Chris Pine in Ralph Lauren

Posted on April 30, 2013

We have to give Chris credit. He’s been quietly putting the effort in on his poledancing looks for some time now, and he’s clearly cultivating a specific look for himself.


Chris Pine attends the premiere of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ in Berlin in Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 Collection

And it’s a look we really like for him; this thick-tied, tweedy thing he’s got going on. It goes well with his build and with the “hot professor” grooming north of the neck. We’ll call the following “discussion points” instead of “quibbles.”

  • He’s in danger of overusing the tweed. At some point it goes from clothing to costume, if that’s all you’re ever seen wearing. Call it the Janelle Monae effect.
  • We wish he’d favor slightly darker, earthier tweeds. These sandy tweeds just aren’t set off as well against his coloring.
  • J’ADORE a wide tie on the right man – and he’s definitely the right build for it. But we’re not sold on the combo of extra wide tie and white contrasting collar.

But he really does look dreamy. He deserves an award for fit and grooming alone. Maximizing your best features; isn’t that what it’s all about, darlings?



[Photo Credit: Getty,]

    • Heron

      The tie/collar/cuffs is giving me agida, but the beard, shoes, pocket square, and cut of the suit are giving me life.

    • carnush

      That’s what a beard should look like.

    • epilonious

      The tweed is confusing my computer monitor…

      • epilonious

        And me.

      • MoHub

        Doesn’t look like a tweed to me at all. I’m seeing it as a glen plaid.

        • StellaZafella

          In my monitor, on the close up, it looks to be a brown and tan hounds tooth…I’m not seeing the linear elements or checkerboard a plaid would make, even one as subtle as the glen plaids I have,

          • Aurumgirl

            I think you’re right, I’ve seen that material used in a lot of Ralph Lauren clothing and it is a small houndstooth. But I do agree that it is too fine a pattern for a lens of any kind to pick up clearly, and that’s creating all the moire effects on our screens/monitors. I love that pattern in men’s suiting and I’m glad it’s making such a comeback. It’s elegant but not too dressy that you can’t wear it and be comfortable in it for daytime. And he looks great in it.

      • Qitkat

        It’s probably confusing everyone’s monitor. The moiré effect we are seeing derived from the original, most likely digital image of the photograph. It can be a tricky unwanted effect to overcome, because of the tiny pattern lines in his suit, and how the design is interpreted by the camera settings.

        • Kent Roby

          That moiré effect has me hypnotized, which is why I can’t stop staring at the pictures. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

    • FrigidDiva

      I didn’t think he could get any hotter, but that beard? Swoon.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Jesus Truman Christ — that beard plus the squinty-eye smile? He’s super adorable.

      • maggiemaybe

        Totally undone by the beard. Swoon indeed.

      • C. C. Winslow

        I adore it (and everything), but he looks like a GI Joe doll dressed in a suit. When I scrolled down to the picture of him waving (?), I laughed out loud, it looked so much as if I’d posed him.

        On edit – Maybe he’s trying (and failing) to do the Vulcan thing? :)

      • Elaine Lang

        HE’S PRETTY.

    • SewingSiren

      Cute . Conservative. Yet quirky. Agreed on the shirt and tie, but still an excellent effort.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      plus points for the cute smile, another for not putting your hands in your pocket and one more for the adorable wave!!!

      • Susan Baldwin

        He’s on my irrational completely adore list.

        • Nikko Viquiera

          Definitely! he could just as easily rely on his looks, but he doesn’t! He puts the effort in and he truly seems to enjoy doing it!

        • Sobaika

          Same, but I consider it pretty rational :)

    • padma sallah

      That well-groomed beard alone is really endearing him to me. And everything else is an added well-done bonus.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Yes, this is how I like a man to dress on the red carpet for a blockbuster. The perfect antidote to RDJ’s little goatherd shenanigans.

    • tara flanagan

      The tie is all sorts of wrong

    • steeg of their own

      Though these pictures don’t show it, he gets extra bonus points for matching his shirt to his eye color. Chris Fine indeed. Boy knows how to wear a suit, and I heartily approve.

    • Frank Butterfield

      I really, really like almost anything by E.Z. And the coloring of the tweed suits his own coloring. However, the white collar feels really wrong. It draws emphasis to THE WIDE TIE. Regardless: Hot – Hot – Hot!

    • MilaXX

      He looks great. Although I hear what you are saying about the tweed abuse, I have not one single complaint about this look.

    • Brigitte Todd

      A well-groomed beard! huzzah!

    • blueberrypanckae

      serving up college professor realness! I’d hit that for a better grade

    • foodycatAlicia

      He needs a little off the hem of the pants. The break over the shin is too aggressive for cuffed trousers.

    • WendyD

      Agree. I’m not a fan of facial hair, but he’s doing it right.

