Eddie Redmayne in Thom Browne at the 2013 Giffoni Film Festival

Posted on July 29, 2013

What is this hair I can’t even.


Eddie Redmayne attends the 2013 Giffoni Film Festival photocall in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy in a Thom Browne shirt.

We’ll say this: the outfit, especially the shoes? Adorable. Or it would be if he didn’t find the act of rolling up one’s sleeves too difficult to complete.

The hair? We don’t even fucking know. It’s like an alien wig trying to eat his head.



[Photo Credit: Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images]

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  • Judy_S

    The hair is really really bizarre–a combination of a pompadour and a combover. It looks to me like something that was in style in the late Roman Empire, for about 3 days. But it frames his face in kind of a cute way.

    • Tatiana Luján

      ” It looks to me like something that was in style in the late Roman Empire, for about 3 days” THANKS.

    • YoungSally

      Looks like he is studying to play a young Donald Trump.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Is it just me or does it look like what the USA would wear to the Olympic’s opening ceremonies?

    • Diego!

      hahaha it reminded me of one episode of Project Runway where they had to design an outfit for Olimpic (?) games!

    • MilaXX

      Just typed something similar

    • kmk05

      Oh thank god I’m not the only one! Doesn’t he look like someone who would play hockey? Or maybe a swimmer?

      • H2olovngrl

        Yes! He looks like a swimmer! Weird that we all saw that Olympic thing!

      • alyce1213

        Or a diver. Skinny.

      • Rand Ortega

        Rhythmic gymnast.

      • Bridget Smith

        Doesn’t have the shoulders for either. I was a swimmer for 12 years, and my lady-shoulders are broader than his. Guys who swim are ridiculous elongated triangles. (My favorite body type.)

        • AnneElliot

          LIke Timothy Olyphant, he was a competive swimmer in college. Have you seen him on Justified? Le sigh.

    • drdarke

      That’s just what I thought it was, @karenbelgrad:disqus ! I caught the thumbnail and went, “Is this guy some Olympic athlete…?”

      I feel out of touch – I see he’s an actor and male model.

    • DesertDweller79

      Ha! When I saw it, I thought, “He looks like he is strolling through the Olympic Village, or on his way to the medal podium.”

  • Diego!

    Pillow-combed hair is terrible! He looks adorable, BUT where the F is the belt? C’mon guys!!! Wear a belt!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    The hair… so so bad. So bad!! I mean… ugh, so bad.
    The shirt pulling and no belt… this whole thing is mostly not working for me.

  • Ummmmmmm, the last time men wore their hair brushed forward like that was the 1810s. There is a reason we haven’t revisited the look. Didn’t work then, doesn’t now.

    • StellaZafella

      When you’re 26 years old and your hairline begins to recede like the out-going tide you’re too young for plugs because you don’t know for sure how much you’re losing…poor kid.

      • housefulofboys

        When you’re 26 years old and your hairline begins to recede like the out-going tide…it’s only going to get worse and you need to check out Bruce Willis hairstyles.

    • rajf

      Yes, all he needs is the leaf coronet and he could be on a coin.

      • OMG you’re right! It is totally Napoleonic!

    • marlie

      Didn’t that look come “back” a few years ago, for like a season?

      • Mercifully, I seem to have missed it entirely.

  • berkeleygirl

    The hair is bad enough, but the wrinkles? He’s too young to have that many lines around his eyes. I’d suggest cutting back on the smokes and using a really, really good sunscreen.

    • kayleymaybe

      YES! I’m a ginger, so I’m sensitive to such things, but I immediately looked at him and thought, “sunscreen.”

  • Rhonda Shore

    Maybe he washed and gelled his hair, then traveled in a convertible on a very windy day? Still, he’s adorable!

    • Was he in reverse the whole time, though? lol

      • Rhonda Shore

        Maybe, lol.

        • See, he was shooting a car chase scene, where he had to back up really fast down an alley to catch up with the evildoers.

          • Rhonda Shore

            There has to be a backstory to such bad hair!

  • aahlife

    Are the sides of his hairline starting to recede? It appears this “style” is a sad attempt to hide something. A shame, as the rest of him is adorable and well thought out.

  • Tess Danesi

    The hair, yeah, no.

    I’m more shocked that the insane Thom Browne runway show had a wearable and completely adorable look buried somewhere beneath all the crazy.

    • demidaemon

      Well, this is last year’s collection (I think), so there is that. Also, Eddie has obviously picked the only two normal pieces from that collection and put them together.

  • Catiline

    The hair is Trump-esque. No bueno.

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  • MilaXX

    The hair is awful, but the outfit looks too much like someone from the Olympic swim team on tour for my taste. It’s cute, but not working on him.

  • Wow. I’ve never been so turned off by any man. It’s a head to toe, living example of things that bug.

    • Mismarker

      More for me! ; ) His hair is my only problem, really. And the vacant, 1000 yard stare. He’s much more attractive when he smiles.

      • formerlyAnon

        I could have written every syllable of your answer.

  • 3boysful

    OK, so someone spends gobs of time gelling his hair into that ‘do, but they can’t give him a belt? Empty loops bug me. OR roll the sleeves neatly?

