Idris Elba in Burberry at the “Mandela” New York Special Screening

Posted on November 26, 2013

Idris Elba attends a special screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” hosted by U2, Anna Wintour and Bob & Harvey Weinstein with Burberry at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City in Burberry.






[Photo Credit: Girlie/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images]

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  • NBG

    Sigh. I am sure someone else can comment on his clothes so I am going to just enjoy the view.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      Hot sex on a platter

  • leahpapa

    I don’t know anything about menswear, but I think I’ve been reading TLo long enough to guess that there are fit problems here, it’s too wrinkly, and we need a pop of color to set off all that grey? (Feel like I’m taking a final exam!)

    • lobsterlen

      This could be fun posts … guess the TLO fashion problems: A Menswear Where’s Waldo!
      Yes too much grey and too many wrinkles.

    • kimmeister

      Plus, hem length and sleeve length of the shirt.

    • Rhonda Shore

      the width of the tie seems off too. Still, he looks good despite all of these things.

  • …..sssssighhhhhhhh……

  • Nancer

    I’m curious, can anyone tell what is tattooed on his hand?

    • hellkell

      I thought it was a club stamp.

      • Nancer

        Huh – that would make sense!

        • hellkell

          But then I went and looked at other pics, it’s still there, and there’s a star on his right hand.

          • Nancer

            Great sleuthing! So we are back to a tattoo of… something!

          • mellbell

            According to an interview, the one on his left hand is “the head of a record player” (the part that holds the needle, I think?).

          • Kate Andrews

            ^ Yep, that’s it. (I saw the same interview.)

          • Nancer


    • Ginny Ellsworth

      I’m going with a tattoo theme here and guessing a fireplug?

  • mmebam

    Gosh, I wish his shirt had been lavender or light pink or something…

  • Sarah

    He looks good. Mebbe a different color tie/shirt. What goes on with his shoes? Are they patterned in some way or is that reflection?

    • marlie

      I thought they were suede.

      • Sarah

        I could see that. Grain going the long way.

      • I also.

        Love them.

  • anotherkate

    Oh, menfolk. You don’t even have to actually HEM the pants. You can get away with the pin-and-press. BUT DO YOU DO IT? No, of course not. Lazy, lazy stylists!

  • WitlessExposition

    Just got my Ikea shipment in, and then this? Christmas has definitely come early!

  • marlie

    I love this. And are his shoes suede? I’m in love. {sigh}

    • RL McGruder

      So glad you said that – I think they are!

    • Danielle

      Loving that hint of tattoo on his hand. Perpetuating my fic of him with full sleeves. Woof.

  • gabbilevy


    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Yeah, I’m purring ‘Hello, sweetie’ over here.

  • lifeisastory

    At first glance, I thought his pants were tucked into his shoes.

  • mamafitz

    love love love the shoes. I don’t mind the all grey (though yes lavender would have been lovely). I’d like to see more shirt cuff. ~sigh~ what a beautiful man.

    • conniemd

      I’ve decided that the man hates color, though admittedly he looks super hot in grays and blacks, but just think what he’d look like in a splash of color in his tie or shirt.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Someone had a theet bleach very recently.

  • JasmineAM

    It’s been grey all day long down south. Thanks for brightening my day, TLo!

    • It is indeed serious snuggle weather down here. Wonder if he’s game?

      • marlie

        Snuggle weather up here too!

  • Imasewsure

    Minor snaps for having a suit that is not black (not funerial & not banker/lawyerish too) since we’ve seen so much of that on the RC lately… like the subtle patterns!

  • MilaXX

    He works the monotone look very well.

    • marlie

      The presence or absence of charisma is pretty subjective, but I think that guys who have it (like Idris; we’re on a first name basis), can pull off a monochromatic or all-neutral-color look better than others, because there’s more to draw you in beyond just the clothes. Does that make sense?

      • formerlyAnon

        You said Idris and Tom Hiddleston in the same post.

        I believe there is a rating system that should apply, lest my imagination go into overdrive.
        (ETA: and if there’s not, one should be developed.)

        • marlie

          Sorry. Didn’t mean to send the bitter kittens into sensory overload!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Can’t we find a way for Idris and St. Thomas of the cheekbones to be in the same movie?

    • marlie

      Duplicate post.

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        Duplicate vote up. 🙂

  • julnyes

    The jacket looks small to me and I wish he would shoot the cuffs before posing for pictures.

  • jkatkins

    All that and a British accent, too. Yum.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar.

    • Stella Zawistowski

      Survey says…doable.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Oh, gawddawmmit, he’s yummy.

  • Thank you TLo.

  • Danielle


  • jen

    I’m going to be very sad when the Mandela poledance is over.

  • Erica

    He’s got the same grey-hair-in-his-beard thing going that my husband does. I admit I love it on both of them. The suit is a bit dull, though.

  • Linda LaPaz

    I’d just like to see 1/2 inch of shirt cuff under the sleeve of the jacket. Otherwise, perfect.

  • jjjoy


  • LJCdoc

    Thank you. And it’s not even Friday.

  • nancymae

    He’s Idris, Drizzy if you will so any critiques I might have are automatically overridden by my lusty thoughts. So I’ll just say that his watch is Nice. Could there be such a thing as watch porn?

    • marlie

      If there’s such a thing as coat porn (and shoe porn), then there can certainly be watch porn!

  • I don’t like the shirt color, but he’s still a peach

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    You guys! Idris is getting our care packages full of socks! We’re changing the world one sweaty foot at a time!

  • Dawn Sinclair

    Anyone else scroll down chanting ‘Please be wearing socks’? No? Just me then 😉