Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston at the “Thor: The Dark World” Premiere

Posted on October 23, 2013

Boys in
Black are

But you love them so.


Chris Hemsworth attends the world premiere of “Thor: The Dark World” at The Odeon Leicester Square in London in Dolce&Gabbana.



Tom Hiddleston attends the world premiere of “Thor: The Dark World” at The Odeon Leicester Square in London in Giorgio Armani.

We weren’t planning on pitting them against each other, but we think Hemsworth may be winning this one. Hiddleston’s pants are way to balloony and his tux is awfully shiny. We don’t generally dig all-black guy ensembles like Hemsworth’s but we appreciate the use of different fabrics and textures to give the look some distinction. Jacquard and velvet. You gotta give a man props for that.



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  • Donyelle

    Tom’s ginger waves :Eartha Kitt purr:

    • Lucía Gavello

      He can smile my pants off.

    • StellaZafella

      I worked with the magnificent Kitt many years ago in clubs. At least one “Hiddleston” type man had to be seated front row center for every show so she could tease him and run her hands through his hair during “Cest Cie Bon”.
      …It was in her contract.

      • Lanus

        That’s a lady who understands contract negotiation.

  • Neither of these men gets my motor running. But Hemsworth wins this round, sartorially speaking.

    • Thanks! That makes one less person I have to fight for Chris. My motor is officially in overdrive.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Why doesn’t science just work on cloning these men? That would stop so many fights!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Hemsworth definitely takes this sartorial round. And,I will take on Mr. Hemsworth-since he ‘s not your cuppa.

  • steeg of their own

    Maybe it’s just the pictures, but Hemsworth looks like he’s wearing brown (or brownish oxblood?) to me, not black. I was going to give him props for pulling off brown velvet in a vest.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      ya, hemsworth’s tie is black, but his shirt, vest, and suit are a deep, dark red.

      • MoHub

        I was thinking a wine color, but definitely not black.

        • Jacqueline Wessel

          On my screen it’s a deep burgundy.

      • Pterodactyl111

        And it’s fantastic.

    • gabbilevy

      Glad it’s not just me. I sincerely approve.

    • Emily Smith

      I was gonna say, that does not look black to me.

      • Kristin McNamara

        Neither of these suits look black on my monitor! Not even close, in fact! Hemmy looks to be in a deep burgundy suit, as mentioned above. Tommy’s looks like a nice navy blue.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Same here and Hemsworth definitely wins this round.

    • conniemd

      It looks like maroon, burgundy, etc, particularly the velvet. He looks just plain hot.

    • whirligig7

      That’s what I see too… definitely not black…

    • editrixie

      Yeah, Tom even greets him on the RC by mentioning that he’s looking good in red. So, I thought this “black-off” was weird.

    • RuthGo

      I was also going to say that he looks like he’s in head to toe oxblood. Which I actually approve of. It looks like he’s thinking about it.

  • xay

    I may have vision problems, but I’m seeing Hemsworth’s outfit as mostly burgundy with a black tie. Am I missing something?

    • MilaXX

      Tie read grey/black to me.

    • mmebam

      You are correct.

    • twocee

      I must be having vision problems too…there were clothes?

  • Laura Renee

    I think your screens are going wonky, TLo. No way Hemsworth’s suit is black. I mean, compared to his obviously black tie?

    Also: argh, bronzer needs to be applied to the neck too sometimes, or else lightened up on the face — that last picture of Hiddleston’s is *unfortunate*. Seriously cringe-worthy. And even in other photos, look at his hairline!

    • steeg of their own

      It’s Hemsworth’s shoes that give the game away for me. The shoes are black. The rest of the suit, by comparison, is obviously not.

    • Hiddleston needs to fire and then sue his bronzer person, because that is some seriously bad bronzer application. I mean, that’s malpractice.

    • marlie

      It could also be the lighting, but that last picture is REALLY unfortunate.

  • ccinnc

    Hmm, my monitor says Hemsworth is in dark chocolate, aubergine and burgundy.

    • MilaXX

      I get burgundy vest and cranberry with an iridescent sheen for the suit & shirt.

      • We originally thought the red undertones in Hemsworth’s outfit were coming from the way the camera flashes were bouncing off the blacks, but looking at it again, it’s pretty consistent in every picture, so we could be wrong about that.

    • My monitor says Hemsworth is GET NAKED NOW!

