Robert Sheehan in Dent de Man at The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones Premiere

Posted on August 23, 2013

LOVE this suit. Love him for picking it, since we can’t think of anyone else who would for a movie premiere.


Robert Sheehan attends the premiere of “The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones” in Madrid in Dent de Man.

Dent de Man Spring 2014 Collection

Hate him for ruining it with flip-flops. Horrifying. We would have begrudgingly accepted a sandal that provided a little more coverage and was made out of finer materials than this. Very begrudgingly, though. Sandals with suits are not a thing T Lo are ever gonna completely get behind. Even sandals with such non-traditional suits as this.

We have to say, though; this cut is not particularly flattering to him. He’s certainly skinny enough to get away with a suit like this (because skinny and young are pretty much the Number One and Two criteria for eligibility to wear it), but the cut of the jacket is odd on him. It makes him look hippy and gapes and pulls across the front. A slightly less fitted jacket would have improved the look.





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  • thecitysleeps


    • NYCGlamourpuss

      What you said!

    • Lucía Gavello

      I screamed. It wasn’t a good scream.

  • charlotte

    My name is Inigo Montoya, prepare to see my feet.

    • Fordzo

      I love you, I love you, I love you.

    • random_poster


    • Denise Alden

      My first laugh out loud today!

    • ItsDicey


  • Jessica Freeman

    Scroll down what the fugg? Really? Flip Flops?!

  • Just Me

    I want this suit as a nice carpet for my living room. But, sorry, I can’t get behind the “shoes”…there is not enough quirky in my universe to make that work.

    • marlie

      They aren’t even fun, quirky flip flops. If they were, maybe I could be ok with them. Maybe.

      • The only way I could possibly be ok with them is if someone bejewelled the living daylights out of them, but even then it would be fancy night times at the beachfront, not red carpet.. 🙂

        • marlie

          True story: I wore bejeweled flip flops to my friend’s beach wedding. 😉

      • Heather

        Right. They’re freaking TEVAS.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Scroll-all-the-way-down fug.

  • Carleenml

    I thought the fit of the pants was awful. Very girlie looking.

    • Excuse me for looking, but do those pants have a fly?

      • Felicia Zuniga

        I hadn’t even thought of that until you said it. And I did some checking… they do. It’s incredibly well hidden (seriously, A+ job on matching that pattern up), but it exists.

  • Emily Dagger

    My new top goal in life is to have half as much fun getting dressed in the morning as he does. It’s so lovely to see anyone, especially a dude, being so gleeful in their costuming.

    My second top goal is to take him shoe shopping. And I *hate* shoe shopping, but I’ll do it to get him out of those shower thongs.

    And my third top goal is to get filthy rich and finance a production of Midsummer’s Night’s Dream with him as Puck, because HONESTLY.

    • Nancer

      Wow, I totally see him as Puck now! That’s excellent casting.

      • jen_vasm

        Yes, he has the fairy thing down cold. I was going to comment the same thing on his previous outing a few days ago. Pity about the record scratch on those flip flops, though.

    • gabbilevy

      I’ve never seen him in anything (not totally sold on this movie, either) but between this suit and last week’s, he might be my fave boystar on the RC right now. The flip flops are a serious needle scratch though. It’s like someone forgot to throw his shoe bag in the limo and he was stuck wearing what he had on by the pool earlier in the day.

      • Emily Dagger

        EXACTLY. It’s like the fancy version of every time I’ve thought “oh, I have heels in my desk,” and then I didn’t, and I ended up walking around and going to meetings all day in my galoshes or my beat up pool shoes that I wore to walk to the train.

    • formerlyAnon

      If you get the production of Midsummer’s Night Dream underway, you must write in a love scene for Puck. I have a rare (for me) interest in seeing him make out with someone.

      • Laurel

        Check out Misfits then. Making out is a thing that happens.

