James Franco in Gucci at ‘Oz’ Premiere

Posted on February 14, 2013

Oh, we are weeping, darlings. Weeping.


James Franco attends the premiere of ‘OZ The Great And Powerful’ in Los Angeles in a Gucci suit.

Fit is important under any circumstances, but it’s a hundred times more so when you’re wearing something off the beaten path. And ESPECIALLY when you’re wearing a print or a plaid. This could have been amazing – the colors are unusual and look really great on him – but that jacket manages the trick of looking boxy and snug at the same time. And the pants are a bit balloon-y for such an eye-catching plaid. All of that is bad enough, but when we got down to the ankles, we both collapsed into piles of wracking sobs. Oh, the humanity, kittens. Imagine how good this would look with knife-edge tailoring. Sadness has engulfed our world.

We’re tired. We get melodramatic when we’re tired. Sue us.


[Photo Credit: David Gabber, Jonathan Shensa, Tina Gill/PR Photos]

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  • jerseyginger

    It looks like he bathed, so there’s that. 

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Now if he would start brushing his teeth…

      • alyce1213


        • Sobaika

          This is getting annoying. His costar had a Sephora counter slapped onto her face, high heels, and her panties out (literally) and he can’t be bothered with some Crest Whitestrips.

          • Scarlet39

            Yeah, his teeth look bad.  He doesn’t have to go with the ultra-white, Chiclet looking teeth; but something in the range of white would be nice. 

          • ballerinawithagun

            Yes, to all of the above. Are his teeth reflecting the Yellow Brick Road?

        • Jennifer Coleman

          His teeth are approaching flying monkey scary.

  • He shaved, he bathed, he chose a gorgeous suit! And then he fucked it up. Stupid boy.

    • PastryGoddess

      Thank you!

      I was just about to post the same thing

    • Alyssa

      Very very stupid boy. Such a shame to waste a wonderful suit like that!

  • The way he is standing, it looks as though he is sucking in a paunch.

  • mmc2315

    The shine of the suit fabric is not very forgiving.  

  • MightyMarshal


    •  T&L posted earlier that they have been so busy in NYC they haven’t had a chance to watch RPDR or Walking Dead.

      • MightyMarshal

        WOMP. Missed that.

  • RebeccaKW

    I agree on all points.  I think he could look spectacular in this, with some tweaking.

    But I still have to give props for him wearing an actual suit, not in gray or black, and not wearing scuffed-up boots.  Or having neckbeard.

    • Sobaika

      It’s so sad that the bar is so low for male stars.

  • PaulaBerman

    He radiates waves of douchiness, and the suit isn’t helping.

    • lovelyivy

       Toxic levels of smug- not a good look.

  • That’s a GORGEOUS plaid. {Sigh}. Such wasted potential. 

  • UglyTalents

    He always reminds me of my son — specifically how my son looked at about 16 when I realized it was time to search his room for his stash.

    • Alessia M

      This is SO FUNNY. He does always have a guilty look/sheepish grin on his face.

  • christinewithanx

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…shaped…pants.

    • Annabelle Archer

      ha! I see what you did there and I like it.

  • Annabelle Archer

    What is that smell?

    Oh, I know!  It’s Eua de Pretentious Douche.  

  • xmixiex

    he has the yellowest teeth of any moviestar ever

    • editrixie

      Even including Steve Buscemi?

  • He’s clenching both hands into fists…

  • mjude

    god bless you TLO you poor little tired things.  your bitter kittens do understand.

  • I’d like to suggest Topol… the smokers’ tooth polish, not the Israeli actor.  Seriously, those teeth are really sad.

  • a_liking

    I had such a crush on him a few years ago. This is just depressing.

    • I know!  It was a revelation to see him in “Milk.”  Now this.  Depressing is right.

  • I was to busy looking at his yellow teeth to notice anything else. ewww.. 

  • Jessica Rowe

    Overloards, this is entirely too much for you.  You must rest.

  • Tatiana Luján

    He is in my irrational dislike list. 

    • Alessia M

      Mine too! I feel like it might be rational? I don’t know, I think we could probably delve into this. Talk it out, then come to a conclusion regarding the rationality of our hatred. Certainly never talk it out and come away from the conversation with a newfound respect for him.

    • Sara__B

       He’s moving closer to the top of my list every time I see him. Now i see that he can’t even tie his tie or his shoes properly. Sheesh.

    • Verascity

      If you only learned more about him…

      …you’d discover that it’s completely rational.

  • Add to that, the tie is poorly knotted and off center – and I think a wider tie would be better.

  • tereliz

    Some questions:
    Is this silk? 
    Has Franco gained forty pounds and lost two inches?
    How is this check conspiring to give this man the body of someone’s grandpa?!!!1!

  • Look at the third picture.  Is his shoe untied?  Is his freakin’ shoe untied?  What is he, 3?????

  • lexilexi

    Now we know why most guys put their hands in their pockets… men just don’t know what to do with them otherwise…

  • alyce1213

    To me, he’s the undisputed King of the Douchebags — a legend in his own mind, so full of himself, and so overrated.  
    Well, his people picked out an interesting suit but screwed up the fit and the tie, making him look all Grampy from Minnesota.

    If he’s gonna smoke, he really should look into laser whitening.

  • Susan Rappenwolf

    All statements previously made, I agree. Teeth, too boxy, too shiny, etc. My picking bone is that hint of shirt at his belly. He needed A. button the second button and/or B. pulled the pants up a bit. But he looks happy to be standing where he is and he’s not scruffy. I give him a C+.

