James Marsden in Dolce&Gabbana at the “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” Premiere

Posted on December 13, 2013

Drs. T & Lo have looked at your chart and determined you’re not getting your Recommended Daily Allowance of dimples.

Consider this your booster shot.

James Marsden attends the UK premiere of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” at Vue West End in London, England in Dolce&Gabbana.

Here is what we don’t get: Why would you put together an outfit as extremely put-together as this one, slick back your hair, bronze your face – and not shave? This is not a look that benefits from a couple day’s growth. And on guys in their early 40s with gray in their beards it tends to make them look a little older. You’re still boyish and smooth! Why do you want to rush headlong into Daddy Bear territory? Do you think “boyish and smooth” will be waiting for you when you get tired of being Santa Claus? Well it won’t. Trust.

Great look, though. Love the competing patterns. The pants look a little balloon-y in the crotch, though.





[Photo Credit: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images]

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  • I love the look of the outfit completely. I don’t even mind the scruff, but then I love my men fur bearing. As to the bronzer, well just no. There are few situations where I think its called for. And this one is not one of them.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      All the things you said. He just bangs my gong, that one.

      • DinaSews

        I agree. I would like the opportunity to fix the balloon-y crotch. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Diego!

    I disagree guys. It’s OK to have some beard, he looks stunning! What I actually hate here is the foundation. It’s so irritating to see his neck much whiter than his face… Ugh I hate guys wearing make up on the red carpet. But he looks great indeed!

    • SewingSiren

      The orange stripe on top of the ear is the worse offense of all.

      • Diego!

        Word. It’s disgusting.

    • I think the boys should wear some makeup on the red carpet – but as with the girls it is the application that counts!

      • Diego!

        I disagree. For instance, I’ve never worn make up nor will in front of the cameras, but Iยดm no celebrity LOL ๐Ÿ˜›
        I’m human after all and have my flaws too. It would be nice to see the male stars taking the same attitude and do that too.

        • Verascity

          Do you think women should show up sans makeup too?

          • Diego!

            Pardon? I don’t know what planet you come from, but on Earth men usually don’t / are not supposed to wear make up, except if they decide to go drag. Or if they are on a TV/Movie set / Theater stage.

          • You must be from a different planet earth, then, because this planet earth has always had cultures where men wore makeup. Also, no one is “supposed to” wear makeup; it’s entirely a cultural construction.

            You seem to be a little naive about male stars and makeup. The vast majority of them wear it for their promotional and red carpet appearances.

          • Diego!

            In any case, they don’t look good at all and here we have an example with James.

          • Evan

            As usual, you are completely right. I believe men stopped wearing makeup and jewelry for the most part during the Empire Period. That’s when it was decided that those things were feminine. Masculinity and femininity are cultural constructs as well. Hell, blue for boys and pink for girls wasn’t even firmly established until around 1940. Before that, shades of red had been considered “masculine” colors. As a society, we like to limit ourselves and create certain boundaries for some reason. Is it about the need for control or order maybe?

          • “I believe men stopped wearing makeup and jewelry for the most part during the Empire Period. ”

            Men still wear jewelry all over the world and men in various cultures still wear makeup.

          • Evan

            Yes, men are wearing jewelry again and in South Korea I know that men are starting to wear makeup for work now, but I should have clarified “in the Western World.” It was during the Empire period that lavish clothing and makeup, and an interest in fashion, became considered a femine pursuit.

        • I’m not asking them to paint themselves like a pantomime dame, just a little concealer and a dab of mascara, maybe some powder to tone down the shine. It’s their business to be pretty and they can damn well try a little harder.

      • Bridget Smith

        Agreed, and for the same reason the girls do – which is also the same reason stage actors do. The extreme lights wash your face out, so you need at least a touch of make-up to highlight your features. But that DOES NOT mean you need to paint your face an unnatural shade of non-flesh color.

    • kmk05

      His ears! Top is orange, rest is not. Ugh.

  • Ginger

    My husband has the same basic looks…very dark hair, bright blue eyes and full lips. He also has a full beard that is more silver than dark and he hasn’t hit 40 yet. I LUUUURRRRVE it, too! That’s a very long way of saying that I think JM looks totally yummy here!

    • Heather

      You are a lucky girl! (I’m sure he’s lucky too.) ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ginger

        I’m a VERY lucky girl. He cooks, too!

  • charlotte

    He looks so elvish that I think he went to the wrong premiere.

  • Jessica Freeman

    The gold buttons bug. I’d also like to get a closer look at said “balloon crotch”.

  • SewingSiren

    Bronze face , pale neck . Tops of the ears orange stripes..

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m not sure how I feel about the gold buttons. Not that I was looking at his clothes anyway

  • xay

    Stubble, grey hair, bad foundation, i don’t care, i don’t care, i don’t care. Still gorgeous.

    • Erica

      He is a complete doll, isn’t he?

  • rkdgal

    I love Mr. Marsden so much that I will bear some scruff for the good of humanity. Send him to me for some discipline, if you must… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Heather

      I’ll wrassle you for him. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • conniemd

    Love the outfit, and I like my men scruffy.

  • Coleen

    I want him to break into song as the Prince so badly.

  • Alanna

    Eh. He married Liz Lemon, so he gets a lifetime pass (even with the wonky crotch and gray stubble.)

