Daniel Radcliffe at the “Kill Your Darlings” Premiere

Posted on October 04, 2013

The gays were running wild in gingham shirts starting about three years ago (to the point where T turned to Lo during Fashion Week a couple years back and said “So help me, if I see one more queen dressed in a country kitchen curtain I’m going to LOSE IT.”), so it seems that the old saw about straight boys picking up on gayboy trends five years later has now been accelerated. We blame gay marriage.


Daniel Radcliffe at the “Kill Your Darlings” Premiere in Beverly Hills, California in a Todd Snyder suit paired with a Hamilton shirt, an Ovadia & Sons tie, a The Tie Bar pocket square, and George Cleverley shoes.

From the neck down: all perfectly acceptable. We actually don’t mind the lack of color because the black gingham is actually pretty eye-catching.

From the neck up: Meth.

Let’s talk grooming and guy makeup for pictures, darlings. It’s a conversation America needs to have.

Daniel’s both too pale and too boyish to rock the stubble. It just makes him look sallow.

He also needs to have a better job done on the brow shaping. Look, we hate when a guy has perfectly waxed Elizabeth Taylor brows, but there’s a happy medium between that and the caterpillars meeting in the middle over his nose. Too many strays and strangely long hairs sticking out.

And hey, sometimes the work of being a star is exhausting and a boy needs a little concealer to erase the dark circles. But a boy also needs someone who knows how to blend it for pictures.

And this boy in particular should definitely look into a light coating of the lightest bronzer known to man. There’s pale, and then there’s “reflecting the light of the sun.” For pictures and public appearances, Daniel could really benefit from taking the facelight down a shade or two.

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[Photo Credit: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Izumi Hasegawa/PRPhotos.com]

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  • RussellH88

    He’s looking like Sharon Needles after a hard night.

    • terpsichory

      I’m still not convinced that it isn’t actually Elijah Wood.

  • anabel22

    He looks better with glasses. He was also styled way better for watch what happens tonight

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I think he’s one of those guys who looks better in glasses, too.

    • kat89

      I was just wondering if I was the only one who thinks he looks better with glasses! Great minds think alike!

      • anabel22

        He also looks so tired. Glasses to the rescue!

    • formerlyAnon

      He looks better in anything that ages him a bit. The visual 40s are his decade, I’m convinced.

  • Frank_821

    you uncles just slay me

  • Just a skerrick of green-based colour corrector around the eyes, and a bit of tinted moisturiser.

    • MilaXX

      that or a good CC creme

  • Rhonda Shore

    So, I’m taking my teenage son shopping for his first quality suit later today. Am I hearing no gingham shirts? (which i suspect aren’t his style anyway…).

    • MilaXX

      If I understand correctly it’s a yes, it’s just a fashion that is late trickling down to the straight guys.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      If you can get your teenaged son into a gingham shirt please let me know your method. I can’t get my 30 yr old boyfriend into anything but solid white, blue or gray.

      • formerlyAnon

        If I can get my 20-something son to agree to let me purchase him a new item of clothing of any kind I damn near fall to my knees and thank whatever Powers are involved.

    • I think if a young man is only going to have one weddings/funerals/job interviews suit, solid coloured dress shirts are a good idea.

      • Rhonda Shore

        Thanks guys, this is uncharted territory for me. He tends to like classic, so i suspect he’ll want a white shirt; he already said he wants a black suit…hoping he’ll go for a pocket square.

        • Ginger

          If he’s a thinner fellow, at least try steering him to a slimmer cut suit. I so wish more teenagers swayed more towards the classic side of fashion as opposed to having their underwear exposed for all to see.

          Also, get off my lawn.

          • Rhonda Shore

            Thanks again everyone. We went to J Crew, he chose a deep charcoal colored suit, slim cut, two vents in back; light blue shirt, purple and gold broad-striped tie, refused a pocket square. He looked great in his new finery!

        • Maybe something with a bit of texture to it, like a self-stripe or herringbone twill shirt.

