Tom Hardy at the Locke Premiere

Posted on September 03, 2013

Cleans up well:


Tom Hardy attends the premiere of “Locke” during the 70th Venice International Film Festival.

Generally speaking, the thicker the guy, the more restraint he has to show when it comes to the modern, more fitted men’s styles. He’s right on the border. From certain angles, his jacket and pants look too tight, and from others, they look just right. There’s a bit too much going on with his accessories, though. The ribbon is a bit too large and focus-pulling for a tie pin. And we think we may just have come up with a new fashion rule. Only one pin per suit, please. Also, hem your pants. Also-also: It it us, or does his hair look kinda bad from the back?

Boy, we sure nitpicked the hell out of that one, didn’t we? But hey, the men never have to worry about bras, makeup, high heels or pedicures, so you’ll have to pardon us if we’re a little light on tears of regret.



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  • I think maybe if the pin were a little lower it might all look less cluttered. The causes he supports all seem to have matching colour schemes, which is sweet.

    • sugarkane105

      Is anyone aware of which specific causes they are? I’ve never seen the crown pin or the hand symbol before, and those ribbons are used for many different causes.

      • Tarquin

        The pin on his tie is for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The square pin with the red background is for Prince Charles’s charity, The Prince’s Trust. I am not familiar with the hand symbol.

        • NinaBoo

          It looks like he’s practicing how to introduce himself to someone!

          “Hello. Hell-O. HELL-o. So nice to meet you…”

      • Jessica Freeman

        I’m assuming the pink one on his tie is the breast cancer ribbon. Never seen the other 2, if the hand on his pocket is, in fact, a cause. It could be a designer label logo?

    • Louise Bryan

      Cause célebre! Nice suit, but it wants hemming. (sorry; can’t figure out how to do the alt-codes in Disqus)

  • sugarkane105

    My love for this man is unrelenting, tie pin or no. Have you ever heard him speak? Hnnnnng.

    • MsMajestyk

      Yes, his voice. I still haven’t forgiven Nolan for covering up that mouth in TDKR.

      • insertcleverbit

        This. I always think “what a waste, an entire movie without that beautiful face.” I’d watch him do anything, seriously – I watched This Means War at least 12 times, and couldn’t believe Reese would go for Chris Pine over Tom Hardy – she was obviously derranged.

    • fursa_saida

      I die even more over his voice because it’s one of his most chameleonic attributes. The degree to which he can change the pitch, the accent, the cadence, everything, it just slays me. Now I want to watch Lawless again just to hear him do the heavy Virginian accent.

  • crash1212

    That is some BAD hair! I woulda thunk that Mr. Hardy could afford to have his hair cut professionally…guess not. I love the hand on this handkerchief.

    • jenuwefa

      It’s for a film….Child 44…he plays a Russian.

      • filmcricket

        I was going to say – there’s something very military about his entire look, with the pins and the cut of the jacket, and his hair. I figured the latter was for a film.

      • H2olovngrl

        Well, that explains it. I was thinking WW2 era German.

        • jen

          Yup. That’s a very Nazi haircut.

          • terpsichory

            There are no Nazis in the book and if he plays the lead he will play Leo, who is as Russian as they come.

            I actually thought House of Lords when I saw the haircut.

      • demidaemon

        Still, don’t you think they could have styled it in a way that required less shellac and more happy good dreams, instead of the nightmares it is giving me right now.

  • David Calder

    Yes, the back of the hair is bizarre. It’s like a comb-over. For the back of the neck. On a man who’s not bald. Innovative!

  • Diego!

    I think he looks great! His hair must be for a ‘movie role’ so we can forgive him once… I agree regarding accesories, the lesser, the better!

    • jenuwefa

      The hair is surely for Child 44, which he is filming right now in my city (Prague)… 🙂

      • Diego!

        Nice! 🙂

  • teensmom99

    Perfect until we get to the calves (well, perfect from the front–I can’t unsee the hair now).

  • Latin Buddy

    Do you guys have any advice on hairstyles? I wear pomade but I wonder if it looks like it has too much product. I have a side part for a traditional look.

    • I like pomade.

    • Jessica Freeman

      As long as it’s not what Tom’s hair looks like. I use pomade, and love it.

