Zachary Quinto for Mr. Porter

Posted on December 11, 2013

We’re running around like little Christmas elves with their heads cut off (to mix a metaphor AND revolt you at the same time) so in the interests of brevity, here’s a cute boy with only one facial expression wearing fabulous clothes. You could do worse, you know.


Rollneck by Margaret Howell | Coat by Burberry Prorsum | Trousers by Christophe Lemaire | Boots by Dolce&Gabbana

Zachary Quinto for Mr. Porter photographed by Robbie Fimmano and styled by Bruce Pask.


Shirt by A.P.C. | Coat by Wooyoungmi | Belt by Alvaro | Trousers by Dolce&Gabbana

Rollneck by Gucci | Trench coat by Paul Smith London | Trousers by Maison Martin Margiela

Shirt by A.P.C. | Suit jacket and Suit trousers by Acne | Coat by Lanvin | Tie by Raf Simons

Shirt by A.P.C. | Coat by Wooyoungmi

Sweater by Marni | Coat by MP di Massimo Piombo


Serving up broody, James Dean-esque realness. And great hair.




[Photo Credit: Robbie Fimmano for Mr. Porter]

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  • In_Stitches

    The styling and setting are great, but the Blue Steel is a bit much.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      I was just going to say how much the Blue Steel is working for me.

      • judybrowni

        I miss the Spock eyebrows.

        • Rand Ortega

          I was just thinking, ‘Those are some serious, phoenix rising eyebrows if half of them can be shaved for 6 months every 2 years for ST’.

      • JDreesen

        i was thinking more “he must be on his bluetooth.” boy’s mid-sentence in Every. Single. Photo.

        talking to me. about having lunch later.

        i know, i know. so he can tell me how cute he thinks my brother is. story of my life.

  • gabbilevy

    You look cold, Quinto. C’mere. I’ll warm you up.

  • International Model

    Quinto is the man my husband and I both agree on as being amazingly sexy.

  • Mary Carpenter

    Psssst. Zach. Act.

  • lobsterlen

    Anyone else think “Kramer” second pic?

    • kirkyo

      They’re all (minus #3) saying Cassavetes film to me

      • alyce1213

        Yes — with fabulous clothing.

      • kimmeister

        #3 is totally Scott Bakula.

  • Sunshine16

    It is good hair, but is he sporting a duckface?

    • StellaZafella

      It’s his “young Mandy Patinkin” impersonation.

      • Qitkat

        You have made me laugh/ snort twice in one post! Good going.

  • Latin Buddy

    Um…getting a little TOO ON THE NOSE with the Blue Steel/Stiller look. That said, ladies, have a question, I have wanted a long wool coat like the one in the first picture. My concern is that they look too formal or like I should be in The Lost Boys (before Vampires were “cool”). Thoughts?

    • foodycatAlicia

      It’s a tricky one. My husband wanted a long leather coat until I convinced him that it was less Matrix Neo and more tragic dweller of mother’s basement. I think you have to have a good hard look at yourself and your styling. It could be amazing.

      • kimmeister

        I applaud your excellent convincing skills.

        • foodycatAlicia

          The poor love also had a moment when he thought an Army surplus coat would make him look like Captain Jack Harkness. We all have our little delusions.

          • kimmeister

            Mine ceded all wardrobe purchasing/selection to me when we got married (except for athletic and work gear). He does go a little nuts when we go on vacation though. He wants to buy T-shirts from every place, even if they just say stuff like I heart Hanoi. *sigh*

          • Sarah

            Mine is very well-dressed, for what kind of guy he is (no Lanvin Coats, but he looks good). My quibble is that I have to convince him that putting on ALL the jewelry may be a bridge to far. He tends to look like Jack Sparrow when he’s trying to impress. There’s no need for five necklaces, I don’t care how gangster you think you are.

          • kimmeister

            Mine is all or nothing in the jewelry dept as well. He wears no rings most of the time because he’s a mechanic, but when he puts on his wedding ring, he also has to put on his tungsten-carbide ring (anniversary gift) and the bracelet he just bought that looks like a steel bicycle chain (he is an avid cyclist). Did I mention that he literally ordered the bracelet from the tool vendor???

          • Sarah

            All or nothing is not our problem, but I know what you mean (my brother is a mechanic. His wife has to remind him to put on his wedding ring). In my house, everyone has a ton of jewelry. Dude has at least five bracelets at all times, earrings, nose ring, and definitely one necklace, for a typical day. It’s when he starts looking like a crazy gypsy witch doctor that I think he should remove a string of beads or two. Then again, he probably would like being described as a gypsy witch doctor, so I’m not helping.

          • kimmeister

            It must take him forever to get through airport security!

          • Sarah

            Oh, yes. He hates a plane (don’t get me started) but last time I had to remind him, before we got to the security gate, that it is NOT okay to have a six-inch knife (which he always carries for general manliness, whatever needs cutting, and badassitude) on your person at the airport.

          • kimmeister

            Ha! Mine hates airport security for an entirely different reason. He was in a car accident years ago which, as strange as it sounds, melted part of his poor heinie off. He has major scarring, and after the body scan they are always convinced he has weird stuff in his back pockets (which are, in fact, empty).

