Brad Pitt Gives Up

Posted on June 21, 2013

Man, we just don’t get it. We really don’t.


Brad Pitt attends the ‘World War Z’ premiere during the Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow, Russia.

There’s a part of us that just wants to slap him and tell him that most men in America would love to be staring 50 in the face with a face like that. But just as his lady love inspired the term “pulling a Jolie,” so to does Brad force us to coin the term “Pitting.” “Pulling a Jolie” is when a star has little style and rarely dresses for impact because she figures she can rest everything on her perfect face. “Pitting” is when a star actively works to make himself less attractive through aggressively bad styling. This is almost entirely a male star practice because ladystars who attempt Pitting don’t get to remain ladystars for long. Pulling a Jolie is lazy. Pitting is just nuts.

Look, we absolutely hate the biker look he’s sporting with the hair and beard, but we could accept that if he wasn’t wearing such a deliberately ill-fitted, costumey outfit. No one believes you arrived on your hog, Brad.

He’s working really hard to make himself not look pretty. We get why any middle-aged male star would want to avoid resting on his looks, but basic grooming and appropriate clothing for public appearances isn’t really asking too much of a 50-year-old man. Brad, you’ve got to start taking a page from Clooney’s book. Keep trim, groom yourself and put on a tux every now and then. It’s easy and everyone will love you for it.


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  • Alexandra Pimenta

    The dude abides.

    • MoHub

      Except that Jeff Bridges doesn’t sport that look in real life.

      • Alexandra Pimenta

        But the Dude does. 😉 All Brad needs is a robe and a white russian.

        But JFTR, I wouldn’t begin to compare Jeff and Brad, because, although I like Brad and think he’s a nice guy, Jeff is…..well, Jeff. My first and eternal crush in life.

        • MoHub

          I’ve always been a big fan of both Bridges boys—and their dad, too! The question, though, is whether Brad has a prized rug that ties the whole room together.

          • Alexandra Pimenta

            He probably does. And with 6 kids, it probably has been peed on. 🙂

      • VeryClaire

        All of the Dude’s clothes for that movie came out of Jeff Bridge’s own closet. Including the jellies. True fact.

        • MoHub

          But none is what he’d wear on a red carpet, I’d imagine.

    • Snailstsichr

      But there’s something appealing about the Dude. Brad – not so much.

      • Little_Olive

        Yes. Which is why I get the concept, but ironically I don’t know if Pitting applies to Brad here… he stopped being cute altogether; not even attractive. His face is just puffy. His style is a bad take on American Chopper.

    • Whollyholeyholy

      My thoughts EXACTLY.

    • GorgeousThings

      Damn, should have read the comments before I posted mine!

  • snarkykitten

    He looks so…washed up. Johnny Depp is not a style guru. Do not look to him for advice.

    • MoHub

      I’m not sure I’d put washed and Brad Pitt in the same sentence these days.

  • It is particularly not too much to ask of a nearly 50 year old man who makes over 10 million every time he agrees to make a film. According to current figures that means he makes about 4 times what my entire life’s income is likely to be. Effort is not a bad thing, Brad in the face of such insane remuneration.

    • Sunraya

      I think that is what bugs me the most about he and Jolie. I get that they are parents, blah, blah, blah. So am I, and for my mere pittance, I put on nice clothes every day, and I used to leave my 3 kids with babysitters at 6:30AM every day. So a little fricking effort would at least show his fans (and oddly, he still has them) that he gives a damn about their spending their hard earned money on another of his crappy films.

      Just as looks are fleeting, so can go Fame.

    • Spicytomato1

      THIS. Not to mention that he’s promoting a behemoth of a film and you’d think he’d try to look at least semi-professional. The studio is probably on pins and needles hoping it doesn’t tank. I saw a photo of Mirielle Enos and her husband (forgot his name, he was Cameron in Ferris Bueller) and he had a nice suit on and was well-groomed…and he’s not even in the movie! Next to them Brad looked like some homeless guy who’d wandered onto the red carpet. How does Brad not get it??

      • marlie

        Agree. Brad’s appearance is an insult to his film, his costars (ALL of whom managed to show up looking like they care), the producers, and the studio.

  • You know, when I want to see your wife wearing the outfit instead of you, that’s a red flag. Seeing Brad Pitt live out a pedestrian, sad, mid-life crisis is hard on my heart. Also, “No one believes you arrived on your hog, Brad.” made coffee almost come out of my nose.

    • Mismarker

      I was hoping this was just a phase but it now appears as though his handsome is officially broken. This “look” is straight up Derelicte by Mugatu.

      • FrigidDiva

        I love the phrase his “handsome is broken”. I can’t think of a better way to describe him. It’s so sad.

      • Diane W.

        Never thought he was handsome to begin with. Always found him to be overrated.