    • Tatiana Luján

      This isn’t a wide tie, it’s a napkin.
      Everything else is great, he looks adorable.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Jus’ gimme a big healing hpong of that. Damn, boy. And yeah, I think he looks great dressed, too.

      • StellaZafella

        Kiltd, I used to have a mind game of standing at the old Sutter’s Mill Bar and picturing what the ‘suits’ looked like – well – without their suits. Mr. Pine would have fit VERY nicely into that scenario for me. VERY nicely indeed.
        And I loves me a good tweed…what about keeping everything (except the pants) and adding a kilt to this look?

        • Kiltdntiltd

          Sounds great to me! I bet our boyo has great gams.

    • DaveUWSNYC

      Gorge. Sans squint the baby blues would pop with that shirt.

    • Janet B

      Well done. Bonus points for the beard grooming.
      Never been a fan of white collars/cuffs.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      You usually can’t go wrong with a Zegna suit. They are fabulous.

      • Frank Butterfield

        OK — So I wasn’t just imagining that this was originally labeled as Zegna. Because now it’s labeled as Ralph Lauren…

    • MajorBedhead

      And he has no neck beard!! Hallelujah!

      • FrigidDiva

        I usually can’t stand beards for that very reason, but every press picture I’ve seen of him poledancing for the film he is impeccably groomed.

    • Nithya

      Discussion points and not quibbles. I snorted some coffee when I read that. Oh TLo, I love dissecting outfits with you.

    • acevedob

      I just like looking at him. Period.

    • Sam Smith

      I like the suit,but the wide tie with this outfit doesn’t work for me.

      • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        I feel the same. Not sure if its the black tie with the tweed suit or the black tie with the blue shirt, either way, I think the wide tie is a tad too much.

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    • ballerinawithagun

      Sorry, as cute as he is, that jacket is way too tight. Can’t you see it pulling at the button?

      • Andrew Rotella

        This is the problem that I have with the new “style” of suit with, (to quote the Mens’ Warehouse guy,) ” a shorter jacket and narrow lapels.” I posted before that I consider this a thinly veiled attempt at using less material to keep production costs down. I also think that this suit goes against everything tweed is supposed to be. Relaxed, comfortable, and classic.

    • Ashley Ellen Wilson

      I saw this and just STOPPED. GORGEOUS man looking so well-groomed sets my loins aflame. :) Well done, Mr Pine.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Individually I like all the pieces, but as a whole, it’s not working for me. I think the blue shirt is the biggest issue for me. While I love it, it just doesn’t seem to go with the tweed.

    • jw_ny

      Can’t get behind that wide of a tie in this case. It’s overwhelming. I’m not a fan of shirts with contrasting collars either. I will give him credit for putting in the effort tho…overall he does look good and stylish, which I appreciate.

    • StellaZafella

      The tie works better for me if I think of it as more of a scarf accessory, but, between the Tweed, the well trimmed beard and the impish smile…well…I’d wear him out, WEAR. HIM. OUT.

    • procrastinatrice

      I think this is amazing. But then I am a Ph.D. student. The “hot professor” look is clearly one I find appealing. Especially because it is damn close to a myth in real academia.

    • Alyssa

      J’adore him…props for putting in the effort & knowing your best looks! Love the wide tie!

    • CommenterFormerlyKnownAsR

      I’m distracted by how there’s something odd about how he’s standing–like he’s an action figure of himself. Am I the only one? Guess I should just be happy he doesn’t have his hands in his pockets or something…

      • buffythekid

        Yes, especially in that picture where he’s waving. He’s either got to get his jackets tailored just a little more generously (so he can raise his arm just a tad) or figure out some way to wave/pose so he doesn’t look like a robot.

    • BobStPaul

      Hurray! I finally got Disqus to work again, at least in IE (still not working in Firefox). What’s up with that? And it is amusing that in IE it loads the oldest comments first, in Firefox the most recent, and in Safari the most popular. I loved Disqus when it was first introduced, now I’m coming to hate it. Apologies for the off-topic comments. But Chris Pine does look mighty fine.

      • demidaemon

        I haven’t tried IE since I was totally unable to log in to disqus or really look at the comments without wanting to blind myself with a spoon. So I’m working on Firefox only, until I believe they will get it right over there (see;when hell freezes over).

    • Judy_S

      Gosh, he looks adorable.

    • Scott Finley

      He is starting to look one-note. I know a line that would look great on him (his build, his own personal style) but would add some diversity to his look but still give off the same general feel: Ted Baker. It’s not as high-end as Zegna or some of his other favorites but it’s fun, has great details, and tied the whole tweed/dapper appeal with modern dandyism and keeps it on the right side of tastefulness (i.e. it doesn’t start to look like a costume). He’d look smashing in some Ted.

