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]

    • 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.

    • annabelle archer


    • 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.

        • MishaFoomin

          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!

      • annabelle archer

        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.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      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!

    • MinAgain

      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 😉