  • RebeccaKW

    He’s gotta be going through some sort of mid-life crisis. He’s trying to look like Charlie Hunnam in SOA and failing miserably.

    • Considering Charlie Hunnam in SOA is pretty much of of the hottest things I can think of, the comparison is tragically unflattering.

      • RebeccaKW

        Exactly. Charlie Hunnam is so freaking hot that no one should try to copy him because they will fail miserably.

    • marlie

      I know you’re probably joking, but Brad’s not trying to look like anyone. #1, why would one of the “Hottest men on Earth” try to look like someone else (who is also hot)? #2, even if he were trying someone else’s look, I can’t imagine that it would be this ill-fitting and unflattering. NO. He’s just being difficult.

      • RebeccaKW

        True. I certainly don’t think of him at home, in front of his mirror, asking Angelina which shirt looks more like something Charlie would wear. But the long-haired scruffy look paired with biker clothes immediately draws a comparison (in my mind, at least).

  • gabbilevy

    I could accept it all if it weren’t for that hair. C’mon, Brad.

    • Rhonda Shore

      The hair is indeed the problem. Regarding the rest, didn’t Brando prove in the 1950s that nothing’s hotter than a t-shirt and jeans? I kind of like the leather pants and they fit the feeling of the movie.

      • I’d be curious to see a clean-shaven Brad with a nice haircut, wearing a t-shirt and jeans.

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    I don’t get it- Is there a whole bunch of that sweater thing ripped off in the back? Was it made like that? And what are those pants made out of??

    This is a whole lotta confusing.

    I’d prefer to think Brad Pitt still looks like Ocean’s 11 Brad Pitt.

    • 3boysful

      We can only assume he is too cool to read his own press. Because I would hope if he once saw these photos, he’d realize what a goob he looks like.

  • Lisa McKissack

    Dear Brad, Please for the love of all deities STOP with the “Legends of the Fall” hair. It wasn’t good then, it’s not good now.

    Sincerely, me.

    PS – go back to the Tyler Durden hair. It worked much much better for you.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Preach! donotgetmestarted on Brad Pitt’s Tyler Durden days. Fan me.

    • Melanie

      Oh, but it *was* good then. IMO, Brad Pitt has never been hotter than when he was Tristan Ludlow, and this hair is not Tristan Ludlow hair. It’s way too long, stringy, and gross.

    • Luneowl

      Maybe this hair is a pre-combover style, getting us used to the look that he’ll be sporting when the locks come tumbling down?

    • neeva

      let’s call this “Legends of the Fail” hair

    • Brad’s hair was clean in Legends of the Fall. His hair bounced when he rode his horse; lol.

    • Corsetmaker

      Legends of the Fall is about the only time I’ve found him attractive.

  • PeggyOC

    He’s never really done it for me, but I was reluctantly forced to believe he can act. But this? He and Lenny Kravitz need to go sit in the “Get over yourself and take a shower” corner.

    • Visions of Lenny and Brad in a shower together? Morning made.

      • formerlyAnon

        Strangely compelling, considering neither Brad nor guy-on-guy generally pique my interest. That’s the next mumblety-mumble minutes shot. This site is a bad influence.

      • julnyes

        I never knew I needed this image in my head until this moment.

      • marlie

        But Lenny still looks HAWT in his clothes. Brad just looks… homeless.

  • PeggyOC

    I think those are a pair of those hideous boot/pants are all one piece things. I don’t see any line where the boots meet trouser, and it’s all the same leather. Shudder.

    • You don’t want to know how hard I just squinted, face to screen, to check those boots/pants. I am pretty sure I see an end hem. Praise Oprah. Because men in those creeps me out to my core.

      • MoHub

        That’s too bad. Couldn’t see the break myself and thought he was wearing leather waders. So much for the fishing trip.

      • Yeah, you can see it pretty clearly in the last picture, at least on my screen. The trousers are just longer than you’d expect them to be

        • barbarienne

          Yes, the trousers are pulled down around the back of the heel of the upper, and over the instep in front. It’s easiest to see on his right foot in the last pic.

  • KF

    From that last side shot, you can really see how chewed up of a hobo jacket that really is. Uffda.

    • Mismarker

      It’s horrible. Looks like a moth-eaten wool blanket.

  • Loola234

    Aniston wins!

    But, seriously, he needs just go back to the Moneyball look – so hot! (Have I said that before?)

    • Spicytomato1

      I don’t know about “hot” in Moneyball as much as “rumpled charm.” But still it was light years better than this.

      • Loola234

        How about hot for a 48-year-old? Or hot and age-appropriate? Or hot and fairly easily maintainable for him? None of these work, really…but that was only ~18 months ago…oh how the mighty have fallen…

        • Spicytomato1

          It would appear that his Moneyball look was strictly for the film and not initiated by him. As soon as it was done and he was presumably left to his own devices, this is what happens. Maybe this look is for a film, too? Maybe Angie likes it? It seems to defy reason, though.

