Coat Porn: Idris Elba in Gucci at the 2013 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards

Posted on November 06, 2013

COAT PORN. Brace yourselves, boys. Try not to moan out loud.



Idris Elba attends the 2013 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards at Claridge’s Hotel in London in Gucci.

Gucci Fall 2013 Collection


We’re drooling like Homer Simpson. God, that’s a gorgeous coat.


Dear Santa,

Please team up with Baby Jesus and make this coat happen for us. We’re counting on you both.


T Lo




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  • RussellH88

    I need to have that coat.

    *cue the reply of “You can keep the coat, I’ll have what’s underneath”*

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Thanks for typing that up for the rest of us! 😉

    • AndiMarie

      I want both the coat AND what’s underneath. I’m greedy like that.

      BUT SERIOUSLY that is a gorgeous coat. LOVE the color.

  • If it’s cold enough for that jacket, it’s cold enough for socks.

    But this is still perfection.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I know, the lack of socks with the big heavy coat is the only thing killing my lady boner.

      • This. I just can’t with incongruous dressing.

      • Tapetum

        I can knit him some lovely socks. And then deliver them and put them on for him!

    • jtabz

      Beat me to it!

    • Tatiana Luján

      “If it’s cold enough for that jacket, it’s cold enough for socks” Agree 100%

      • Aurumgirl

        If it’s cold enough for that jacket, I know how he can warm up those frozen toes.

    • Rhonda Shore

      on the other hand, i liked the coat with his driving shoes…there’s something practical about it.

    • You took the words right out of my fingers!

    • MoHub

      I wish he’d gone with a short boot instead of the sockless loafers, but I can’t argue with that coat.

  • If you need a coat, you need socks.

    • TropiCarla

      I was going to get all judgy on exactly that front. Then I remembered that last week I was late dropping off the baby to daycare and just slipped on a pair of ballet flats and ran out the door … so fall coat, baby in a bunting, and ballet flats. *sigh* A hypocrite I am. 🙁

      • mmebam

        I do that all the time, but I also live in the south. If my torso and toes are covered, then I’m fine.

      • I would pose that the standard is different for ladies. Pumps and flats are year round, but shoes and no socks are not for men.

      • MilaXX

        I’m one of those folks who wear flip flops until there is snow on the ground, sooooo I’m a bit pot meet kettle here cause I think he needs socks.

        • Heather

          Yes, but he’s at An Event. I’m assuming you (like all good BKs) would not wear flip flops to An Event.

          • MilaXX

            I most certainly would not.

      • jtabz

        Aw … I somehow suspect that Mr. Elba had a bit more time to devote to getting himself ready 😉

      • cbt22

        Style rules are absolutely relaxed if you are carrying an infant. And really, do celebrities not exist for our hypocritical judgment?

      • I think my reaction is partly that I am sitting about 15 miles from him, wearing thick tights and boots and my feet are FREEZING. Of course, Claridges probably has better central heating than my house.

  • Donyelle

    it had me at pick stitching

  • Noah

    Idris Elba AND coat porn? I may faint.

  • Verascity

    Really? He looks like a doorman to me.

    • I was all “Ehhhhhhhhh…?” so you’re not alone.

      • My nana’s bathrobe was that color (sorry Idris.) It is nicely tailored, though.

    • Clueless_Jock

      He’s a great looking man but a few years too old for this look.

    • Leslie Streeter

      The best doorman ever! And yes, he looks a little silly without socks. But it’s him.

    • AmeliaEve

      My very first thought was to wonder where his brass taxi whistle went. Not working.

  • YES, SIR!

  • hughman

    Well the runway model certainly seems, um, “excited” to be wearing it.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Ohhhhh, my… does he ever!

    • tereliz

      Who WOULDN’T get a Gucci boner in that thing? 😉

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Okay, here we go, it’s TMI confession time: I’m a P-I-G pig, because I love boners. I’m the female version of guys who only look at a woman’s chest. I’m embarrassed to just blurt that out, but I know the BKs won’t shun me. But yeah, say the word “boner” to me, and I can’t scroll back up fast enough.

        • hughman

          Go on…

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Sigh…. (*Busts out the coffee and cookies*). This may take a while…

          • Nikko Viquiera

            Take you’re time! We’re all waiting!

          • marlie

            If it takes that long, I’ll bring a bottle of wine. Coffee just isn’t going to cut it.

          • HomeOfficeGirl

            tee hee!!

        • Rand Ortega

          I feel like I’m at an AA meeting. Only funner!