        • formerlyAnon

          You motivate me. (Generally, actors making out interest me as much as Ken dolls making out. There are exceptions and he is one.)

          • Felicia Zuniga

            There’s always Love/Hate as well. Search for something like Darren and Rosie love hate. You may have to wade through some random things, but there’s an episode in Season 2 that should suit your needs.

            But as a warning, they did a thing to his hair and you will likely have feelings about it.

    • fursa_saida

      I endorse your entire life plan here and would like to see video. (Of the last two, not here to creep on you starting your day.)

  • Fordzo

    Someone else can have my helping of this sausage. I can’t with the Fred Flintstone feet.

  • Kate

    I like the fit of the jacket. Anything looser and he would have looked like a 1990’s working mom

  • Latin Buddy

    Great suit and I agree it was ruined by the sandal. Side note: anyone else think that the entire look (don’t look at the feet) comes off as a character in the 70s movie Romeo and Juliet?

    • formerlyAnon

      It’s his curls & features as much as the outfit, I think.

  • AnguaVonUberwald

    I love the suit. It just doesn’t fit him. In any way. The flip flops are an abomination. Lost opportunity.

  • Random Compliments

    I loved this. Until the flip flops.


    I am about to go to bed here, those flip flops are nightmare city.

    Love the suit, though. I can’t imagine what shoes should have gone with it, but those.. appalling.. horrific.. terrifying.. downright heinous flip flops.. someone should use them to spank the stylist responsible, and then frame them and hang it on their wall as a forever reminder of this terrible moment with the words Never Again Shall This Be Done, As It Is Not At All OK.

    • Felicia Zuniga

      I doubt there’s a stylist responsible for the shoes… I’m sure there’s a stylist involved but I’m guessing the shoes are all Robbie (he wore them earlier in the day to the photo call with jeans, a t-shirt and drew on himself with sharpie).

      • Qitkat

        Does he go by Robbie? One of my favorite names….sorry, my mind strayed there for a moment. I have no idea who this guy is, but he looks like so much fun that I don’t care about the footwear.

        • Felicia Zuniga

          I believe he does. Professionally he gets credited as Robert, but I’ve seen a lot of interviews where they refer to him as Robbie and heard interviews where co-stars do the same.

          Either way, it seems fitting.

    • Fanny_Trollope

      Smoking slippers. In the dark maroon of the suit. Done.

      • formerlyAnon

        I usually hate slippers-as-shoes, but that would be infinitely superior to the flip flops.

      • fursa_saida

        I went straight to slippers as well.

  • Catiline

    The “hell yeah, I’m wearing this suit!” expression kinda makes me overlook everything else wrong with it.

  • amanda siegelson

    sorry, i am not going to give him props just because the suit is paisley. it’s ugly. it fits badly. i hate the flip flops and i’m not a fan of his haircut either.
    so just no.

  • “That rug really tied the room together.”

    • fursa_saida

      I really hope nobody peed on him.

  • Le_Sigh

    I would cut a bitch for that suit.

  • Felicia Zuniga

    As much as I hate to say it because I know I’d never, ever make any kind of exception for a female star, as long as he continues acting like a nut on the red carpet I can’t get angry about the flip flops or the fit on the jacket. I don’t like them but I’m too amused by everything else to care.

    He’s on a tear between the two Dent de Man suits and his outfit for the Toronto premiere which included very tight leather pants and leopard print loafers. They haven’t been perfect outfits but they’ve been interesting. But more than that, he seems to actually enjoy what he’s wearing rather than looking like he was forced into a suit at gunpoint.

    And his interviews are delightful. He might actually be a slightly more refined version of his character from Misfits. I can’t imagine any other male actor announcing to the press that their also male co-star’s butt looked like a ripe peach.

    • marlie

      I agree with everything *except* the flip flops. He really needed to wear “real” shoes, but like TLo said, I could have gotten on board with even a fun pair of mandals.