    • JDreesen

      i just read this entire sequence of comments and thought the word “monitor” was the word “mother” and am now laughing my ass off.

      mostly because my first reaction was that i want to meet Gayer Than Thou’s mother.

  • MilaXX

    Love Hemsworth’s look, just wish the pants were a straight cut and properly hemmed. As much as I like Hiddleston, his pants legs are getting increasingly too long.

  • Uncle Spike

    Hemsworth’s outfit doesn’t look all black to me. Off-black tie with an interesting pattern, a deep, deep chocolate suit, and that dark burgundy vest is gorge. Love all around.

  • Kimmu

    On my monitor, Hemsworth’s is a really deep wine color, which I love. Also that velvet vest I want to put my hands all over it and stroke and squeeze *coughs*

    And yeah, he’s beating Hiddleston here. I can’t believe I am saying it, but Chris’s fits better than Tom’s, and Tom is usually much better at getting things tailored properly.

    • Coughing because you didn’t want to say, “and take it off?”

      • Kimmu

        Yes, and then once the vest is off, the rest of the suit can follow.

  • Sobaika

    Must be my screen because I see Hemsworth in burgundy and (depending on flash) Hiddleston in navy.

    • paginatrix

      Me, too. I was liking the idea.

    • MilaXX

      I only get Hiddleston in navy on that last shot, the rest look black.

    • mmebam

      Nope, Hiddleston is black. Shiny + flash –> navy

      • marlie

        Heh, “Hiddleston is black.” I don’t know why I find that so funny.

  • KinoEye

    Could be my monitor or the different lighting in each picture, but it looks like Hiddleston’s got some weird bronzer/fake tan/odd makeup going on. Very distracting.

  • hughman

    Hemsworth looks like he guides tours at Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Hiddleston meanwhile does two shows nightly at Swingo’s Celebrity Motor Lodge.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Tom is wearing more makeup in one night than I have ever worn in my entire life.

  • Alexis Boucher

    Both of their hems make me sad, but Thor gets my vote in the photos.
    Not that I would kick either of them out of bed for eating crackers.

    • I would. We’d have to take things into the kitchen.

  • Neither gentlemen is getting my motor purring. Hemsworth is looking particularly greasy. And while I appreciate the attempted deviation from the norm, I’m not feeling the colors or the velvet on him. Hiddleston is killing me with the overall shine and the puddle of pants at his feet. That’s a lotta luke warm up there, which is a damn shame when you think of the raw materials on hand.

    • tereliz

      I’ll take greasy velvet if it looks like Chris any day! 😉

      My secret fear is that I’m going to call out his name someday when the husband and I are getting it on. LOL.

  • bueller

    Hemsworth’s suit looked much more maroon in person.

  • kimmeister

    I don’t think Hemsworth can pull off a skinny tie. Just like skinny guys look silly in really fat ties, broad chested fellows look silly in skinny ties.

  • Bill Craven

    Did I miss the memo on shirtsleeve length? Are the cuffs now invisible?

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    Hiddleston has WAY too much bronzer on. His skin is like ten times darker than it should be.

    • Rand Ortega

      & it stops at his hairline– Yow.

      • decormaven

        Yes, that misstep is giving me eye twitch.

      • Lanus

        And the cheekbone contouring…yech. Look, I get that he’s a porcelain skinned ginger and needs some pigment from les artistes under the harsh glare of photo lighting….but, seriously. I think he used the same makeup “artist” that Emmy Rossum did a few entries back. The untalented one.

  • Rand Ortega

    Love the burgundy–oxblood in today’s fashion parlance– on Hemsworth. Tom will always be in possession of my heart, but that hem is terrible. So, for this time only, Thor over Loki.

  • sagecreek

    Chris is not my cuppa, but I love that burgundy waistcoat. It makes the outfit.

  • Adriana

    Hemsworth looks pretty good, minus the greasy hair. Hiddleston needs to pull back the reins a bit on the self tanner. Yikes.

  • quiltrx

    Now all we need is a wet washcloth to set this all straight. We’ll scrub that crunch out of Chris’ hair, and scrub that shit off Tom’s face. Because that’s really all that’s terribly wrong here; the rest I can handle.
    (I particularly like Chris’ velvet vest and jacquard tie, though I wish the tie were wider.)

  • boweryboy

    Hemworth’s suit appears to be a dark wine/burgundy color on my computer screen which I’m kind of digging, but only just a little.

