Dude, That’s Not Your Look: Ricky Martin in Armani

Posted on October 25, 2013

It might seem odd to see a headline like that, since one would assume Armani is exactly Ricky’s look, but see for yourselves:


Ricky Martin, wearing Armani, attends Giorgio Armani One Night Only NYC at SuperPier on October 24, 2013 in New York City.


We neither love nor hate the scarf, but it absolutely looks like something a publicist or stylist draped on him just before shoving him in front of cameras. He can rock the relaxed, sexy masculinity of a classic Armani look, but not this. He’s not a Dandy and never really was. Flamboyant scarves should be handed out to the likes of Alan Cumming, who’ll always know what to do with one.




[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  • Jaeda Laurez

    Take off the stupid scarf and I love it again.

    • ConnieBV

      What scarf? I didn’t make it down that far.

      • Jaeda Laurez

        Well played.

  • It’s a lovely scarf, he can give it to his granny for Christmas.

  • jonnyf8

    That scarf gets in the way of all that we love about Ricky

  • Telperion

    Lose the scarf so that I can do my usual heeellooooo Mr. Martin.

  • StelledelMare

    I’m gonna start a petition for men to stop throwing up peace signs on the red carpet. It’ll go right along with the “no more gotta pee pose” petition for the women. But yep, that scarf is not working for him.

    • demidaemon

      I will most definitely sign that petition!

    • kimmeister

      Looks more like a sign language “H” to me.

  • Emily Dagger

    I half agree — I think it’s the WAY he’s wearing the scarf that’s the problem, not the scarf itself. Either take a pin to each side to make sure it stays (loosely) tucked behind the jacket lapels, or give it an extra fold so it’s a bit skinnier and do a single wrap around the neck so a fair bit’s still left hanging, and I think he could manage it.

    • Eric Stott

      If you can afford to wear a scarf like this you have to WEAR it, not just drape it.

  • “My, my Mr. Martin, what a large scarf you have.”
    “The better to tie you up with, my dear.”

    • Glam Dixie

      Annabelle, you have a dirty mind. I like that.

    • StellaZafella

      “Dance of the 70 inch veil.”

  • formerlyAnon

    I like it. He just needs to actually *wear* it for a couple of hours, let one side be tucked under the jacket, let there be more asymmetry in the drape, have it twisted up to keep it out of the hot sauce, or something. Plus I think I catch a glimpse of an appealing lapel under there, wanna see that. Also: good shoes.

    But I admit Ricky Martin has never done anything for me, so I see him as a nicely built mannequin and may be missing some essence of personality that would make the scarf ring wrong.

  • marlie

    Take off the scarf (and give it to me) and this would be a perfect look for him.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Girl, no. And it’s a shame, he’d look great otherwise

  • rosie5215

    Dear Ricky Martin – I don’t care what JLo tells you – the half-squint open mouth stare is not sexy. Please stop. Thx, r.

    • Daktari100

      I beg to differ. It’s totally sexy. Woof!

  • Lanus

    I’m sorry, but I think the FABULOUS scarf is really only an accessory option for The Gay who is either REEKING with fabulousness (See Cumming, A) or swanning swishily into his golden years (see the late, great Crisp, Q)

  • hughman

    I’m more surprised the scarf matches the designer henley (two words I never thought I’d use together) underneath. It’s like when a woman wears a pink dress and dyes shoes to match.

    • Constant Reader

      I, too, am not loving the matchy-matchy scarf and shirt look.

  • Janet B

    That’s a lot of scarf.

  • shirab

    I’m just relieved it’s a scarf, because in the first shot I thought I was looking at a long floral tunic under a jacket, which was perplexing.

    • No, I think this shirt underneath has that same pattern too. I can see in one of the close-ups that the scarf layer is above the shirt, yet I still see pattern by the buttons.

      • jen_vasm

        Yes – I see that shirt print and it disturbs me greatly. I think the scarf, as overpowering as it is, is hiding something worse.

  • YoungSally

    Send the scarf back to Seagal…or Carradine….or just the turban-wearing Matron you stole it from

  • Coco Cornejo

    Dude that is not your scarf. It reminds me of the pirate shirt episode of Seinfeld.

    Can’t see what’s underneath it, so I can’t comment on that.

  • kbshee

    It looks like someone (hello stylist!) tried to ‘match’ the patterns on either side, and I can’t for the life of me imagine why anyone would do this.

    • Blair Sylvester

      you’re right it does.

    • Whollyholeyholy

      Yes, and somehow it makes the scarf look like it came from a street vendor.

  • Glam Dixie

    Hahaha, ahem, sorry Ricky, I’m sure that’s not the reaction you were going for. Please hand that scarf off to Adam Lambert or some other flashy gay who can rock it.

  • mmebam

    Say what?! Ricky Martin is still a thing? Well, bless his heart…

    I don’t think the scarf is bad, in and of itself. I just don’t think he knows how to wear it. I would rather he figure out how to wear it because otherwise this is a big old ball of black nothing.

    • MilaXX

      I’m a bit of a stan for Ricky, Saw him in concert last year.

  • bertkeeter

    Handsome man….sans scarf!

  • Eric Stott

    The scarf would make a fine note of color worn tucked into an overcoat, but here it just looks stupid. He looks good otherwise.

  • Diego!

    That scarf is ruining everything here. I don’t like his hair up with that 3-day beard… I’m not fan of the shoes either… Sorry Ricky, keep living la vida loca

  • AnotherCelia

    The way he’s holding the scarf makes it look like he spilled coffee on his shirt and is holding the scarf over the stain.

  • Imasewsure

    That is my scarf… give it to me. Also not loving the hair but overall I think he looks great.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I’m not so sure those are his shoes either….lovely, but no.

