Idris Elba in Burberry at the “Thor: The Dark World” London Premiere

Posted on October 24, 2013

Confession: Tom literally squealed when he saw the coat. Lorenzo didn’t even look up. “The coat, right? I knew it.”


Idris Elba attends the world premiere of “Thor: The Dark World” at Odeon Leicester Square in London in Burberry.

Loving the coat AND the shoes. Trying desperately to ignore everything else he’s wearing.

We don’t think we’re fans of the full beard on him, to be honest.






[Photo Credit: Kirwin/PacificCoastNews, Zak Hussein/]

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  • He looks like a baaaaaaad man. That’s not a complaint.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      He is a bad man. He once strangled a guy with a cordless phone.

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        It’s wrong to be turned on by that, isn’t it?

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          It’s OK, your fellow BK’s and Idris fanactics understand.

        • mixedupfiles

          If it’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

  • JauntyJohn

    Yeah. That works for me. That alllll works for me.

  • mmebam

    His pants make me sad.

    Also, bitch better have his money…

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      He can slap me anytime, though *sigh*

  • Random Compliments

    Yum. (except the sunglasses – get rid of the sunglasses, Idris)

  • formerlyAnon

    And isn’t it nice to see a stunning coat looking good on a fair-sized man with some breadth to his chest? One needn’t be a willowy ectomorphic model to rock a good coat.

  • His best accessory is his shoulders. Good job accentuating them, coat!

  • hughman

    I peed a little when I saw the coat too. Cause it’s a PEE-COAT! GET IT? PEE?? Thank you, thank you! I’ll be here all week! Try the meatloaf!

    • MoHub

      You should be ashamed of yourself! In a good way.

      • hughman

        Shame is not really part of my oeuvre. 😉

    • decormaven

      What time is the one-armed juggler?

      • hughman

        Not sure. It’s UP IN THE AIR. BAM!

        • decormaven

          Killing it! You’re the best.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      Remember to tip your waitresses!

  • Glam Dixie

    He looks really, really wide.

    • PastryGoddess

      In all the right places

    • Chaiaiai

      …go on….

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I have to put a question out there to the guys on this board — when I’m at the bus stop in the morning, about 85% of the women there have pants hemmed the correct length (and some of the others are wearing flats, but carrying heels that will make the pants the right length in the office). Maybe 10% of the men have pants the correct length … yet you can buy men’s pants in many, many inseam lengths and us women are lucky if we get the choice of short, average, and tall. Do men not know? Do they not care? Does Idris (who is generally pretty sharp) not see that his pants are 6 inches too long?

    • Heather

      I agree completely! Plus isn’t Idris like 6’4″ or something? WHO ARE THESE PANTS MADE FOR??

      • Kate Andrews

        Some dude on stilts.

      • Glam Dixie

        He needs to send them to my nephew, he’s 6’8″. They look like they’d be perfect for him.

      • Aerialgreen

        Oh, that explains the slouching on him and Hemsworth for this pictures, organizers must’ve not taken it into consideration and didn’t set a proper platform set for such situations

    • WendyD


    • another_laura

      Gawd, that’s such a good point! Thank you!

    • boweryboy

      Usually men’s inseams either come in even lengths like 30″, 32″, 34″ etc. or some arbitrary standard inseam length based on store or brand (H&M I’m looking at you).

      It can be problematic for someone like my partner who has short legs, and whose inseam isn’t an even length. Fortunately, he has me to hem his pants to the proper length.

      I think it laregely comes down to most men just do not know, and a smaller faction do not care; but mostly men just don’t know.

      • RebeccaKW

        I think part of it, too, is that some men may need a larger size at the waist, and are shorter, so then it’s hard to find a length that’s correct. Like, the bigger the size, the longer the length (as in, the sizes that stores will stock). And most guys aren’t going to deal with getting them hemmed.

        • demidaemon

          Indeed. I just took two pairs of pants to be hemmed. I pretty much have to universally hem all my pants, being a very short man.

        • boweryboy

          That’s exactly my partner’s problem. He’s short and has put on some weight so his waist size is larger in inches than his inseam.

    • Glam Dixie

      I think that all of the men wearing their pants too long actually believe that this is the correct and stylish way to wear them and the more men that they see wearing them this way the more this impression gets reinforced to them and thus the cycle continues.

    • Michael_Jones

      When I was younger (how I hate that expression), jeans were the only pants that you could buy with a finished hem. All dress pants, and even khakis, were unfinished and needed to be hemmed either by the store, a tailor, or (God forbid) yourself. I find myself wondering now if our hems were better lengths then, because I know that I’m guilty of buying the conveniently hemmed pants and then not taking them to a tailor to get them corrected for my specific leg lengths.

  • MoHub

    I had a strange moment when I realized Idris Elba played the gay stud-for-hire on Absolutely Fabulous back in the day. He’s the one who sprayed stiffener spray in his mouth thinking it was breath spray and had his tongue swell up to where he could barely talk.

    • formerlyAnon

      OMG. I did not realize that. You’re right. It’s a worlds-collapsing couple of seconds!

      • MoHub

        Who’da thunk he’d grow up to be so manly and sexy?

    • MilaXX

      Lots of fab people trasped through Ab Fab. I watch repeats and it’s like “hey it’s …..” Olympics.

