Jamie Foxx in Ozwald Boateng at the 2013 BET Awards

Posted on July 01, 2013

No, Jamie. No. We just can’t.


Jamie Foxx attends 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles in an Ozwald Boateng suit.

Call us hopelessly narrow in our thinking if you must, be we never could get behind the all-one-color suit and shirt; especially if it’s a somewhat unusual color, like red or purple. It never fails to look like it needs a small hand-written sign that says “2 for $89” pinned to it. A white or grey shirt would have made this look a thousand times better. A white or grey shirt and a gorgeous tie would have bumped it into WERQ territory.

Having said that, we do so love the “whipping off my sunglasses and giving the stare of death” pose. It’s refreshing. Like you just vowed to destroy everyone in the room. Plus it gives a guy something to do with his hands, which is always an issue with the guys on the RC. More action-star posing on the RC, guys. Jamie will show you the way. We expect him to do a full tumble onto the next red carpet and then spring to his feet in a kung fu pose in front of the cameras.

That would be awesome.



[Photo Credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images for BET]

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  • MilaXX

    I think it’s a matter of knowing your venue. For the BET awards, this worked. I also liked the all white outfit her wore when presenting with Kevin Hart, especially the Trayvon Martin tshirt.

  • Ashleigh

    That shirt really looks stupid. You’re so right. It’s not EXACTLY the right color, it doesn’t look well made and it’s pulling open (presumably from the pecs). Too bad because the suit is gorgeous.

  • Sobaika

    He’s pulling off a cranberry-colored suit better than the average man, I suppose. It’s begging for a dark grey shirt though.

    • Erica

      Even a dark gray tie would help it out. Some contrast, plus covering the buttons. Otherwise, I don’t hate it.

  • gabbilevy

    This pose is soooo much better than “hands in pockets,” which seems to be the default boystar setting. And the suit is disapointing *particularly* because it hints at so much potential.

  • Jessica Freeman

    This is a photo of a man that believes his own hype.

    Oh, and no on the suit.

  • marlie

    Except for the not-quite-matchy and slightly too-small shirt (see the buttons gaping?), I love this. The suit is gorgeous.

  • MzzPants

    Can we get a shirt that fits up in here? Maybe some light starch and an iron?

    • Rhonda Shore

      Maybe a codpiece in a contrasting color? Just kidding.

  • Janet B

    I can’t believe he wore that shirt.

  • TonyGo

    A Night at the Roxbury redux.

  • hughman

    Planet of the Grapes.

  • PastryGoddess

    The photographer he’s looking at just vaporized

  • sekushinonyanko

    Besides the fact that his chest is busting out of that shirt, I like this look. I even like that it’s head to toe maroon. It’s a flattering color, it’s interesting looking and really the only thing I’d change is add a black tie. Not that that would stop him from being head to toe maroon, but it would cover up the fact that that shirt just can’t handle all those pecs.

    • demidaemon

      I love that no one can actually agree on what color it actually is. In fact, I have another posit positing all the varied colors it could be.

  • I’ve decided that what is really going on here is that he is dressed as his next role, DeVaughn Cabernet, a “successful” cabaret star in Reno.

  • Miss WKS

    Call me irresponsible…but I like it. I like it all. (Especially the Trayvon t.)

  • julnyes

    The suit is actually fantastic, I just wish he’d gone with a different shirt.

    • maggiemaybe

      I agree. The color and cut are amazing on him but that shirt is tragic. SIGH!

  • tereliz

    His boobs look like they’re too big for his shirt. Or something. I really like the suit, but this shirt is making it look cheap.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I finally appreciate that a man suffer’s from the same issue I have…boobs + buttons.

  • unbornfawn

    Burn the shirt. Love that he doesn’t have his hands in his pockets.

    • e jerry powell

      Hallelujah, a star got a clue!

  • clatie

    I love the suit but, boy, that shirt is not good. The pulling buttons, the sheen – it’s a shame really because the suit is rather perfect.

  • Danielle L

    I read this in Karen Walker’s voice.

  • alyce1213

    The suit is gorgeous on him, just amazing – the cut, the fit, the color. The shirt, as everyone’s said, is simply tragic.

  • e jerry powell

    I didn’t realize that Ozwald Boateng was still a thing. A reality show, a documentary feature (apparently partly shot during the same period as the reality show), and then off the radar as far as I knew.

  • ChristySchiff

    His shirt is puckering so bad it’s killing me.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Great fit but this outfit would look better in the dark.

  • StellaZafella

    I would love to see an equally colorful shirt paired with this, just a different color, like, say…peanut butter tan?
    When women do their faces like this, Tyra calls it “smizing”, when men do it it’s called “Ah’m gonna kill the next asshole that tells ME to smile!”

  • kirkyo

    The threat of a pec explosion is the most interesting element.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    and yet the pants are perfectly hemmed.

  • AC Simons

    Yes, very weird crotch issues. Um, it caught my eye.

    • MartyBellerMask

      I think the biggest crotch issue is lack of underwear. He needs to talk to Jon Hamm’s tailor. Learn how to account for that.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    oooh a grey shirt on this would have been amazing!

    another funeral liner satin challenge?

  • JauntyJohn

    There’s a fair amount of very good tailoring going on here, so that’s a Big Win.
    The Shiny Suit seems to be back in a Big Way, so… I can learn to live with it, but I agree on the monochrome.

    And with all that said, is it just me, or does Mr. Foxx always look like he is 10 Seconds from Meltdown lately?

  • amber.

    He looks good. I’m stand for this.

  • bxbourgie

    I kinda like it. At least it’s tailored. It fits him very well.

  • MannahattaMamma

    He is a vision in … raspberry. or perhaps … cranberry?

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    If anyone could pull off the roll-into-kung-fu-pose, it would be Mr. Foxx.

  • Qitkat

    This just makes me twitch. I applaud playing with the crayon box, but not blindfolded.

  • formerlyAnon

    I might find it o.k., if lacking in the pizzazz one might expect from something described using the phrases “burgandy-ish red” and “BET Awards” and “Jamie Foxx.” But honestly? Have you no PEOPLE? Your shirt should not be pulling so at the buttons.

  • Change the shirt and it’s perfection to me.

  • Finally stopped laughing to say that I really don’t mind the all one color. It’s working for me. He looks chic and classy but still with some style.

  • kimiakay

    I think the “stare of death pose” is for the 100th person who told him his shirt doesn’t match, and doesn’t fit. lolol!

  • bd73

    me likey

  • demidaemon

    I am totally for action posing. Let’s see it, boystars!

    As for the outfit, I kept hoping there would be some break in the color. All I could muster was, “At least his shoes are black.” It’s a lot of…maroon? mauve? magenta? red violet? I don’t know what you would call it, but it’s a lot of that.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    See, he looks way better than Rashida, who got praise. OK, the monochrome look is questionable, but the suit fits, and he looks sexy. Him I’d give a pass, Rashida I would take to task.

  • Orlando Zarate

    What sunglasses is he wearing? ?