2013 GQ Men of the Year Awards: Boys in Tuxes

Posted on September 04, 2013

There really isn’t much to say about a man in a tux. He either gets it right or he doesn’t. And since it’s so ridiculously easy to get a tux right (Seriously, guys. It’s like the lowest possible style difficulty setting), critiques tend to be boring, cranky and repetitive.

But we’re not fools. An array of pretty men in tuxes is enough to make plenty of our kittens happy if not downright swooning. Besides, we can’t keep our mouths shut even if we wanted to.

 

Dan Stevens in Hugo Boss

 Grooming-wise, that’s the best he’s looked in ages. The tux fits him terribly, though.

 

David Gandy in Henry Poole & Co

 Blow-up doll.

Is that mean?

 

 

Jamie Redknapp in Thom Sweeney

 Gorgeous. Perfect.

 

 

Matt Smith in Alexander McQueen

Surprisingly boring. A little disappointing.

 

 

Russell Brand

 Jesus Christ, Russell. It’s time to go up a size. Waistlines spread. It happens.

 

 

Samuel L. Jackson in Giorgio Armani

All-black formal menswear just never looks classy to us. We don’t know what’s worse; when the blacks all match, turning a man into a walking shadow, or when they don’t match (like here), making T Lo’s eyelids twitch.

 

Simon Pegg

 Rumpled, but adorable.

 

Tom Ford in Tom Ford

Cardboard cutout.

Is that mean? Oh wait we don’t care.

 

 

Tom Hiddleston in Giorgio Armani

This all seems to be in order.

 

 

Tom Odell

 Cute, but the posing and the hair are making us cranky.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, INFPhoto.com]

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  • random_poster

    Am I the first to comment because everyone else’s jaws are still gaping open?

  • sagecreek

    Once more, Tom H reminds me why I spent two entire movies rooting for Loki when I really wasn’t supposed to.

    • Rand Ortega

      FTW!

      • decormaven

        Absolutely. Best look in the bunch.

    • http://wikeslongtrail.blogspot.com/ latenac

      This photo plus the recent video of him withholding cookies from Cookie Monster have made my day.

      • seelebrennt

        that video killed me. i might have watched it three times already. might.

        • formerlyAnon

          Only three?

        • Bethany NS

          OMG. Thank you for sharing this. Somehow I missed it when it came out. That just made my day. I may have to watch it again, just to be sure I didn’t miss anything.

        • Emily

          Anyone else’s mind make that really dirty and replace the cookie with strawberries and themselves, possibly in bed sans clothing with him?

          • Amber J

            Well, now it did. Excuse me. Must go watch again.

      • mshesterp

        Oh my God–that was adorable. Between the sight of his dimples, his smile, and his general demeanor of awesomeness (and that accent), Tom has a key to my heart and my lady bits. More. Please.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        Oh yes. Utterly divine.

      • larshine

        I may never recover from that video. And I am just fine with that.

      • http://wikeslongtrail.blogspot.com/ latenac

        The video makes me wish I were Cookie Monster and TH was teaching ME about delayed gratification.

      • HobbitGirl

        I hadn’t seen that until you mentioned it! How utterly adorable.

    • Calinda_L

      He seems like such fun!

    • mshesterp

      His jaunty leg posing and THAT FACE is the epitome of adorable. I’d like to see him in a movie with non-Loki hair/garb. He’s just. so. cute.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      Plus, Loki had a point. Discovering that your parents have lied to you all your life is a big fucking deal.

    • Bethany NS

      Indeed.

  • hughman

    I was praying, PRAYING, Tom Ford had his leg hair shaved into balls like a poodle and it was making his pants bulge weirdly. It may still be true!!

    • StellaZafella

      At first I only saw “Tom Ford” and “Poodle Balls” in your post and I. Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

      • hughman

        I’m sure he only lets his friends call him “Poodle Balls”.

    • ankali

      You are a GODDAMNED NATIONAL TREASURE.

    • marlie

      This post wins for the day.

  • Janet B

    Russell Brand: can he breathe?

    • Rebecca Jay

      No, but he can laser-cut you into slivers with those kaRAYzeee eyes!

      • SouthernGirlRena

        You are not kidding! Can you imagine running into him in a deserted hallway. Terrifying

        • Eric Stott

          I can imagine him still working this look at 70 – but it isn’t a pretty thought

          • demidaemon

            Too true. Too true. And he probably will work this look until he can’t be held up anymore. Which frightens my mind’s eye.

  • jen

    Loki wins, hands down.

    • LipstickForPigs

      Your avatar wins hands-down.

      • Kathy_Marlow

        Agreed, endorsed, 2nd! Swearengen FTW.

