Pairs Division: Eckhart and Butler

Posted on April 04, 2013

We get to keep Aaron. Y’all can fight amongst yourselves for Gerard.


Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler attend the UK Premiere of ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ in London. Gerard in wearing a Dolce&Gabbana suit.

Boy, the camaraderie is overwhelming. We don’t know if we can handle such open displays of dudely respect and affection.

But as dreamy as we think Butt-chin’d Aaron is, it pains us to say that he fails on the style front. Taking it from the left:

HE: Looks like a bank manager in a cheap suit. An uncommonly good-looking bank manager, and one that would likely get us all flustered and making inadvertent double entendres about withdrawals and deposits to our internal horror, but still a bank manager. This is a classic “pulling a Jolie” move. Just because your face looks like it should be carved on the side of a mountain doesn’t mean you get to slack off on the style front, sir. Also, whoever powdered your face went at least a shade too light. But, even though those balloon-y, tree trunk pants make us wince, we have to at least give props for the correct hem length. Score: 5/10. We won’t admit how much of that is due to the butt chin.

HE: Hasn’t looked that impeccable in quite some time. We can’t even begin to say how grateful we are that he wore a white shirt. That whole lint-inspired trend of grey suit, grey tie, and grey shirt needs to be retired. The white adds some contrast and crispness to the look. Those are too many breaks over the hem for our tastes, but others would disagree. The slight neckbeard bugs, but at least he’s sporting a full beard instead of 4-days’ scraggly growth. And his hair looks good. Score: 8/10.

Combined score: 6.5/10, which is a crime when you’re dealing with this kind of raw material.

Now why don’t you boys both turn toward each other and make out for a few seconds? Just for T Lo.




[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Enh. Neither one does a thing for me. They’re all yours…

    • Completely agree.

      • Wendi126

        Totally completely agree

    • I would not fight for/over/about either of these gents. I concede my place in line.

  • I’ll take both. A manwich is sounding good right now. Hardly even noticed the clothes.

  • tereliz

    Thank you, TLO, for teaching me what to look for in fitting a man’s suit. As soon as I saw Butler’s ankles, I knew the trousers were too long. But then, how often do you notice a man’s ankles? 😉 And are Eckhart’s pantlegs tapered? Weird.

  • Vickiefantastico

    Good gosh, those are two very attractive men. I agree with ya’ll on the two suits, but I still can’t complain.

  • Sobaika


    • I’ll be the veggie filling, but same idea.

    • Le_Sigh

      or the condiment spread. (though, i’d be slathered more on the aaron side of the sammich).

  • DinaSews

    This movie was spectacular!! (If you like action flicks!)

    • nancymae

      I loved it… Even though I know better!

  • StellaZafella

    At least hold hands…priddy pleeeeeese?

    • formerlyAnon

      That would just be teasing.

    • As I scrolled down the picture with their hands by their sides I really hoped they were holding hands!

  • Catiline

    Yeah, the Eckhart style fail hurts. I still think it’s a shame his turn in The Dark Knight was so overshadowed by Heath Ledger (for understandable reasons, but still).

  • H3ff

    But, even though those balloon-y, tree trunk pants make us wince…

    Could you please also take POTUS to task on this? I shudder seeing the swathes of fabric around his legs.

    • Adriana_Paula

      I think people (and the press, God help us) would freak out on the POTUS if he were too fashionable or if he showed the slightest hint of being a dandy, so I give him a pass although I agree with you.

  • All yours fellow Kittens. I’m sure they are nice enough fellows, and I am usually a swooner for an accent, but neither of these gentlemen fan my flame.

  • Yes, Aaron, your suit is kind of terrible. Just take it off. Please? Gerard, your suit looks good, but you can take yours off too; I don’t want you feeling left out.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Beef still my heart!

  • msdamselfly

    I think Eckhart looks very good in that suit. I like the color

  • conniemd

    Gerard Butler is sexy in a Hugh Laurie way. I don’t mind scruffiness at all. Eckart is bleh to me.

  • Jessi03

    I never realized how much Aaron Eckhart looks like Lady Gagy’s former Hot Ginger Handler. I miss that guy.

    • Lori

      Remember when Gaga sent out that (slightly OTT) apology for having to cancel tour dates due to her health problems? My response was, “Where was this when you replaces Hot Ginger Handler?” 🙂

      • Jessi03

        I certainly do, b/c I had tickets to her concert on the day she issued that statement! It was very sad. Also, I’m glad I’m not the only one pining for HGH.

        • Lori

          I’m sorry you missed your show. Hopefully she’ll be able to reschedule soon.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yes, I pine a bit whenever I see a photo of Gaga. Pavlov was obviously spot on.

  • I’ve never been into Gerard Butler, but I will take a slice of Eckhart, please. Thank you for [being] smoking.

    • barbarienne

      Whereas I drool over Butler but am indifferent to Eckhart. What say you and I stage a pirate raid and kidnap them both? It will be very easy to share the, um, booty.

      • Chests and booty. YAR!

      • JosephLamour

        I’ll take ’em both.

  • MilaXX

    Neither really does it for me, but I will concede if you held a gun to my head and forced me to choose Aaron would get the win. I have no problem with Aaron’s score, but I wouldn’t give Gerald more than a 7.25 with the hem on those pants.

  • barbarienne

    Eckhart’s visible buckle and tie-tail are killing me. I don’t know why, but that sort of thing just bugs. It makes me think of bad sitcoms where a young man has never learned how to put on a tie, and he has the length all bunged up.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I wish they’d turn around so we could get a back view.

  • “Lint-inspired”!! HA!
    Yes, Mr. Eckhart. Yes. He’s shorter than I thought.

  • alyce1213

    I find Gerard Butler distinctly unattractive and Aaron looks kind of dusty.

  • another_laura

    “Combined score: 6.5/10, which is a crime when you’re dealing with this kind of raw material.”

    So very true.

  • kcaza

    I see Aaron Eckhart’s superhero jawline and nothing else.

  • formerlyAnon

    I feel your hypothetical division of male pulchritude between yourselves and the minions is arbitrary and unfair. But since it’s your blog I guess we should just be happy you’re kind enough to share.

  • Double hunky!

  • Kathy_Marlow

    Butler is British-adjacent and should be flogged (by me) for wearing those ill-hemmed pants. Eckhart can stand by and look pretty..

  • Bethany Fairbrother

    Aaron was wearing clothes? I did not notice. I was just imagining him taking them off so I did not mind that they were not so great.

  • Imasewsure

    Nice to see G looking good (finally). Much Improved Trophy for him

  • jetpackdino

    Aaron… I went to college with the guy. To me he’ll always be wearing that one pair of overalls with his hair in a bob. Too much like a brother.

    Gerard Butler… yes please.

  • librarygrrl64

    So glad Gerry stopped the excessive bodybuilding. He looks great. 🙂

  • I will never forgive Gerard Butler for The Phantom of the Opera.