James Marsden in New York City

Posted on August 01, 2013

There just hasn’t been much in the way of decent “Celeb on the Street” pictures lately. A lot of really crappy-looking stars running to and from the gym or stressed-out, pissed-off mommystars who clearly want to give the impression that they don’t want their kids photographed. That’s no fun. Obviously, the stars just don’t feel like putting the effort in for their so-called “off hours.”

James Marsden seen out and about in New York City.

So thanks for that, James.

Look at you in your cuffed jeans, plaid shirt and little boots! Why, if we didn’t know better we’d think we were in a gay bar circa 2001.



[Photo Credit: Felipe Ramales/PacificCoastNews.com]

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  • Annarosa

    looks like a “Nara Camicie” shirt.

  • iheartbuffy

    I think I stole that same shirt from my dad at 14 for use as a painting smock/for the sake of his own dignity. Not that it looks *bad* on this fab man…. his tuck is stupid though

  • Diego!

    He clearly is not gay. A gay guy wouldn’t have left the house without a belt. He looks gorgeous btw!

  • Apparently it’s too much trouble to actually tuck in both the front and back of one’s shirt, too. As well as shave. It’s a good thing he’s cute……really cute.

    • vickiefantastico

      My husband INSISTS on that tuck. It drives me insane, but he thinks he looks cool. At least he’s cute too!

  • Tend to dislike “showroom floor” blue jeans. I want them to look broken in. I WANT his shoes.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Is it wrong of me to say I want his shoes, too? A good pair of boots are a joy forever!

      • I’m sure that there’s other pairs of those around, so go for it!

    • Lanus

      I was just swooping in to comment that I was looking for tags on every piece he’s wearing. Seriously, dude. Too new — the jeans, the boots, even the shirt. A little too much JC Penney catalog, not enough casual guy going on.

      • Shawn EH

        He’s not a casual guy. That’s why he needs an Emmy for portraying Criss.

    • StellaZafella

      During a party at his digs on Telegraph Hill I noticed that an older, locally famous San Francisco man-about-town used to keep a bust of Julius Ceasar in his garden…on it lived any hat he bought – and there the hat stayed until the City weather had “broken it down a bit”.
      According to Herb Caen, his reasoning was: “Old money NEVER wears anything too new.”

      • Precisely! You should never look like you told the sales clerk that you would wear it out of the store.

        • Lanus


      • decormaven

        This looks so carefully crafted, I think this is a PR’d shot for “casual around town.”

      • Herb Caen!!

    • Glam Dixie

      Agreed, the whole ensemble needs to go through the washing machine a few times and then try again.

  • SewingSiren

    The shirt is very nicely made.

    • gabbilevy

      The man inside it is nicely-er made, no?

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      Agreed. You caught me admiring how nicely they matched the plaid in the front. I was outed as a sewing nerd ever since I matched the stripes on a pair of lime green, Marvin Martian flannel boxers I made for my husband.

      • SewingSiren

        On just one shirt it’s not that hard to do. But in production… nightmare. I’d love to see the marker.

  • Emily Giovanni

    Every time I see something about James Marsden, I always think, for like a split second, it’s going to be about James Marsters. And then I am slightly let down when I realize the truth. I just don’t care for James Marsden even though he seems to be perfectly fine. Very presentable here. Also there is never anything about Marsters anywhere. #NonSequitur

    • girliecue

      Emily Giovanni, get out of my head! My thoughts word-for-word exactly. It happens ever single single time! And I still haven’t gotten over my disappointment that Spike TV isn’t round-the-clock James Marsters….

    • mlle

      I heard Marsters has been aging very poorly. Which, boo.

  • charlotte

    He didn’t have time to put on a belt after having hot sex with Liz Lemon.

  • AshBookworm

    It’s impossible for him to look bad.

  • kipper

    ( except it’s the middle of Summer in NYC…)

  • Carleenml

    I was going to ask is there a straight man who will wear these jeans? I thought it when Henry/Superman wore them, too.

  • Not applicable

    I agree that this is not a summery look… it’s still hot for goodness sake.

    But I do like the old-timey workaday dungeree (spelling??) look of the jeans. He’s preppy from the waist up and union iron worker from the waist down…in a much *hotter* way.