      • formerlyAnon

        Whereas I sit through those kind of repeats going “Oh, I know that guy from somewhere . . .” Much less entertaining when you can’t ever put names to faces.

    • Kate Andrews

      Holy shit! Now I love him more.

  • PastryGoddess


    Pretty sure my ovaries just exploded

  • Rand Ortega

    So fine. No words.

  • Donyelle

    I wouldn’t mind feeling that beard on my thighs.

    • boweryboy

      Ooooooooo….. you’re naughty!

      • Donyelle

        Every time i read or hear beard slander, I feel sorry for that person. Obviously they’re never felt the subtle brush on a silken thigh

        • My thighs are not silken — far from it — and you know what? Works just the same. You are my new BFF.

          • Donyelle

            i’ve felt silken hairy legs. just saying…

        • NOLA_gal

          Honey, you are so singing my tune. I don’t get the beard haters, but that just leaves more for us, right?

          • demidaemon

            I am growing to like beards, on certain faces. I’m picky that way.

          • formerlyAnon

            *Certain* arrangements of facial hair, on almost any face.

            But if you’ve got a chin, my default is shaven.

            (edited, to make sense. Also, I like the bones in the face on men (and women.) They do interesting things.)

        • boweryboy

          I know, right? I love it when my partner grows out his beard for the fall.

    • tinyredlocks


  • decormaven

    The coat, those shoes- nice!

  • Jessica Freeman

    This might be the first time I’ve seen Idris and thought…now you have finally disappointed me. I has a sad.

    • MaggieMae

      It’s only because of those dark shades!

      His eyes are not visible so we are not mesmerized into submission. Without his piercing eyes, we notice that his pants are ill-fitted and too long. We notice that the shoes are not really working for us. Suddenly, we see he is actually doing the thumbs-up gesture on the RC.

      His super powers have been neutralized.

  • KinoEye

    The coat is to die, or rather kill, for. Really. I’m not even a man, and I’d cut a bitch for it. Choosing to ignore the series of missteps that come with it. In the words of Salt-n-Pepa, whatta man.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Alright, just take off the pants and step away from them, please.

  • MilaXX

    Looks like a cleaned up (for him) Luther. Mama like. Mama like a LOT.

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    That coat is super hot. I’m not a fan of the beard either. It makes him look not sexy enough.

    • ampg

      From far away, it sort of looks like he dipped his chin in Oreo cookie crumbs. Plus it covers up his amazing bone structure, which is a huge element of his hotness.

  • Chaiaiai


  • Jaeda Laurez

    He makes me happy.

  • GTrain

    The glasses don’t work for me at all…ewh

  • Presumptuous Insect

    The Man. No one I’d rather see on screen.

  • NoveltyRocker

    He looks like Blade.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    “He’s a complicated man
    But no one understands him but his woman”

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      “Shut your mouth”

    • formerlyAnon

      Now *that’s* a film that I’d have no qualms about them doing as a remake. With, of course the right casting . . .

      I don’t quite know how they’d soften bits of it for today’s sensibilities, though.

  • Kate Andrews

    The shades aren’t bad, are they, guys? Once you get over the whole sunglasses-at-night thing, which — it’s Idris. I don’t care. Siiiiigh.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      You know, if Mr. Elba wants to wear shades at night so that he doesn’t blind the entire world with his badness, well, maybe it’s a humanitarian gesture on his part.

  • LaSylphide

    You squeal for the coat, I squeal for what’s in the coat. Love the beard, love the shades, love Idris.

  • Trickytrisha

    A hunka hunka burnin’ love. In too long pants. Do not care. All that fabulousness wins.

  • AngelaGreen

    I’m sorry, he was wearing clothes? (Though, to be honest, it’s a gorgeous coat.)

  • Aaminah Khan

    That salt and pepper, though. Mmmmmm.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Bowing down to the power of Mr. Elba. I am NOT.WORTHY.

  • I can work with the beard, but I can’t talk about those slacks.

  • Imasewsure

    We need to start a Coat and Boot fund for our dear uncles… a man loves what he loves…I can support that!

  • Tatiana Luján

    I like the full beard.

  • Judy

    Oh, my, I like the facial hair.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    LOVE the beard. Also love that he managed to wear an outfit of black separates that all appear to be tonally compatible. Whoever styled this gets big ups for that.

  • flamingoNW

    Lord in heaven…

  • marlie

    My ovaries just exploded.

    I LOVE the coat. And I like the salt and pepper beard. And the MAN.

  • Nazzzy

    Oh, those pants! He should take them off immediately!

  • Thats’s okay, TLo. I like the beard enough for all three of us.

  • quiltrx

    The coat and shoes are absolutely life-giving!
    But if I look too hard at the pants hem I’m going to start weeping. How could you do this to us, Idris?

  • Rick Diehl

    Honestly I’m not crazy about the coat. It basically just a pea jacket, and it looks far too tight on him.

  • lillyvonschtupp

    Hot sex on a platter!

  • ItsDicey

    The beard and the pants make me sad. BUT, he still makes me happy. Huzzah! The coat and shoes are things of beauty.

  • Lily-Rygh

    He’s so hot he can actually get away with doing a thumbs up on the red carpet.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    He’s so handsome, and he needs to shave. I love this guy. Stringer Bell, John Luther… <3

  • Tessa Jacques

    I love the coat and the salt and pepper beard.