      • Felicia Zuniga

        Like I said, I don’t like them but he’s so ridiculous that I find that I don’t actually care as much as I should. If he were behaving like a serious person then I’d pan the entire outfit because of them but because his entire attitude is a kind of puckish “I do what I want.” I kind of shrug it off. It doesn’t make them a good choice, just one I care less about.

    • fursa_saida

      I read something about him over on Lainey Gossip and it sounds like he is truly a gem. I think she said the first time she met him he just put his legs in her lap and they had a deep chat about I can’t remember what, something personal like pets or something.

      • Felicia Zuniga

        I’ve enjoyed him since he was on Misfits and after a few glasses of wine have been known to peruse youtube for interviews of men with delightful accents and very little filter, suffice it to say I’ve seen quite a few of his and he is either an absolute treasure or the world’s best actor. It’s worth it, honestly. I could lose hours watching his interviews because he totally works this angle that we so rarely see from American celebrities but I’ve found to be somewhat more common among British ones in which they’re totally okay with the small talk portion of an interview and in fact like it, where many American celebrities seem to hate the entire process of poledancing.

        During Comic Con he told the story of his casting process which involved numerous audition tapes followed by a screen test in Toronto. He made friends with another actor up for the role and they apparently went on a tear afterwards, straight through to their flights back home. Upon finding himself cut off, he bought a bottle of whiskey at the duty free and continued to drink on the plane with a couple on their honey moon. Long story short, the whiskey was confiscated and returned to him post-flight. He later found out they’d salted it when he tried to have celebratory drinks upon hearing he was cast. He declared it spiteful.

  • marlie

    I like the print, but not as much as the paisley suit he wore a few days ago. I also don’t like these colors as much, but hat’s personal preference. And it seems like the jacket is cut to fit someone with a shorter torso than he has.

    And I just can’t with those shoes. FLIP FLOPS. ON A RED CARPET. Now I’m angry.

  • Chipster

    I really thought he would be a new trendsetter after his LA premier look but boy, was I ever wrong! No excuse for flip flops!

  • Beardslee

    I love this guy. He is having all kinds of fun.

    • Rhonda Shore

      The flip flops are hideous, but he’s really adorable…i googled him to see what he’d been in before.

      • Felicia Zuniga

        Misfits was enjoyable and his character was terrific. Also terrific is Love/Hate which is about as far from Misfits as you can get. Both are worth watching.

        • Rhonda Shore

          Thanks for the recs! I’ll check them out!

        • JasmineAM

          I second the rec on Misfits. He was fantastic in it. He’s a very funny, cheeky guy.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yeah. The visible having fun would redeem worse faux pas than he’s committed yet.

  • Tanya Wade

    Loved him in Red Riding and Misfits. Hate him in those flippies. We get fined at work for wearing them, so he gets fined, too. And the suit was such a pleasant shock to the system….

  • random_poster

    Bringing new meaning to the saying Go Big or Go Home. I had never heard of him before the TLo post from a few days back. I am very fascinated now, and absolutely would not be had he shown up dressing like everyone else. The Elder Gay Windchimes and RDJs of the world need to watch out.

    The flip flops are atrocious.

  • conniemd

    I don’t quite get why he gets props for wearing pants and a jacket that a woman would get killed for for TOO MUCH eye killing of the same bold pattern. If he was a woman, he’d get told to wear either the pants OR the jacket with a plain colored red or yellow pants or jacket.

    But since he is a guy he gets props for being bold.

    • Felicia Zuniga

      It depends on the deployment. If a woman wore the suit, it was well fitted and appropriately styled (including the attitude of the wearer) then I’d have zero issue with her wearing this pattern in both pieces. Men tend to default to the same standard cuts, colors and patterns over and over again, so you better believe that when one of them steps out of the box people are going to notice.

    • Boy, the “if he was a woman” stuff is getting old. Mainly because it’s so misguided. You will find plenty of times where we praised a woman for wearing a bold top and bottom. You will also find instances of us criticizing a man for wearing too much pattern. We’re not as hard and fast with our rules as you seem to think.

