Kevin Hart in Clothsurgeon

Posted on June 21, 2013

At first we were all “LOLZERS! We are SO gonna make fun of this!”

Then we were all, “Wait. Maybe we shouldn’t be so white about this.”


Kevin Hart attends the premiere of ‘Kevin Hart:Let Me Explain’ in New York City in a Clothsurgeon floral-print silk and leather bomber jacket.

Then we were all, “Oh come on! It’s a combination Hawaiian shirt/bomber jacket! It’s ripe!”

And then we were all, “Y,know, to be fair, we’re always going on about men needing to embrace their dandyism and that jacket is kind of fun, the more we look at it.”

And after that we were all, “Okaaaaaaay. Maybe we could get behind that. But … shower curtain. Amirite?”

But finally we sort of came around and were all, “Okay, fine. That jacket could be the start of a fun look with some smart styling. But the rest of his outfit makes him look like a cult member.”

Annnnnd scene.


[Photo Credit: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images]

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  • barbarienne

    Yes, he’s got two different outfits going. The jacket says, “Manly enough to wear florals unironically.” The shirt + gold chains says, “Televangelist too shameless to hide how much he spends on himself.”

    Ditch the shirt, Kevin. Work the jacket.

  • Rand Ortega

    I love it. The silhouette is hip while giving a new twist to the bomber jacket. Big IN.

  • newleaf1

    I think he looks kind of cute. Can’t imagine that jacket on anyone else but he’s a comedian – he’s supposed to do ridic.

  • TheAmericaness

    Is that a subtle or outright Islamic symbol on his jacket? Either way it’s kinda cool.

    • gabbilevy

      Oooh, good eye! Can’t unsee.

  • crash1212

    I love that jacket. I love it on him. The rest of his outfit could use some tweaking though.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t care. I love Kevin Hart and his teeny self.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      …and maybe it’s because he isn’t swimming in his pants, but he doesn’t look as teeny as he really is.

    • Rand Ortega

      “The Real Husbands Of Hollywood” is hilarious!

      • MilaXX


      • Totally!

        Sad that Robin Thicke won’t be in the next season so he can concentrate on his music. But happy for him that the decision worked out so far cause “Blurred Lines” is a fantastic song.

        • Nonmercisansfacon

          The song would be good if they had cut T.I’s appalling verse.

        • Rand Ortega

          Awww! He was sooo funny! Sad to see him go. Hopefully if they continue he can come back for Season 3.

  • Matt Bailer

    The palm-frond-thingies on the jacket look like those terrifying yet supposedly harmless house centipedes I occasionally find crawling up the wall. Ick.

    • marlie

      Now that I see that, I can’t UNsee it. And I come across those things almost weekly. EWEWEW.

      • ick ick ick! where do you guys live? i live up in the mountains in cali, and we have lots of bugs and spiders, but nothing like that. i think i remember my mom catching one in a jar in so cal when i was a kid. she was weird that way.

  • marlie

    He should have worn a pair of jeans with that jacket. But the jacket is kind of cool. Not everyone could come close to pulling it off, but he’s thisclose to doing it.

  • hughman

    V. late-80s Versace baseball team.

  • nannypoo

    I like it. The chain and the shirt don’t quite work together, but the jacket is fabulous.

  • Shawn EH

    I think the problem is the bling. And maybe a white T instead?

    • AmeliaEve

      A white tank would be even better. Just a classic racerback ribbed undershirt would give this whole outfit more spark.

  • I like the jacket. It’s the shirt and necklace combo that brings it down for me.

  • Looks like he threw that jacket and that chain over a Steak n Shake uniform.

    • AmeliaEve

      I thought it was just me. I can never leave the house in a plain white top/black bottom outfit without feeling like a caterer.

  • amber.

    I’ve just glad you featured Kevin Hart. I think he looks super duper cute.

  • Agatha Guilluame

    Nope. No. Nuh uh. Next.

  • Jessica Freeman

    He probably has mocked himself on Instagram over this.

  • TLo’s use of “Dandyism”: another reason you should be watching Hannibal! He is an impeccable dresser.

    Oh we’re done with the post trying to convince you? My bad. This jacket is definitely bringing the lolz, but I don’t find it as offensive as I should.

  • MartyBellerMask

    I like the jacket. Dislike the chains.

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  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Bomb The Bass, rock this place! IN.

  • Janet B

    I’ll join the chorus: keep the jacket and ditch the shirt and chains.
    Glad this isn’t an In/Out.

  • Denise Alden

    Me, too!

  • julnyes

    I, like many other Bitter Kittens it appears, like the jacket but think he went wrong with the chains shirt combo.

  • Squarah

    “Wait. Maybe we shouldn’t be so white about this.”

    haha I appreciate the self-awareness! I think he looks good.

  • CeeRich

    I daresay yes with a tshirt and no gold chain.

  • e jerry powell

    Matching the celebrity to the event. Looks pretty much like a stand-up comedian at his stand-up movie premiere. Dial down the expectations appropriately, and there’s no problem.

  • YoungSally

    TLo — did you think of titling the posting “Let me explain?” Because maybe there is a reason behind these choices.

  • formerlyAnon

    I am old-ish and white. So I can deal with the jacket, especially on a man as handsome as this, but the chains seem cartoonish. And I’d sub out a high end knit tee (silk?) for the oxford style shirt. But again, my sense of style is probably not in alignment with the scene for which he’s dressing.

  • conniemd

    I really like the jacket, though the palm fronds do definitely look like centipedes. Hate the shirt because it isn’t tucked in. A silk T or some other shirt only slightly longer than the jacket would have looked better. The long shirt hanging out under the jacket detracts from the look of the jacket pulling the eye down away from it.

  • demidaemon

    I just can’t get over the label name. It sounds like they are the ones who have been promoting (and using) the onslaught of cutouts and sheer outfits we have been seeing everyday.

  • jjfg

    Aaaaand, he’s still wearing heavy pants and a jacket in the summer. In NYC. I mean, I appreciate that some building managers feel obligated to AC a place into the subarctic, but still…
    He does look good, though.

  • Daktari100

    Who is this?

    • librarygrrl64

      Stand-up comedian and sometime actor. He’s very funny.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Comedians are notoriously terrible dressers. Just look how they “dress up” for their one-hour specials. I give him props for trying something different!