Henry Cavill in Tom Ford at the ‘Man of Steel’ Premiere

Posted on June 11, 2013

Ohhhhhhhh, HENRY.  Our disappointment is a bottomless well of despair.


Henry Cavill attends the world premiere of ‘Man Of Steel’ in New York City in Tom Ford.

This is your big damn superhero movie, son! You are about to become a household name! Probably! This was not the time for a gray suit and black tie! You’re Superman! Blue suit! Red tie! Yellow socks! This isn’t hard!

Okay, we can’t type another exclamation point.

Leaving aside our preference to see him sporting some (primary) color in this ensemble, it’s still drab and poorly fitted to him. The Tom Ford aesthetic of huge lapels, super-wide ties and squared-off shoulders doesn’t seem to quite work in the real world on a body like Henry’s, which is already quite broad-shouldered and barrel-chested enough. He needed a slimmer-cut suit and some print and color in order to make a splash here. This look doesn’t say “STAR OF THIS GIGANTIC FILM,” it says, “My publicist got me an invite.” Tsk.

Oh, but he is pretty, though; isn’t he?



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Jaime

    He looks so *padded*, rather than muscular. Or his head’s too small for his body.

    • same thought! “teeeeeeeeeeny tiny pinheadedness” happened to him. like Tony Shalhoub’s critter in “Men In Black” (oy — dated reference).

    • Denise Alden

      I know! How can you make this dreamboat look positively chunky? (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

    • I thought they removed his head and placed it on a robot body. The technology is impressive, but there are still some kinks to work out.

    • drdarke

      Mr. Cavill? George Reeves called from The Great Beyond – he’d like his suit back!

      No, I’m not kidding – that suit makes him look like he’s squeezed into it, and is about to burst it at the seams.

      And what is that on his right sleeve? It looks like my cats clawed his suit right before he put it on….

  • hmariec19

    So pretty. Take the suit off and it’s perfect.

    This makes him look oddly short. Is he short? I don’t think he’s short.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      According to the interwebz, he’s 6’1″. It seems a Bridesmaid “I’d climb that like a tree” quote is necessary 🙂

      • hmariec19

        Yeah, I’d climb it then eat it with a spoon.

        • Domo_Konnichiwa

          Or a spork. Multi-functional when you get to the real meaty bits.

  • He is super delicious. And you are so right. I can see them wanting him looking fairly conservative to mirror the Clark Kent persona, but this is dull as a damp rag.

    Step out of those sad togs, Henry.

    • Especially since they’re wet. You might get sick or something.

      Q: HOW MUCH do I love it that he’s clean shaven, well groomed, and smiling? A: Very Much, indeed.

      • Now, for me, give me a man who is sporting face fur anytime, as long as its well groomed. Tell ya what, you can have clean shaven Henry, I will take over when he’s scruffy.

  • Fordzo

    Do we think those cheekbones are really his (and not as in “he paid for them, of course they are his”)?

    • ♕ Natalie ♕

      they are really his he’s had them since he was a kid when he started his career

      • Sobaika

        He was slimmer when he was younger and they stood out a lot more. He was in that James Franco medieval movie (okay, it was a LOT better than it sounds) and his cheekbones could’ve cut glass.

    • AnaRoW

      They’re real. I can’t really explain except to say that fake cheekbones don’t look like that.

  • Lisa McKissack

    His head looks like it’s on the wrong body. Maybe that’s just me?

    • charlotte

      Not just you.

  • Diego!

    He looks FAT! WTF? Take his clothes off. ASAP!

  • shirab

    North of the neck, as we say here, all is well. Clean-shaven, very neatly trimmed and coiffed hair with just enough product to show that he put the effort in but not so much that it’s in Bradley Cooper territory. But the suit! Such a missed opportunity to play up the twinkly eyes and the exemplary physique.
    Did his four brothers show up? I’m wondering what a family photo of those kids would look like.