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Definitely funner!

    • MilaXX

      I know! Did they use a fluffer before sending him down the runway?

      • TropiCarla

        LMAO at fluffer. I will never forget how horrified I was the first time I heard the term and it’s definition. I was such an innocent.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Oh, man! I have a fluffer story! In the mid-90’s, I was working at ABC TV. Disney came in, and immediately started eliminating our jobs. So every couple of weeks or so, we were having good-bye parties for the next wave of people being canned.

          After one such party, which was cake, chips and champagne in the conference room, everyone else cut out and left me (an admin) and two other admins to clean up the room. So we’re all pissed off and resentful, no one stuck around to help us, etc. So as we’re cleaning, we’re polishing off all the unfinished champagne. We’re not in any particular hurry to get back to our desks, but we’re getting loopier and loopier on all the champagne. Eventually, the three of us find ourselves drunk, plopped down at the conference room table, bemoaning the fact that we’re going to be out of jobs soon thanks to Disney. So we’re drunkenly going, “What are we gonna do for a living? Where should we start job hunting first? I don’t wanna just be a secretary again!”

          So the one girl goes, “I know! Let’s be fluffers!” The other girl and I go, “What’s that?” And she explains to us what fluffers are. And we were just drunk enough that we LOVED it! We’re in the conference room, in the middle of the work day, drunk and resentful, just HOWLING!! “THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GONNA DO! We’re gonna be fluffers! We’re gonna get to blow hot guys, get paid for it, and never have to appear on film! This is awesome, we’re totally doing this!” One of our bosses sticks her head in, “What are you girls doing?” “Nothing! Still just cleaning from the party!” It was one of those moments where we were just drunk enough to not be able to stop the laughter once we started talking about that as a potential career option.

          • Rand Ortega

            LOL! Awesome. There must be a Craigslist section for that.

          • Qitkat

            This was a day I needed a laugh out loud. Thanks doll!

          • I adore this story. As a person who is looking for a new job, I am delighted by this fantasy option. You rock! And screw Disney! –ooh also there’s a girl who rides her Harley up and down the road I use to get to work that has that as her license plate. I wonder about her life.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            It was hilarious when I look back on it, because it was the perfect storm of resentment. Three girls on the bottom rung of the ladder, OF COURSE being the ones stuck cleaning up after a party where there was a bunch of leftover alcohol, and where we just had to say goodbye to three more co-workers who we loved. PLUS the fact that when all that started, Disney *swore* that no ABC employees would lose their jobs in the merger. And within weeks, entire departments of people were being let go anyway. I mean it was a combo of, “You’re really just asking us to get drunk at work in the middle of the day, aren’t you?”

          • Having been on a sinking ship before, I wish to god they would have “asked” me to get drunk at work, but then again, I might’ve ended up in lockup, so it’s probably for the best. (So you think my department deserves downsizing, huh? How about me downsizing your windshield?!!)

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Well, I will say this much – ABC was pretty much the drinkinest company I’ve ever worked for, and that was before the Disney takeover! There were lots of nights out after work with the gang, and many many evenings ended with us pouring each other into cabs. So I’m not even shocked that the one time I wound up actually getting shit-faced in the office itself, it was at ABC.

          • I work for local government-run public libraries. Zero drinking, ever, to my eternal chagrin. Even our Christmas party is held at one of the librarian’s houses, because no alcohol can be consumed on gov’t premises. And it consists crudité and complaints about rude patrons, with one or two bottles of wine for maybe 20 people. I lead a double life, obviously.

          • marlie

            That’s an event where you bring a flask, and share it with your work besties.

          • work besties = none, hence my search for a higher salary and more camaraderie.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I worked for the Dept.of Justice in D.C. for over 30 years, and my very first boss was a very urbane gentleman attorney from New Orleans, and our own private office party (we were one little unit within a larger office) included his famous spiked punch-I still bless that man’s memory-for more than just the punch.

          • Lucky you! Real government certainly has its drinkers. My father is a retired high muckety-muck, and formerly scotch-marinated. Local government is a whole different matter, however. Dry as a bone, more’s the pity.

      • Nikko Viquiera

        OMG! This is the first time I’ve ever heard of the word fluffer. I googled it and now have this urge to quit my current job…haha

        • Heather

          It would depend on the fluffee, though, wouldn’t it?

    • marlie

      OMG. Just… whoa.

    • sagecreek

      Thanks, Hugh! I cannot believe I missed that on my first scrolldown, but, you know…it’s Idris.

