Joel Edgerton in Ermenegildo Zegna

Posted on May 02, 2013

Hi Joel. Welcome to our judgment. It only hurts the first time.


Joel Edgerton attends the world premiere of ‘The Great Gatsby’ in New York City in Ermenegildo Zegna.

Okay, first: kudos on the grooming. That’s some nicely styled hair and a well-groomed beard. But here’s the thing, Mr. ManlyBeard: you need to get a makeup gay to brush a little light bronzer or something on your face before you go out, just to even out the skin tone and not make you look quite so drunk.

Now don’t get all huffy with us. You wear makeup every working day of your life and this is just another working day, right? We think if you’re gonna sport a suit that costs more than a late-model used car, a little bronzer isn’t going to kill you.

Nice suit, by the way. Try not curling up in a ball on the limo ride over next time, mkay?

Is it weird that two of our three Gatsby red carpet posts are makeup critiques and one of those is a guy? Equal opportunity bitchery, darlings. Stay tuned for our post telling Leonardo that he needs a statement piece of jewelry and a pop of color in his shoe.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • MilaXX

    I wish he was wearing a different shirt as well.

  • It IS a great suit. Too bad it doesn’t fit right. The sleeves are too short, (though that may be due to how much they’ve retreated due to wrinkling) The pants are too tight across the hip, and need a hem job.

  • Janet B

    Nice try.

  • MilaXX

    Now here’s where Pinterest is actually useful. Someone pinned a diagram on how a men’s suit is supposed to fit. I studied that thing like I was preparing for the bar exam just so I could look at the boy celebs posted here with a more critical eye.

    • Winter_White

      I’m going to look for that diagram – thanks!

    • Perfect! I Better served than my bar-exam-related deep research into America dance forms as portrayed on So You Think You Can Dance.

    • Nicole Chubb

      Can you post a link? I think TLo would approve of extra-curricular reading 🙂

      • MilaXX

        it’s pending

    • I’d pinned it not too long ago so I could explain to the BF why his suits were a teensy bit too big.

  • crash1212

    SO funny. My first thought upon looking at these photos was “he looks like a drinker” – Once again, T & Lo hit the nail….Also, nice suit, but should the pants look that way?

  • I don’t know, isn’t this a little blah for the New York premiere of a major movie? He could be going to the NYSE for all we can tell. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not looking for some Robert Downey Jr. cray-cray here, but this is just bland city.

  • Winter_White

    That’s such a perfect summer-suit shade of grey.

    Joel, I love you…I may have watched the DVD of Kinky Boots a few times too many, so you’ll always be Charlie Price to me.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Same here, regarding Kinky Boots. I’m seeing it on Broadway soon and it’s going to be hard to see someone else play Charlie and Lola! He and Chiwetel just nailed it onscreen.

      • MilaXX

        Thinking I’m gonna splurge and take myself to the city for this.

        • ZnSD

          ya gotta go see it. My old, old, friend Billy Porter is tearing it UP!

          • MilaXX

            I’m pricing and planning as we speak. Still trying one last go round to convince my gal pals to come with before I go solo.

    • Qitkat

      I thought he looked familiar. I didn’t know what to expect when I ran across this movie one lazy Sunday afternoon. It charmed the hell out of me.

    • MilaXX

      whoa! That’s Charlie Price? I didn’t even recognize him.

    • Watts

      I still can’t believe this guy was the nebbish in Kinky Boots.

  • decormaven

    I’m giggling because with the design of the poster behind him, it looks as though someone is checking him out! Gotta love it.

    • Cathy S

      I didn’t notice that. Hilarious!

    • Yuval Dinoor

      First thing I saw! I thought it was hilarious. Daisy Buchanan is hitting up one more guy, everyone!

  • jw_ny

    Yes..give credit where it’s due…hair, beard and suit are nice (wrinkles aside). good job on that.

    My first thought when scrolling through the pics tho was…gosh, you look puffy and red faced, like you’ve been drinking.

  • StellaZafella

    Standing that close to the 3-sheet of the movie, he looks well groomed…in a lace front toupee of Leonardo’s Gatsby hairstyle.

  • formerlyAnon

    Grade: solid B.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Can he just not wear anything? It’s either that or I’m watching “Warrior” again.

  • Qitkat

    Nice tie, boring suit. Has he not posed for a movie premiere before? Because he looks as ill at ease as my husband did in our wedding pictures. LOL.

  • jetpackdino

    Cute. Don’t love the beard, but cute.

    (also, I think it’s funny how in the first pic it looks like Carey Mulligan is staring right at his crotch…)

  • Tatiana Luján

    Why do they make suits out of fabrics that wrinkle so easily? It’s absurd.

    And even more absurd is that stylists choose those suits for their clients to wear to a public appearance.

  • So TLo can see wrinkles on this guy, but not on Chris Pine? The last two photos of Pine have featured wrinkles as bad as these with no comment from you. Hmmm. Blinded by lust?

  • nannypoo

    I’m not so sure about his posing skills. I notice he heard what TLo had to say about putting his hands in his pockets, but instead he’s guarding his junk like we all might want to grab it and give it a twist. Then in the last picture he seems to be facing a firing squad.

    • that almost sounds like a legitimate profession. Joel Edgerton, junk guardian

  • He looks like he’s dressing for Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of “The Man From Snowy River.”

  • Julie Fountain

    Points for not wearing a grey tie with the grey suit.

    • Lori

      And for keeping his hands out of his pockets.

  • Joel, I love me a well-groomed beard (not 3-day scruff, not neck beard), but Wikipedia informs me you are only 38. You have no gray hair on your head, but you have a very nice patch on your *face*. It ages you, darling. Either get a hairdresser who has a super-secret facial hair dye formula to dye your beard, or shave that thing off.

  • YoungSally

    Is it me, or does he resemble DiCaprio a lot from the eyes and the forehead scowl lines?

  • Winter_White

    thanks MilaXX

    • MilaXX

      welcome. I know it may not look like much, but I can tell the obvious things on a men’s suit like hem length and cuff, but these little details aren’t things I knew.

      • Winter_White

        For some reason, I spent a stupid amount of time staring at Mr. Too Small Seat: “Where is his other button? Are they trying to show us that it popped off because the pants are too small? Is it some sort of warning….?” Hee!

  • TheAmericaness

    I thought he looked a little “misplaced” cute. Like he meant to be going to his cousins third weddin’ but somehow ended up here! How in the hell did this happen? Ok, well, since there’s free booze…

  • e jerry powell

    That’s an awfully strong tie compared to the rest of the look, in fact. The shirt could be less of a contrast, definitely.

    • MilaXX

      I was thinking a pale blue or gray shirt would have worked better.

      • e jerry powell

        I’m still trying to formulate because of the color of the suit. I still can’t get past the fit issues to come up with a reasonable solution.

  • Qitkat

    Thanks for the Pin link. Although it feels like I’m snooping into your life, it’s fun to see what else is on your Pinterest. Although you wouldn’t do it, if you didn’t want us to look, right?

    • MilaXX

      yeah there’s nothing super secret about my pinterest. The worse thing may be too many pictures of the cat.

  • He looks like Conan. That’s all I see whenever I look at him.

  • spinachleaf

    Tie knot is too small.