    • 4 brothers?! Are they older?pleasepleasepleaseplease

      • shirab

        I know nothing about them, but he mentioned them on the Leno show clip in the previous Cavill post. Worth a google, perhaps?

  • He is yummy, but that suit makes him look like a ‘roider. Terrible pick.

  • mjude

    why does he look stumpy?

  • jilly_d

    Henry darling, that’s not your suit. Let’s get you out of it immediately.

    • Betsy

      And you’re (heck — *I’m* — and I’m two dozen years older than he is!!) more than happy to help him with that, yes?

  • Ron Zank

    Hate the tie.

    • Derek_anny

      Love the tie.

  • jtc

    Everything is so wide and boxy, and he looks like he’s wearing a diaper under there. Yes, take his clothes off.

    • gabbilevy

      OFF WITH HIS… clothes.

  • ♕ Natalie ♕

    he desperately needs Chris Pine’s stylist. the man is built, but not like an ice block/box/boxy things. the lapels are so goddamn huge! he’s gorgeous, he needs help!

  • jonnyf8

    Nothing. I even prefer Brandon Routh.

    • ♕ Natalie ♕

      you did not!

    • Sobaika

      You know, I always thought he got a raw deal. That movie was terrible because it was terrible, his Superman portrayal wasn’t.

      • jonnyf8

        Brandon was OK. The girl that played Lois Lane was hopeless and it was one of those times when Spacey just showed up — rather than giving a performance. Parker Posey was great — of course. Does anyone else think Amy Adams is a little old to be Lois to this guy’s Clark?

        • Sobaika

          Forever cackling that they cast KATE BOSWORTH who has the onscreen magnetism of soggy toast as Lois Lane.

          I had the same gut reaction to Adams’ casting. But the more I think about it the more I like it. She’s been consistently great in everything and could nail it, and I love that it bucks Hollywood’s tendency to cast super young women against men of any and every age. Lois can be older than Clark, why not? Isn’t she a strong career woman?

          Rashida Jones was always my ultimate fancast for Lois, but I can get with Amy.

          • jonnyf8

            I don’t know why but I’ve never been able to get on board with Amy and besides in my Irrational Superhero Rule Book, Lois Lane is brunette and Lana Lang is a redhead.

            Soggy toast is killing me! How do you feel about Sienna Miller?

          • Sobaika

            Considerably less soggy. I might be in the minority, but having seen her in Factory Girl and that Tippi Hedren HBO movie, she can act circles around some other mocktresses (not saying much).

          • avidreader02

            Oh my gosh! Never even thought of Rashida Jones as Lois…. but now that you have said it, I realize that you are so, so right.

          • the_archandroid

            Wow… I’m kind of mad that you said this because now I REALLY want Rashida to be Lois… I’m going to be going into that movie feeling the loss of this casting that never happened…

          • Sobaika

            Obviously, I missed my calling as a Hollywood casting agent.

          • Well, she is kinda the more attractive, less crazy version of Margot Kidder. She even dresses like her.

    • OrigamiRose

      Christopher Reeve. Yesterday, today, forever.

      I think this film is basically a remake of the original, so I really have no interest in seeing it; it will leave me nostalgic and sad for Reeve.

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        No, actually the Routh film was basically a remake of the original Reeve film. This one is supposedly much darker and goes in a different direction.

  • jmorino08

    That tie is awful! Is it knitted?!?!?

  • mozzer0906

    what the heck is that all over his sleeve? Did he spill his booze on it in the limo ride over? Not a good fit at all, it makes him look portly and we ALL know that man’s body is about as close to perfection as a body can be.

    • jerseyginger

      It was raining cats and dogs over a good portion of the east coast last night so I assume he got caught in the rain.

    • out for a walk

      I was guessing he sneezed on his sleeve.

  • WonderAliceLand

    This is Clark Kent. Under the gray is the blue, red, and yellow…!

