced the Brotherhood of the Pink Pants, Ed. Huzzah. Now go find the crisp shirt and tailored plaid jacket they’re crying out for.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • And shave, for Christ’s sake. You’re veering too far into neckbeard territory for my liking.

  • Nicholas

    Maybe he thought the pink trousers would work with the pink eye?

    Is he wearing lipstick?

  • My main problem is that his pants match his eyes.

    • RebeccaKW

       My main problem are those terrible shoes.

    • A. W.

      My main problem is that creepy 70’s chest hair. Yikes!

    • kschwarting

      Yes!  Is he wearing the consumptive eye makeup that was everywhere a few months ago?

      • He is wearing the I-just-got-high or I-have-a-huge-hangover or I-am-on-a-lot-of-pills eye, or some combo thereof. Or, barring that, the poor man is suffering from heinous allergies, in which case he should go home, take his pink pants off, and take a Benadryl.

  • MilaXX

    If had on a regular sized jacket in stead of this cropped bolero looking one, I’d be okay with the look. In fact, if he lost the jacket altogether, I’d be okay with the look, Liberace High class ring and all.

    • tereliz

      Agreed about the jacket. Where in the wide world of fashion does one find a men’s jacket that short? The ring paired with the pants sends me into a fit of giggles, but the jacket is ensuring it’ll end in tears. 

    • ConnieBV

      I’m buying what you’re selling, MilaXX. That jacket is less Top Gun than it is Rachel Zoe. Also, please stop sneering. It’s not sexy and your nostrils look huge.

  • I think he looks like I do when I’m on a 2am corner store run for milk and cake.

  • JosephLamour

    LOL at Liberace High

  • Judy_S

    A motorcycle bolero. I feel as if he borrowed this outfit from, I dunno, Lindsey Lohan? 

  • ALT19

    Ed Westwick is the ultimate example of someone I am so very attracted to in his character (Chuck Bass, Gossip Girl, no judging) and so very not attracted to in real life. I have been questioning my sanity and taste since Season One.

    • A. W.

      God, +1000000 this. I find him incredibly sexy on Gossip Girl (though not in the last season) but in real life, he looks like he smells bad.

      • ALT19

        I think season 3 would be my favorite. Yum.

      • Kristin McNamara

        Ditto. He’s so damn polished looking all. the. time. on  GG! And it’s funny… I believe this street version of him is definitely the truer one. I read an interview once where he said the worst part of being on GG was having to shave every day. haha 🙂

        ETA: PS my crush on Chuck started AFTER season 1. I couldn’t stand the plastered-to-his-forehead bangs that he was rockin that season. After that, his hair was much lovelier.

    •  Although a friend of mine met him in New York a couple of years ago and said he was absolutely lovely. I have been tempering the very-not-attractive with that knowledge ever since.

      •  he is very nice in person and absolutely different from Chuck in real life (i love Chuck too), he is very close to his family and friend, i like the way he loves his mom and dad, he puts his arm around his mom lovingly. he seem to treasure, appreciate and value family and real long time friends a lot, that is why i am so sad that his vanessa (Jessica Szohr) ruined his trust 🙁

    • I remain to be very impressed with his ability to hide his English accent.

      • dress_up_doll

        Me, too. He sounds so very lovely when he speaks in his native tongue.

  • Janet B

    I wish he didn’t look quite so sloppy. This pants are fun and the shirt is fine if it were buttoned up a bit and tucked in. The short jacket is just silly.

    • Alyssa

      Me too. And I’m thinking if you wear the pink pants, you may want to leave off the feminine looking ring…maybe that’s just me though!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Yep, he’s still the even more unwashed version of Robert Pattinson. Mazeltov.

    • charlotte

       I seriously thought this was Robert Pattinson.

  • Pink pants, black leather jacket. Unless you’re a Pink Lady, those things don’t go together.
    Huh, Grease never got a Musical Monday, did it. SOMEDAY. 