      And it strikes us as very odd that anyone would find it problematic that we might have differing criteria for men’s and women’s style. Why wouldn’t we? Given how bland and conformist most menswear is, OF COURSE he gets props for being bold.

      • conniemd

        I guess that when it comes to too much pattern hurting the eyes, that doesn’t seem male or female fashion, but just a question of taste. I was thinking, for example of the comments on the Rita Ora Leopard print a few days ago.

        “Because a decent stylist would say in an imperious, yet loving voice (like Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries), ‘Either the top or the pants, but not both. And the shoes are for a different look entirely.'”

        I do get the imperative for men to be bolder, I weep at the lack of color I’ve seen lately. I wasn’t thinking it was a “rule” as sometimes all bold does look great. Anyway thanks for the response.

  • Ashleigh

    you IDIOT!!!!!! SHOWER SHOES ?!?!??! WITH THAT SUIT ?!?!?!?! Stop being a “guy” and go for 100%….

  • mrspeel2

    The back of the jacket reminds me of the Traje de luces the Toreros wear. I love it!

  • BrooklynBomber

    Agree, it doesn’t fit; the one the other day was better. But I want it. Is there a Dent de Woman?

  • formerlyAnon

    Love the suit on him, love the choice of shirt to go with it even more. Pairing it with that shirt is what makes this look far superior to his last intensely colorful patterned suit shown on this blog. FLI

    Good thing the clothing works and he’s so cute because FLIP FLOPS????? Though it could be worse. He has perfectly acceptable feet, so many non-foot models have less-than-scenic feet.

  • julnyes

    I am a confirmed Sheehan fangirl and I love the wild pattern of the suit, but I cannot sign off on the shower flip flops. Do better next time silly silly man.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    suddenly I remembered MIKA

  • appliquer

    I guess I should know who he is – but I don’t. I agree that the suit is unique, and would have looked great with a pair of shoes! I do understand why he (or his stylist) thought he could get away with the hippy-ish flip flops. Go all the way with Birks if you are going to go that route!

  • CatherineRhodes

    I did a little gasp of horror when I saw the flip-flops and thought, “TLo are going to hate that.”

  • alyce1213

    This is all wrong. The crotch is very weird, like gender-neutral Ken doll crotch. I don’t know this guy’s work, but he looks like a complete ninny, especially the last shot. I may soon develop an irrational hate or at least a major twitch.

  • Little_Olive

    No. I mean I get where he’s going with it, but the execution is so wrong it doesn’t even count to save the idea form drowning.

  • boweryboy

    I love the suit! I made a dashiki out of a similar print my first year of fashion design school. I was young and skinny at the time so I could pull it off.

    The flip flops, however, are a huge record scratch WTF. Way to ruin an otherwise awesome ensemble dude I’ve never heard of.

    • Qitkat

      I was racking my brain to remember what this print reminded me of. Dashiki. Perfect! I even wore one as a young and skinny female. Cool.

      • boweryboy

        Well, according to the designer’s website they used rare ’70s African print fabric. So it explains the dashiki vibe I got.

        There’s some pretty awesome suits on the site. Too bad I’m too old and too introverted to attempt to pull off any of them. Oh, also add too poor to afford one.

  • I desperately want a women’s version of this suit. I don’t even have a good place to wear it since it’s certainly not a work suit but I want it so badly.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Loved the suit, hate the flip flops. He is so cute! Gorgeous eyes, smile, hair, skin…

  • Boulderista

    The suit reminds me a little bit of pajamas with that in mind the “shoes” make sense in a quirky off beat sort of way. They are in the same spirit as the slipper looking mods on the model but show a bit of personality. I confess I like them.

  • RussellH88

    I HATE flip flops. I have an intense hatred of sandals in general, but flip flops receive the most eye-searing hatred from me. They’re the sweatpants of feet.