    • marlie

      Also, I bet TLo would say that the “rules” that they apply to professional clotheshorses don’t apply to your son. If he wants/can rock gingham, more power to him! If not, no biggie – as long as he wears what’s comfortable for him and what’s appropriate for the given setting.

      • Rhonda Shore

        True dat, but he likes solids…

  • I hate to say it, but he looks like someone whose been playing the latest Grand Theft Auto non-stop until someone said, “Daniel! Red carpet, let’s go!”

    • Erica_Vuitton

      And there is nothing wrong with that!!

  • newleaf1

    Sartorially speaking, lovely. But bless his soul, he looks like he needs a weekend of rest.

  • alyce1213

    His beard and neck pubes make me itch. (That didn’t sound right.)

    • dancho

      He needs to shave clean or grow the beard. The scruff does not look good on him.

  • quiltrx

    He’s definitely better without the stubble (it hides some of the interesting angles of his face), and he needs the brows groomed big time. The fact that they are so bushy combines with his sparse/light eyelashes to make his eyes always look a bit hollow.
    LOVING the gingham shirt…well-deployed with the solid suit.
    Which reminds me, you guys should REALLY rip apart the looks of the Thursday Night Football guys every week. They range from “dapper” to “yikes” every week. It’s especially fun this month with their blush-and-bashful overload for BCAM!

    • Bexxx


    • mlle

      Oh god football commentators are either (a) dapper or (b) wearing the WORST suits and their makeup ranges from bad to egregious.

      • formerlyAnon

        Bonus points for use of “egregious.”

  • Aidan B

    Poor guy looks exhausted! I want to feed him a hot meal and put him to bed, in a completely platonic way. And I agree, everything from the neck down looks fantastic!

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Dan… looking at these pics I am concerned for your sobriety even though your outfit is great. I just watched a clip of him on Ellen and omg he’s so adorable. Fan girl squeeeee for my HP.

  • Jacquelyn

    T turned to Lo….
    Can I please just follow you two around? Is that a job I can have..?

    • marlie

      They keep saying that they could use an intern during fashion week…

  • tereliz

    I have pretty much the EXACT. SAME. COLORING. And dark circles are the bane of my existence. Also eyebrows. Luckily I don’t have a problem with stubble making me look sallow. 😉

    Love the gingham shirt, but his face looks, I don’t know, kind of EMPTY without glasses.

  • I’ve learned that glasses are the very best under-eye concealer, and they’re my go-to way of distracting from the plague of the pale people (purple circles even whilst fully rested–it’s a true curse). I would heartily recommend he utilize them in the future.

    • Bexxx

      I know that life. I only really need my glasses to drive, but I never sleep so the glasses never come off.

  • dustinrhodes

    I think his eyebrows are amazing.

  • MilaXX

    I’d like the short better is it was a color. I totally agree about the grooming. Peter Gallagher as much as he is teased about his big brows keeps them groomed very well. Dan could take a clue from him.

    • decormaven

      Hear, hear. Peter G always appears well-groomed in the brow department. It’s appreciated.

  • Lattis

    straight boys picking up on gayboy trends five years later has now been accelerated.

    no no no no no please no. Totally there with you, T. But, I have an irrational hatred of gingham.

  • deelup

    Did you mean he’s Meh from the neck up? If you actually meant Meth that is hilarious. To me he looks like he’s sad and been crying. Maybe it’s cause Breaking Bad ended?

  • kcnitch

    I hope you mean “Meh” not meth. His head doesn’t look THAT bad!

    • Bexxx

      With his mouth always shut like that as if he’s missin a few teeth, he really looks transplanted from meth mountain.

  • Glam Dixie

    I HATE that tie. So much. He’s so pale he looks like a vampire. Something needs to be done, I don’t know what, but something.

  • gloriana232

    Really diggin’ the knit tie. Bonus points for texture!

  • Diego!