      • jen

        Hahaha, thanks! I love Al Swearengen.

    • twocee

      Having recently watched Deadwood I am so tempted to go into a string of dialogue that would surely get me banned from TLo.

      • jen

        I don’t think these cocksuckers here would mind. ;)

  • Alloy Jane

    David Gandy is GORGEOUS. A male model who is a man, what is there not to love? And why blow up doll? He doesn’t look plastic to me.

    I yawn at the rest except for the cute boy in the first picture. He needs a bit of grooming but if he was naked, I wouldn’t complain.

    • myristica_fragrans

      there’s always been something off about his face, which is why i can’t find him 100% dreamy.

      • Alloy Jane

        His face is just slightly asymmetrical, plus his eyebrows are kinda funny. I like that though. I’ve seen perfectly symmetrical male faces and they make me pray for a bar fight in order to rearrange things. Just a little scar here, or a bit of a broken nose, something to make a face INTERESTING. Otherwise, it just feels so manufactured. But that’s just me…

        • ankali

          So he’s accidentally eye-fucking me, then? Because I think that’s where the blow-up doll comment may have come from.

          • Alloy Jane

            I’m not sure I know what that means, unless you’re referring to his Blue Steele. I thought maybe the blow-up doll comment was related to his use of kung fu grip.

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        Too much duckface and overly-groomed facial hair for me to find him hot. Or at least to admit to it publicly. How I feel about him privately is known only to me and the NSA.

  • Rebecca Jay

    Were there any non silly-looking fellas at this shindig?

    • Linda LaPaz

      Jamie Redknapp and Tom Hiddleston. I don’t know who Jamie is, but this is perfection!

  • TSkot

    “Blow-up doll. Is that mean?”
    Not just mean, filled with jealousy.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Tom Ford and David Gandy look flawless. As always.

    And thank God, no neckties…

  • Sarah

    IDK who Jamie Redknapp is, but the “GQ” behind his head is giving him a virtual mullet. Which I thought was real, and didn’t mind, because clean cut with that outfit is giving me handsome cater waiter.

    • Claire

      He’s an ex-footballer in England and now a “pundit” aka talks about the match at half time. All you really need to know is that he is a babe!

      • Rand Ortega

        Is he the son of Harry? Just Googled. Thought there was a resemblance. Poor Harry. Stuck w/ QPR. His boy’s quite the looker.

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      “Handsome cater waiter,” especially “bored handsome cater waiter with time on his hands,” can be a good thing.

  • Danielle

    Tom Hiddleston and Simon Pegg at the same event. My ovaries would explode.

    • veleri

      I couldn’t agree more.

  • ryenerman

    Oh Simon Pegg, rumpled but adorable seems to have become my type…

    • Tatiana Luján

      And his bow tie is the cutest of the lot.

  • Random Compliments

    Tom Ford has gone heavy on the botox. Jeez.

    • bertkeeter

      Understatement at best!

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      He is serving up Bond villain realness here.

      • demidaemon

        Personally, I love it. I’m shallow that way

  • bertkeeter

    David Gandy wins!

    • sagecreek

      I don’t know, he looks like a very young Al Swearengen.

      Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you.

  • StellaZafella

    The tuxedo: Easy style choice, so easily done wrong. I’ll take Simon Pegg because he’s just so cute for trying.

  • Claire

    Tom Odell is adorable. So out of his comfort zone and rocking it!

    • Imasewsure

      He looks like a cute kid at his cousin’s wedding though… is he 12?

  • Lilyana_F

    Wait, so how is Tom Ford’s hem not the perfect length? Isn’t that like his job?

    Tom H. FTW

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      Sleeves are too long too.

      • Eric Stott

        He doesn’t want to alter the suit – it goes back on the rack after the event.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    Seriously, how can they get a tux wrong? Boys going to prom have better fittings done at the mall. I don’t get it.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    That’s Sam Jackson.

    Yes his designers deserve to die and I hope they burn in hell!!!!

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      It looks like he’s in velvet, which would explain how it came out looking wonky in the photos. Velvet is so difficult to photograph. I’ll stick with that story.

      • Tatiana Luján

        I think it’s velvet too. And I like it. It might be the Samuel Jackson effect on me, I think everything looks good on him.

      • Nariya

        I want to buy it, but Hiddleston is rocking the shit out of a velvet jacket. Come on SLJ, don’t put up with that crap! Fire some people!

  • quiltrx

    Loki FTW.
    And I will take (at least) one of those David Gandy blow-up dolls, please.

  • Beecreature

    And I must thank you, Tom Hiddleston, for making me swoon. As predicted. Again. Every time.