    • I’m not too self-conscious to admit that I feel good going out in my tight pink pants, black leather jacket, coupled with a black turtleneck and tall black boots.
      I’m a Pink Lady! (I memorized that movie by the time I was 12, so I’m good with that.)

  • Judy_J

    That jacket is beyond ridiculous, and the fit of the pink pants is way off.  He looks like he just rolled out of bed and grabbed the first few items of clothing he found lying around.

  • And please lose the necklace.

    • kschwarting

      And the ring too.  The Liberace biopic was already cast.

      • Or at least one of the rings.

  • stilettomafia

    Crimes against fashion! He’s an all around wreck. Those rings look like they came out of a machine in the grocery store. I always have to remember that Chuck Bass is a character and Ed Westwick is a real person, it’s tragic

  • decormaven

    Heck, he’s channeling Julian, Robert Downey Jr.’s character in Less than Zero. 

  • SouthernGirlRena

    Did he get dressed in things wadded up in the lost and found bin?  Let’s see, pink hospital scrub pants… this shirt probably fits … it’s a little chilly – oh good a jacket.  Is this for a woman’s jacket?  Doesn’t matter … need a little bling… (digs to the bottom) this is FABULOUS!  

  • formerlyAnon

    Okay, shoot me. I think this is kinda working. In a genre of male attractiveness that I perceive, but stop just short of wanting to sample. It’s this kind of combo of lost boy, crown prince of the underworld, and sensitive but not brilliant artiste. There’s a touch of Jim Morrison, a touch of something more authentically louche, and more than a touch of confused.

    He could do it shaved, though, and that might read better.

    (Not down with the ring, though. Too blue.)

    • Annabelle Archer

      I love a bad boy with a deep soul, a broken heart and a chip on his shoulder, believe me I DO, but he is not giving me that at all.  The too short jacket, the fracking ridiculous ring, the slack jawed stare and dark circled eyes are turning me way off. 

      • formerlyAnon

         Ah, but this one is the more authentically lost version of the bad boy you describe. This one is too dumb, too drug or alcohol-addled or too young emotionally to cope. He only makes it out if he wises up, sobers up, and/or acquires devoted women of the mother/sister/girlfriend tribe to keep him afloat till he’s able to wise up or sober up.

  • Annabelle Archer

    He looks like a drug addict. A drug addict who mixed his colors and his whites last time he bothered to do the laundry.  

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, yes. Substance abuse overlaps substantially with my take on the look, immediately preceding (in time, place depends how one displays these comments) yours.

  • Also not helping, blood shot hangover eyes.  I can’t with him, he is Lord Douche in my book. 

  • thecitysleeps

    He’s British.  Nuff said.

    • Annabelle Archer

      When I think “He’s British” I think of dapper, of just one too many accessories, and britches that are either too tight or too short, but never do I think icky chest hair, tacky jewelry and mismatched clothes.  Those are the things I think of when I think “He’s Johnny Depp”.

      • Annabelle Archer

        AND then Jude showed up, showing me that I clearly don’t know shit about British dudes. : )

      • formerlyAnon

         You slander my adorably scruffy Mr. Depp!

        Well, not mine. And not *always* scruffy. And not *always* adorable. But, you get my drift.

        • Annabelle Archer

          My apologies to *your* Johnny.

          • formerlyAnon


      • thecitysleeps

         Boys dressed like him are everywhere on the streets of London in my experience. 

  • Is this Corey Feldman? I’m confused.

  • His jacket looks like it shrunk in the wash. Overall he looks hungover and kind of like he needs a bath.

  • beebee10

    I’d say if he changed the jacket and buttoned up the shirt, he could keep the sloppy look and just look less douchier. 

  • afabulous50

    Why do the majority of the men on the red carpet look like they need a bath???  How hard is it to shower, shave and generally clean up before you leave the house??  I just don’t get it.

    • julnyes

      I honestly thought this was a shot taken in the bathroom line at a nightclub (probably around 3 – 4 am). I had to go back and look after your comment to see that it is ye olde step-and-repeat.

