Michael Fassbender for GQ Magazine

Posted on October 15, 2013

Michael Fassbender thrusts his crotch at the lens of GQ. How’s that for an opener?

Vest, t-shirt and jeans by Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim | Vintage belt from Melet Mercantile | Bracelet by Maison Martin Margiela |Watch by Bell & Ross | Necklace by Miansai

“12 Years a Slave” and “The Counselor” star Michael Fassbender covers the November 2013 issue of GQ magazine photographed by Peggy Sirota.


Sweater by Hermès | Pants by Pierre Balmain | Vintage belt from Melet Mercantile | Bandanna by Kapital | Gloves by Alpinestars | Bracelet by Maison Martin Margiela | Watch by Bell & Ross

Pants by Pierre Balmain | Boxer briefs by Under Armour | Belt by Closed | Watch by Bell & Ross


Motorcycle, check; desert, check. If they could find a roadside diner or old school phone booth, they’d hit the guyditorial trifecta.

But mercy, he look good.




[Photo Credit: Peggy Sirota for GQ magazine]

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  • http://www.luxperdiem.com/ Paige @ LPD

    He is so my type.

  • llism

    He just melts my buttah.

  • thecitysleeps

    he is beautiful and gingers are my kryptonite but gawd I hate those angles!

  • Kent Roby

    Why am I suddenly hearing En Vogue’s “Whata Man” on constant repeat in my head?

    • Domo_Konnichiwa

      At least it’s not En Vogue’s classic, “Never gonna get it.” That would just be depressing in this situation.

  • Emily Dagger

    Why are we told he’s wearing “boxer briefs by UnderArmour,” yet not allowed to see said briefs? Stop being a tease, GQ caption writers.

    • Janet B

      I was just writing that.
      Is this a new thing? Which brand of undergarments are being worn?

      • GillianHolroyd

        IIRC, back in the last century, fashion mags were actually banned from naming the perfume the model was “wearing” for the photoshoot. Nothing that wasn’t actually *shown* could be listed in the credits. It was some strict advertising standards thing which has obviously fallen by the wayside.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      And is the corollary that he is not wearing underwear in the other pics???

      • Emily Dagger

        These are important things that we must know for science.

        • Domo_Konnichiwa

          And the person who finds the answer gets the Nobel Peace Prize!

          • anonylind

            or Piece prize.

    • decormaven

      Heck, they’ll probably start listing “Aftershave by ….” Anything for a product promo.

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

      I hate to have to say this.
      I think the undies credit is actually for pic no. 2
      Because I think they (god help us all) have him sagging his pants a bit, and the underwear is showing.
      Like Justin Fucking Beiber.

      Y’all, should go check Hell, it may be freezing over.

      • Emily Dagger

        Having now scrutinized picture 2 carefully (for science), you may be right — but the visible drawers in that picture appear to be patterned, whereas Under Armour (at least in the selection from their webpage) appears to be mostly solid with that too-thick logo band around the top.

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

          Excellent catch Professor Dagger.

          • Emily Dagger

            I am unflinching in the face of Fassbender’s pants. The public has a right to know.

        • mshesterp

          All in the name of science, Emily, all in the name of science. Scrutinize away.

        • MalCo09

          I’m pretty sure that’s his belt. At least, it’s the same hole pattern as the belt in the first picture

          • Emily Dagger

            You are a true pants scholar. That’s exactly what it is.

          • MalCo09

            That I’m not sure of. It would seem like an odd styling choice to yank his belt far enough above his jeans to show it. But with GQ you never know.

            And I’m always happy to do in depth research involving Michael Fassbender and boxer briefs. For science.

        • Jacob Bowen

          See, I think it is right on the third picture and if we had seen it from more of a side/back angle we would see a waistband (happens to the best of us).

    • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

      You can see the briefs – if you look closely (*ahem*) you can see his jeans are pulled down a bit and the “UnderArmour” is on display…..

      *look closely*

      • Emily Dagger

        Alright. I’m going to need high-res copies of these images and a library quality magnifier. FOR THE SCIENCE.

    • Emily

      THANK YOU. Totally unfair.

  • leahpapa

    Lately have been wishing for a movie where he and Tom Hiddleston play brothers. It could be called “Just Stand There Together in Front of the Camera for Two Hours.” It could be next summer’s blockbuster.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      What if they weren’t brothers so they could make out a little?

      • formerlyAnon

        Much better.