    I can’t even with Hiddleston.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Tom looks adorable and Chris looks sexy. I feel there is plenty of win to be had here.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Boys with too much bronzer on their face are also boring, Tom.

  • Kelly Sowers

    Hiddleston’s make-up looks off. o_O
    Is it just me?

  • Nikko Viquiera

    Everyone’s commenting on the clothes. I on the other hand am focusing on the more important question of who to take for night out of town. Thoughts?

    • WendyD

      They love each other. I wouldn’t want to break up the set.

    • lunchcoma

      Three’s company?

  • WendyD

    Chris is definitely wearing burgundy, Tom must have just been handed that tux because it’s not like him to not have the trousers perfectly hemmed, and I don’t know what’s up with his bronzer.

    But you know what? Don’t mind. Don’t care. It’s Thor and Loki and they are both DELICIOUS.

    *cue Thor voice* BRING ME NOVEMBER 8!

  • RichStrathmann

    Is Tom Hiddleston wearing bronzer? His face is 10 shades darker than his neck. Looks weird.

  • BobStPaul

    On my computer screen, Hemsworth’s suit and vest look more aubergine than black. The only item that shows as black is the tie and it’s looking more charcoal than black. Initially, I thought Hiddleston’s outfit looked better but the more I look at them the more I agree with T and Lo. The tie is too skinny, though.

  • PastryGoddess

    That velvet waistcoast is giving me LIFE

  • Well, I was going to post that Hemsworth’s outfit didn’t look black to me, but I see that 45 BKs have already noted it! I think he looks pretty outstanding and I love the deep burgundy color that is showing on my computer monitor. Hiddleston? not much to recommend in any way.

    • leahpapa

      Thank you! Am I the only one who’s driven nuts by folks just reiterating what’s already been said dozens of times here, rather than “voting up” or replying in a thread? (Sorry, I have an overdeveloped super-ego, so it’s probably just that I like rules and consistency. I’ll stop now.)

      • marlie

        I make the mistake of immediately writing and then posting my thoughts, and THEN read the comments, only to find out that what I said was already said two dozen times, and way better than I could say it as well.

        • leahpapa

          No, totally. I’m super grumpy and should be home sick today, so I’m prone to irritability. But I just saw Jane Fonda in the whiteboard, and she is GIVING LIFE, so that should help 🙂

      • It doesn’t drive me nuts, but I do think it’s a waste of cyberspace. Plus, original comments are more fun to read, don’t you think?

  • Imasewsure

    Not even a smile can make his ill-fitting tux work this time around. Hemsworth looks good but it’s all too dark. Nice that they both put in the effort though! Much appreciated

  • Nancer

    So – I think they both look good BUT Hemsworth needs to figure out the right amount of product for his hair and Hiddlestone needs to extend the bronzer to his neck….

  • formerlyAnon

    Hemsworth’s attire takes this one hands down. I assume you only say “may be winning” out of tact. The velvet waistcoat and subtly patterned tie take the match, even though Mr. Hiddleston’s magnetic grin floats above his crisp white shirt and jaunty tie. (I say this as someone who would never even notice Mr. Hemsworth in the room, were Mr. Hiddleston there as well.)
    ETA: My computer shows Mr. Hemsworth wearing a very deep reddish brown. Neither properly oxblood nor burgundy, more brown than either.

    • MilaXX

      Weird thing. At home on my larger screen (17 or 19 inches can’t remember) at home it reads more burgundy/cranberry/oxblood and Hiddleston’s makeup is dark but not horrible.

      Over at the siblings house on her 15 inch laptop Hemsworth’s clothing looks red/chocolate/black and Hiddleston’s makeup looks like he applied makeup 3 shades too dark on his face & I see how his tux could maybe be navy.

      • formerlyAnon

        Why I deeply distrust all of those on line “try our paint colors with your painting project” apps.

  • Danielle


  • jonnyf8

    OK. Now can we get some pictures of them making out?

  • alyce1213

    I love what Chris Hemsworth is wearing. (We’re all pretty much agreed at this point that it’s not black.) It’s what we should be seeing by men on the RC. His hair almost ruins it for me, but it’s scrolldown fabulous.
    Hiddleston’s tuxedo is too shiny for cameras and oy, those pants puddles!

  • julnyes

    Hemsworth wins this round in the clothing department (though I don’t like how thin his tie is) just because he is utilizing pattern and color so nicely. Hiddles made a slight misstep with the bronzer application and the hem length, but that smile always adds points.