  • Isabel

    He’s said that his life was kind of meaningless until he met AJ. So, I guess a concession to a meaningful life is to not give clothes and appearance any importance?

    • His statement is such a slam to his previous wife. She moved on a long time ago, but he could keep that kind of comment to himself.

      • marlie

        It was so classless of him to say that.

  • conniemd

    You’re right, underneath the hair and beard and all that you can tell that he is still gorgeous. He’s one of those lucky men like Clooney who ages beautifully and if anything looks better with age.

  • hmariec19

    Girl, please.

  • “The moths ate my jacket!”

  • tignor

    Looks like Kid Rock

    • iheartbuffy


    • filmcricket

      My exact thought. And one Kid Rock in this lifetime was really way more than enough.

    • formerlyAnon

      Oh my god, be fair. He looks nowhere as awful as Kid Rock.

      (Just my opinion, obviously, but I feel it so very strongly.)

    • Janice Bartels

      I was just thinking the same thing!

  • AnaRoW

    Brad’s been working at making himself less attractive for so long he probably doesn’t even know he’s doing it anymore. He’s always been a bit at odds with his looks. That said, aside from severe fit issues, this isn’t terrible.

    • Erica

      Yep. This is his schtick. Looking purposely unattractive. I can’t say I understand it, but then again, I’ve gone through life as reasonably attractive only when I make a real effort, not effortlessly drop dead gorgeous with an apparent complex about it. And it isn’t the worst he’s looked by a long shot. Faint praise, I know.

    • ampg

      He’s definitely always acted like he had something to prove in the “more than just a pretty face” sense. I also wonder how much of this is a rebellion against the “power couple” aspect of his relationship – he really wants to be taken seriously, so I imagine that must bother him quite a bit.

    • I don’t think he tries to make himself less attractive. I think he’s too smug to bother fixing himself up for the fans who have given him a very comfortable life.

      I watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith last weekend on cable and I find it to be an embarrassing film. I don’t understand why they have so many fans. I really don’t. I only watched the movie because it was free, and I was curious.

      • marlie

        I can’t stand either of them – never have. What irritates me about him, is that he’s made a living (in part) because of his looks. Because he’s hot, and fans go see his movies because HE’S. HOT. To show up like this reeking of “I don’t care about personal hygiene and grooming” is an insult to the people who made him the superstar he is. Because he has to know he looks like ass. He HAS to. And he just doesn’t care.

      • demidaemon

        It’s because, in some of their roles, they really do prove how good they are at their craft. However, like this outfit, sometimes they “PItt” the acting.

  • Candigirl1968

    He’s too old to be Pitting. And the thing about it that is completely bs is that he clearly does care, since he’s wearing an outfit that probably costs two or three times my monthly mortgage payment. If he really didn’t give a crap, he’d order something cheap from a big box chain store and wear that.

    Brad doesn’t have to throw on a suit, but is it really too much for a grown man – who is months away from being able to join the AARP and has a jillion dollars – to put on some clothes that fit and are, I don’t know, even remotely flattering?!?!

    • marlie

      And that don’t look like the moths got to them.

  • alyce1213

    Doesn’t she tell him? I wouldn’t let my husband out looking like that without saying anything – maybe “Put on a nice jacket honey, you’re having your picture taken. And stop by the barber. And the tailor.”

    • formerlyAnon

      OTOH, if *this* is his midlife crisis, she may be perfectly happy to indulge it. Besides, she’s not exactly “slave to fashion” herself, and she’s got other stuff to think about!

  • madge

    he’s starting to look like The Dude

    • iheartbuffy

      once he ditches the leather for a bathrobe…

      • zmayhem

        A bathrobe would be such an improvement over that jacket with the raggy cuffs and a bite taken out of it.

        Sigh. Now someone’s going to post a link showing that it’s a hand-shredded, hand-bitten couture piece that cost twice what I make in a year, and then I’ll just have to scream forever and never stop.

  • MoHub

    He can go straight from the red carpet to the fishin’ hole. Someone get him a rod and reel.

    • AmeliaEve

      Seriously, I thought they were waders at first.

      • MoHub

        Yep. It kinda disappoints me that the shoes and pants are actually separate.

    • Glam Dixie

      He looks more like those guys that go Noodlin’!

  • iheartbuffy

    He starting to look like Kid Rock.

    • MissKimP

      Sad, but true. The Pitts (har har).

  • ringthing

    You guys summed it up perfectly.

