Stephen Amell at PaleyFest

Posted on March 13, 2013

Talk about hiding your light under a bushel.


Stephen Amell attends PaleyFest 2013 Presents “Arrow” event in Beverly Hills, California.

After having seen a couple episodes of Arrow, we’re more inclined to want him to rid himself of shirts completely, but that’s not what we’re talking about. We just don’t understand these good-looking guys with great bodies in the entertainment industry who, when it comes time to get a little dressed up, default to dressing like they’re interviewing for a job on Wall Street. Clearly, someone decided there’s a trend for gray suits with gray shirts and gray ties, but for the life of us, we can’t figure out why anyone who gets photographed on a regular basis would ever follow that trend. We get that not every guy is going to want to wear the plaid high-waters or the purple velvet blazer, but surely there’s a comfortable middle ground that allows for the occasional print and pop of color, right? Who are these horrible stylists who keep talking these guys into going out looking like lint?

All that, and we didn’t even mention the puddling pants.


[Photo Credit: Courtney Vaudreuil, Emiley Schweich/PR Photos]

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  • And to top it off, I’m a guy who loves a furry fella, but enough with the neck scruff thing already.  It just looks sloppy.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I agree.  With that face, why would you cover it up?

      •  It’s part of the character image I guess

        • mrspeel2

           Yes it is. No matter; he’s absolutely adorable, and I love his show.

      •  Not that I would throw him out for the neck scruff. In fact I am sure I would quickly lose all recollection of its existence.

      • We can’t believe we’re saying this, but it really is for the role. The character sports a permanent 3-day stubble.

        • gabbilevy

          Razors are in short supply on Lian Yu.

  • It’s just dull. Looks more like a rugby team new-season signing than anything Hollywood adjacent.

  • Annabelle Archer

    He reminds me of a nice but schlubby boyfriend who has been forced to wear a suite because he has to take his girlfriend to a wedding. 

    • formerlyAnon

      Your nice but schlubby boyfriends clean up better than mine ever did. Prime among the things my past schlubs could. not. master. was the approximately correct sleeve length. Any secrets, beyond forcibly supervising minor tailoring?

  • gabbilevy

    Still hot.

  • The crotch on those pants are insane! Or just messy. It’s not a good location for a cluster of wrinkles.

    • JDreesen

      Heard.  as soon as i saw the word “bushel” in the post my eyes went straight there and now i cannot look away.

  • RocknRollmom

    Sorry, clothes?  We are supposed to talk about this man’s clothes?  So, I don’t watch television so I didn’t have a clue who this young man is but I may just have to start doing so. Nice.  Yeah and whatever TLo says about his suit. Whatever. 

  • imperfectlaura

    With a face like that, the clothes are practically irrelevant.

    • lamamu

       Not to mention the body those clothes are obscuring…

      • demidaemon

        That’s the problem. He should not be obscuring his body. At all.

  • “Hello, would you like to open a new account with us today?”

  • Sorry but he’s still so hot and sooo damn adorable.

  • I am wondering why it is seemingly so hard to properly hem a gentleman’s trousers.  Does it have to do with the kind of shoes he wears?  Sometimes it seems that the edge of the pants gets caught up in the lace or behind the tongue, and if the guy in question had been photographed after taking another step, the puddling would have disappeared.  In these photos, the hem on his right leg is all caught up in the lace and is not breaking over the front of the shoe as it should. The left leg is better but still needs adjusting.  I’m not trying to be sarcastic here, it’s an honest question.  It seems to be such a widespread issue, yet every tailor in the industry can’t be that bad!  Maybe they just can’t fight with all the unknown shoes out there?

    •  You’ve got a point. I had a pair of tux pants tailored with one pair of dress shoes and they were fine. I then wore them with dancing shoes, forgetting about the thinner soles, and they were dragging on the floor.

  • Sobaika

    I want to spread him on a cracker.

    What was that about clothes??

    • Kristin McNamara

      Nice FRIENDS reference 😉

  • Props to him for not slumming it in jeans and a tee. I love that he’s taking Paley Fest seriously, it’s kind of adorable. But yes agree with everything you’ve said about the suit itself. Oliver Queen would have a tailor on-hand!

    • barbarienne

       And now all I can think about is him in jeans and a tee.

      I’ll be in my bunk.

  • Puckndc

    Amazing how all these guys will shave their bodies, but won’t take 10 minutes shave…scruff…blech……who dresses all of these guys? People who hate men from the looks of it..

  • stubbornthoughts

    Uhm, HI.

  • I agree 100%. Even if he’d worn an interesting tie, it would have lightened this whole loop up. 

  • eandh99

    Arrow is full of good looking men who know how to dress John barrowman,Colin donnell, Colin salmon. Tons of suit porn not just shirtless guy porn, John barrowman fencing for goodness sake

  • MilaXX

    I like Arrow. It’s a silly little show full of pretty people, with and occasional visit by captain Jack and River Song. That said, homeboy is looking a bit sad with his boring suit and puddling pants. When he made the talk show rounds he always had a teeny bit of green on. One show he had a green shirt, another he had green socks. I’d love to see that bit of humor in this look.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Nope, gray is not his color. Also, judging by that crazy smily face, I think his Bar Mitzvah went well.

  • SassieCassy

    i guess i should watch the cw more often… do they have a paleyfest for everything these days

  • altalinda

    Gorgeous eyes!
    Oh….were you saying something about his suit?

  • Imasewsure

    He has James Franco syndrome with the boring suit… fits him better but zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • You exercised great restraint about those pants. I’m proud of you. 

  • “Pudding pants” = what I get when I watch him work out (shirtless) on the show… 

    • cbt22

       I keep reading puddling pants as pudding pants too. I was trying to figure out what pudding pants was, but THIS is it.

  • Dhammadina

    All anyone needs is to see Arnell do those AWESOME chin-ups on Arrow, right at the start of each show, in which he moves a bar up to the next slot, one time after another. WOW!!!!!!! You can see him shirtless over and over again, and it’s available on YouTube (under “awesome chin ups), as relief from this suit. 
    Still, he is even really cute suited up, and maybe in that garb more like what he looks like quite often in  his spoilt -multi-millionaire-now-reforming-after-being-tortured-for-five-years identity as Oliver Queen on that show. 

    • barbarienne

       The Ninja Warrior salmon ladder!

  • stephbellard

    Yeah I don’t really care what he’s wearing. He’s the kinda guy you swallow.  

  • Trisha26

    And neck-beard…so sad. (He is A+ in ARROW!)

  • GenieinTX

    You know, I’m just glad to see him looking so damn happy.  Ollie Queen hardly ever smiles and SA is just so darn cute when he smiles.  And glad to know I’m not alone in my Arrow love.  An entertaining show full of gorgeous people, that guy right there shirtless all the time, and Captain Jack.  It’s like an hour of eating delicious chocolate, but with a crazy person.

  • luluransom

    Lint. That’s perfect.

  • kikisayshi

    He’s pretty.

  • ZnSD

    oh please. his hem isn’t bad at all. but yes, how about some color. jeesh.

  • formerlyAnon

    Lint? Snazzy lint, then. They’ve gotta walk before they run, and wearing a suit that appears to fit is enough of a challenge for most of ’em.

    I want him to fix the tie knot/shirt rumple thing, and remove *at least* the neck scruff. If so, I’d bite my tongue about the neither beard-nor-clean-shaven thing and the pants hem.