  • Tanya Wade

    Loki, you are my velvet-jacketed dream.

  • JauntyJohn

    Tom H. is sublime. Matt disappoints a bit, but only because his personal bar is set so high.
    As for the rest, our esteemed hosts said it (as usual) best.

    (Also, not that anyone needs any extra fuel for Hiddleston Love, but if you click around you can find him in the official Sesame Street bit he did with the Cookie Monster. The man is like champagne, with a grin and a giggle bubbling out of him, he literally sparkles, regardless of venue.)

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      I miss Matt’s hair.

    • MilaXX

      Saw the Sesame Street bit. Very cute!

  • KayEmWhy

    Cardboard cutout! LOL!

  • Jacquelyn

    Hiddleston. The end.

  • Imasewsure

    “Blow-up doll. Is that mean?” It’s weirdly accurate, not mean of course!

    My first thought was James Bond Ken Doll but I’ll go with my uncles instead.

    • Toby Wollin

      I was trying to figure out why Gandy looks, to me, so weird and then I figured it out – there is not one horizontal line there. He’s got this huge chunk of shirt collar above the collar of the jacket (and a whole lot of shirt showing between the collar as well), And then, there is the shoulder line, which has as close to a trapezoidal shape between the neck and the edge of the shoulders as I have ever seen in a man’s coat, EVER. This makes his neck look like a hunk of beef on a hook – This is a guy who (like Cary Grant), does have a rather big head and thick neck and he needs a strong horizontal line in the shoulders of his coat to balance that off and a fit that puts the collar of the coat snugly up against the shirt collar. This is a guy who, I think (others may disagree), needs to put himself into the hands of a military tailor, STAT.

  • Cordelia_Gray

    I don’t care that Matt Smith’s tux is boring. Something about him makes me want to give him a big hug. He’s so adorable.

  • Beth513

    Tom Hiddleston for the win. Delicious.

  • filmcricket

    How can Tom Effing Ford be wearing a tux that isn’t perfectly fitted?

    • formerlyAnon

      Does seem to argue inexcusably inept staff work, no?

  • MilaXX

    Don’t care, I look at Matt Smith with his short cut is all is hear, “Pull my ears, Gina!” He will always be adorkably cute to me.

  • harlowish

    I don’t know who Jamie Redknapp is, but he looks exactly like a male Sarah Paulson.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Hiddleston for the win! By a long shot.

    • Shawn EH

      Not just handsome, but stylish and unique.

  • Calinda_L

    Tom Ford’s suit is amazingly ill-fitting considering he’s in a Tom Ford suit. It’s not just that he owns the suit, but he made it.

    • marlie

      It’s laughable. He can’t even dress himself well.

  • Trickytrisha

    Methinks Samuel Jackson is being done a disservice by the lighting setup for this event. You can see the glare over everyone’s left shoulder and Mr. J seems to be closer to the light source than most, in fact it’s bouncing off his elegant shaved head.

    Russell Brand always looks like he’s about to explode.

    Dan Stevens just looks smarmy these days. Badly fitted tux doesn’t help.

    • Alloy Jane

      “Russell Brand always looks like he’s about to explode.”

      Oh if only…

    • snarkykitten

      Russell Brand looks like he’s trying to be Dylan Moore in Black Books

      that’s really not someone to emulate.

  • jmorino08

    Cousin Matthew looks like he had to borrow Carson’s tuxedo or something. That jacket is enormous on him!

  • frannyprof

    I”m worried about Dan Stevens. He looks ill.

  • conniemd

    I like Jamie Redknapp, but who are most of these men? I feel so out of the loop

  • Kirstin McAulay

    Pegg is too cute for words… Brand is as usual douche from long distance and I’ll take a Hiddleston to go… everywhere!

    Martini man Loki – anytime… anyplace…. anywhere ;)

  • alyce1213

    Jamie Redknapp FTW. Hiddleston looks fine too. Adorable Simon Pegg’s trousers are a few inches too long.
    Samuel L. Jackson would be stunningly gorgeous in fifty shades of black.

  • e jerry powell

    “There really isn’t much to say about a man in a tux.”
    Other than “take it off and let’s get to knockin’ boots.”

    I don’t even think about Sam’s black-on-black anymore. It’s just his thing.

    Tom Ford must have like twenty of that same tux. I hate to think he just keeps wearing the same one.

    Brand. Still trying to work a skinny jean, even in formal wear.

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

    Whose bright idea was it to put the majority in the menfolk in so much makeup they look like wax dolls? I mean jesus christ on a tube of lipstick.

  • Monday1900

    That photo of Russell Brand cracks me up to no end! I’m doing a mental Que es mas macho with Russell, Tom Ford and David Gandy (who are all posing to compete).