      He is a certified mess.

  • alyce1213


  • HXST

    Not a good look. Met him a few times in NYC. He’s an average looking guy, very short. I’m not very fond of Chuck Bass either. 

  • Orange Girl

    Corey Feldman

  • katie bruder

    Honestly, though, it’s all working for me.  Everyone’s right.  But he’s just built of sex.

  • Gross.

  • NeenaK

    Fug as always.

  • And close your damn mouth! And go to the doctor about that pink eye!

  • B_C_J

    The only thing acceptable is the color of the pants. The jacket length is extremely odd and throws the balance of the outfit completely off. Additionally, the bomber jacket is incongruous with the lighthearted pants. It doesn’t appear that there was any styling here. Ugh!

  • deathandthestrawberry

    He looks like he’s drunk off his ass. Yuck.

  • I can’t look at this dude without wanting to scream “DOUCHEBAG” at my computer.

    Note: I accidentally typed “dud” instead of “dude” at first.

    • nannypoo

       That was no accident.

  • Tatiana Luján

    my quibble is with the jacket, it is too short! It looks as if his girlfriend had lended it to him.

  • Imasewsure

    Just your typical day at the laundromat… and I don’t think Liberace would have worn something as tacky as that ring (MORE tacky, yes… but AS tacky…no)

  • trisker

    Liberace High! laughing out loud!

  • Cathy S

    The pants are the only part of this I actually like.

  • snarkykitten

    He looks like he smells of booze & cheap cologne

    •  Damn you, that cologne was expensive as hell!

  • He looks like he dressed in dirty clothes off the bedroom floor to run to the corner store for milk.

  • hillmad

    Love Ed Westwick, no matter what, but he should really return that fabulous jacket to the women who lent it to him! She must be freezing! 

  • thatguy9

    He couldn’t wear a little concealer? 

  • nannypoo

    He’s not a bad looking guy really, and I like him a little messier like he is here compared to Chuck Bass in a jacket with piped lapels and neatly arranged hair, but has he ever been non-douchey? Has he ever played a role in which he was a decent, hard-working guy? No? I didn’t think so.

    •   you should really go watch the movie Chalet Girl

  • aristida_girl

    Ed’s bitchface is just as good as Vikki Posh’s in today’s NYC post 🙂
    http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2013/02/victoria-beckham-in-nyc-2.htmlgotta love it

  • JasmineAM

    He is dressed just like Gay Tony from GTA.

  • My only problem with the look is the pink eye. But I love the jacket, shoes and finger bling.

  • Funny, that awful ring stands out to me more than the pink pants, which he is wearing well.  

  • quiltrx

    The Douche is strong with this one.

  • SugarSnap108

    My first piece of advice would be, avoid dressing yourself after smoking copious amounts of weed. 

    I agree with all your points and would only add that the exposed chest hair plus silver chain enhance the douche factor.

  • PeaceBang

    GOD, yes. Thank you, gay uncles.

  • Why does this look say “adult film star off duty” to me? 

  • LambeeBaby

    Dickweed. I have not used or even thought of that word since grammar school but it just popped into my head when I saw this photo and I had to share it.

  • Rachel Council

    Also: Get some sleep, dude.

  • Jeremy Rueger

    i actually love this ’cause it’s just a huge mess.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    This whole thing is so haphazard, it looks like might have accidentally grabbed some girl’s pants, some guy’s jacket, and some other guy’s shirt, and he forgot to wipe off some lipstick that got smeared on him.

  • MissMapp

    Pink pants and pink eye! He just looks itchy.

  • neofashionista

    god bless him he looks like he got into a bad batch of bath salts
    Chuck Bass no bueno

  • fashionzombie


  • he looks EXACTLY like a group of rich, douchey guys i went to high school with. like, they would raid their fridges and drive around town throwing food at homeless people-level of doucheness. that is not a type you want to be associated with, dude.