  • Just to play devil’s advocate, Brad’s outfit is at least somewhat venue appropriate. It’s the premiere of his zombie apocalypse movie—not the Oscars—and the ripped-up blazer and leather pants/boots give it a kind of “Mad Max Zombie” feel. I’m not saying the look is totally working, but I can kind of see where it’s coming from. Of course, this assumes there was actually some sort of effort and intent. He could just be Pitting.

    • Candigirl1968

      He’d get more credibility on making a purposeful statement if the sleeves were hemmed and the pants fit.

    • “Venue appropriate” doesn’t mean you show up dressed in costume.

      • I agree that there’s too much wrong with the outfit to have it come across as a red carpet appropriate look, and that even though it’s for a zombie movie, it’s still a huge summer blockbuster premiere and there should be at least some sense of effort put in. But I think if he picked one or two of the crazy elements and paired it with a more traditional outfit, it’d be an at least somewhat successful attempt.

    • alyce1213

      He wears the same damn thing everywhere.

      • I don’t know if that’s completely true. Go back and look at what he wore to the Critics Choice Awards or the BAFTAs this year… he still knows how to clean up nicely.

        • alyce1213

          That’s true. I exaggerate. But mostly everywhere, too much.

        • marlie

          Alyce1213 has a point… for the junket for World War Z, he’s worn similar outfits, or even in 2 or 3 cases the. exact. same. clothes.

          Also, celebs have often showed up on red carpets wearing clothes that reference or are thematic to their film, but I don’t buy it for one second that that’s what he’s doing here.

    • filmcricket

      I could get on board with the “it’s for the movie” thing if he’d just cut his damn hair. I feel like this outfit, nuts as it is, could work if he cleaned up his head – combined it with his Tyler Durden hair, for example. As it is, though, he just looks trashy.

  • Agatha Guilluame

    Angie! Look what you’ve done! Look! Take a good look. You ruined him

  • homespunner

    Is it possible for a star to be “Pulling a Pitting”?

  • I was just going to say how unattractive I usually find him, but he’s finally doing something right!

  • Monica

    Poor Brad gets so much flak on here I’m gonna have to go on record in his defense. I like the long hair. I like the facial hair, which is nicely trimmed. He has no neck beard. I agree with the other commenter who said the outfit is appropriate in the context of the movie. He’s looked greasy in the past, but I don’t think he looks greasy here — it’s like he’s getting the hang of how much product to use to keep the hair from falling in his face. Frankly, I like a man to look comfortable and relaxed, not groomed within an inch of his life, and I think Brad strikes a good balance here.

    • Joe Schmartin

      Agree 100%! I’m so glad I’m not alone.

    • funwithpurses

      THANK YOU, Monica. Kinda surprised by the across-the-board disgust with this look. He’s Brad Pitt – he just looks hot no matter what’s going on with the clothes and hair. And I really LIKE the long hair. (Yeah, I’m a sucker for the scruffy bad boy look)

      • Monica

        I like the long hair, too. 🙂 I’m still waiting for a full-on 1970s revival where it’s acceptable to for even an accountant to have hair that at least brushes his collar! Plus, if you’re pushing 50 and have a full head of hair like that, I think it’s a moral imperative to grow it out once in a while.

    • Just Me

      The problem with his look for me is not the hair (although I wish it looked WASHED. Not much to ask. The problem is not the beard…frankly, I didn’t even notice it. For me, the problem is that he obviously has a body and a face to die for underneath an outfit that looks like he rolled out of bed, picked some random crap off the floor and came to his premier. He looks like basic hygiene escaped his notice and that, no matter the man, is never sexy. I think people are reacting to the vibe of “don’t give a damn, so hand over the movie money, suckers” vs. “relaxed, happy and going home to my six kids and hot wife.”

  • TheRealAndra

    Dude looks like he needs a bath!

  • Mrs. Julien

    So why do we care so much that he (and she) don’t care as much as we want them too?

  • majorbedhead

    Are those boot pants??? I mean, is it all one piece? Because if it is, what the ever loving fuck? Who thought THAT was a good idea?? Oh, I’m spluttering with rage over here.

    ETA: OK, I see the hem now, but STILL. For the love of god, Brad. Get your shit together.

  • MaggieMae

    Ooooh boy, he seems really married to this look/persona lately, doesn’t he? I can overlook a lot, but I CANNOT forgive that jacket.

  • MarieLD

    Lady stars who Pitt — Ginnifer Goodwin? Julianne Moore?

    • marlie

      Ginnifer Goodwin and Julianne Moore usually TRY. They both miss quite a bit, but at least they try. Maggie Gyllenhaal is a “Pitt-er.”

      • demidaemon

        I actually don’t think their is a current ladystar who “Pitts.” They just can’t afford to get away with it, ever.

  • formerlyAnon

    Midlife desire to wear all the over-the-top looks better suited to those between 18 and the early 30s. Before it’s even later (having sort of passed “too late for that, really” already). That’s my theory.

