Coat Porn: Idris Elba in Gucci at the “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” White House Screening

Posted on November 08, 2013

Another drool-worthy coat porn entry from Mr. Idris.

Idris Elba Attends White House screening of “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” in Gucci.

Gucci Fall 2013 Black Wool Equestrian Coat

In fact, it’s the same coat he was wearing the last time we all collectively drooled together; just in black. Truth be told, we think it loses something in the black. Sure, it’s more wearable in certain respects, but he clearly doesn’t know what to do when someone hands him a Gucci coat to wear and his uninspiring outfit tends to stand out more when we don’t have that beautiful shade of blue distracting us.

Still, we’ll take the coat, Santa Jesus.





[Photo Credit: Mark Wilkins/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES,]

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  • MoHub

    Someone buy that man a pair of socks!

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Bitter Kitten Socks For Idris Foundation.

      • MoHub

        Does it take Paypal?

        • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

          No, only lovingly hand selected socks.

          • MoHub

            What about handknit? We could start a knitting group.

          • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

            YES! With cocktails. And sarcasm.

          • cbt22

            I’m on board for this.

          • Taking stitch and bitch(R) to new depths.

          • Jacob Bowen

            Stich and Bitch in Chicago??? Anybody?!?!

          • terpsichory

            Can’t knit but I can crochet.

            Maybe no socks, though. I’ll do legwarmers!
            Or…erm…a scarf.

          • ChaquitaPhilly

            A scarf! I can do a scarf!!!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Which the BK’s will lovingly place on his feet….

    • xay

      My first thought was “dammit, will you put on some socks!”

    • Yes. One wears socks to the White House, I think.

    • Lanus


      • Heh. “Knit this man a pair of socks” – is that what the young people are calling it these days?

  • RussellH88


    • Clueless_Jock

      That coat would look great on anyone.

      • Fordzo

        That coat would look awesome in a heap on my bedroom floor, just sayin’.

        • fursa_saida

          You speak my language.

    • decormaven

      I like the way you think!

  • Emily Dagger

    WAIT, Idris Elba is in my town????

    And the bastard didn’t even call…

    • He’s in DC? My neck of the woods. Nice.

      • That’s what I just posted. No wonder I feel a little tingle in my panties today. 🙂

      • You need to put on your tightest sweater and shortest skirt and go hang out in his hotel lobby.

        And then post about it here.

      • MoHub

        Mine, too. But I’m stuck at work.

      • agentilities

        Had I known! I would have been right outside those gates waiting for him.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Go to him, Emily! Run as fast as you can!

  • hughman

    “Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci, he looks like a still
    That man is dressed to kill.”

    • Tatiana Luján

      Dressed to kill, indeed.

  • AmeliaEve

    It’s less costumey in the black than it was in the light blue, but I am still getting a bit of a doorman vibe from this.

  • marlie

    I know he’s veering into the Idris Elba version of “of course” on the red carpet, but he’s not wearing ratty jeans, a t-shirt, and scruffy shoes, so I declare this look a success. Dude is HAWT, and I love the coat. I love ALL the coats.

  • Oh…now I do feel *that*….

    • Danielle

      Consider my skirt officially “blown up”.

    • Danielle

      Consider my skirt officially blown up.

  • Glam Dixie

    I actually prefer this one over the blue coat. I just can’t with a powder blue coat on a grown man.

    • majorbedhead

      I do, too. Powder blue seems like a color a small child would wear. And there is nothing small or childlike about Mr. Elba.

  • He was in DC! That’s close enough to me to make my heart pound faster. He just does it for me. Oh, yeah, coat. Nice.

  • tereliz

    Buzz Bissinger is SOOOO jealous right now…

  • Imasewsure

    Still not a fan of the loafers on him but I love the fact that he chooses such lush but basic clothes… no frippery, no fuss just silk, cotton and cashmere please

  • Fordzo

    God Bless His Socks, wherever they may reside.

    • He’s so bad about leaving them on my bedroom floor. I tell him all the time, but he doesn’t listen.

      What do you mean I’m delusional?

      • maggiehuck

        Took the words right outta my fingers!!!

      • Fordzo

        Use them to stuff your bra!

    • marlie

      I’m not a sock person, so I go without, unless it’s sub-arctic weather, so I’m not mad at him.