        (ETA: Aaaand now I find myself making remarks like those creepy guys who are fixated on getting their girlfriends drunk enough to make out with another girl. If I weren’t thoroughly lapsed, it’d be time to go to confession. Or at least to follow this statement of contrition with the sincere intent not to make such remarks again. )

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          If we’re writing people up for creepy statements made to a computer screen, we’re all in big trouble.

        • marlie

          And wouldn’t you be lying if you said you wouldn’t do it again?

          • formerlyAnon

            *Totally* lying if I said I wouldn’t think it again. I do at least *try* to have some manners about what I say. Even on the Internet.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Can Charlie Hunnam be their neighbor, who comes over one night to help out with the plumbing. His shirt gets all wet and he has to take it off… yeah, I’m liking this movie more and more.

    • Imasewsure

      “Tom and Mike Visit Their Brother Ewan and Do Some Stuff In Tight Jeans” …. Just thinking ahead for the sequel!

    • Rand Ortega

      Oscars for everyone!

    • RL McGruder

      Let’s Kickstart that!

    • Jessica Freeman

      …with Benedict Cumberbatch coming in polishing each other’s cheekbones. Yes, please.

      • Emily Dagger

        “And look — it’s our distant cousin Matt Smith!”

        • alyce1213

          In days of yore, Jeremy Irons would have top billing. But I live in the past.

          • Emily Dagger

            He and Bill Nighy can play the patriarchs of the family. It’s a multigenerational drama.

          • formerlyAnon

            Brilliant! Because Jeremy Irons was the standard. Especially for Brits in period costume.

          • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

            Throw the other old zygo Gods, Ben Cross and Alan Rickman, in there and we may not survive to the end of the film. But what a way to go!

          • Adriana_Paula

            Alan could play Benedict’s long-lost father, and they could just baritone-growl their pain at each other in Act 3.

          • formerlyAnon

            Oh. My. God.
            I want the scene to be dark, we only see them in profile and attention is focused on the voices.

        • TAGinMO

          “And our gay American cousin Matt Bomer!”

          (Excuse me, I’ll be in my bunk.)

          • Emily Dagger

            “And our long-lost weirdly androgynous sister, Tilda Swinton!”

      • GoryDetails

        “polishing each other’s cheekbones” – is that what they’re calling it these days?


        • Jessica Freeman

          That was also a shout out to the AMA on Reddit:

          Do you, Matt smith, and Tom Hiddleton have cheek bone polishing parties?

          “We like nothing better than buffing our Zygoma. And imagining a horny time traveling long overcoat purple scarf wearing super sleuth nordic legend f*ck fantasy. Get to work on that, internet.”

          • leahpapa

            I saw that – my estimation of him went up exponentially for the anatomical vocabulary.

    • WendyD

      Could half the movie be a montage of them changing clothes?

      • Imasewsure

        Perhaps a remake of American Gigolo… “Bitter Kittens Gigolo”??? I’ll Kickstart that one!!

      • formerlyAnon

        Swimmers. They’re an extended family of competitive swimmers.

        • Domo_Konnichiwa

          Competitive divers. They stay out of the water more and rub themselves with really small towels.

          • formerlyAnon

            Good idea.

  • alyce1213

    The unconvincing sweat stain in picture #1 cracks me up. Trite and bland layout.

    • decormaven

      Yes, it was so unartfully arranged, that’s the first thing I saw!

  • marlie

    Don’t forget the convertible; there’s a convertible there too.

  • Imasewsure

    He’s almost attainable which is why he’s so hot. This guytorial is tired tired tired though… Still a woof rarr for him though

  • Flavia Pantoja

    That’s my ‘Pretty for the Day’. Gosh, he’s so handsome.

  • Rachel

    they could take pictures of him in a highway rest area bathroom and I would still think it was the highest form of art.

  • Mary Lauer

    Beautiful man. Why does his head look uber big in the cover pic, tho?!

    • gorghast

      Partly from the angle, partly because he has almost inhumanly tiny waist and hips.

      • TAGinMO

        And let’s not forget that most movie and TV stars’ heads are larger than average.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    “How to look rough and ready all year long” Show ’em how it’s done Michael.

  • Rand Ortega

    Best part of “Prometheus”. & that’s saying a crapload considering Idris was in it, too.

  • MaggieMae


  • JDreesen

    even he looks bored with the creative on this one.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

    Blessed are the vintage belts that give an excuse to look at his crotch. In the name of fashion, amen.

