Matthew Morrison at the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Opening Night

Posted on June 27, 2013

Sadly, we are going to have to declare the Pee-Wee experiment dead. Too many male stars are trying the high-watered, mostly plaid, Thom Browne-inspired look and doing it badly lately.


Matthew Morrison (pictured with Renee Puente) at the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Musical Opening Night in London.

That’s just a straight-up cheap-looking suit. And the fit is HORRIBLE. It’s all boxy, with a too-high pants hem. And the sleeves are too short. Basically, everything that could go wrong with this suit has gone wrong with this suit. It’s a shame, because he’s usually much better than this. We don’t know who talked him into this $99 special, but he should fire them.


[Photo Credit: Landmark, Solarpix/]

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  • Heather

    Also, his wife/date is wearing shoes from 1995.

    • They became engaged today.

      • Heather

        Maybe she can put ‘new shoes’ on her registry.

        (Congrats, though!)

        • drdarke

          Mazel Tov! Maybe once they’re married, she’ll burn the suit on their honeymoon and start dressing him better….

  • wonderdivaEtsy

    Something about this suit made me think of reruns of “The Rockford Files.”

    • conniemd

      The blue striped tie is right out of the same era and was probably in the Sears bargain bin.

      • drdarke

        Hey, I had that tie!

        When I graduated High School….

        In the mid-Seventies….

        I think I had a bit better (or at least more conservative) taste than to wear that suit at any point in my life. Of course, back then I’d have been wearing 100% polyester double-knit everything.

  • Diego!

    I agree 100%. The suit is UGLY and the fit is awful. And there is a belt missing too! She looks quite lovely… but her dress is too severe for a (stil) daylight event

  • And it looks like he knows it. That confident, somewhat cocky smirk has been replaced with a grimacing, forced, red carpet smile.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It is simply amazing how many times a day I can check this site for a Cavill post.

    [fingers crossed for sausage Friday]

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      This! I go back to the magazine cover shot often… too often. Shall we meet over there in about 30 seconds?

      • Mrs. Julien

        I’m back! What did I miss?

  • Mismarker

    A dandy no longer. The fit of that suit is physically hurting me.

  • Amanda Herriott Welliver

    A belt would have gone a long way to save this look for me.

  • Cloveradams

    That is a “My First Interview (at an ad agency) Suit,” if I ever saw one.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      lol, circa 1978?

  • MilaXX

    He’s not my favorite celeb, but he usually dresses better than this. He looks awful. It’s like he’s wearing little Matty’s first suit.

  • Bill Craven

    As someone who also has a long body, note to self: Don’t wear this style of suit / pants ever. And what is it with these guys with their hands in their pockets for these pictures?

    • barbarienne

      I always assume they’re trying to alter the suit. Pants too short? Hands in pockets, pushing down. Pants too long? Hands in pockets, pushing out to pull them up a bit. Baggy pants? Hands in pockets, pinching inside of folds to pull them in. Tight pants? Hands in pockets, pushing out so the family jewels don’t make quite such a distinct bulge.

      Jacket flares out funny? Hands in pockets with jacket tucked back. Sleeves too short? One hand in pocket, other arm bent with hand up so it just looks as if your giant elbows are pulling the suit. Button hits at the wrong spot? Hands in pockets to lift the jacket a bit.

      It could be that I’m overthinking this. 😉

  • jmorino08

    I had to look up how old Miss Puente is because I started getting some creepy Mr. Schu vibes. She is apparently 26, though, so phew!

    Are guys still doing that tie tack/pin thing he’s got through the collar? It looks very dated/old-fashioned to me. I totally agree with you guys that the suit looks cheap. It looks like it would fall apart after one cleaning! I get that summer suits are supposed to be lighter, but that looks like a bigger version of a suit you’d put on a 4 year old for an outdoor wedding.

  • colleenjanel

    I’m starting to feel like the ‘button the top button and jauntily shove your hand into your pocket to show off your midsection’ pose is the new male version of ladies awkwardly shoving their leg through a thigh-high slit. It’s like they’re saying “I have something to show you, and I’m going to make damned sure you look!!”

    • it’s the gentleman’s version of the jolie leg. it’s not working on me here. i don’t even want a peek.

  • hughman

    Matthew, take the Oompa-Loompa out of your pants and give it back. Now.

  • NOLA_gal

    Nah, it’s totally a Bob Benson suit, you guys! He just needs some SC&P orange in his tie and he’s all set.

  • snarkykitten

    I hereby declare that everyone ever needs to STAHP doing shit with Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Dahl wrote so many other awesome books. Go make a gritty reboot of the Witches.

    /rant over

  • 3boysful

    What you said. Also, I am annoyed that I can’t reach thru the screen and straighten that tie.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    See what happens? They go and fire George Zimmerman and the world of discount suits goes mad.
    “You’re not going to like the way you look”….

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      George Zimmer, not Zimmerman. Zimmerman is the one on trial for the Trayvon Martin murder.

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        Yes – reading this mornings news I had a sudden “you dumb ass moment!” I loose my BK privileges for the day.

  • formerlyAnon

    And yet, in this ill-fitting ensemble, his eau-de-douche is absent. [at least for me]

  • julnyes

    There is no denying that is a horrible suit.

    • the cat in your avatar is definitely copping an attitude. he knows a cheap suit when he sees one.

  • A two button suit is supposed to have the bottom button left open, right? So why does it look so WRONG here? It just looks too high cut for that not to look ridiculous.

  • mjude

    even i can tell the suit is cheap

  • who’s the babe, his european mistress? with all that black lace, i’m glad to hear it’s not daytime. i guess i originally thought that it was daylight, because matthew is dressed like a used car salesman on the job. love that collar pin, though.
    it’s the only chic thing in the picture.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      is her outfit from the ‘make a dress out of a casket lining’ PR episode? (yet to be shown)

      • formerlyAnon

        If so, she got the tasteful casket lining. Wonder who got the baby blue shiny polyester satin.

  • imspinningaround

    Lordamercy. If you’re going to do Thom Browne, you need to COMMIT. This suit is the Kate Middleton Bangs Panic of suits.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    why no belt?

  • marlie

    Everything about the fit is horrible. And I hate what’s going on with the front of his hair.

  • demidaemon

    I wonder if this would have looked marginally better if he buttoned both or just the lower button of the jacket. Because that undone button is bugging the shit out of me.

  • alyce1213

    What a cheap-looking, ugly-ass, ill-fitted plaid suit. He looks like a huckster from 1959. Ew.

  • It almost looks like a pair of pjs

  • Toto Maya

    I bet it makes a “douche, douche, douche” sound when he walks in it.

  • Puckndc

    Can’t these guys afford a full length mirror???…let’s all chip in!