    • demidaemon

      I think it’s a matter of choosing the right pomade. When I was in a play in college, the lead actor had to pomade his hair for his character. Well, he didn’t need to apply after the first night, because the stuff did not wash out. It was horrible. I expect their have to be better products out on the market from ten years ago. Personally, I prefer lighter styling gels. I tried something pomade-ish and didn’t like the way it felt in my hair or how difficult it was to apply.

  • effie

    He’s in the middle of filming Child 44, hence the hair … but he’s still pretty yummy 🙂

  • Karen Belgrad

    oof… that’s Stephen Baldwin hair.

  • Danielle

    Ahh. Better than a cup of coffee to wake me up this morning.

  • ChristySchiff

    I thought one was always supposed to leave the bottom button of a suit un-buttoned (unless it was a one-button suit, of course). Have I been misunderstanding the practice?

  • He is one I only find hot in certain context. With a puppy, for example. Or scruffy. In motion and/or talking. But just cleaned up and on the RC, not so much.

    • I agree with you. But since my friend Shannon assures me he is going to marry her, I can’t say anything against him.

    • fursa_saida

      I dig him in still photos, but not like this. Usually those photos involve smoking or tats or just general dissolute-ness.

  • nannypoo

    WTF with that nasty hair.

    • jenuwefa

      He’s filming Child 44 here in Prague – he plays a Russian.

      • nannypoo

        And Russians have really greasy hair?

        • jenuwefa

          Well you really didn’t make it clear what about his hair you thought was nasty – since everyone else is going on about the cut, I assumed…sorreeeee… guess he’s just trying to make the best of a bad cut and went a little overboard on the pomade… 🙂

  • MilaXX

    The pins and the hair are my only quibbles.

  • Jacquelyn

    His hair does look bad from the back but it also looks weird when you look at him straight on.

  • marlie

    Maybe the hair is for a role? The pants are too long, and he is wearing one pin too many, but still, I’d do him in a NY minutes.

  • julnyes

    yes the hair is hideous and your other quibbles are absolutely correct. I still find him extremely attractive despite these missteps.

  • ConnieBV

    His hair is giving me Austian megalomaniac. You can’t look good with that hair. I can’t see anything else.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Yeah, the hair is bad. And a the multiple pins. And as long as the quibble train is moving at quite a clip for this one, the sleeves are pulling in the bicep area and the shoes are not great.

    But A+ on sleeve length, bro.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I’m all about supporting your causes/charity, not so sure you have to do it all at once…really dislike the hair the most.

  • formerlyAnon

    I dislike that hair cut, whilst reserving the right to like it on someone else as he sets my teeth on edge. On the whole, I’d call the suit waaay above average, nits and all.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I think the haircut is for a role. He certainly looks like a character in a holocaust movie.
    I wonder what the pins mean.

  • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

    The hair’s a little Hitler Youth for me, but I assume it’s for a role.

    • halo323

      THANK YOU! I am so glad I’m not the only one confounded by the ongoing Hitler Youth hair trend.

  • wonderdivaEtsy

    He looks like a Baldwin brother in the third photo, with a Leroy Jethro Gibbs haircut.

  • jonnyf8

    Really, when it comes to Tom all I really think about is those spectacular lips.

  • Tamara Hogan

    Oof, What’s with the Three Stooges hair?

  • claudemtl777

    The hair has a definite third reich feel to it….could it be for a part?

  • Shawn EH

    I like the hair; probably also looks great not slicked back, when he’s being casual.

  • Yeah as others have mentioned, the hair is for Child 44, in which he plays a MGB agent in Stalin Soviet Union. It does make him look very stern though, but I like how it’s styled here. I mean, there’s not that much you can do with it. He tends to wear caps in public, I’m assuming he’s not very fond of the haircut himself. I also agree there’s too many pins – they’re for the causes he supports though which is nice, I think, so I can forgive him (Pink ribbon for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the red pin for the Prince’s Trust). Lol. I’m somewhat of a fangirl. What can I say?
    Something I can’t forgive is the poorly hemmed pants though!

  • He has a bad Soviet haircut is for a role in Child 44, which is currently filming.

