Darren Criss in Topman

Posted on May 14, 2013

And now, a boy.


‘Glee’ star Darren Criss attends FOX 2013 Programming Presentation in New York City in a Topman skinny fit suit.

Topman Navy Fleck Skinny Fit Suit


A boy in a cute suit. We’d quibble with the details – like, oh… everything but the suit – but at least he got the most important part right.

We just don’t love the idea of a navy shirt paired with a suit this color. We’re still fans of contrast in this low-contrast world of men’s style at the moment. We think the suit looks infinitely better with the white shirt the model’s wearing. That’s just us. And for once, we think a pair of stylish kicks would have worked better than the more formal shoes he’s wearing. The suit’s got that casual hipster feel to it and he’s the right age and type to pull off styling a little more playful than this.



[Photo Credit: Getty, topman.com]

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  • LOVE those colors on him, can’t complain about the detailing.

    • CrazyAuntie

      I agree navy & lilac are gorgeous on him. I don’t mind the navy shirt – but I agree about the kicks.

  • kayleymaybe

    Have we given up at complaining about the hands in the pockets?

    • It probably just goes without saying at this point…

    • Never!

    • RebeccaKW

      It’s like complaining about Kristen Stewart’s hair or Chloe Moretz’s duck face. It’s a given it’s going to happen and that we will have problems.

    • Or the lack of a belt?

  • thecitysleeps

    I love this though. The colours are not obvious and it works I think. I especially love the tie.

  • I really love that lavender tie.

  • YoungSally

    Hate the hair styling/product — Caesar does Jheri-Curl….sorry.

    • hate

    • random_poster

      If he turned around we could see the damp spot around the collar from where the product dripped down.

      • Anna Vasquez

        Just let your sooooouuuuul gloooooooooow….

      • YoungSally

        EWWW — greasy ring around the collar.

    • Sadie-Ann

      He’s another star that should just let his hair be free.

    • mshesterp

      Yes! He isn’t working the beautiful curly hair God gave him! It looks so wet and ick.

  • Wow is that suit too small, or what? It’s pulling across the arms, the shoulder line is too narrow, and through the chest, it’s pulling as well. Oddly though, the sleeves are clearly way too long. At least the pants seem to fit okay.

    • MilaXX

      The suit somehow looks too small and too big at the same time. How is that possible?

      • The boy stars get sample sizes, just like the ladies do. He is clearly broader through the shoulder and torso than the model size, but a lot shorter.

      • formerlyAnon

        I blame the concept of the “skinny fit.” It seems to my untutored eye that they’re just cut narrower.

  • crash1212

    Is he still a thing? Hair is awful, over his dopey facial expressions when photographed. Nice suit – too small – don’t like the dark blue shirt with it.

  • Janet B

    He usually get’s it right. Very nice suit and the colors flatter him, although I prefer a lighter color shirt.

    (He shaves his neck!)

  • Sobaika

    Terrible grooming. His hair/scruff looks goofy.

    • SassieCassy

      esp with that facial expression. remember when he would tote around those giant plastic shades

      • save_the_hobbit

        He had those shades for a reason. They represented Starkid, the theater company he’s a part of and did before Glee. He used to wear them as kind of a shoutout to all his starkid fans.

        • SassieCassy

          does that make it any more appropriate for red carpet appearances?

          • save_the_hobbit

            Why does it matter? Look at some of the crazy stuff female stars wear on the RC. He’s trying to stick to his roots and not take himself too seriously.

  • TheLaurenJean

    Geesh, his hair is really reminding me of a shaggy version of the Caesar. Time for a trim, bud.

  • I think that white shirt on the model looks incredibly boring, Darren looks adorable.

  • Anniebet

    I got “Cute boy in a suit”, not the other way round.

  • Tatiana Luján

    A grey shirt would look better with the suit. Or a plaided shirt.

  • The fact that the tie isn’t properly under his collar is driving me demented, but he gets snaps for making silly faces on the red carpet. I wish more people did that.