    • Susan Bullard Mayer

      I’m totally getting a Professor Henry Jones vibe from him…

      • Sara L.

        I’d write “Love You” on my eyelids for him, for sure.

    • Qitkat

      At first glance, he is perfection. Then comes the minor quibbles–one cuff showing, one not; boring pocket square; tie too dark, too solid, and yes, too wide. Excellent blue shirt, a lovely color which apparently matches his squinty eyes–Good Sir, what’s that about?

    • stubbornthoughts

      Dashing and handsome, yet totally approachable. I want to do things to him. Give the poor guy some decent lighting, though. Or sunglasses. Better yet, just come take a nap in my bed…

      Side note, I think this is a similar vibe JT has been trying to achieve but hasn’t quite hit yet, in my opinion. With the hair and all.

    • Gaby

      Cut me a slice of that, please.
      I blame my New England boarding school experience for my penchant for tweedy, professorial looks on men.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      The shirt would probably have a higher impact if he didn’t need to squint so hard. Great planning, premiere production people.

    • Imasewsure

      Janelle Monae effect indeed. Don’t love it over all but I like it (with the reservations you have already laid out for us) and I appreciate the effort

    • marlie

      I love this except it seems to me just a smidge too tight. And the tie is just a smidge too wide. But they’re minor quibbles. I LOVE the fact that his facial hair is nicely groomed.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      That tie is wide enough for me to sit my fat fanny on. No no no.

    • kirkyo

      He’s just gone up 10 points on my radar between yesterday’s and (especially) today’s posts.

    • muelonil

      I am willing to overlook the tribbles….er…quibbles you pointed out, even though I agree with them because…well…hot for teacher.

    • ConnieBV

      I wish they had gotten someone like him to play Selfridge instead of that insufferable a-hole Piven.

    • another_laura

      Agree on every one of your points, T Lo.

    • GorgeousThings

      Well, I’ve been in love with Chris Pine ever since “Bottle Shock”, and I can put up with the tweed, but I agree that it would be nice to see him in a different shade. Even a nice Donegal tweed with some green in it would be a good shake-up.

    • Bethany Roullett

      This makes me want to write the words “Love You” on my eyelids when I attend his class.

    • Emily

      Why are his sleeves different lengths? I just don’t understand…

    • a_liking

      wow, I never really had an opinion on Chris Pine but damn if I don’t love this look. SUCH A DREAMBOAT.

    • MandyJane

      That is a big ass tie.

    • Trisha26

      Not getting this look at all. The jacket looks at least a size too small and the suit in general looks like something he bought at a thrift store to go with a lovely shirt and tie. Hate the beard.

    • SublimatedRage

      He needs a new pose — the wave is a little stilted and he seems to be doing it in all these photocalls.

    • Kent Roby

      Uncles Dearest, though you didn’t mention it I think that we all give him bonus points for NOT putting his hands in his pockets!

    • kckris

      ANDDDDDD!!!!!! His hands aren’t in his pockets, yay! He looks very sharp!

    • littlemissstrange

      I like his style. I think if I was a guy, this is how I’d like to dress. You guys do have a point about the tweed, it would be nice to see him diversify a tiny bit… and the contrasting white collar with the wide tie is a little silly-looking. But he does still look beautiful. And very classy. Like he belongs in a study with walls made out of books and a globe on the desk while he sits and smokes a pipe whilst reading LIKE A BOSS.

      • demidaemon

        This is how I’d like to dress, if I could find ties for short men, won the lottery, and lost thirty pounds.

    • Shawn EH

      It’s all so very Gatsby, which is fine. But where have his eyes gone? Is somebody shining lazers at him?

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      This looks incredibly modern and I love it.

    • Coco Cornejo

      The moray effect in the 5th photo down demonstrates one reason this look is very risky. It makes my eyes hurt.

    • B_C_J

      PERFECTION!!! His style reminds me of Cary Grant – groomed to within an inch of his life and yet not affected.

    • alyce1213

      Yum. Extra points from me for not forgetting cuffs. Nice, deep cuffs.

    • quiltrx

      I think it’s the wide dark tie/white collar/skinny little lapels combo that’s just way too far.

    • Damien W

      An extra wide tie between two extra narrow lapels is a good thing? Did I miss a few hundred memos?

    • spinachleaf

      The business short doesn’t go with the rus in urbe suit.

    • Derek_anny

      I must be ill. My symptom? That first picture renders on my monitor looking like snakeskin or something, AND I DON’T THINK IT LOOKS BAD.

    • ccm800

      loathe those collars always have always will. they INSTANTLY say douchey office ass tome. LOVE everything else

    • Sau-Chih Feng

      The shirt screams “Banker!” to me, and I hate bankers. Bankers are arseholes. I should know, I work in a bank.