  • JLH

    Love the suit for sure.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I adore the suit. Completely and utterly. I GASPED when I saw he was wearing flip flops. I actually don’t “mind” sandals as an idea with this suit, but those look like the joints you run to Wegmans in.

  • Daisy Walker

    I think I’d rather see Cate or Tilda in that suit.

    • WendyD


  • decormaven

    I hope we see another flash of this suit on the RC, worn by a star who knows the power of proper footwear. This guy blew it.

  • Lily-Rygh

    He should hold his head in shame for wearing some god-forsaken Payless flip-flops on the red carpet. Tsk Tsk!

  • Darcy H

    Ok so what actually happened here is that he drove over in flipflops to avoid the uncomfortableness of dress shoes and then got so excited he forgot to change before stepping out on the red carpet.

    I refuse to believe that any stylist would allow a star to wear this without quitting in protest.

  • Chartreusite

    Is anyone else a little insulted by his attitude and posing in the pictures, especially in contrast to how relatively low-key Lily Collins was at the premiere? I don’t know if it’s one of those what’s expected of female movie stars versus male stars thing, but the first thing I felt when I saw these pictures was a gross cold shower of smarminess.

    That being said, absolutely love the suit and agreed on the sandals. I could definitely sign off a better, less flippy-floppy pair.

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, I read into it an enjoyment and silliness that I liked – as if he is not yet a red carpet robot. But who knows? He is an actor.

      • Chartreusite

        True that. I guess in some ways that might be preferable to the really restrained, cold red carpets some actors and actresses give *shrug*

    • Felicia Zuniga

      It’s more that he’s a ham who tends to descend into the cheeky/mischievous zone without thinking than self important smarm. Plus, Collins has the weight of the movie (and constant tipping to be the next young fashion plate) on her shoulders and he doesn’t.

  • JauntyJohn

    The very definition of “cheeky.”
    Problems with the jacket’s fit not withstanding, the boldness of the suit and his joyful mugging really work for me here.
    And (heretical though it may be) I object only to the cheapness of the flip flop more than that he is wearing such an open style of footwear.
    And at least his feet seem clean and well tended, making the flip flop a choice (if not the absolute best one) and not an “eff u” statement of some kind.
    He’s interesting and, if not a style some like, at least he’s stylish. Lotta points for that.

  • Watts

    It makes me so happy that in a lot of these pictures he’s posed in front of the backdrop so that it looks like he has a bow on his head. Adds to the overall silliness.

  • veleri

    I’m sorry but I kinda like the idea of adding the flip flops to the look.
    Well, I guess I still look at him and think Nathan; maybe that’s why they do not bother me that much.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Looks like he could be in a psychedelic 60’s band.

  • kittenwithaquip

    In the first several pictures he is standing in just the right place for the background photo to give him floppy bunny ears.

  • unbornfawn

    He is one of the few people in the universe that can pull off this suit. Wish it fit better and he nixed the flip flops.

  • Michelle Wilson

    I think he’s adorable, even with those nasty flip-flops. I absolutely love the suit with no qualifications.

  • Jane Ire

    I say Bravo to him for being fun on the RC. An aside, is this the raunchy guy from Misfits? He was my favorite!

    • Felicia Zuniga

      It is indeed the actor that played Nathan Young.

  • KayEmWhy

    You know what? I don’t hate the flip-flops, it gave me a chuckle. Why can’t guys have fun too?

    • MilaXX

      At least he’s young enough to be that playful. Unlike someone like RDJ who needs to grow up just a tad.

      • KayEmWhy

        I know I’m in the minority here, but I do think it’s playful.

  • crash1212

    Total scroll down fug. And I’m not crazy about the suit to begin with.

  • Glam Dixie

    He looks very full of himself. And silly.

  • Julia

    “Wow, I love that he is really stepping outside of the norm and wearing all these crazy suits!”
    *Scrolls down*

  • GorgeousThings

    Well, given the fact that the critics are panning it – “unintentionally funny ” was the phrase I saw used often – the suit and flip flops fit in perfectly!