    • Indeed. It’s endearing.

    • MilaXX

      that makes me a little twitchy too

    • I can’t stop looking at that little sliver of lavender on the side of his collar. But yes – adorable that he’s having fun and not taking the red carpet too seriously.

  • decormaven

    Aww, heck, the suit is nice and he’s having fun.

  • TheAmericaness

    The hem makes me happy. Slouchy hems over shoes on men makes me want to GAH.

  • Pennymac

    Cute boy, made better by the fact that although he is whiskery, he groomed away his neckbeard.
    Oh, and the suit? Am I supposed to look at that too?

  • MilaXX

    Decent enough suit, but badly styled. I do appreciate the fact that he has come a long way from those stupid sunglasses he used to wear with scuffed shoes.

  • WTF is up with his hair? Seriously – did he lose a bet?

    I do like the suit, but he could have benefited from a few adjustments.

  • filmcricket

    He’s apparently sick as a dog right now, which might explain the hair & the slightly sloppy tie. I like the colours a lot and don’t care for the white shirt on the model, but a plaid or check shirt might have offered a bit more contrast and visual interest.

  • Crystal

    I hate his hair. Hate. He looks like a mushroom with a Jheri curl.

    • SassieCassy


    • Spicytomato1

      My thoughts exactly. He is adorable and I like what he’s wearing but that hairstyle is the absolute worst.

      • Crystal

        Exactly! He’s a cute boy! A little more shape or different styling or something could assist so much here.

  • I like the dark shirt and the shoes are okay too. What I don’t care for are the silly faces and hands in pockets.

  • savicevic


  • I love the suit but I hate the hair and the beard.

  • VicD

    Law school student attending a friend’s wedding.

  • flamingoNW

    Except for the tie peaking out from under the collar, I like it.

  • BeeBeauNYC


  • Qitkat

    Thanks a lot Darren, with the second picture my hot tea just exited my mouth and landed on my computer screen.

  • formerlyAnon

    The “skinny fit” suit is not broad enough in the chest/shoulders for his build. I like the fabric immensely, though. The white shirt would look better with the suit, but I like the navy/lavender on him so much I don’t mind the choice.

    Do NOT like whatever’s up with the hair. Between hair & almost-beard he looks like my son trying to slide by at a big family event without shaving/getting a haircut. Boy stars: I love my son to death, but if I compare your red carpet look to any aspect of his dressing or grooming, you should either start listening to your people or replace them.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    LOVE the suit and the color pairings, so on that I won’t quibble.

    I just still can’t stand HIM – which is my issue with this whole look. It’s a great suit/shirt/tie combo on HIM.

  • Loved him in AVPM/AVPS but something about him now just irks me. Excellent choice in tie color, though.

  • mmc2315

    Oh dear. The lilac tie with dark shirt reminds me waaaay too much of da boyz from the south’ side who wear a white shiny tie with a black shirt when they want to wear something super fancy. I cannot unsee it!

  • Hate the navy and lilac! It’s killing my eyes! The suit’s ok, but I think there are better fits out there. Just saying. Not sorry about it. Lol.

  • The lavender tie with the navy shirt is a great color combination for him.

  • Turtle_Island

    Hate the color combination. And his suits never fit properly.

  • save_the_hobbit

    I hope someone will let him grow his afro back. His super-curly hair just doesn’t work being this short. But at least he shaved some, he normally looks like a hobo when he’s not filming.

    I love that he still knows how to have fun even on the red carpet…it shows he hasn’t changed. I still wish he could get out of Glee’s evil grasp of suckiness and come back to Starkid though.

  • Contralto

    He is just as cute as a bug.

  • quiltrx

    I kind of like the color combo, actually.
    But that hair looks like a hat.

  • robocoko

    Anyone else read it as Tampon?

  • MartyBellerMask

    I’m just LOATHING that hair.

  • Diana

    Boy needs a haircut and a shave. Nothing about this works for me. Ugh.