Henry Cavill in Ermenegildo Zegna

Posted on June 25, 2013

Please allow us to start off the day with a little obnoxious back-patting. You should know that we tend to start every day off like that, but today we’re sharing it with you.


Henry Cavill attends the premiere of ‘Man Of Steel’ in Sydney, Australia in an Ermenegildo Zegna pinstripe suit.

We were going to give Henry an “Attaboy” here but frankly, that suit, gorgeous as it is, is as ill-fitted and ill-suited to him as all the rest of the ones he’s been wearing on the super-poledance.


He IS wearing a blue suit and a red tie, which we begged him to do because it’s about as classic a Clark Kent look as one can manage, visually ties him to the movie poster, and sets off his own coloring much, much better than that drab succession of grey suits and black ties. Why a blue-eyed guy needed us to berate him into wearing a blue suit is beyond our capabilities to explain. Then again, so are those weirdly long sleeves.

Henry, you’ve got to ditch the vests. Or waistcoats, if you’re confused about the terminology we’ve been using and mistakenly think we’ve been advising you to go sans undershirts this whole time.


[Photo Credit: INFPhoto.com]

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  • carnush

    He still looks like a republican.

    • Coolekat

      Who cares?

    • fursa_saida

      …it never occurred to me that there was any chance Superman would be anything else.

    • drdarke

      Too handsome for a Republican, @carnush:disqus .

      The outfit, though, is classic Clark Kent – so squeezed into and ill-fitting suit is kind of appropriate.

      • cowper

        He should come to the event wearing nerdy spectacles and then take them off—imagine the screaming that would ensue!

    • TheAmericaness

      Tsk tsk. We leave the outside world outside as much as possible here. Unless I have something political to say… ahem. 😀

      • carnush

        I was referencing the Reagan comparison. Didn’t mean nothin’ by it.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Ohhhh… So much better! So south better. Ummmm…

  • MoHub

    As always, the uncles are right. The vest/waistcoat needs to go. However, he looks as if, were he to make a sudden move, the whole look would fall apart.

    • purpleprose78

      And all I can think is….I hope he moves. Yumm….

  • BazoDee

    Oh hot damn. Who cares about the suit!

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    He always looks like a statue. He’s not statuesque, but more like his face is carved from stone.

    • Spicytomato1

      That’s my impression, too, although to be fair he may be more animated in person than in still shots. I showed these photos to my son, who saw Man of Steel yesterday, and he didn’t recognize him. Even with “Man of Steel” in print right behind him.

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    Some Bob Benson shorts perhaps.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Let’s be clear, JUST the Bob Benson shorts.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        Exactly 🙂

  • MilaXX

    YES! He does not need the added bulk of a vest. If this suit as ill fitting as it is was shown sans vest, I’d give him credit for at least taking a step in the right direction.

  • Cameron Turner

    Good morning!

  • joanna dash

    He is sorta kinda good-looking, huh.

  • Patricia Gillett

    I’ll say it since you guys inexplicably left it out: he’s lucky he’s so pretty.

    I am not as bothered by the vest but again, the pant fit is killing me. Since when is fitting a man for pants so damn hard?

  • Jessica Freeman

    Oh, good morning Henry…(((fanning self, swooning)))

  • He’s so effing handsome, I stopped caring for his sartorial faux pas. But this is an improvement, because first you think, damn, he looks good and only then you start counting the problems.

    • mshesterp

      Exactly. He’s so pretty and I think he looks great in clothes, even with the fit issues (I liked the double shot from yesterday too, in that blue polo and gray trousers) that I can’t even begin to complain. I think he is just…*sigh*.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Blue Steel? Or is it Magnum??

    • write_light

      MAN of Steel, silly, 😉

  • Nicholas

    I think he looks really suave, and he would have pulled it off really well, if his sleeves weren’t so absurdly long.

  • The part that makes me cry still, is the lamentable fit on that vest, which clearly cannot manage his pectorals as it ought, and the overlong sleeves on his shirt. The Jacket, however, seems to fit just beautifully, which considering how beefed up he is currently, is nigh on to a miracle.

    • Nicholas

      I get the impression that the vests are used entirely to compensate for the bad fit of the suit itself, because the stylists can’t find a model that buttons up highly.

    • Annarosa

      I forgive the fit of that vest only if he enters in a phone booth and then exits in the superman suit.

    • Donna Tabor

      It’s a shame mens’ clothing, especially vests, doesn’t usually have bust darts. This guy could use them, to help mold the fabric over his shapely chest.

      My husband used to be built the same way, and those flat vests never did a thing for him.

      • I’m a short guy with a barrel chest, and they don’t work for me, either. I just succeed in looking like a sausage.

    • Beardslee

      And does the vest come up too high, or is the V of the jacket too low? That just doesn’t look right to me. What do you think?

      • I have been seeing a lot of suits the past season or so that are showing this sort of proportion. It seems to be an attempt to reference the menswear of the Gilded Age. In Handsome Henry’s case, its not the right shape proportions for him. If this suit had been custom tailored for him, it would be another matter entirely.

    • rab01

      Where are men’s sleeves supposed to end these days? When I was growing up, his sleeve length would have been considered perfect (though I preferred it slightly shorter).

      Similarly, I’ve seen TLo lamenting tons of pants lengths that I was taught qualified as “classic” break.

      What are the rules these days?

