Stephen Amell at MuchMusic Video Awards

Posted on June 18, 2013

This makes us sad. We feel a little responsible.


‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell attends the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada.

Years of us balling up our little fists and shrieking at celebu-men to get their pants hemmed and this is the result: pure high-waters. Look at how low these are sitting on his hips. Those pants are yanked as far down as they can possibly go because someone got a little over-zealous in their hemming. And that jacket button is seconds away from taking out some poor photographer’s eye.

Look, celebu-guys: we love the slim-cut, high-hemmed suit, but it is definitely not a look for every guy out there, and since so many male celebrities are required to stay muscular for the kinds of roles they get, a lot of them really can’t pull off this look. Stephen, get yourself a nice Tom Ford suit.* You’re right in the zone for his broad-shouldered silhouette (unlike Henry Cavill, who passed that zone about 15 pounds of muscle ago).


*And a steamer.

[Photo Credit: Getty, PacificCoastnews]

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  • Jecca2244

    how does this happen??? even i can get a dressed hemmed correctly.

  • gabbilevy

    Aww, he looks like a little boy who’s outgrown his first suit, and mom hasn’t had time to take him to Men’s Warehouse for a new one yet.

    • HomeOfficeGirl


      • Eric Stott

        Oh Lord – I posted exactly the same thing before scrolling down!

        He has good mustache possibilities but the rest has to go.

    • drdarke

      You know, Men’s Wearhouse had a Father’s Day sale last weekend – and I was able to make it in and get some new shirts and jackets, and my current jackets re-tailored for “Executive Fit” (a nice way to say, “Getting a bit big for that, ain’t you?”). I’m sure Mr. Amell could take a half-hour off of bodybuilding to get some new clothes from there….

      You’re a magnificent specimen of nature – don’t wear crap suits, please.

  • … is he wearing shoes without socks?!

    • nannypoo

      Eeeew. I think you may be right.

    • Trisha26

      This is unfortunately a thing now. 🙁

      • Ouch! Blisters!

        • And smelly!

          • barbarienne

            Do socks make that much of a difference? I have no sense of smell, so I have no personal experience. All I know is that every cat I’ve ever had apparently loves the stink of my feet, to the point where they stick their heads in my just-removed shoes and huff.

            Or maybe they’re all suicidal cats…

          • Cats are weird. But in my experience socks (cotton rich ones, anyway) make a LOT of difference to foot odour.

    • And are those green laces???

    • Snailstsichr

      I saw Carson Kressley on something last night and he was sock-less. I cried.

    • formerlyAnon

      I must submit that Kevin McHale had the edge of a pair of low cut footie socks peeking just barely out at one side of one of his shoes the other day.

      I choose to think that at least some of the rest of these fellas are wearing those also. The alternative simply does not bear thinking of.

      • forward_slash_PRS

        Yes! I noticed Kevin McHale’s socks also & thought it was a nice (& probably comfortable) alternative to this new sockless thing, especially since they were almost unnoticeable.

  • MilaXX

    Poor thing. He looks crazy in that tiny suit. And the person who gave him monkey arms needs to be shot.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I want to know who the girls are all looking at because they seem way more excited about what’s out of the camera shot than Stephen who looks like a 15 year old wearing his suit from two years ago.

    • gabbilevy

      Well it’s not Bieber because he didn’t show up to collect his award… but SRSLY ladies, you have a front row seat to Stephen’s ass. And based on what they’ve shown on arrow, it is NOT to be missed.

      • Lisa McKissack

        I think I may need to start watching Arrow.

        • lovelyivy

          I tried. He is hot, but not hot enough to make me watch that show. Sigh.

          • Lisa McKissack

            Even with Barrowman? Cause Barrowman and Amell together would possibly overheat my TV.

          • drdarke

            It’s actually not bad, @lovelyivy:disqus – and far above average for a CW show! (Well, most of his female co-stars aside – they’re right in CW’s wheelhouse, which is to say “Cast for their legs and cheekbones, not for any discernible acting talent!”)