  • OrigamiRose

    The Great and Powerful Tool.

  • crash1212

    This could’ve been SO amazing. Very disappointing.

  • mhleta

    Oh, James. Tsk-tsk. Come. Let me undress you and we’ll start over. There there, Mama’s here.

  • shiftercars

    I see nothing but yellow teeth. You can’t unsee the teeth. 

    • Honestly, my teeth look better in photographs and I’ve used Crest White Strips twice in my life!  Granted, I’m not a smoker, but still:  those teeth are shocking, aren’t they?

  • JauntyJohn

    I like to focus on the outfit more than a person’s physicality, but I think in the 21st Century one’s teeth have begun to cross over into the category of fashion, no?  With that said… while they line up perfectly they do look a lot like smoker’s teeth — that was my genuine first reaction.  And frankly, he never looks well to me — that is, I often wonder if he has some heart or circulation issue, his general coloring is often so… “I live by night.”
    Beyond that long-winded contribution I agree wholeheartedly this is a painful miss because of its lost potential.  The film looks amazing but I fear he is miscast.  

  • JauntyJohn

    Nice hair though.

  • That’s a damn shame.  Such lovely material & colors – this could have been a great look.

  • Dear TLo:  What is your guideline (rule?) as to the appropriate break for a man’s pants? I’m gathering that y’all aren’t a fan of the full break, but can’t determine if that extends to the partial break. Is an unbroken crease the only way to go?

  • tylka5

    Buck up guys! At least his hands are not in his pockets. He’s still seedy looking though.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Wow. The commentariat is hard core (and funny)! No love lost on this guy.

  • AthenaJ

    I like when you get melodramatic, keep it coming!!

  • butter nut

    omg wtf happened to this guy.  he used to be kinda hot & now he looks like some average middle-aged guy.  worse – his teeth look stained!  like from smoking.  and also not getting his teeth cleaned before his big time, fancy hollywood movie opening.  wtf?  just wtf?  guys need to get their shit together.  this is unacceptable.

  • Suit is horrible, fit, print, and all. Teeth need work (major case of nicoteeth). What a waste of a great smile.

    That said, he’s the first male celebrity I’ve seen in a while who looks genuinely happy in these step-and-repeat pictures, and you can’t say he didn’t put in an effort to do something interesting. Swing-and-a-miss this time, but keep up the effort Franco!

  • dd2chi

    you boys need to RELAX. He looks amazing. I think fashion week got to you.

  • SO MUCH POTENTIAL. Honey, shoot a text to JGL, he knows how to wear a suit.

  • And his shoe’s untied.

  • Hiddy.

  • MilaXX

     A swing and a miss.  So close….

  • 3boysful

    Oz, the Great and Powerful Seller of Used Cars.

  • rkdgal

    Perhaps the balloon-y pants were a nod to his character?  Can’t have the Wiz of Oz without a balloon… 😉

  • ashtangajunkie

    I can’t with this guy. This could have been so good. And I know that I’m not the first to say it, but the TEETH. God help me, the teeth. 

  • CarolinLA

    I don’t get the big appeal of this guy.  The only thing I liked him in was the small bit he played in Date Night.  He yelled some line about Ernest Borgnine that made me guffaw.  

    • alyce1213

      Long before Date Night, he played James Dean in a TV biopic.  With his natural resemblance to Dean and some acting ability, it was pretty good.  Afterward I saw him in Milk, a movie I liked very much. 
      It’s n the past 5-6 years maybe that he’s gotten the idea that he’s god’s gift to show business and everything and entered the land of Douchedom.

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    Sadness has engulfed our world reminds me of how bleak was my puberty.

    I like the suit. Wish it fit. Haiku!
    Spanking colors plaid
    Never work awards show again
    Pass the bowl plaid man

  • Imasewsure

    Yes the fit is entirely frumpifying

  • I wouldn’t kick him out. Just sayin’.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    The jacket looks like there’s padding underneath it.  Weird.

  • PeaceBang

    I’m going to pretend I didn’t see this on James Franco and wait for it to reappear on a really hot man star who knows a good tailor.

  • Louise Bryan

    Matchy shoes were definitely NOT the way to go, and he should learn to tie his laces.

  • WittyCism

    Oh dear lord…

  • why franco why

  • ZnSD

    how did that suit manage to make him look FAT??? No bueno.

  • emchicago

    he definitely needs to get his teeth whitened but I think they look a little worse than they actually are due to some combination of his skin tone, the shirt, and the lighting … I don’t totally understand the disdain for him being expressed here.  A friend of a friend grew up with him and apparently he’s pretty fun to hang out with.  I’ve seen photos of him chilling at random bars on Facebook, lol. Maybe he comes across as a little self-important, but at least he has the energy and curiosity to take on projects that interest him (or maybe I am making excuses for him because he is so cute!) 

  • Lilak

    Also the strange effect of the plaid’s big dark stripe running straight down the trouser creases (which I don’t think would’ve worked on La Gosling even) and the stray left shoelace.
    On the plus side, he’s clean shaven (and freshly-facialed-looking) and he doesn’t have his hands in his pockets. 

  • Patricia Gillett

    He looks like he’s dressed as the set of encyclopedias my family owned in the early 80s. 

  • AZU403

    The shininess of the fabric accentuates wrinkles and creases.