  • PinkySlinky

    Sterling Archer pops into my head every time I see this guy…nice

  • annabelle archer

    Missed it by :::that::: much.

  • acevedob

    Why are you guys so anti-scruff?! I love it on almost any man, though I am biased. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • SugarSnap108

    For me, the bronzer is a far greater sin than the scruff. He looks sharp, and I gratefully accept this serving of dimples.

  • Janet B

    Love the outfit.

    Skip the bronzer, there is nothing wrong with pale skin.

  • cocohall

    A vest with gold buttons and a jacket with gold buttons, and a striped tie, and a checked shirt, and a pocket square, and BRONZER all point in the direction of “dandy,” and yet the scruff says “Maine State Park Warden.” You must pick a lane sir.

  • Jecca2244

    the funny thing is the one guy i think should be wearing a beard these days on the carpet is the only one who isn’t…Richard Armitage. not sure why but i think it would help…

  • Joe Schmartin

    Speaking as a former makeup artist who spent a few years beating faces in the Hollywood trenches, I’ve gotta say two things.

    First, the bronzed face/neglected neck thing drives me nuts. On everyone. But especially in this case – you’re a guy with black hair and blue eyes, so rock that Superman shit and keep your skin pale.

    Second, and you know I love you, TLo, but every time you guys come down on an actor for not shaving, the residual makeup artist in me who was frequently responsible for policing facial scruff continuity during filming screams out, “HE’S AN ACTOR! IT’S FOR A DANG ROLE! IF HE SHAVED, HE’D SHUT DOWN PRODUCTION FOR DAYS! FACIAL HAIR IS OFF THE TABLE FOR CRITIQUE!” Working actors are simply not in control of their facial hair. Or their head hair, for that matter. BCoop’s ‘do during the filming of American Hustle, anyone?

    Oooooooor maybe he’s just lazy. I dunno. Carry on ๐Ÿ™‚

    • MilaXX

      That’s like 5 o’clock shadow. If he’s doing press he’s not filming. 5 o’clock shadow will be back tomorrow. My vote is lazy or under the mistaken impression that this is sexy.

    • Verascity

      Since I just got the Breaking Bad boxset, this reminds me of Bryan Cranston saying that they had to save a scene from episode 16 of season 5 till the very last shots filmed of the series — because he had to shave for it and there was no other way to get it to work.

    • Enh. The ladies get criticized for everything from their hair style to their lip color to their pedicures. Sack up. The boys can take it.

  • boweryboy

    I see some serious envy worthy cheekbones, but no dimples.

  • formerlyAnon

    I wish they’d ALL shave. Or at least make a definite choice between properly bearded and clean shaven. However. Pissing in the wind on that one, obviously.

    I think he looks quietly marvelous. The ability to combine the colors and patterns in that tie, shirt and pocket hanky is a superpower as far as I’m concerned. Far, far, beyond me. Well, one quibble: sweetie, face & neck should match. If you paid someone for that bronzing, fire ’em. A pro should know that.

  • Thank you, doctors! I feel much better now.

  • Mona_Visa

    Ugh, stop with the bronzer. Everything else is acceptable, but the bronze face/pale neck is making me angry.

  • MilaXX

    Great look. If only he had stuck the landing and shaved.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    He’s making me go all balloon-y in the crotch as well…

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    There is nothing wrong with rushing into Daddy Bear territory.

  • marlie

    The whole outfit is pretty fantastic. I love the suit, the shirt and tie were a perfect pairing. Yep, my only quibble is the facial hair. The look called for something a little more polished in terms of grooming. Oh – and WAAAAAY too much bronzer.

  • Me-ow.

  • KinoEye

    Color! Pattern! Dimples! I’ve changed my ways when it comes to facial scruff — he absolutely should have shaved for this event, but mmmm. And please, no bronzer.

    Wonder if he’ll get his girlfriend/wife/fiance stolen in this, too, because that seems to be a chronic curse for James Mardsen’s characters.

  • TwiddlyStun

    I thought perhaps he was trying commando.

  • JasmineAM

    He’d be SO perfect to play a live action Sterling Archer.

  • traceyishere

    Sleeves are too short on the jacket or too long on the shirt.

  • jw_ny

    I’ll give him an “attaboy” for the effort. I very much like the suit color, shirt/tie/pocket square combo, and the shoes. Too bad some details really bring the look down…like pretty much everyone else has already stated…the bronzer, scruff, and balloony pants….ugh. Close Jimmy…

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Honestly, yeah, he could’ve shaved, but I’m still loving every little bit of this.

  • Qitkat

    Love the patterns. That is all.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    He’s lovely and winsome, too.

  • It’s just this side of too busy, but I’d allow it if he’d take down the bronzer a notch.

  • quiltrx

    I really love the pattern combination here…interesting, and not too busy. I’m not big on gold buttons, but the jacket and vest are nice otherwise.
    And ENOUGH with the orange face, guys! And yes, please shave.

  • alyce1213

    He mixed patterns perfectly and with sophistication. I wish he’d shaved at least his neck pubes because everything else is gorgeous.

  • antonialee

    His ears and neck belong on a separate body. Love the suit though.

  • I agree on all fronts. Best he’s ever looked but shave goddamit, shave!

  • Shawn EH

    Ditch the vest, and it all works. Or just look at the face … le sigh ….