    He looks like Harry Potter after fighting with his own wand if you know what I mean… Gorgeous suit!

  • ConnieBV

    Is it just me, or does he have a freakishly long thumbnail?

    • Aidan B

      How did you notice that? I wonder if he plays guitar. My boyfriend plays classical guitar and he needs to have long nails for that.

      • ConnieBV

        I was looking at his boyface, then I noticed his manhands and WHOA. BTW, I love a man with those hands that are oversize and veiny like Michealangelo’s David. Rawrfest.

        • Aidan B

          Oh I totally agree with you on the hands. Woof.

  • “From the neck up: Meth.” LOLOLOLOL. Get it together, Harry Potter!! The world is watching you!

  • chylde

    Is he straight? I’m thinking not, but what do I know?

    • demidaemon

      Yes, he is, though extremely gay-friendly.

  • DTLAFamilies

    He looks like a lemur or a tree frog. One of those critters whose eyes take up most of their skull space.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    He looks like a baby bird to me, and I do not find him attractive at all. There, I said it. Love the outfit, though. The gingham looks great on him. But the face and the hair and the… Yeah, no. Those eyebrows…. Shudder. I keep expecting him to chirp and eat a worm.

    • marlie

      I don’t necessarily find him attractive in the most basic sense, BUT, I will always love him for Harry Potter, he always seems so incredibly sweet and charming in interviews and on the red carpet, and he’s almost always impeccably well-dressed. All of those things contribute to him being SO much more attractive (to me) than just his looks.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I’m hardly an expert, but his suits always fit him so well

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Blue eyes are not so blue this time…bad lighting I suppose.

  • HobbitGirl

    I don’t mind the paleness at all, but you are so right about the stubble. I get that he desperately doesn’t want to look 12 anymore — as a similarly short pale person, I SO get that — but the beard just isn’t going to work on you, honey. Own your looks secure in the knowledge that people are going to HATE you when you’re 65 and still look 30.

  • MK03

    Dan, you look tired. You know what would help? Staying in bed for a weekend. Having sexytimes. And though it is a lot to ask, I would be willing to make a sacrifice and help you accomplish that. No, don’t try to talk me out of it! ‘Tis but my duty!

  • AmeliaEve

    Gingham shirts have always been kind of a thing in Britain. They wax and wane in popularity over here, but they are always around in the UK. So it may or may not be a gay thing, but I think it’s mostly an English thing.

    • They’re all over the men’s fashion magazines at the moment. It’s not a British thing, it’s a trend thing.

  • YoungSally

    Actually — TLo’s observation about gay vs. straight fashion was predicted first by Details magazine circa 1996. It included the following algorithm. Straight fashion = Gay -2 years; Gay fashion = straight – 20 years. At the time, the examples for straight fashion included wallet chains and wife beaters….for gay fashion “leather wrist-cuffs – think Warren Beatty in Shampoo”

  • CeeQ

    Can T Lo please do a travelling “GIrl, We Need To Have a Conversation About Your Makeup/Hair/Eyebrows/Shoes” Tour? This bitter unborn fawn kitten sure could use it on occasion!

    Also: THANK YOU re the eyebrows!!!! The hubs has been toying with getting his brows spruced up but he will not heed my obviously correct advice that they are FINE. So I’m showing him this post to say/rage scream “SEE? I AM RIGHT. THE GAYS AGREE WITH ME. Suck it.”

    Sarcasm & thinly veiled passive aggression. It’s the foundation of every healthy marriage.

    • formerlyAnon

      You obviously need your own advice column.

      • CeeQ

        Oh no dear, no. I can only be responsible for creating havoc in one marriage at a time!

  • largishbearishAtlish

    I know I am in the (huge) minority on this but…something fascinating about the brushy eyebrows and eyes that I find so…human and not prim, perfect, RC ready… yes, a bit pale and the eyes baggy- but nice to see non-perfection for me. The outfit is nice…

  • Imasewsure

    “Reflecting the light of the sun.” Exactly

  • Chase

    I just want to shove him in front of a sun lamp and give him a Vitamin B shot.