  • ChristySchiff

    Looks like the shirt is maybe the same pattern of the scarf? Which if it is true would probably look amazing and definitely something that Mr. martin could pull off.

    (But aside from the sartorial blunder, he’s looking fiiine.)

  • Chantry Banks

    It’s working for me. I kinda love it.

  • Nancer

    I agree with you guys, but I love that scarf! I want it! :]

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    It looks like there’s a nice patterned shirt under that scarf and I’d like to see it.

  • starfish

    ok boys. going cold turkey is dangerous. i know you are holding back snide comments, witty remarks and perhaps even a whiff of faint praise. Last night was mildly entertaining and the kittens have been” pavloved” into enjoying your observations cruel though they may be.

  • DesertDweller79

    I might be interested in that scarf. I’d gladly take it off his hands. Otherwise, he seems like he would rock that suit. Shame we didn’t get to see it. Neck up looks great.

  • filmcricket

    I think it’s just the way the scarf is draped (which admittedly looks dumb). Otherwise, this is the very essence of Ricky Martin to me.

    • I thought he looked like a villain on a Mexican telenovela, but I figured it was just his time on GH tainting my impression. Maybe not.

      • formerlyAnon

        Nope. He’s the perfect spoiled rich cousin.

  • SewingSiren

    Entirely too much scarf, Other than that- fine.

  • Shawn EH

    It’s Elton John’s scarf.

    • SPEAKING OF ELTON….Did anyone else hear that Tom Hardy has been cast to play Elton in Rocketman? My only guess is that EJ is a working as a producer on this, and that this is vanity casting at its finest. I snickered all the way to work.

      • marlie

        I saw that headline too! What it means for me is that TH will eventually be doing a poledance for the movie. I. CAN’T. WAIT.

        • Shawn EH

          I can’t wait for him to do a poledance IN the movie!

      • Rand Ortega

        The 1st thing I thought was Aretha whispered in Elton’s ear about wanting Halle Berry to play her.

      • MilaXX

        yep, should be interesting

  • JaCory Deon

    It would take someone with real pep and personality like Lenny Kravitz to pull that off, the scarf itself is nice. On Martin, um no.

  • procrastinatrice

    Bitch don’t age.

    • marlie

      Actually he seems to get better with age. He’s hotter now than he was ~14 years ago.

      • procrastinatrice

        I also think that he looks better now–but to me, it looks like he has aged very little…all that livin’ la vida loca seems to have agreed with him.

      • MikeW_Vegas

        WOW.. has it really been that long since he was living La Vida Loca?

        • marlie

          According to Wiki, 1999. I am an old.

          • MikeW_Vegas

            1999, huh?? WOW.. I am an old fart now..

      • lunchcoma

        I’d agree. I’d like to think that it’s because he’s more happy in his personal life now.

  • Rand Ortega

    I ain’t mad at it. The scarf. Gives the ensemble a little interest, some joie de vivre.
    He’s still quite delicious, isn’t he?

  • MikeW_Vegas

    I could also see the resident “Gay elderly Wind-chime” Johnny Depp with this as an accessory.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Looks a little clean and pressed for Depp, but his publicist could probably run it over with a car a few times to Depp it up for him.

  • Synnae

    He’s aging well. And that suit, at least the bits I can see beyond the WTF scarf, looks really good.

    Ditch that scarf though.

  • MilaXX

    The scarf is the only missteps but back in his Vuelve, A Medio Vivir days Ricky wore a LOT of Armani.. This is more like a return to a style he wore in the 90’s. I ain’t mad it.

  • Darogris

    It would be beautiful without the scarf.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Yeah, I’d say that if he just loses the scarf, he’ll be fine.

  • thecitysleeps

    I like it. LOL

  • Daktari100

    Looks like the scarf is wearing him.

    • Monabel

      “Scarf, where are you going with that boy?” as my MIL would say.

  • KT

    Oh god. Just no. I would actually like to wear that scarf though — send it this way, senor.

  • crash1212

    As a scarf-impaired person my ownself, I know when to step away. Ricky can’t rock a scarf. I love his shoes though.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    oh honey no…. leave the drapes where they belong…in the hotel room…

  • ErmengardeGreen

    He looks like he’s trying to start pregnancy rumors.

  • Nazzzy

    He is ageing really well.

  • Kimberlini

    Still such a gorgeous man! But NO to the scarf.

  • quiltrx

    I have to say, the suit fits him like a glove, though.

  • cocohall

    The pattern on the scarf just seems disproportionate large, and then there is the issue that the majority of the pattern is deployed right at his midsection. It is just a weird. I think the material would make a lovely kimono for Andre Leon Talley (who is tall enough to rock a large pattern) or perhaps something for Ellen Burstyn who wore a beautiful long floaty caftan/coat at the Emmy awards. This pattern wants to be seen; it wants to be the main event. It is dominating poor RIcky’s look instead of enhancing it.

  • The scarf overwhelms, but from what I can see of the rest, it looks good. Totally digging those shoes.

  • Olga Frayman

    who’s he pointing at?

  • Danielle

    Alan Cumming is absolutely cut out for this scarf. No other mere mortals should try.

    • J. Preposterice

      wait, I have a scenario for you.

      Alan is wearing the scarf, working the step-and-repeat, and ZOOM HERE COMES PATRICK STEWART, who steals the scarf, poses with it, then scoots off & drapes it over Sir Ian’s neck with an affectionate wink.

      • Danielle

        JESUS CHRIST do you write fanfiction on Tumblr because that is the best thing I’ve read ever. EVER.

        • J. Preposterice

          this inevitably ends with a hilarious tour of New York and Patrick taking pics of Alan and Ian doing a dip-kiss in front of landmarks, doesn’t it?