  • PinkySlinky

    sorry, totally did… out loud and now my cubicle- mates think I’m weird (or weirder) 🙂

  • mmebam

    So… Are his pants high waters, or is the lack of socks making them look shorter than they are?

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I think they are just a little on the short side, just by a smidge.

    • MilaXX

      Lack of socks, hem is perfect.

  • MilaXX

    Gorgeous coat on a beautiful looking man. Minor quibble – he needs socks. Nonetheless, dat coat!

    • CurbGirl

      I would be happy to put his socks on…or off

    • marlie

      I seriously don’t even care about the lack of socks.

    • I like the no socks. Saves time while undressing him which I do in my fantasies a few times a day 🙂

  • I’m drooling too and it’s not over the coat. That man is walking sex. Swoon.

  • Baby Jesus is pissed that he got swaddling clothes instead of that coat of one gorgeous color. (If I may speak for the Baby Jesus…or at least The Fabulous Baby Jesus…)

  • Tatiana Luján

    That coat made me think of War and Peace and epic Russian novels.

  • Mary Lauer

    Unbelievably gorgeous coat. I am not usually a fan of loafers with no socks, but GOD is he rocking it!

  • quiltrx

    Sometimes all the day needs is a beautiful man in a beautiful coat. 🙂

  • Violentcello

    I was with you guys on the last Idris Elba post when you weren’t sure about the full beard, but something about it is working here.

  • decormaven

    But which uncle will get to wear the coat first? Inquiring minds want to know…

  • Eric Stott

    Gorgeous coat…..but it’s not for him, at least not if he’s just going to throw it on over a polo shirt- and WHAT IS THIS THING ABOUT NOT WEARING SOCKS?

    • Imasewsure

      Of course it’s not for him…. it belongs to our dear uncles (and the cat who decides to curl up and sleep on it).

      Agreed though… the coat is beautiful but looks costum-y on him – and a full coat with no socks just looks strange

    • Tatiana Luján

      The coat is too elegant for that polo t – shirt.

  • Latin Buddy

    How much does this coat cost?

      • Rand Ortega

        For Gucci, that’s not really bad. There’s a crocodile moto jacket for $14,500.

      • Latin Buddy

        I propose all the bitter kittens start a kickstarter page so that one of you guys gets the coat. Who called dibs?

        • Kate4queen

          we could all share it a week at a time. 🙂

    • theblondette

      Not too much, probably just your firstborn

  • PastryGoddess

    FUCK.ME.SIDEWAYS. Forget sausage on Friday’s, Happy Hump Day to us

    My dreams just came true in ways I didn’t realize existed

  • Lattis

    You know, Idris Elba must have (IRL) kind of a thing for coats. Seems like all his roles include coats. Watching Stringer Bell on The Wire, in fact, is what passed on the coat love to my oldest son.

    Just got done watching Luther. Coat action not up to Stringer’s – but Luther did have a “lucky” coat.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    i adore that coat, but if it’s cold enough to wear a coat, it’s cold enough to cover your ankles, amirite? But at least they aren’t ashy, so there’s that.

  • Goodness gracious that coat is gorgeous. I’ll happily rock that men’s coat for myself. Happily.

    • Tracy_Flick

      I was just thinking that. That coat is an equal opportunity drool-maker.

  • Lattis

    Also, embarrassingly, Idris Elba is someone that if I met in person I know I’d disgrace myself completely by either turning bright red, giggling, babbling, or just passing out cold.

  • Rand Ortega

    Socks or no, he’s delicious. He has such a unique style about him, sockless is just part of the look.

  • jay

    I actually shouted SWEET LORD IN HEAVEN at my computer screen.

  • boweryboy

    I could never pull that coat off, so I do not covet it.

    Also: stank feet. I would have loved it if he wore some cool patterned socks that played off the blue of the jacket.

  • See I disagree. Saw it and immediately thought “Shaft” LOL Maybe it’s too big? Seems to fit through the shoulders, but he’s kind of swimming in it. To me it looks like he’s “big pimpin” just missing a hat. Like the loafers though…

  • Qitkat

    A bit off topic, although I agree it’s a sumptuous coat, I noticed the logos on the wall behind him. Speaking of Selfridges, I recently read the book they based the PBS mini-series on, Mr. Selfridge. The book is titled Shopping, Seduction and Mr. Selfridge, and I wanted to recommend it to the kittens who might be interested in the history of this iconic store, and biography of the man. The mini-series only encompassed a portion of the story told in the book, and I believe there is more to come on PBS. Anyway, it’s an often fascinating, often wordy, recounting of Harry Gordon Selfridge and the impact he made on retail in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Chicago at Marshall Fields and later when he built Selfridges in London. There is so much social, economic and political history intertwined with the retail story; mentions of so many prominent people of the day, and of the fashion designers he came to know. Sometimes there’s a bit of overkill in the details, kind of like reading the begats in the Old Testament, but essentially it’s quite a fascinating true story.