    • Felicia Zuniga

      Critics definitely have destroyed it. Most that I’ve read have thrown him some praise, though. I’m tempted to go see it for him, Aidan Turner and a morbid curiosity.

      • MilaXX

        Aidan Turner is in this as well? Dang, I’m really gonna have to pay money to see a bad film just so I can oogle pretty boys.

        • Felicia Zuniga

          He is indeed. Playing a character written to be about a decade older than he actually is and I hear his screen time totals about 15 minutes. I read the books when they first came out and his screen time should increase in subsequent films. Most people I know who’ve seen it have said the movie was terrible but that Aidan and particularly Robert are terrific. There’s also Kevin Zegers, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Godfrey Gao.

          • MilaXX

            oh I like Godfrey Gao. I don’t think he’s ever been featured on here.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    One of my top-most hatreds (right now) is guys who come to work wearing jeans or slacks with flip-flops. I have this strong desire to stamp on their toes in the elevator.

  • madscntst

    Waiter, I’ll start off with the humus with the mint naan. Then, for my meal, I’ll have the chicken curry, medium spicy. What is up with that suit?

  • e jerry powell


    HELL NO.

  • YoungSally

    Style rut — pretty much the same thing from last week.

    • Felicia Zuniga

      I don’t know that wearing two kickass suits from the same designer during a press tour qualifies as a style rut.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I irrationally love this. I LOVE this. I also embrace sandals as a lifestyle choice, especially in retirement.

  • Oh god – he has that Jim Carrey “I am uncomfortable with being a handsome man” thing going on. Suck it up sweetie, you are gorgeous.

  • Charlotte Karlsen


  • GillianHolroyd

    (sniff) Surely he could have worn espadrilles.

  • steeg of their own

    If only the shoes were better! (and if only the film wasn’t terrible!)

  • roverrun

    Once again; playing the game “How Will It All End?” did not see flip flops as being the answer.

  • Shawn EH

    How could he not have realized that expensive sandals (or the sockless loafers of the model) were the only way to go? There’s a difference between experimenation and foolishness.

  • Anniebet

    At least in his last appearance on these pages, he wore shoes with his wacky suit. That was kinda fun and quirky. This isn’t.

  • MilaXX

    I like him and honestly I may go see this solely because of him. I can’t explain it. but I like the flip flop with this look, although I would have prefer a dark version of the man sandals RuPaul wore to Fergie’s baby shower.

  • ItsDicey

    Yeah, hate him for wearing the thongs was my first thought.

  • guest2visits

    Whatever’s going on with the suit – he just looks so pleased and happy in it. Love it except the scrolldown to the flip-flops.

  • Tarquin

    I think the shirt is from The Kooples. There’s something very unlikeable about this man…

  • wontons

    I absolutely love everything about this…except the “shoes.” (In context, that is. I mean, I’d totally wear those shoes in the dorm shower to avoid foot fungus, so they have their place.)

  • Imasewsure

    The designer must be pissed. WTF

  • clairellis

    Didn’t he already wear this?

  • RuthGo

    I love the material of this suit and I do give him huge props for wearing it. I actually think sandals would be the right choice, but seriously nice sandals, good leather with a real design, not flip flops you wear to take out the trash on Thursday night.

    I also really thought you would call him out on the fit of those pants. To quote the Duchess, “That crotch is insane.”

  • Linda LaPaz

    I don’t care what he wears (although I could get behind this suit on someone else) – he just has such a punchable face!!

  • Karen

    I hate this, if this was just a style statement i would get behind it but everything this guy does is for attention, he hasn’t been famous in the US long enough for people to see what a douche he is but they will soon enough. He’s one of those “don’t you know who I am??” celebs.

  • Fabulous suit ruined by flip flops! 🙁 I agree on the fit issues too.