    Whistle at me fella- I’ll stop & chat. πŸ™‚

    • Kate Andrews

      I love those jeans. They are sexy.

      • sweetestsith

        Agreed. I would prefer to see them with a well loved shirt though, maybe a tight old t-shirt? I’m just sayin’….

        • Kate Andrews

          I’d be down with that. Something vintage-y.

          • majorbedhead

            Or not there at all. I’d be fine with that, too.

  • Catiline

    Well done, Cyclops!

  • Jessica Freeman

    Wear a belt or untuck the shirt. It bugs. Otherwise, loving it.

  • Heather

    Why do I never see boys like this when I am “out and about in NYC”? Oh that’s right, because I’m looking down, trying to avoid stepping in puddles of pee.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I think this needs a belt, but let’s face it – belt, no belt, burlap sack, it’s James Marsden, I don’t care.

  • Just Me

    He looks like he’s been taking style advice from Matt Bomer…not a bad thing, really. But, the outfit totally reminded me of something Matt Bomer would wear, with better styling and style, of course (hey, Matt can’t teach a straight man everything…sometimes you have to be born that way;-).

  • desi_girl

    Where can I buy that shirt?

    • iheartbuffy

      thrift/vintage store. easy find.

    • Annarosa

      again, I’m quite sure it is a “Nara Camicie”, an Italian brand. But I don’t know if they have an e-store.

  • WendyD

    I wouldn’t complain if he showed up at my door.
    Dressed like that or not.

    • Kristin McNamara

      If he came to my door, he wouldn’t be dressed like that for very long!

  • I want the whole ensemble– with a belt, of course. πŸ™‚ And yeah, those shoes are 2Die4. In fact, I’ll take the shirt right off of him.. verrrrrrry slowly. πŸ™‚

  • Getoverit

    I was thinking his outfit was a little Jake in Sixteen Candles.

    • Just Me

      True dat…wow, taking me back.

  • MilaXX

    I dunno, the wash of those jeans along with the cuffed hem paired with a plaid shirt reminds me of Sears tough skin jeans.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yes, but only because we are peasants. Peasants who remember grade school.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    He really does seem to be getting more attractive as time goes on. I couldn’t stand him circa X-Men but since around Hairspray/27 Dresses he seems to be getting hotter and hotter… Maybe I just needed to see him as a cynical, sarcastic, smart-ass instead of as a kiss-ass goodie-goodie… Hopefully that doesn’t reveal too much about my character…

    Either way, more James Marsden please? πŸ˜€

    • Kristin McNamara

      I wholeheartedly agree. I never paid him any attention until 27 Dresses. He was ADORABLE in that movie. And hot as hell.

  • Fordzo

    I like the boots. Anyone know the brand?

    • Kate Andrews

      The system doesn’t like my link, but I’m guessing these are Frye, Arkansas Mid Leather boots.

      • Fordzo

        Frye soles are all black. These look brown.

    • YoungSally

      I was thinking Red Wing — maybe their heritage collection.

      • Fordzo

        Red Wing’s heels are black, though. These look brown.

  • marlie

    He looks pretty darn cute here.

  • Imasewsure

    cute and showroom fresh

  • JauntyJohn

    The man knows how to wear a pair of jeans.

  • Orange Girl

    He’s looking better as he ages, I think.

  • Werwanderflugen

    He can squeeze my Liz Lemons whenever he likes.

  • NoveltyRocker

    Something about the way this all hangs together on him looks a lil dorky. Like when your dad wears an outfit that was a present from someone trying to update his look.

  • Danielle L

    Needs a belt!

    • Shawn EH

      But he’s still the belle of the gay bar!

      • Danielle

        That’s the working title of my memoir, “Belle of the Gay Bar”.

  • Louise Bryan

    My husband sort of dresses like this all the time, although he gave up shoes in favor of sandals a few years ago (don’t ask, I haven’t a clue).

  • MartyBellerMask

    You can’t tuck a baggy shirt into low-rise jeans!
    OK, well, clearly you CAN, but you look silly when you do.

  • NYCRecessionista

    He is so effing hot.

  • kalisa

    I thought he was an extra in a West Side Story remake.