  • That blue isn’t my bestie, but I would happily have it in one of my “good” colors. Plum? yep. Acid green? yep.

  • Leslie Streeter

    It is the Olivia Pope white trench coat of Idris Elba coats. You can write that down.

  • It’s such a beautiful color, almost like a robin’s egg blue. But doesn’t such a coat merit socks?

    I’m just sayin’.

  • Sif

    That’s a $2,590 coat plus tax.

  • bukker

    My, My, My…damn that’s a fine brutha!!!!

  • marlie

    Idris Elba in this coat does all sorts of things to me… to my… That coat is so gorgeous that he could wear nothing underneath it and I wouldn’t care. Actually… can someone make that happen? Pretty please?

  • Leah Elzinga

    I want to wrap myself up in this and hibernate until April.

  • teensmom99

    Coat porn with shoe porn.

  • That is a fine coat on a fine man. Sigh.

  • crash1212

    Idris Elba porn…in a nice coat. There, fixed it for you.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    Luuuuuuther! Alice made you give up your coat, man.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I just got in from the grocer to THIS. And I didn’t buy ice cream, so now I have to go out again. I need a TLO app that notifies me when I am going to need to buy ice cream.

  • JanieS

    Mr. Elba, I love you. That coat is lovely, as is your face. But what is happening on your feet?

  • Danielle


  • sagecreek

    Hey, I’m as much of an Idris junkie as anyone, but honey, c’mon…socks.

    • Shawn EH

      With loafers? Not needed. No on the coat for me, btw, but I love those shoes. High vamps rule!

      • sagecreek

        Yeah, I know I’m in the minority 🙂

      • snarkykitten

        you’re not alone

  • The, uh, silhouette, on the model is pretty, uh, focus-pulling.

    What? The coat? Oh, yes, it is very nice, if a bit on the equerry-ish side.

  • jw_ny

    socks are a must on the RC, especially when wearing an overcoat. The coat is gorgeous on him…I’d look silly in it, unfortunately.

  • hellkell

    I’m willing to overlook the loafers with no socks thing JUST THIS ONCE.

  • flamingoNW

    Coat? What coat?

  • prettybigkitty

    Dear Santa, Please bring TLo the coat, I’ll take the man. xo

  • Krysta

    That’s a gorgeous coat, but behold how much better it looks on Heimdall up there than the model.

  • nannypoo

    Hottest man alive.

  • Lori

    That is a whole lotta gorgeous in one photo.

  • formerlyAnon

    Nice. Just . . . nice.

  • Chaiaiai

    I think I just got pregnant by a coat.

  • Zubair Ghumro

    In word of indominable Jack, “Once I was lost but now I am found.”

  • Sonja Brisson

    He is flawless.

  • Terri Terri

    I can’t.

  • lamh36

    Better a belated birthday gift than never.

    I gotta say, I hate the no socks thing, but damn that is a beautiful coat on a beautiful man. I love either things separately

  • LaSylphide

    No other person of the (decidedly) male persuasion could get away with that coat and no socks.

  • CT14

    I didn’t think much from the thumbnail, where it looked like a suit, but I gasped at the full pic!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Dear Santa-please heed TLo’s plea and make this coat appear for our favorite uncles.
    And Uncles’-thanks for the coat porn and Sausage Wednesday! As usual, Mr. Elba is ssssssmokin’!

  • PeaceBang

    My God. He can be my Master AND Commander. Aye, aye, sir.

  • I defy anyone not to moan out loud at this coat. That thing is a work of art.

  • Alloy Jane

    That is absolutely beautiful. The coat’s nice too.

  • Michelle Gennari

    Beautiful coat – gorgeous color. But no socks? Hmmm.

  • JLH

    I covet.

  • Melvis Velour

    Oh mah stars ‘n garters!
    Hand me mah reticule, ahm about to be havin’ me an attack o’ tha vapours!

  • LeelaST

    I liked it until I saw the “no socks” situation – ha!

  • spirit52