Macklemore in Logan Neitzel at the 2013 MTV VMAs

Posted on August 26, 2013

Gotta give it up for a boy who’s willing to put the effort in while at the same time wearing something just a little bit off the beaten bath.


Macklemore attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York wearing designs by Project Runway season 6 contestant Logan Neitzel.

That fur thing is problematic to say the least, but we love the mint green suit and the loafers.


[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  • steeg of their own

    He’d have been fine if he left the stole at home.

    • StillGary

      It would have been super had that fur thing been the lapel! — like the way it looks next to suit
      — just not hanging off his neck.

  • deathandthestrawberry

    My two kids (both tweeners) adore him. He’s cute, I’ll admit. And he seems to sincerely appreciate his success (at least he did last night). My son was disappointed he didn’t wear the full-length fur from his Thriftshop video. Maybe the fur stole was an ode to that.

    • calimon

      Those two seem to really be enjoying themselves at this event. Very clear in the photos. I think that really helps them pull of such a look. It’s like the icing & cherry & rainbow colored sprinkles on top!

    • Pterodactyl111

      That’s what I figured the fur was.

    • formerlyAnon

      I heard a lengthy interview with him (at least a year old, now) and he really did seem grateful and appreciative for his success – very aware that work and talent have to intersect with a good deal of luck for an act to rise beyond “popular with a certain fan base” status into ‘widely popular.”

  • Weirdly, his hair is my only problem here. But he pretty much gets an automatic pass from me. Love his beats, love his lyrics, love his message.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Looks like he has Miley’s haircut, only much better styling.

      • BeeBelle

        Thank goodness he didn’t do devil horn knobs.

    • bassfemme

      His hair reminds me of Gary Oldman from the Fifth Element.

      • cbt22

        YES. I couldn’t place it, but that’s exactly what it reminded me of.

        • MrsBug

          And as we all know, that is a WIN in any event. Gary Oldman is the bomb.

    • zenobar

      As my 13yo daughter says, “SAME.” Even the hair is OK with me – makes him look as though he stepped out of the early 1940s.

  • MilaXX

    I think the fur is his tip of the hat to thrift shop realness. I like it.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      same here. and the fit on the suit is wonderful.

  • Sarah

    I love it. And yeah, the fur, I think, is a nod to his “thrifty” style.

  • Rand Ortega

    What a great color on him. Really brings out his eyes. The Mrs. to be’s look is a bit office-y, but she’s very pretty.

  • Barbara Affolter

    Designed by super-cute Logan!

    • kimmeister

      I was pleased to see it was by him. I haven’t seen anything by him post-PR.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I follow Logan on instagram and discovered via that a couple months ago that Macklemore had hooked up with Logan’s stuff. They’re both from Seattle so I expect that has something to do with the pairing.

        • marlie

          I wonder if it’s also in line with Macklemore NOT being into all of the big name designers, and maybe supporting an up-anc-coming designer, too.

  • Jacquelyn

    Love that suit color! I’m going to ignore the fur thing.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Aw, I love him. This is fucking awesome.

    • Tom Shea

      I see what you did there.

      • ashtangajunkie

        Thank you. 🙂

  • Monica

    And he’s giving another nod to his hometown by choosing a Logan Neitzel design. Seattle loves you, Macklemore!

  • hughman

    The hair on his head. All I can think of is Gary Oldman from “The Fifth Element”.

  • MartyBellerMask

    The fur is awful of course, but it is his style. At least he wore it with something fabulous. Boy is hot.

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      White hot (as in temperature, not skin tone).

  • alyce1213

    That suit stood out beautifully among a sea of dark leather, glitz and tack. I love it. I love the self buttons.

    • makeityourself

      I do too. Actually, they are a matte satin, just like the (barely visible) lapel. So it’s a pseudo-tux. Very cool.

      On another note, that orange leather school folder clutch needs to go away. It dominates every pic and it is stupid.

  • jilly_d

    I hate that he is gradually winning me over. He is certainly hard to resist liking in this suit. Adorable.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Words I never thought I’d say: I love that mint green suit!

    • alyce1213

      I know — Mint green. Whodathunkit?

  • Laurie Landry

    Fantastic Thrift Shop finds Macklemore. The suit is a great color and perfect fit. Love it with the loafers.

  • kmk05

    This suit colour makes me want to lick him all over. Like a mint popsicle. Yum.

  • Imasewsure

    Love the grey with the green and the fit is nice… I don’t remember Logan though so he must have been from one of the many seasons I boycotted (post Gretchen, post Anya)

    • Kristin McNamara

      Actually no. He was from the original Althea season. And Carol-Hannah. (Don’t know the number.) I loved all three of them!

      • MoHub

        Season 6: the L.A. mistake.(Also the season of Meana Irina.) Logan and Carol-Hannah were working together for a while after PR. Don’t know whether they still do.

    • Spicytomato1

      Two words: silver pants. If that doesn’t ring a bell then yes I guess you missed him. 🙂

  • teensmom99

    Who would know that mint green would be such a great suit color? I mean, my gay uncles would know but who else would know? Love it.

    • Eric Stott

      With his pale coloration it works fine

  • PastryGoddess

    The fur thing is stupid. The least he could have done was to have it actually integrated in the outfit.

    However, the mint green is FANTASTIC

    • Eric Stott

      The fur piece shows some flair, but in a contrived way.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I thought only Prince and Dorothy Zbornak could pull off a mint green suit. How wrong was I?