    • WendyD


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

    Dear GQ – Working gloves are not, I repeat not, Driving gloves. You don’t see Madonna walking around looking like she just got off the ranch do you? NO. Because that would be silly.

    • demidaemon

      Is it wrong that I find them kind of hot? Like, if he were only wearing the gloves kind of hot? I may be weird or have given all the BKs a new Michael Fassbender fantasy.

  • NMMagpie

    Oh, hell yes.

  • Joe Schmartin

    The longer I look at the cover photo, the more bizarre his body proportions look. Kinda like a gorgeous, broad-shouldered Pez dispenser.

    • formerlyAnon

      Snake hips. Up there on my list.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Sweet mother of all things sacred. Fan me.

  • gorghast

    He’s hot as hell.

  • WendyD

    It’s such a shame that ‘Shame’ is actually an amazingly well-acted film that depresses the hell out of you. So much naked Fassbender in that, but I could never handle watching it again. Too dark.

  • Not applicable

    oh… herro…. !

  • Chase

    He’s so little! The cover just emphasizes how narrow his hips are.

    He and Cumberbatch are really having dueling publicity pole dances right now, aren’t they? How I wish they’d take each other on in person. Preferably through naked oil wrestling, but that’s just me . . .

  • French_Swede

    Sausage Friday came early this week!

    Thank you!!!

  • merciblahblah

    I saw the first photo, and his arms, and had a thought in my head to write in the comments, but by the time I scrolled to the third photo it had mysteriously vanished. Homina homina…..

  • Alexis Boucher

    He just does it for me.
    I may no longer be a teenage girl, but I kind of want to put those pictures up on my bedroom wall and swoon over them.

    • marlie

      I actually thought to myself not too long ago about how it wasn’t ok for me to pin of pics of celebrities on my wall anymore because I’m an old.

      But, that’s what private Pinterest boards are for now. 😉

      • kimbalala

        One of my irrational fears is that my private boards will become public by accident. That’s exactly what i use one of them for.

        As for Fassbender……pin it!

      • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

        Oooh, you just gave this 50-something the wrong idea. THANKS!!!! ;D

      • ShaoLinKitten

        OMG, you just outed my secret, and yes, Fassbender is totally pinned on my private board, if ya know what I mean.

      • Alexis Boucher

        And here I thought Pinterest was just for the recipes and wedding ideas people spam my facebook timeline with. You learn something new everyday!

  • Blair Sylvester

    nothing says rugged like soiling a inordinately expensive sweater.

  • formerlyAnon

    He is just perfectly crafted, isn’t he?

    Bless whoever decided he should be wearing those clingy jerseys to emphasize the shoulder to hip ratio. Mmmm.

  • bellafigura1

    Wait. WAIT. Crochtacular wrinkles in number three, if you stare long enough a simple crease and fold becomes … Jon Hamm.

  • MilaXX

    I like Fassbender, but I don’t like these pics

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Any editorial featuring him shouldn’t let him wear underwear. Just because of artistic reasons, you know?

  • mlle

    Delicious man, silly photos.

  • valerie747

    Is he actually wearing a dirty sweat-stained grey T-shirt?? Really? I get annoyed with my husband if he leaves the house looking sloppy-dirty. Oh well. My loss.

    • formerlyAnon

      I imagine it is artfully applied dirt and “sweat” carefully sprayed or sponged on by some flunky.

      • lobsterlen

        I want to be a artfully stain and sweat applier for GQ.

  • anabel22

    Lord have mercy

  • Danielle


  • ashtangajunkie

    Well, whaddya know. I finally see it. He’s really quite yummy.

  • Trickytrisha

    Wowser, he’s having quite the run with great publicity lately. He’s becoming a Thing. Yay Thing!

  • quiltrx

    Wow. I’m almost without words…which is a pretty damned rare event.
    The motorcycle one really does it for me…it’s like he’s just told me we’re stranded, and his look is telling me all the things he wants to do to me right now.

  • loveisblind1

    Dem arms.

    • Gatto Nero

      Dem everything.

  • HobbitGirl

    Uhhh, yes thank you.

  • JLH

    My Fassboner is back.

  • JauntyJohn

    Possibly the most boring guyditorial EVER.

    But man, he *zings* you right through the camera lens, doesn’t he.

  • MzzPants

    He’s so very fine when he’s dressed down.