    Between his way-above-average good looks, his fame and his boat loads of money, nobody’s going to sit him down and speak truth. Except maybe the Mrs., and she’s busy, not a huge fan of all the style “rules” herself, and possibly loves him enough that if this is his midlife crisis, she’ll give a quick sigh of relief and then indulge him.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    And iron your balls like clooney does!

  • janierainie

    ” No one believes you arrived on your hog, Brad.” Ha!

    Such a tool!

  • Melanie

    “No one believes you arrived on your hog, Brad.” Well, but I’d believe he arrived on an actual pig.

  • Lesley

    i almost forgot how beautiful he once was.

  • Shawn EH

    He’s never going to be a Clooney. That would be the scariest costume of all.

    • l_c_ann

      We could use several spare Clooneys in waiting. Darn it.

      • MoHub

        Seriously missing Cary Grant these days. Class—in look anyway—all the way to the end.

  • carnush

    The tattered, ripped jacked is just gross.

  • GorgeousThings

    The Pitt Lebowski

    All he needs is a bathrobe.

  • Eric Stott

    The sad thing is, judging by his recent appearances this is his GOOD look.

  • never washing works as well.

  • hac51

    Is he shooting anything right now? Usually when a man-star has assy hair, it’s for a role. (Remember Ben Affleck’s 70’s hair and beard while Argo was in production?)

    • MilaXX

      Brad’s hair has been assy for a while.

      • hac51


  • Clueless_Jock

    It’s a strange comfort to know that even Brad Pitt is losing his jawline.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yeah. But unlike some of us whose pennies need pinching, he’ll just emerge one day after a few weeks out of the limelight with the youthful jaw restored.


  • BookJunkie315

    This look is what happens when the styling of Jennifer Aniston and Kanye West collide, and it isn’t pretty.

    • demidaemon


  • Bradio311

    His hair makes me wistfully nostalgic for 1992.

  • siriuslover

    Thank you! I’ve NEVER been a Brad Pitt fan, but even I could admit that he was handsome. But now he just looks grimy and dirty all.the.time. Cut the hair, dude. It doesn’t even look good on aging rock stars, let alone a mainstream actor.

    • marlie

      At this point, the length of his hair is the least of my problems with this guy.

  • MilaXX

    That jacket probably cost more than my car, but looks like the dog ate it. I could kick him in the head. I don’t find the hair & beard to be attractive, but if he would at least put on decent clothes I’d be okay. This is just a mess.

  • bellafigura1

    Brad PItt is a rebel without a cause in the truest sense. He (like Johnny Depp) wants to be seen as above and outside of the control of the Hollywood machine. I think their costumes are all about armor.

    Love ’em both for it, too, mostly.

  • Glam Dixie

    Jared Leto is an aggressive pitter. He can’t stand being pretty. I don’t understand it. Work the pretty, Own the pretty. What a waste.

  • Carrieanno

    Color me speechless.

  • Sonja Brisson

    The main problem is that he gives the impression that he…smells terrible.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      I was just thinking those pants look like they smell HORRIBLE. I imagine those are the pants a fish monger wears and is constantly wiping his fish gut incrusted hands down the legs to get them that cruddy, dried crud looking. Then leave them in the hot sun to bake. Then the whole unwashed hair vibe. Yech.

      • Qitkat

        Sheesh man, way to make me lose my appetite for lunch!

      • marlie

        I just choked on my lunch. Thanks a lot.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Oh FFS, enough with the hobo look, not just Brad but all the man stars. Thanks to T+Lo for constantly banging the drum good grooming and good tailoring. For goodness sake, with all the resources these people have st their disposal and all the effort they go through to persuade us buy/see/watch/read their works, it is not a lot to ask that they look presentable. This is not a pap photo taken at a gas station, this is an event!

  • I believe that “Pitting” has been around for a while and is actually called “Depping.”

    • DuBey2

      This 🙂

  • stubbornthoughts

    I initially thought he was wearing thigh high leather boots and nearly shoved a fork in my right eye.

    What a slob. It’s insane that him and Angelina always dress so crappy but their red carpet clothes are worth more than my life, car, and year end salary put together.

    And I MUST say it – he dressed far better with Aniston on his arm. THERE. I will never not be upset.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Serving Sons of Anarchy Realness from the neck up, and Post-Apocalyptic Survivor from the neck down.

    • Joe Schmartin

      Exactly, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing!

  • ErmengardeGreen

    It would all be fine by me — costumey and sad and oily and a missed opportunity, but fine, hide your light under a lame bushel you weirdo — if those pants fit.

  • SRQkitten

    Gross. Wash the hair dude.

  • l_c_ann

    Am I seeing hair extensions?

    As if he needed longer hair to look worse.

