Benedict, we realize the ladies stopped reading this post right after the word, “Benedict,” but we need to have a word with you, sirrah.
Benedict Cumberbatch attends the premiere of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” in Los Angeles, California.
This is all kind of not our thing because while we love a good Dandy look, this comes off more like something Vincent Price would’ve worn around his 80th birthday. We think the bridge too far for us is the jacquard lapel and tie. We didn’t need that bit of texture when you’ve already got:
- Merlot red
- vest and
- shawl collar
going on. Not to mention the too-long pants and slightly too-small jacket.
Even so, it certainly is a look with style and it suits him well. We can’t fault him for not putting the effort in or failing to play to his strengths. He is, after all, the epitome of the Romantic Englishman model of malehood at the moment. It’s a title that gets passed on every five years or so. Colin Firth is an alum, as is Jude Law.
[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, Izumi Hasegawa, Janice Ogata/PRPhotos.com]