  • kimiakay

    Love that mint suit. He doesn’t even look bad without socks. The fur thing, well, the less said the better. However, what’s with his hair? He shaved the sides, right? But that makes the long on top look fake, like a hairpiece.

    • Eric Stott

      It’s a haircut style that (with variations) has been in and out of fashion for decades. My grandfather had a similar haircut around WWI when it was very popular with soldiers. The character of Jimmy Darmody wore one on Boardwalk Empire.

  • Delta Breeze

    It’s a shame that his compassion for others doesn’t extend to the poor animals killed solely for his “fashion statements.”

    • sagecreek

      Oh, please. You don’t even know if it’s real fur. It certainly doesn’t look it.

      • marlie

        Yeah, the fur looks… flammable. Definitely not real.

      • Alloy Jane

        According to the Washington Post, his stole was made from a few vaginally/anally electrocuted Siberian Mongeese.

        I will never understand how people think there’s nothing wrong with fur or why they are so quick to dismiss compassion shown for creatures that are murdered for plain old vanity.

        Anywho, I like the suit and love that thriftshop song, and he really does look like movie Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy’s love child. Too funny.

        • marlie

          I don’t think there’s any such thing as a Siberian Mongoose. I’m pretty sure he was joking.

      • Delta Breeze

        Much of it is real, and he jokes about it. Do your research.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      My money is on fake. That thing looks like polyester.

  • WendyD

    I swear I heard him tell someone it was “Siberian Mongoose” and then ask if they wanted to pet it on a Red Carpet video clip. Hilarious!

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Looove this color!!! What a great example of personal style and their acceptance speeches and performance of “Same Love” were so moving! Glad MTV OKed that over their more popular songs.

  • Danielle

    But did he get it at the thrift shop?

  • Betsy

    Is that his bathmat around his neck? OR worse, is it something like chinchilla??

  • BP180

    He looks good, but I cannot escape the thought that he probably smells faintly of pissssssssssssss.

  • Heatherbelle

    I have never even heard of Macklemore (yes, I have been living under a rock in New Zealand). Now I’ve just watched Thrift Shop and I am so so happy grinning. Love the suit too.

    • Listen to Same Love. It’s even better.

  • save_the_hobbit

    Mint suit…surprisingly awesome. Anyway, his performance (and win for) “Same Love” was definitely one of the night’s highlights. Not that there were many…besides Justin and NSYNC.

  • marlie

    I “get” the fur, but I think he would have looked KILLA if he’d ditched it and just went with the suit, because that is a lovely color!

  • Who is the jackass leaving all the down votes for any comments showing support for his work? Speak up, don’t be shy.

    • marlie

      I was JUST wondering the same thing. I couldn’t figure out why so many benign comments were being downvoted.

    • marlie

      Maybe that person has a reason… we’d love to hear it. We won’t bite, I promise (well, *I* won’t bite).

      • I won’t bite either. I even preemptively apologize for the use of the word jackass. That’s was an unkind assumption.

    • marlie

      I think it’s related to comments referencing fur.

      • Sandra M.

        If it’s about the fur then this person should speak up. This is a fashion blog, after all.

    • zenobar

      Maybe an angry ex? My vote is on angry ex. (Or a gay-rights opponent, but I can’t think why anyone not gay-friendly would be on this site in the first place.) Anyway, I was wondering the same thing.

      • PETA member or not gay-friendly, either way girl, hold my earrings. Kidding, kidding. I’m sure it’s an angry ex.

  • Janet B

    The suit is perfect for him.

  • conniemd

    I totally J’adore the mint green, like others here. However, he sleeves seem a tad long as does the jacket itself. But (minus the fur) he looks great.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    thanks for whoever said ‘him’ I wasn’t sure which one was/is “macklemore” (I really need to turn the radio on more)

  • DamH

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are both wearing Logan Neitzel, they both look great and cute. Great Job Logan.

  • Trisha26

    Love the look (and Lewis too) – I’m assuming the fur is faux. Otherwise that’s a huge NO.

  • boweryboy

    My only quibble is the hair.

    It’s funny how such a simple thing like a hair cut or style can immediately make someone who is usually attractive into an unattractive mess.


  • fishmermaidman

    Shoulder pelts only work on Jon Snow.

  • quiltrx

    Whoever that gal is with the red bank documents folder, I like the fabric of her dress.
    I’m so not hip anymore…I barely know who he is. But he has a pretty fun style.

    • GinaGeo

      That’s his fiancee Tricia Davis.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    Who was Logan? I purposely pushed that season out of my mind.

  • The suit works for him, and I like the gray shoes and tie, but ixnay on the furry thing.

  • shorty j

    I try to hate on him because of his hate for wearing socks, but his delightful Miami Vice color schemes and the freakin’ freckles just melt me every time.

  • formerlyAnon

    So many of my young people friends have been rabid fans for years now that I actually recognized him. Astonishing. Nice suit. Hope he has footies inside those shoes.

  • Kent Roby

    I’m so happy to see his picture, especially after hearing him being discussed on NPR this weekend (re: being a white rapper).

  • MarissaLG

    I guess when you’re a man who comes out with a song basically called, “I’m not gay”, you can wear whatever you want.

  • melanie0866

    the fur stole is a reference to “Thrift Shop.”

  • GinaGeo

    I’m so excited to see him in concert this weekend! My local radio station has been playing him for over a year now. If you’re not listening to The Current, you’re missing out. Shameless plug, I know, but I don’t get anything out of it. It’s MPR.