Idris Elba in Prada at the “Mandela” New York Premiere

Posted on November 15, 2013

Idris Elba attends the “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” in New York City in Prada.







[Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images]

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  • This is how you wear a shiny suit, gentlemen. Excepting the pant hem which makes me weep.

    • jtabz

      Yes … and yes. Stick the landing, Luther 😉

    • gabbilevy

      Idris could wear anything and we’d hold him up as an example. It’s not the rest of the men’s fault they don’t measure up.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Obviously the BK’s need to start a public awareness campaign for male celebs, something like “Proper Hems-Let’s Do it”

  • That hem makes baby Jesus cry.

    • Lanus


  • marlie

    This is almost, ALMOST perfect. He missed perfection by about an inch. And this time, the grey suit, white shirt, and grey tie just WORK for him.

  • What is that, shark? ; )

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Ha! Again! I’m not loving these suits…

  • MaggieMae

    Idris is almost making a shiny suit work for me, and that’s saying something (hate shiny suits!).

  • KinoEye

    Stunning, and not sleazy like that Matthew McConaughey mess yesterday. How have I never noticed he has a star tattoo on his hand?

    • Bebe

      I agree. I had to look back and compare. The MM suit fabric was heavier and very “oily” in it’s shinyness. This one doesn’t look as heavy the shine is not as intense.

  • alyce1213

    Somehow, the resplendence of Idris offsets the shiny suit and it’s all gorgeous.
    Socks, no socks? We’ll never know — the pants are too long.

  • housefulofboys

    Alrighty!! After the last post on Colton Haynes – who is undeniably pretty – THIS is a man. I think he looks spectacular, in spite of the fact that he’s wearing a shiny suit with too-long pants. Something about those eyes. And that smile.

    • marlie

      Idris is a capital “M” Man.

    • greymain

      and that EVERYTHING else….8-)

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    That’s a Goodfellas suit if I’ve ever seen one. But damn, he makes it work.

    • KinoEye

      “Hey ma, whadda ya think?”
      “My god, you look like a gangster!”

    • marlie

      Totally rando… how do you get the italics in your comment? I haven’t figured out bold, either.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        Put the letter i (or b) between and then to end it put it after the backslash in

        • marlie

          Gotcha. Merci!

        • formerlyAnon


    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Brilliant- I just made my husband check out Idris and then read your comment-he loved it!

  • boweryboy

    I’m just grateful he’s wearing socks.

  • nannypoo

    He’s too busy being hot to care about the length of his pants.

    • marlie

      He’s hot AND he seems charming. A lethal combination…

  • MilaXX

    Thank you Uncles TLo. This post just made my day.

  • jw_ny

    The suit color, and sheen, looks good on him. The tie…color could be bolder, and the knot is sad. Of course, the usual gripe of most male celebs…the hem. A good, solid effort on his part.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    He’s a beautiful man, but he looks like he could use a nap.

  • Diego!

    It’s an IN to me! He shines literally! The hem is so so, but this could be the ‘Attaboy’ beginning! ^^

  • Imasewsure

    Sorry but meh… he’s looked better although I do appreciate the suit (and love me some dots)

  • formerlyAnon

    Who lets Idris Elba go out on the RC with the knot in his tie so askew? I mean, there’s not that many variables here for the last minute check!!

    In other non-news, I may have figured out why I like a slightly shiny suit. My dad (who had some stunning suits) had a suit almost exactly like this, at one point. (Less shiny, maybe, but I never saw it under lights set for photos.) So I was imprinted young. I will note that my dad’s trouser hems did not pool at his ankles like that.

  • kmk05

    The shoes are singularly beautiful. I mean, he’s perfection, but those shoes just jump out as a good choice.

  • Perfection. Who cares whether the knot in that tie is perfect or the pants are a skosh too long? Look at him!

  • siriuslover

    I love the pale purple / grey combination here.

  • kipper

    sigh – why wont he marry me! ( or just pretend for a few hours …)

  • Aidan B

    I thought I loathed shiny suits, but apparently I only loathe them when they’re worn by anyone other than this gorgeous hunk of man. Other than the hem, no complaints.

  • lobsterlen

    Ok who besides me among the bitter kittens is having “Idris, darling, let me straighten your tie” fantasies right now.

    • Trickytrisha

      I was more in the “Idris, darling, let me adjust your zipper” category.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    … what suit?

  • LaSylphide

    [ reader faints dead away…]

  • Danielle


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  • HeatherMcIlrath

    if his trousers had a slightly higher break, i would be pregnant right now

  • Trickytrisha

    Sausage Friday has its all time winner, IMO.

  • The man cannot keep his hands out of his pockets. Maybe he’s trying to compensate for the unhemmed pants.

  • maasai2012

    okay, enough Idris, kittens.

  • conniemd

    Okay, why can Idris wear a shiny suit and manage not to look like a casino boss or mobster?

  • quiltrx

    Uncles, can you have a talk with Idris about his hem length? He’s much too fine to have those distracting rumples at his ankles.
    And while we’re in that neighborhood, something about these pants makes him appear to have old-man-birdy-legs, which we know is not correct.

  • d4divine

    Stunning as usual. The rest of my comment are too filthy to publish.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    The man can rock a grey suit.