      • I have been seeing a lot of variation on sleeve lengths coming down the runways of late; though I would hold, personally, with the dictum that the jacket sleeve should end just past the wrist bone, allowing a hint of shirt cuff to peep out. Clearly a number of designers are playing with this proportion, to varying degrees of success.

  • Gah! That face!

    • alyce1213

      It’s ridiculous already.

  • jw_ny

    He’s already got a replica at Madame Tussauds?


  • Frank_821

    Personally I think he should ditch the jacket and wear vests properly tailored to him

    And there’s no excuse not to have a properly fitting vest or jacket prepared. He shot the film quite a while ago. Someone should have had the foresight to take his measurements since he’s a naturally bulky guy. I was shown a book from over century ago that diagrams how to make a vest. It shows the 19 measurements you need to have a perfect fit

    • Spicytomato1

      That would be an amazing look. Sigh.

  • AmeliaEve

    One thing I’ll give him is that he doesn’t do cheesy poses. His hands are not in his pockets, nor is he giving any form of finger guns or thumbs up. So many guy stars are too self conscious to just stand there and look pretty, but he does that very well.

    • alyce1213

      Retaining a semblance of dignity, which is appreciated.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    His cheekbones are chiseled like Japanese steel.

    • Cathy S

      My only thought was, “my god, that face.” Talk about Man of Steel.

      • gabbilevy


        …that’s all I’m capable of whenever he’s around.

  • Poeta Paz

    Let’s just look at his face…

  • Julie Chase

    Don’t care, cheekbones. CHEEEEEKBONES.

  • marlie

    Still not perfect, but this fits him way better than the Tom Ford suits he was wearing! And vests are NOT for him.

  • julnyes

    Adding color is a definite improvement.

  • Chaiaiai

    …’scuse me, was someone talking?
    TLO, agreed about the vest. With all the poledancing going on, you’d think they would need the suitcase space! ditch the vests, indeed

  • Perditax

    Definitely an improvement in that I noticed the colour first and took a few moments to be impressed before I went back to being disappointed about the fit!

  • Eric Stott

    The only way he can get away with wearing a waistcoat is to have one custom cut and tailored.

  • HobbitGirl

    His hair looks SO much better than it has lately. Definitely a good step forward.

  • Janet B

    Finally! Color! Happy!

  • Leigh David

    Even though it’s not as apparent in white, I can also appreciate that he’s narrowed the point collar spread of his shirt. His neck appears longer when the collar points aren’t hidden under the lapels. Now just try a narrower knot, like a half Windsor.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    you think he ever looks in the mirror and says “I’m SOOOOOOO pretty!” like Muhammad Ali? Because I totally would.

  • Lisa Nuttella

    Henry Cavill is f..king handsome! Whenever I see him I’m like “Oh my God!”. But I think , whoever wrote that article made a little mistake. Henry is not blue-eyed. His eyes are grey, aren’t they?

  • formerlyAnon

    Maybe the waistcoats will go next. He looks so very, very prettily handsome that it is on the verge of creeping me out. Though I’m sure the feeling is not generally held.

  • conniemd

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy. A colored tie. Praise be, I thought stylists had forced them out of existence

  • Glam Dixie

    What I want to know is, TLo, have you seen Man Of Steel? What did you think? A friend said it was 2.5 hours that she had wasted and would never get back. I believe her actual words were ‘worst movie ever’.

    • Gwyndall

      I saw it last weekend… it wasn’t BAD, but nothing to write home about. Having Henry to look at made it much more bearable!

    • sunnycalif

      Only if you like 30 minutes of plot and then 2 hours of noisy (and I mean LOUD) violence. Hated it, but love Henry!

    • bd73

      i love action movies and superheroes and stuff. it was great! compelling, inspiring, soulful, hopeful. it started at the very beginning of his story – at his parents’ hopes and dreams for him – and works forward from there. clark kent had the power and the will to do good on earth. so he did it.

  • laneybot

    This whole “Man of Steel” pole-dance really seems like a “50 Shades of Grey” audition-pole-dance, no?

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I thought the same thing! Total Christian Grey. And that is not a compliment, either.


  • thecitysleeps

    He’s sooooooo prettyyyyyyyyyyyy…oh there are clothes.

  • cowper

    There needs to be a way to show off his man-cleavage/massive pecs without being ridiculous.

  • CeeQ

    Hello lover.
    Nice tie, also too.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    He always just looks dead to me. I’m sure it’s because he’s very shy or very smart or something, but he just kills me with his dead face. Dude, this is what you want to do with your life. Figure out some way to get comfortable.

  • bd73

    a three-piece suit is totally clark kent. will he be doing high-end menswear ads soon? has calvin klein underwear locked him down?

  • mayavaly

    Yes, his clothes are always just so wrong for him. I want to take everything off and start…uh…well…that’s about it really. Hadn’t really thought much past that part.

  • unbornfawn

    The tie also looks like it is a fraction smaller than the ones he has been wearing. Atta boy.

  • ailujailuj

    I was confused by your direction as well. I was pretttttty certain he was to show up sans shirt.

  • quiltrx

    Mmm, that face!
    I actually think this suit (if he ditched the vest–the wavy tight edge offends) fits him a little better than most. And praise Oprah, he doesn’t have the mega-wide tie!
    Baby steps, Henry. Don’t worry, that face (OMG the third picture) keeps most of us *mostly* distracted from your clothes!

  • demidaemon

    Yeah, there is still way too much fabric on him. Take that however you will.

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  • Constanza Álvarez Espinoza

    The problem is that he’s wearing clothes.