      • Fordzo

        Cold enough for a winter coat = cold enough for socks.

        But, really, I don’t like men in dress shoes with no socks. It just bugs me. I’m sexy that way. I mean, sexist.

  • coat porn, african man style. yummm…

  • vicki

    I liked the blue one better but he does set my heart racing.

  • frannyprof

    Yummy. Elbalicious.

  • MilaXX

    House of Gucci needs to send him a muffin basket. YUM!

    • Kate4queen

      I volunteer to deliver it! 🙂

      • maggiehuck

        I volunteer to be a muffin.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Is this man gorgeous or what?

    • bitchybitchybitchy


  • thecitysleeps

    I’ll take his face.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Still no socks? Jesus man, it’s freezing out! That beautiful coat won’t keep your ankles warm!

    • sagecreek

      Seriously, in winter that just looks like affectation, and I’d like to think My Idris is better than that.

  • Maryanne525

    I just want him to hold me for an hour or two.

  • Tricia

    yum. just- yum.

  • boweryboy

    I like the coat much better in black. Then again, I’m a wallflower so I couldn’t pull off that focus pulling blue, as gorgeous as it was.

    Although, once again, Mr. Elba’s sock less loafer look is killing the over all impact for me. A pair of striped or crazy printed black/white/gray combo socks could have given this outfit the oomph it so desperately needs.

  • Belvane

    I like it better in the black. The blue was a little too “doorman at Tiffany’s” with a slight hint of pimp.

  • Trickytrisha

    He may not do socks, but he sure does manly and sexy. And Uncles? The supposedly “uninspiring” outfit inspires all sorts of ladylike naughty thoughts in this BK.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    It would look better buttoned!

  • VeryNot

    God he’s a beautiful man. Saw Thor last night, and while I’m a total Loki girl, the beauty of this man and his quiet, intense presence just burned the screen.

    And also, love the coat in classic black more than the blue. Perhaps because it reminds me of my own gorgeous-black-coat-wearing Englishman.

  • ElaineMarie34

    Lord, that man has charisma.

  • Shawn EH

    Beautiful in black!

  • Kayemwhy yo

    You are invited to the White House wear some socks!

  • Coco Cornejo

    Does this man have something against socks?

  • cocohall

    Maybe his feet get hot. I could care less. He is divine with or without socks. He looks comfortable and stylish. I’m more than satisfied Mr. Elba. You carry on.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    I don’t mind his sock-free style when he’s wearing the black coat. I hated it, in the blue coat. He looks fabulous here. Love this actor.

  • flamingoNW

    Thanks for all the Idris. It makes Fridays bearable

  • indigospade

    I dunno why his feet would get cold just because he’s not wearing socks. He has shoes on them at least as well as long pants. Why would bare ankles make him any colder or less classy than his hands and head being bare? I don’t see any one griping at all the women wearing fancy shoes with no leggings/hose/socks.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I could TOTALLY rock this coat better than he does! Therefore, he should kindly donate it to me. I will gladly fly to DC to get it.

  • ItsDicey

    Get some socks, Mr. Elba.

    But still…that’s a mega-watt smile and it makes such a nice accessory.

  • quiltrx

    I do love a sexy man in a really nice black coat!
    Yes, the blue is striking–but not everyone can pull it off, or feel comfortable in it. This one works on a lot of guys’ levels!

  • tixilyttik

    The worst look ever for men is dress shoes with no socks. It just looks so stupid.
    The only reason anyone says this guy is sexy or handsome or cool or anything is because he is a black man and if we don’t say it we are racist.
    I’ll take that coat now please.

    • Trickytrisha

      Probably you should wash your mouth out with soap and go hide under the covers ’cause bigotry like yours is wildly inappropriate, but to flash your ignorance and stupidity on THIS website is the epitome of nastiness. The Ban Hammer approaches.

  • LuisaNL

    dude, it’s november, put on some socks. I don’t care how awesome that coat is. And that coat IS awesome.

  • kalisa

    Seems to me, if it’s cool enough for a coat, it’s cool enough to wear SOCKS.

  • CT14

    I find his lack of socks disturbing.

    Otherwise he’s dreamy, and I covet his coats.

  • Aidan B


  • bellafigura1

    You take the coat, I’ll take that nice big man. And I am all good with no socks.

  • Did socks burn his ankles when he was a child?