    • reebism

      That would explain how boxy it is…

    • cowper

      Wouldn’t it be great if he was wearing Superman underwear?!? Underoos forever.

      • demidaemon

        I’d much rather see those than this hot mess.

  • Was it raining? Did he ride over with his left hand sticking out the window? What’s up with the left sleeve? He doesn’t look all that happy to be there anyway.

    • Tess Danesi

      It was raining like mad yesterday in NY. That must be the arm that didn’t make it under the umbrella.

      • I didn’t realize the deluge was happening all along the East coast and not just here in the Mid-Atlantic. You’re probably right. They obviously neglected to bring the golf umbrella along; those are huge.

  • RebeccaKW

    I would’ve rather seen him appear in his Superman outfit.

  • homespunner

    Clark Kent.

  • christinewithanx

    He looks like an unhappy robot. Someone booted him up wrong last night 🙁

  • This makes him seem shy, which makes me want to draw him out of his shell. And by shell, I mean that suit.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    did he sleep ON the coat on the way over? why are the sleeves wrinkled? SHAME. 2 more shades and he would have faded into the grey backdrop (the invisible superman!). I agree, some color, some ‘superman’ reference? a sense of humor? this is The.Big.Movie.of.your.career. dress like it boy.

  • Tess Danesi

    Someone send this man a stylist, stat. He’s way too gorgeous to look like a banker. I’m also thinking that tie is way too wide and way too black and boring.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    These guys who have to pump up for their superhero movies/TV shows need someone to come in and tell them how to dress. You can’t wear the same stuff you wore before … just makes you look short and stocky as Henry looks here. (and guy movie stars usually inflate their height, so he is probably 5’10” or so)

  • elemspbee

    maybe he was going for the “man of steel” tag, with the gloomy gray ensemble?

  • Eric Stott

    It looks like a publicity stunt, I’d expect him to rip the suit off & expose the Superman costume. No other excuse for such a poor fit. The knot of the tie is heinous.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    I couldn’t get past the face..I said a small “oh” and stopped scrolling.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Yuck. That suit is doing nothing for him. Actually seems to be actively working against him. He looks like a block. Maybe if he was taller this wouldn’t be so awful, but he really needs a slimmer cut suit. And some contrasting colors for sure. Too bad he didn’t go the Andrew Garfield route, and dress in a subtly character influenced color palate.

  • Janet B

    What a shame, the suit is masking his natural beauty

  • RuthGo

    His body is incredible, why does this suit make him look like he needs to lay off the beer?

  • carnush

    Awful. The pants make me want to cry.

  • tereliz

    Ooh, that suit does not do him justice. Those lapels, ugh! He looks like the Justice League’s accountant.

  • MaggieMae

    Klunk. No, Henry, no.

  • SewingSiren

    It looks like he spent the weekend at the girlfriend’s parents and he didn’t realize they had to go to mass on Sunday, so he borrowed a suit from her brother .

  • MoHub

    Someone buy that man a jacket that fits!

  • majorbedhead

    That tie is hideous. The whole look is so dull…c’mon, dood. You’re gorgeous. You’re Superman, FFS. Look like it.

  • Nicoclaws

    His face is all weird again. What is happening here ?

  • Donna Tabor

    He is SO pretty.

    What suit?

  • thesevenendless

    Lord, he is SWIMMING in that suit. Take it off please Henry 🙂

  • Girl, that’s not your suit. I had to scroll back to assure myself it was Tom Ford. It looks like Men’s Wearhouse. Just like the gals, every suit is not for every body.

  • formerlyAnon

    Did he say ” Downplay my looks. In fact, see if you can make me look stocky.”? Did he really? And if he DIDN’T, get a new stylist sir. If you are fortunate in your film’s popularity, this is the front end of a long haul in the camera’s eye and they’ll be dogging you day and night.

    ETA: Also: Knit ties can be sleek and sophisticated and do not have to look like scraps from WINTER BLANKETS.