  • Trisha26

    Absolutely LOVE this and see nothing but gorgeous black clothes, leather for days, long hair, and Brad Pitt.

    • Joe Schmartin

      Right? That’s what I said…only I took like a thousand words to say it.

      • Trisha26

        HAHAHAHAHA! Yay! (I think we have others on our side as well!)

  • Just Me

    I am waiting for Henry Cavill to walk up behind him, slap him on the head and mutter “asshole!” as he marches off to try on yet another Tom Ford suit that will likely do nothing for his impressive form.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I personally believe that as he gets older it is just getting harder and harder to hide his inner douchiness.

  • elizabeth

    It wouldn’t be so crazy if he wasn’t actively giving his face some light refreshment as well

  • BlueBell42

    What’s the line from “Working Girl”? “You want to be taken seriously, you need serious hair.” There is nothing serious here except a bad case of the Slobs. He looks actively disgusting, as in unhygienic. If he sat down next to me in a movie theater I’d change seats. Just gross.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Maybe he’s putting in a bid to be the next Pirate of the Caribbean.

    I absolutely think he is trying to tell us he’s a suhrous actah and not just a pretty face. Too bad, Mr. Pitt. You are not that good an actor and all you have IS the pretty face. Better use it while you still can. Look at what Robert Redford, who used to have that face, did with his. Started directing once the face went south, that’s what.

  • Brad and Angelina are both smug. I have the impression that they think they are royalty. They don’t appeal to me at all. There are plenty of beautiful people in the entertainment business who do not believe their own hype. I find humility and a little self-deprecation attractive.

    Wash your hair, dude. He looks like a fool in this get-up. Seriously.

    • demidaemon

      Well, the entertainment media sure likes to try to sell them as “Hollywood Royalty.” Sometimes, it makes me want to retch at the presumptuousness and ass-kissing of it all.

      • Thanks for expressing my thoughts for me. The ass-kissing annoys me the most; however, they seem to believe their own hype.

  • I’m beginning to think the hair is a wig that’s covering up some premature baldness. A bad wig.

  • prettybigkitty

    He has never done anything for me. I know I’m in the minority, but have just never found him attractive. Even in his reigning years as People’s hottest man.

  • fiddlecub

    Remember when Brad Pitt wasn’t gross?

    Those were the days.

  • Beth513

    He stopped doing it for me in 1998. Those pants must die.

  • MK03

    Middle-aged douche dad trying to pretend he’s still got it.

    • formerlyAnon

      *Extremely well off* middle-aged douche dad.

      Ah well. As long as his child support is paid up.

  • HobbitGirl

    I hate the Jesus hair, but the face really can make up for a world of evils.

  • notterriblybitter

    I think he wrestled the jacket and tee shirt away from a homeless person minutes before this picture was taken.

  • mommyca

    was his jacket eaten by zombies? wow!

  • Susie K

    The Dude abides, man.

  • Chase

    Yeah, he looks like crap. Maybe he’s preparing for a biopic of Greg Allman?

  • Joe Schmartin

    You guys, it ain’t the Academy Awards. It’s the premiere of an action/horror movie where he’s the kickass rebel who saves the world from RABID ZOMBIES. He would be hilariously and inappropriately over-dressed if he showed up in a tux or an expensive suit. If he did, we’d all slam him for taking his goofy monster movie too seriously. Think about it.

    And I couldn’t disagree more strongly that he’s trying to make himself unattractive. He may look less attractive to TLo and the Bitter Kittens because most of you folks tend to prefer clean-cut looking men, but that doesn’t mean we all do. I like my guys with a bit of edge to them.

    So the outfit… Tough black leather pants? Check! Perfectly matching black leather boots? Check! Black t-shirt that probably costs more than I make in two months? Check. Purposely frayed black jacket that probably costs even more? Check. All the clothing items the exact same shade of black and not competing even though they’re all different materials? Check! Minimally and not obnoxiously accessorized with one ring, one chain, and sunglasses (totally appropriate because it looks hella bright out there)? Check.

    Looking clean and rested, but also like he didn’t spend two hours obsessively preening himself with a style team? Check.

    Plus, look at those legs! He looks super tall in these shots, don’t you think? Tall and lean at 49 – what’s not to love?

    Also, he’s got long hair: it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but he’s got it, so deal with it. This is what long hair looks like on men. It’s a natural color; it’s washed, it’s not stringy and in his face. What more do you want? Would you rather he show up with a salon blowout? Curled? Flat-ironed? A yoga ponytail? An updo?

    His goatee is trimmed nicely, the rest of his face is clean and freshly shaven, and his skin color looks natural. Frankly, I can’t see the problem with that.

    In short, just because you prefer Ocean’s Eleven-era Brad doesn’t mean he should always look like that, and it certainly doesn’t mean he’s given up on looking good.

    My two cents.

