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,]

    • 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.

            • foodycatAlicia

              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!”

      • Gayer Than Thou

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

      • Lanus


        • Gayer Than Thou

          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…

      • Vivi N

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

        • Tess Danesi

          That’s what I just posted. No wonder I feel a little tingle in my panties today. :-)

        • Gayer Than Thou

          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.

    • annabelle archer

      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.

    • Tess Danesi

      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

      • foodycatAlicia

        All stuff that is nice to touch…

    • Fordzo

      God Bless His Socks, wherever they may reside.

      • annabelle archer

        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.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      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.

    • Deborah Lipp

      Did socks burn his ankles when he was a child?