            I’ll give this to Amell – he may not give a crap how he looks in the normal world, but he’s clearly committed to being the best Oliver Queen he can be, and it shows.

          • lovelyivy

            Okay, Barrowman might be enough to make me watch the how actually.

    • l_c_ann

      It’s tragic for his career that the fans are studiously avoiding looking at him because they have hopes that someone more important to them will be coming from their left.

  • Eric Stott

    You’re a nice boy – tell your Mother that you need a new Sunday suit

  • Henry Maler

    “Hey, They’re working! My feet are soaked but my cuffs are bone dry! Everything’s coming up Amell!”

  • AmeliaEve

    Next time don’t put your suit in the dryer.

  • Also, the lapels on that jacket are crimally bad.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Yes, they look cheap. There is literally not much to this suit.

    • ballerinawithagun

      That is exactly what first caught my eye.

    • RedRaven617

      I noticed that as well. That suit had an awful finish.

    • filmcricket

      Please to explain? I’m not doubting your expertise at all, I just want to learn.

      • Just take a look at the first close up. The lapels are puckered, and a bit lumpy. Most often this is from sub standard interfacing, that is improperly handled in construction. In a well made suit the interfacing layer is hand basted down across its whole surface with long parallel rows of stitches. I don’t think that was done here.

        • decormaven

          No fine tailoring found in this suit, that’s for sure. Pity- this fellow has potential, but the styling doesn’t further his cause.

        • filmcricket

          Thank you! I just thought that was all of a piece with the ill-fitting jacket, but now that you say it, I can see it.

    • Kimbolina

      I don’t like how noticeable the topstitching is.

  • marlie

    He clearly borrowed this suit at the last minute from his shorter and slightly thinner roommate. There’s no other excuse for this.

  • nannypoo

    In addition to his confirmation suit he has a 6th grader’s summer haircut.

  • acevedob

    Lol…tailors and stylists were so mad at you guys that now they’re going in the opposite direction….

  • Frank_821

    That;s just embarrassing. It’s like they screwed up which suit to give him and they were stuck with this.

    Sad thing is with a body like his, you would think he could fill out a suit very nicely. Muscular and cut but not too bulky. Just the right amount of proportioned beef

  • DaveUWSNYC

    The color’s just right for his eyes. Or vice-versa.

  • jw_ny

    at least he has on the correct color shoes with the blue suit, and is wearing an interesting tie…not that black knit one that seems to be the latest craze…

  • crash1212

    It never occurred to me that finding a suit that fit correctly would be SO hard!

  • Honey, this is not your suit. Someone had a mix up at the dry cleaners, because this is too small by all accounts.

  • majorbedhead

    Wow. This doesn’t even look like a Men’s Wearhouse suit. It looks like a KMart suit. Or something out of the take it or leave it pile at the Good Will.

  • JP

    That poor guy. He looks like he outgrew his suit and couldn’t afford a new one. Can’t believe his wife (let alone any stylists he might have) let him out the door in that.

  • snarkykitten

    that is one cheap looking suit

  • Danielle L


  • Cameron Turner

    What a handsome fellow!

  • shorty j

    plus, if you’re gonna wear pants that are way too short, at least wear some bright funky socks and sell the shit out of it, ya know?

    (mind you, says the girl who has a 26″ inseam and has literally never had that problem, EVER.)

  • stephbellard

    And STILL he’s the kinda guy you swallow.

  • barbarienne

    But despite all that, he looks reasonably relaxed, which is an improvement over his previous stiff posing.

    That smile is so adorable.

  • ZnSD

    he should never be wearing clothes anyway. make them tighter.

  • Sandra Oh

    He’s so cute though.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Please tell me he is not wearing brown shoes with green shoelaces and a blue suit.

  • veleri

    is it me or is he wearing too much make up? there’s something weird going on