    • His female co-star showed up in a designer gown and expensive jewelry worth many thousands of dollars, with her hair and makeup professionally done. Had she shown up dressed even remotely like this, not only would she have been vilified by the entertainment press for it, there would be serious talk that she was damaging her career.

      You think it’s about the hair, but you apparently skipped the part where we said we could accept it if he was dressed appropriately. It’s about holding men to the same very high standards that women are routinely held to.

      • Patricia Gillett


      • Joe Schmartin

        I certainly won’t argue that we as a society hold our ladystars to a higher standard and scrutiny, and I think that’s unfair as well. I personally don’t mind when the women take a more casual approach to the red carpet, but I realize I’m in the extreme minority.

        And I don’t think it’s entirely about the hair. I think *you* may have skipped the part where *I* mentioned all of his articles of clothing and accessories and found them well-chosen and appropriate in my humble opinion. I truly think he looks great in this ensemble, I think he’s wearing it the way it should be worn, and I think it suits him really well. Again, I’d have a MUCH different opinion if this was an award ceremony or a serious drama, I promise.

        But that’s what makes fashion blogs and commentary so fun. We all get to disagree about whatever we want and it doesn’t hurt anyone, not really.

        I just think you guys are super duper hard on Mr. Pitt.

        But I still love you.

        • We’re far easier on him and most male stars than we are on almost all female stars. If you read us as much as you say, then you have to know that and are just claiming that we’re being “super-duper hard” because you just don’t like this particular celebrity getting criticized.

          This comes up literally every single time we criticize a man on the red carpet harshly and it almost always comes from a male reader, who isn’t used to seeing men – let alone their favorite male celebrities – criticized for their style choices. Which tells us not only that we’re right to do it, but that we need to keep doing it more and more.

          We love you too.

          • Joe Schmartin

            Points well made and duly noted, Mssrs. T & Lo. I can certainly see where you’re coming from.

            And thank you for taking the time to have a wee back & forth with me. Far from feeling come down upon, I’m frankly honored to have merited a bit of your personal attention in a sea of other comments.

            And get ready – now that I’ve finally signed up and signed in, there may soon be a whole lot of commentary coming from my corner on the ladies’ style choices, too. I mean, 99% of the time I agree with you and laugh my butt off when you slam folks of either gender (heck, I even giggled at “Pitting” before writing my big diatribe), but beware that 1%!

            And now…onward!

    • marlie

      I disagree 100%. As TLo said, it would have been entirely appropriate – given the industry that he’s in – to wear a suit. But if he was even wearing clothes that didn’t look like he was actively TRYING to look BAD, it would be a huge improvement. And as I said elsewhere, this current look reeks of disrespect towards his costars and everyone else involved in this film, because they all manage to show up to the red carpet premiere looking presentable.

    • Monica

      Hey, I like elaboration — 1000 words sounds good to me. 🙂 I especially enjoyed all the ways you point out that the outfit works for what it is, especially the “same shade of black” angle, which requires attention. It’s a fun mix of textures, too.

      I will admit, however, that the pants would have looked better if they weren’t all rumply.

      TLo have an important point about holding men to the same standards as women. At the same time, women have SO MUCH MORE to play with in terms of the variety of dresses they can wear and what they can do with their hair (I’m laughing out loud at the idea of Brad in an “updo”), and men can wear … a suit. You can experiment with the fabric and lapels as much as you want, but it’s still pretty much all the same thing. That doesn’t seem fair to me. So good on Brad for playing around with the concept of “a suit” with tie-ins to his zombie movie.

      • I love how not wearing a suit at all is “playing around with the concept of a suit” when it’s Brad Pitt doing it.

        You crazy kids.

  • decormaven

    Thanks to Mad Men, I’ve been doing a lot of research on 1960s fashions. With the current episode in 1968, I’ve been looking at the emergence of Dandy fashion from the UK. I weep when I think of well-dressed men who pushed style forward with such tailoring. And this arriviste- with his infinite resources and natural good looks- chooses to look like a homeless bum. It pains me no end.

  • Angela

    Has anyone seen the film Rush? Greg Allman. I will say no more.

    • formerlyAnon

      Greg Allman. Some of the skeeziest hair in southern rock. And to think he and Cher were married. For about 4 years, longer than at least half his marriages. And had a child.

      The world is a truly amazing place.

  • e jerry powell

    I know, he’s not doing justice to fashion, but I would still throw that down and hit it like there’s no tomorrow.

  • Qitkat

    Ahh, you know I bet his hair is thinning and his hairline is receding. He’s keeping it while he’s (sorta) got it 😉
    I have a hard time knocking it, as my middle brother looks a bit like Brad (does now), and has worn his long dark blonde hair and beard all his life.