  • JP

    This suit makes him look like he has a shrunken head on a beefed-up bod, like someone was putting dolls together and put the wrong-size head on. I can’t even comment on the color because I’m so distracted by the proportions.

  • clairellis

    This is so disappointing.

  • Guidosdaddy

    He’s hot. Who cares what he’s wearing? And rumor (and video) has it, he likes the boyz….just sayin’. (He dated Jillian Michaels for Christ’s sake! If that doesn’t say Gay Gay Gay, then I don’t know what does!)

  • Mrs. Julien

    Let me be the umpteenth person to comment that he needs a stylist to dress/teach him how to dress so he can dress himself for the rest of his life. Have you ever seen pictures of Daniel Craig before the first Bond poledance? EXACTLY!

  • marlie

    Aw, Henry. This is disappointing. And I really hate that tie.

  • bertkeeter

    Looks like he’s going to court for a DUI! Geez….lighten up!

  • stubbornthoughts

    Saaaaad. He looks like he’s wearing padding, which is weird. This man is so handsome, he deserves far better!

  • MilaXX

    Superman should not look boring

  • conniemd

    He looks like Matt Bomer’s brother here.

  • acevedob

    Maybe they’re playing with Man of Steel…steel=gray?? Anyways he’s starting to look like a caricature of himself…I preferred his more natural look in The Tudors.

  • Sara h

    That tie is way too big. It’s making his chest look even more strangely proportioned.

  • Thom

    I’d have put on a pair of frames, just for the Clark Kent joke.

  • Pennymac

    So so pretty! Hate the tie with a passion. Take it off, Henry!

  • unbornfawn

    He lost me with that giant tie. The knot looks like it is eating him alive.

  • MzzPants

    What a shame. Such a lovely man, such an awful fit.

  • Kate4queen

    I’ll just concentrate on his face…

  • e jerry powell

    I don’t disagree with anything said about this too-big suit.

    Even with all that, though, I’d still do him. All the better to get those clothes off of him.

  • CeeQ

    Oh yes, sooooo pretty. SIGH.

  • stephbellard

    That face is a work of art.

  • j_anson

    This is literally the worst suit I’ve seen in a long time. Awful.

  • thecitysleeps

    He is so so pretty, but that suit makes him look like a box. How? Why? Oh Henry, luckily your face is made by angel sculptors.

  • Melanie

    If could draw “Superman” (I can’t draw) – like, the idealized version of Superman – his face is it, isn’t it? But the suit looks ridiculous.

  • Leigh David

    Seriously, that double Windsor knot isn’t doing him any favors.

  • SpillinTea

    So pretty, so lifelessly drab.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Look at the face and despair no more.


  • demidaemon

    Him pretty. Suit ugly. Sad.

  • Melissa Brogan

    Someone tell me he is actually wearing his Superman costume under that suit. He looks so boxy and weird.

    Neck up is fantastic, though.

  • quiltrx

    Whose jacket is that??? Obviously some barrel-chested fellow with no waist, who this would fit properly. And the knit tie, UGH.
    Henry, you gorgeous thing…if you’re reading this, do all us BKs a favor and FIRE your stylist immediately!

  • I seriously and literally guffawed when I saw his tie. It’s like bank-teller-in-supermarket-bank-bad. And why is it SO BIG? (Yes, I know…that’s what she said.)

  • MannahattaMamma

    If Pixar created a human superman, it would look like this man. He looks like Buzz Lightyear’s brunette brother. I’m not sure that’s a compliment.

  • phrenk

    He’s so boringly dressed and boringly handsome. Eh.

  • Nikki

    It makes him look short, no?

  • Kikishua

    How dare it rain on him…

  • librarygrrl64

    I wonder if he is still trying to dress as if he had his pre-Superman frame? He is a LOT bulkier than he used to be.

  • The cut of the suit makes his body proportions look… disturbing.