    I do like the shirt.

  • Qitkat

    The entire look is so artfully disheveled, from the dirty shoes to the beltless pants to the partially wrinkled sloppy shirt sleeves to the Roman Empire hair (thanks @Judy_S:disqus) that it must have taken a ridiculous amount of time to get ready. Or 10 minutes.

  • thecitysleeps

    The freckleeeeeeeeees. Oh i mean, I love the shoes.

  • Just Me

    You have to have HRH in front of your name to make this even remotely work on a face with freckles and impeding sun damage. Your name is not Harry, my friend.

  • H2olovngrl

    Is that all combed forward…? I don’t get it. Otherwise, he looks cute. Something about the striped collar and blue pants with the backdrop is making it look all Olympic(y) to me. Like he has a gold medal hiding under his shirt. Oh, and everytime I see him I inevitably think, “Sunblock. Lots of sunblock.”

  • Jessica Freeman

    I think the shirt is a bit ill fitted, but I like the overall look, hair notwithstanding.

  • zenobar

    Beau Brummell Dandylocks.

  • jmorino08

    I really hope his friends save these photos and use them to torture and ridicule him mercilessly.

  • Vanessa

    My tween-age son’s hair looks like this ALL the time — and he doesn’t even try 🙂

  • appliquer

    My first thought was, “what’s up with his hair”! Otherwise, he’s adorable.

  • gurl boy

    Alien wig, HA! He is wearing just about the the most basic piece of TB’S collection…a white shirt w/ grossgrain detail…No sign of his looney Spring Collection?

  • formerlyAnon

    I am trying so hard to remember that I’ve been told that this hair is (and has been for some time) “a look” more popular among certain sets in the UK than in the US.

    Because it really interferes with my instinctive desire to simply admire.

  • kimmeister

    The shirt is too tight. He has gaps in the button area, and it’s clearly too narrow for his shoulders.

  • jen

    “It’s like an alien wig trying to eat his head.” EXACTLY! What the hell is going on with his hair???

  • Rand Ortega

    There’s a neurological disorder called “Alien Hand”, where the afflicted have no control over what their hand does. I think ER has an especially terrible case of “Alien Hair”.

  • lalahartma

    He needds moisturizer.

  • leahpapa

    I don’t know much about menswear, so a serious question: Is the shirt a little tight?

  • In the mini-shot, I thought he was Ryan Lochte. That’s not a good look, Eddie.

  • marlie

    Someone needs to tell him that that hair – while never flattering – stopped being trendy a couple of years ago.

  • Danielle L

    He looks like Ryan Locte’s wet dream.

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    Hate the hair, but I do love that face of his. It’s like a sculpture.

  • Fordzo

    I’m not loving the shoes. The suede in the front reads dirty, old gym shoes to me.

  • EEKstl

    The Long Caeser? Cracktastic!

  • Janet B

    Thanks for the laugh.

  • golden_valley

    Some men, my husband included, just do not have the manual dexterity to execute, or mental ability to figure out, that all that is needed to roll up sleeves is to fold over the cuff repeatedly until the sleeve are at the proper length. Redmayne’s cuffs look like my husband’s attempts to do so. The hair…how does it end up like that?

  • Numenah

    L’apres-midi d’un faune

  • Linda LaPaz

    He has a very punchable face, esp. with that hair.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    That is incredibly bizarre. And yes, he totally looks like he’s getting ready to march in the Opening Ceremonies.

  • Joanne Abrams

    Forward combover??Yikes…

  • Pennymac

    Oh, Christ, Ed! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Seriously, from the thumbnail I thought he was in an olympic movie of the week of some sort–the red white and blue placket with the sunglasses looked like a medal, to me. Uber douche.

  • AnneElliot

    It looks like he styled it with a Hoover attachment.

  • boweryboy

    He can do no wrong in my book – bad hair and all. Hot ginger sex on a stick. Yum

  • Andrew Schroeder

    The hair is very Directoire gentleman. And then the tricolor on the shirt and shoes… Bastille day was a couple of weeks ago.

  • ankali

    Oh my God. Oh my God, he took my advice, he took a stand on forward or back, and IT WAS THE WRONG ONE.

    • calbear97

      Oh this made me laaaaaaaugh!

  • quiltrx

    He looks way too cute otherwise, so I’m going to forgive the hair. It’s usually a good windblown combo of “toward the front” and “toward the back” mixed together. I guess he only got through the first half and realized he was late?

  • sisterb67

    Judas priest, that hair looks like the combover/forward/weave piece Andre Agassi was wearing 20 years ago. Repeat after me, Eddie: “I am one with my hair loss. I am one with my hair loss. I am one with my hair loss.” Then go spend some quality time staring at the fabulous pates of Bruce Willis, Mark Strong, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Jason Statham, Patrick Stewart, Ving Rhames, and The Rock.

  • Lesley

    turn him upside down and he’d be one adorable, well dressed mop.

  • Elaine_X

    Does anybody know the brand of his shoes? They are so cute! Love it!

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Belt? Why no belt???

  • KirFla

    My God, that mouth.