  • marlie

    He’s wearing a jacket that has been aggressively set-upon by moths. It’s ridiculous. I hate his hair and beard, but I probably wouldn’t give them a second thought if he were dressed like a normal male star.

  • Nonmercisansfacon


  • maggiemaybe

    Those pants look like they smell bad… makes me want to go take another shower.

  • mhleta

    Am I the only one who’s a little freaked out by this boots-as-pants combo, aka leather footie pajamas?

  • m c

    I see what you’re all saying about “the Dude” and Greg Allman, but I can’t unsee Kurt Cobain – especially the sweater, I swear there was a photo of Nirvana with Kurt in that exact cardigan thingy.

  • Pterodactyl111

    What’s up, Brett Michaels?

  • PrunellaV

    He does this because he can.

  • Fordzo

    You know what? It feels like a big “Fuck you” to their fans when they Pull a Jolie or do this Pitting business. Why should I care if he doesn’t?

    • kimiakay


  • Corsetmaker

    If he wants to look like an ageing rock star that’s fine with me. He’s not my type, never has been. But clean-cut bores me rigid. And that goes for many of the female choices too. It isn’t an awards ceremony with a black tie dress code after all.

    I don’t see it as disrespectful nor do I think long hair and leather equals dirty! I appreciate the point that more is expected of women and they’re more heavily judged than their male co-stars. That’s wrong, but perhaps more open-mindedness and acceptance is needed towards women on the red carpet rather than reinforcing conformity in both genders.

  • How does his hair grow so fast?

    • Fordzo

      Extensions? Boys do it, too.

  • bd73

    i thought the message was, “i have a house full of young kids and am trying to save the world thru architecture. deal with it.” makes no difference. his movie was awesome. he can keep on doin’ how he do.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    He has no neckbeard and his hair, for once, looks washed. I count this as a great improvement over his recent appearances.

    • Donna Tabor

      And look how he’s trained you to have such low expectations.

      • Gloriana Reginata

        I’m willing to put up with a lot of sartorial disregard if shampoo is involved in the process 🙂

  • jmorino08

    If he doesn’t want to rest on the pretty, he needs to stop dyeing his hair!

  • Despite the greasy hair, ripped and frayed jacket badly tailored pants, etc, he’s still handsome. What would he look like if he’d even washed up, styled his hair and wore clothes that were properly fitted and hemmed? Pitt-i-ful.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Aragorn or Frodo? You decide!

  • Orange Girl

    Vince Neil is looking good these days!

  • stephbellard

    Brad Pitt? More like a damn ARM pit.

  • rajf

    He hasn’t given up on having his hair highlighted, regularly.

  • l_c_ann

    Last photo: who ripped the hem off the bottom of the jacket as well as the cuffs of the sleeves?

    Maybe they were torn off when the jacket got tossed in the washing machine, because no wool worth a damn could look that rough if it were dry cleaned properly.

  • kimiakay

    Pitt-ed out, given up, and just go home. I would go out of my way to avoid seeing any movie you are in, any cause you espouse. You are not even remotely attractive.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    He has never been comfortable with his beauty. I think he loves becoming the old guy.

  • quiltrx

    Exactly. I happen to love “Legends of the Fall”-ish Brad, but I can’t with these outfits. We who love that particular Brad iteration would turn to mush if he would sport the (clean and neat, please) hair and scruff with a hot-looking suit.
    It’s the juxtaposition that would get us, Brad. This mess here is starting to be “of course”.

  • ItsDicey

    Biker Jesus wannabe. Ick.

  • Virginie

    I am trying to connect intellectually with this commentary, but my lizard brain is drooling and thinking la la la what a beautiful man.

  • demidaemon

    I’m just surprised it took this long for TLo to make this the title of a Brad Pitt post. He gave up long, long, long ago.

  • ailujailuj

    I think he’s fucking hot. I am a disgusting human being.
    I’ll go sit over there.

  • Emmyllou

    This is him. This is who he is and who he wants to be, & I like it.

  • TheAmericaness


    Easy peasy.

  • andreawey

    “Brad gives up” how many times have you (we) said it? lets not look any more…..

  • How can he bothered to give a fuck if he knows no matter how scruffy his face and terrible his outfit, there are still legions of lads and ladies who’ll swoon for his cute little hamster face? I mean, look at that second pic! He’s one jutting piece of carrot away from being any one of a thousand youtube videos of hamsters gorging on veg.

  • ConnieBV

    It always amuses me that people expect Brad Pitt to give a damn. Yawn, but meh.

  • Carol

    At least he washed his hair.

  • Danielle L

    Aging rocker. Cut your damn hair and find a pair of pants that fit.

  • Stacy Feng

    Ocean’s Eleven was on TV last night, and I’m having difficulty remembering/accepting that this is the same person.

  • Diane W.

    Bad hair extensions. Actually looks like a wig.