    • Shawn EH

      And the answer is probably: Salma Hayek.

  • formerlyAnon

    I was thinking thoughts of generic gratitude to our hosts till all generically grateful thoughts were ejected instantly from my brain upon sight of Mr. Hiddleston. The wave of “how do I manage to swoon directly into his arms” strategizing pushed out all kind thoughts for Mr. Redknapp’s tux or for the fine qualities of the pack collectively deemed runners up to Mr. Hiddleston.

  • MsMajestyk

    David Gandy AND Tom Hiddleston in one post! Are you trying to kill me? Simon Pegg looks cute. WTF Tom Ford?

    • Shawn EH

      He’s made himself into his own mannequin. So much better to just embrace eccentricity like Lagerfeld I think.

  • Qitkat

    Matt Smith has a bumpit. Tom Ford has bubble pants. /smirk/ I don’t know why Russell Brand has never been cast as a werewolf, he would hardly need makeup ;p Is Tom Odell the one who does the commercial for “we’ll leave the lights on”? Samuel L. Jackson looks magnificent, mature, and dignified. And I wouldn’t mind helping Jamie Redknapp out of his tux, even as I haven’t the slightest idea who he is. Do I have a thing for Brits named Jamie? That’s all I’ve got.

    • sagecreek

      No, that’s Tom Bodett. Whole different thing :)

      • Qitkat

        haha ;-) sure, I knew that. It was just the first thing to pop into my mind :D , since the names almost rhyme. TB would never appear on here, would he? Sometimes one has to throw a ringer in just to see if anyone is reading the late posts. *g*

        • sagecreek

          That’s why I responded, I figured it was a test :)

  • sleepycat

    My friend adores (aesthetically, not sexually) David Gandy.

  • Kate

    Jamie Redknapp for the win!

  • Eric Stott

    Simon Pegg looks like someone’s cousin showed up at the wedding at the last minute & wore the old tux from the back of the closet.

  • abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxqyz

    i am just so annoyed that Tom Hiddleston pretends he is unmarried, it was widely reported before he “made” it, now he just pretends to be another Briton hottie in Hollywood..

    • shelbywoo

      Did they get divorced? How hurtful it must be to pretend your spouse just doesn’t exist.

    • Kimmu

      He made it with Thor, during Thor he was dating Kat Dennings and afterwards he was pretty public with Susannah Fielding before they split, so he’d have to be married AND dating other people for him to be pretending he’s not married.

      • abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxqyz

        well both of them were cover-ups, he is indeed still married to a Brit, she is not working within the industry, and definitely not one of the actresses you mentioned.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Is Matt Smith’s tux supposed to go without a bowtie?I love his shoes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

    Yes, David Gandy looks like a blow-up doll. But a PRETTY blow-up doll.

    • Shawn EH

      He’s much better without all the distracting clothing.

  • carnush

    Bless you guys. “Blow up doll.” Brilliant.

  • Emily Smith

    Hnnng Tom Hiddleston

  • hmariec19

    Please someone serve me Tom Hiddleston on a platter, kthx.

  • julnyes

    I agree wholeheartedly with TLo’s assessment with one change – I like Samuel Jackson’s all black velvet formal wear.

    • marlie

      It’s his “thing,” and it works for him.

  • Getoverit

    Does Dan Stevens really have the biggest man hips ever or is it the fit of the tux?

  • crash1212

    Tom Ford looks like he has mouse ears on his legs.

  • anotherkate

    Jesus Christ, Tom Hiddleston. That is all.

  • Nancer

    Russel Brand – bwah ha ha! Tom Hiddleston – ooh la la!

  • marlie

    “Blow up doll” and “cardboard cutout” made me laugh out loud. I’m not bowled over by any of these gents, but out of them all, Hiddy wins this one.

    Also, Tom Ford’s TOM FORD TUX is too tight.

  • MK03

    Seriously, someone needs to get me Simon Pegg for my birthday. You have six days. GO.

  • Joyce VG

    Tom Odell and Simon Pegg yay!!!!

  • Florence Whytingale

    Marry me, Hiddleston?

  • mickiemonkey

    I’m so worried about Russell Brand. I hope he didn’t hurt himself.

  • demidaemon

    I don’t care what you say. I would but that blow-up doll and cardboard cut-out. Smoking hot.

  • JP

    Can someone tell me who the lady is with Matt Smith?

    • snowy_owl_000

      It’s his big sister. :)

      • JP

        Thank you! They look like they’re having a great time!

  • Nathan Forester

    Russell Brand is a real life wolf in sheep’s clothing.