  • AndreaSkates

    Also neck scruff is even worse than neck beard…and looks painfully like a high school boy’s unshaven Beard Longing.

  • demidaemon

    I don’t know. I think his beard scruff is kind of cute. It may just be the face its on, though.

    • formerlyAnon

      I am so voting ‘the face it’s on.’

  • Matthew Davie

    So glad to see that T.Lo are also on the just-say-no-to-Twilight-skin train with regard to Mr Radcliffe. Whew.

  • manina

    He looks perfectly fine. He is pale. so what? He is British! He probably would not even tan if he went for a month in the Caribbean. He looks really cute and well put together. Don’t touch your eyebrows. Leave that for the guys who want to look like Guy Fawkes or a marionette.

  • marlie

    I agree 100%. The suit and shirt look great, but Daniel here looks borderline unhealthy. And I get that it’s a trick of the lighting/flash photography/whatever, but his “people” really should know how to counteract that so that he doesn’t look so sickly when he appears on the red carpet.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties


  • Contralto

    “So help me, if I see one more queen dressed in a country kitchen curtain I’m going to LOSE IT” has me snorting rather unattractively.

  • He always looks like he was sobbing in the limo just before hitting the red carpet. Hey, Danny-boy, you’re probably a millionaire several times over and, unlike the rest of our generation (and me specifically), you’re not drowning in six figures of student debt. Cheer up, sport.

  • Bill Curtis

    Your HTML destroys me. xo

  • save_the_hobbit

    He could wear granny panties for all I care, he’s Harry Potter. He can do whatever the hell he wants. He could twerk with teddy bears in a flesh-colored bikini and I would still love it.

    He looks a lot like Elijah Wood in the close-ups…must be the eyes. Saw him on Ellen this morning, he’s always so sweet and genuine. I feel like he and Darren Criss are long-lost brothers (not just because they were both Harry Potter, but they have really similar personalities. Darren’s just like the crazy nerdy brother who you can’t tell if he’s high or not.)

    Also just gotta say, I love him for being a straight man 100% comfortable with playing gay and supporting us. He’s just a great freaking guy.

    • formerlyAnon

      “the crazy nerdy brother who you can’t tell if he’s high or not.”

      I am so into gross generalizations and categorizing persons according to stereotypes and shorthand descriptors in general that I can’t believe that I have nothing nearly so apt for the type this describes. I’m stealing. Thanks.

  • formerlyAnon

    “Let’s talk grooming and guy makeup for pictures, darlings. It’s a conversation America needs to have.”

    Have on billboards and Good Morning America. Can we set up a Kickstarter page?

  • Trickytrisha

    Are we absolutely certain he’s not a hobbit? Has anyone seen his feet?

  • mariahwg

    … if you straight, you mean “straight.”

    • katiessh

      Pretty sure he’s dating Erin Darke, and considering how gay friendly he is I doubt he’d bother with a fake girlfriend

  • Not applicable

    i think he wears the beard to look LESS boyish- not that it works for him…

    had to mention that I LOVE the 80s knit tie. Thank you Dan- you are making me a cougar right now.

  • Uncle Spike

    Concentrating on the positive…and there is actually quite a bit to be had. But one thing stood out on the close-up.
    That black knit tie. I covet. I must have.
    Agreed with everything else TLo said. Cue the rapture.

  • valerie747

    I am wondering what his hemoglobin is.

  • Molly Harrington

    I will never not love gingham. Could be a southern thing though. It’s been around here for forever.

  • Laura Renee

    Thank you so much for the advice for DanRad’s face. He deserves better than this. Make-up is indeed a thing that exists.

  • katiessh

    hey! Daniel looks perfect the way he is. He’s one of those actors I always root for

  • stubbornthoughts

    My goodness, he sure does have a hairy (Harry?) face. Still totally lovable, though.