    Per IMDB: “Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to
    investigate a series of child murders — a case that begins to connect
    with the very top of party leadership.”

  • Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

    gives me a hardy

  • H2olovngrl

    Why is he sporting mad German scientist hair?

    • joything

      I was thinking, Nazi hair. Very 1920s-30s. ETA: Frank Butterfield below explains it. Stalin-era movie role.

  • Aaminah Khan

    The multiple pins make the suit look like a military uniform. I thought he was in costume in the thumbnail.

  • jw_ny

    I just keep scrolling back to pic 2…sexy! 😉

  • Glam Dixie

    Man, that is not your hair. Fire whoever did that to you, that is some beauty school drop out work there.
    ETA: I see it’s for a role, all is forgiven. Still looks awful though.

  • kirkyo

    The only way I could like this more is if he was holding a puppy.

  • CeeQ

    Good grief that is one slicked out hair do. And I don’t mean that I like it….

  • Imasewsure

    30’s mobster chic…. still I like it (except for the puddle at the feet)

  • Monday1900

    My career Air Force brother in law looks a lot like this–especially the haircut.

  • deelup

    Between the pins and the hairdo it’s a bit “compassionate Nazi” chic.

  • joanna dash

    I like his flair. And the cut of his jib. Yes, sirreeee.

  • Jennifer

    Hair is weird AF.

  • amber.

    I’m just glad you guys featured Tom Hardy. I’m biased. I think he looks fantastic.

  • Qitkat

    I’m glad I read further about the reason for his hair, because, ooofff, so unflattering. Some enterprising person could do a blog about men’s hair (head and facial) through the centuries. Might be fun to compare.
    He looks mighty fine otherwise. Great suit, if a tad long.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Oh thank God it’s Sausage Friday. It’s been a shitty, hellish blur of a week.

  • JauntyJohn

    He is a generally beefy dude, so the tailoring will always be a thing — hard to make a “V” shape when you’re built like a tree. Other than the pants length (which is effing ridiculous) I give this high marks. The hair may (or may not) be for a part, but it’s got some style. I think the tie pin would not be a problem if it were way lower on the tie.

    Also: The little bloody hand monogram on the pocket square? Squee! Love. Subtle wit.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    That is some 1950’s hair. “A Little Dab ‘ll Do Ya.”

  • Maggie Smith

    Le Sigh

    Oh how I love Tom Hardy. He even makes “derranged lunatic dressed up as a clown” look good.

  • demidaemon

    Yes, their is something awful about his hair from the back. It’s a bit terrifying. Also, this is a bit monochrome for me, and the tie pins aren’t cutting it. Which is probably why he or his stylist thought he needed more than one. Not fixing the problems, people. At all.

  • sleepycat

    God, he is hot and I totally want to do bad things with him. And, I am assuming, he supports HIV/AIDS programs. Yay!

  • Eric Stott

    The hair is OK in the back – it’s a vintage cut that comes back now and then. You may not like it but this is how it is supposed to be done.

  • Pterodactyl111

    Yeah, there’s something weird about his hair.

  • Couldn’t hate the hair more.

  • CKMia

    He’s delicious but I can’t seem to get the word “Nazi” out of my head.

  • jabes

    Love the suit — does anyone know who the designer is? Some really interesting details on it, and gorgeous fabric and construction.

  • quiltrx

    The hair could use a little something…but there’s something oddly sexy about it to me, too.

  • MzzPants

    I think the haircut suits the look in a traditional, old-world way. Plus, in just a few days, the back will fill in and it can be reshaped.

  • kathrineb

    Hot looking man but I just can’t enjoy the sight of him when he has that hair.

  • dancho

    Hair is cool — looks like the 20s or 30s. Like Michael Pitt’s hair in Boardwalk Empire. Must be for a role.

    As pretty as TH is… And when he speaks, I get moist… He needs orthodontia desperately. What can I say? I have high standards WRT teeth.

  • Ana Nidri

    his hair is that way cause he is filming Childe 44…i think he is just perfect…and yes i loveeeee man who knows what is important in life..rather than just thinking of fashion…i think he is great man .He is using every second of his exposure to try to help someone…Amazing man!

  • librarygrrl64

    I hope that hair is for a role because it looks awful on him. Hitler hair.