  • vickilu

    TLo, you need to get your screens color corrected. The only black that Chris is wearing are the shoes.

  • Chris: Either wash your hair or keep the Thor wig. Tom: Fire the person who did your bronzer into the sun.

  • LadyCelia

    I’m not convinced that Hemsworth is in black–looks like a deep shot red or brown.

  • Elizabeth Szubert

    Tom wins due to the bow tie. 😀

  • Jecca2244

    Helmsworth was awesome in Rush (though he was bested by the gentleman who played opposite him). and Tom will never not remind me of F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris.

  • marlie

    Chris’ tux looks more… dark burgundy? Oxblood? If that’s the case, the black tie is wrong. And Hiddles in pants that are puddling around his ankles makes me sad.

  • lunchcoma

    Chris wins, but only by default. I appreciate him trying to be a little creative, but the combination of velvet, a vest, and a dark shirt tends to make him look bulkier than he really is. But at least everything fits.

    Tom’s pants are a mess, and from his expression I think he knows it. Either that or he’s just tired.

    • Gloriana Reginata

      “but the combination of velvet, a vest, and a dark shirt tends to make him look bulkier than he really is”

      And this is bad how?

  • CommentsByKatie

    Agree. I usually am a Hiddleston/Snape/underdog sort of girl, but Chris Hemsworth is slaying me in that velvet vest. Hiddleston looks like a meddlesome cousin next to him. He takes this round for sure.

  • Jennifer C.

    Oh, so much pretty.

  • Holy too-much-bronzer, Batman!

  • Pat Pending

    “Boys in
    Black are

    But you love them so.”

    Hilar. I love how it’s almost a haiku. Just a few more syllables…

    Boys in Black: boring.
    We find them oh so boring,
    But you love them so.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Hemsworth’s suit isn’t black.

    • JauntyJohn

      It reads as a dark maroon on my monitor – and the vest a really nice deep burgandy.

      • Tatiana Luján

        That is how it reads in my screen too.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I try very hard to judge Hemsworth’s clothes but simply can’t concentrate on them or be objective in the least.

  • YoungSally

    Maybe you can rework this to the tune of “Black Boys” from Hair

    Boys in Black are Boring
    But you love them so
    Boys in Black still yummy
    They satisfy my tummy…..

    • amber.


  • amber.

    I hate Chris’s hair but I love his suit. I hate Tom’s suit but I love him. What happened Tom?

  • boredbyopen

    Tom, fire the guy who does your make up. Chris, fire the guy who does your hair (or let you out looking like you don’t even remember when the last shower you took was). Then we can talk.

    Or take your clothes off. That works as well.

  • Janet B

    Chris wins, although I prefer to see him in blues than blacks & burgandy

  • Fordzo

    I’d let Loki feed me french fries.

    • formerlyAnon

      Still with the french fries? You are either trying to diet or have a deep and intense relationship with french fries. Or, both. 😉

      • Fordzo

        Oh, good lord! I don’t diet! It’s just Fall, and my body is telling me to eat All Of The Carbs to store fat for winter.

        I am, however, transitioning my fixation to tator tots. But, then again, tomorrow IS Sausage Friday. Bangers and mash, baby!

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Isn’t Hemsworth’s vest red?

  • NoveltyRocker

    I dunno, the velvet and color are a nice departure in men’s red carpet fashion but it all looks Christian youth group leader in this case.

  • Claudia Berry

    Tom has too much bronzer on. I’d be happy to wipe it all off.

  • stephbellard

    Hemsworth actually looks pretty terrific! Hiddleston does not.

  • joything

    Late as I am, this has probably already been said — I noticed right away that Hemsworth’s vest is a deep wine red, and it picks out a wine thread to the suit – charcoal wine? And yeah, the jacquard tie rocks it next to velvet.

  • H2olovngrl

    Neither one of these reads as black on my screen. Chris is showing up as brownish burgundy, and Tom’s looks navy. Am I crazy?

  • lalahartma

    I really do not care for Helmsworth’s tie.

  • vitaminC

    Dear men,
    Please wash your disgusting hair.
    That is all.

  • Pterodactyl111

    Chris Hemsworth looks fantastic. Even with that ridiculous hair.

  • kaycem

    tom’s contour did NOT get blended well enough!

  • Kim Albrechtsen

    I absolutely ADORE Hemsworth outfit!! It has the right cut, multiple layers of texture, & rich deep color… its just delicious fashion for the eyes!