          • formerlyAnon

            You know I am reading these little descriptions with a wider and wider grin on my face.

          • Qitkat

            I wish someone in my family were anywhere near this adventurous. Guess it will have to be me.

          • tereliz

            I wish I had that problem. I have to nag my husband to put on real pants before we leave the house. He doesn’t know where his dress shoes are. I almost killed him last week because I’M the one who’s supposed to know where useless shit like that is. *sigh* At least he showered this week.

          • Sarah

            Oh, yeah, well, I am the one who knows where his dress shoes are, but they only come out for funerals and weddings. I feel you on that (where’s my PURPLE tie? And my suit coat? And my dress socks? And shoes? And, um, the shirt that goes with them?) He’s a casual dude, but he does wear real pants :)

          • tereliz

            “What’s a tie?”

            ~my husband

            Okay, he does own ONE tie. It lives in a garment bag with his single sport coat.

          • kimmeister

            Mine knows where his dress shoes are (he has many pairs), but he is totally clueless when it comes to sock selection. Just last night, he had on a brown suit and brown suede loafers, and he was about to leave the house with light tan socks on. Tan! He came and showed them to me because he was so proud that he picked them out correctly. I didn’t let him leave the house like that.

          • kimmeister

            I find that men tend to not know where almost anything is. Mine is always insisting that he can’t find [insert object], then I go and grab it within seconds and ask, “Did you try looking directly in front of your face?”

          • jay

            oh god, I am so with you on that one. Mine’s a chef, and wants to wear the high-water track pants he wears to work EVERYWHERE. Which I could deal with if they weren’t four inches too short (he’s very tall, period, and always buys pants that are too short so that they don’t soak up water/grease/kitchen floor stuff). He’s so handsome, too, but that don’t excuse the Hawaiian Shirt Hobo thing.

          • Derek_anny

            Just take a queue from TLo and the Bitter Kittens: Elderly Gay Windchime.

          • decormaven

            Just take all those t-shirts and have a memory quilt made of them. You’ll both enjoy thinking about your adventures and you’ll be spared seeing him actually wear that dreck.

          • Qitkat

            But…but…wouldn’t any man want to look like Cap’n Jack? No matter which team he bats for?

          • foodycatAlicia

            He wanted very much to look like Cap’n Jack, but my beloved doesn’t have the necessary phD in coat wearing.

    • marlie

      I think the coat in the first picture is EVERYTHING. You’d have to see what works for your body type, but in general that seems like a nice, classic look that a lot of different people could pull off.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      The trick is to get a coat that fits you well in the shoulders and moves in a way complimentary to your walk. If you find a long coat that does that, you will look fantastic.

    • foodycatAlicia

      Oh, and The Lost Boys *made* vampires cool. How could a billion Chinese people be wrong?

    • Sarah

      I dig the Acne one. Which they are calling a “suit coat.” Didn’t know that was something, but it keeps one from looking like a member of the Trench Coat Mafia. Or Kevin Smith.

      • kimmeister

        I think we can’t see the Acne suit jacket hidden under the Lanvin coat.

        • Sarah

          You are correct, of course. I like the Lanvin Coat, then. (I have been editing a Chicago style bibliography with over fifty sources for my thesis all afternoon. Obviously I can’t read anymore. And Chicago Style should mean pizza, not citations).

          • kimmeister

            Mmmmm . . . pizza . . .

          • jabes

            Mmmmm . . . Chicago Manual of Style. . . :)

          • Qitkat

            You go girl! Impress them with that thesis.
            And then go treat yourself to some decadent pizza.

          • Sarah

            Oh, thank you! I will be done with all this by Friday, thank goodness. At least for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, no pizza for me (doctor’s appointment on Monday made me feel very guilty about my habits!) but I will enjoy being able to be Xmasy without all the school to worry about! I gotta get my craft on!

    • StellaZafella

      I wear a long vintage vicuna overcoat with Jeans and boots to go gallery hopping, or to the grocery store…but I’m white haired, 60+ and do as I damn well please.

      • kimmeister

        I’ll bet you get snaps everywhere you go!

      • decormaven

        You are my spirit animal.

    • Bridget Smith

      Just take a short friend with you everywhere you go, a la Sherlock.

      In all seriousness: I have the same concern as a lady, and I think it comes down to trying on a bunch of them to find what works with your way of being and existing wardrobe.

    • tereliz

      I think the “marled” looking wool in pic #2 feels a little less formal, or one with a contrasting collar. The military look like the Burberry in pic #1 always feels more formal to me. LOL about the Lost Boys, but I don’t think you should worry about looking like one of the undead. If your look is a little punk-rock/edgy (as oppose to preppy/mod), military should go just fine.

    • formerlyAnon

      I think a classic long wool coat can never be wrong in cold weather. Leather is dicey, but wool is universal.

      Just watch the proportions – I’d say not longer than top of the calf, mid calf at the longest, but I’m not a pro at dressing anyone. I am a short-ish woman, though so I know the pain of trying to buy hard/impossible/expensive to alter garments that have any kind of a suggested waist. Also, again only my opinion, jeans & leather shoes/boots with a long coat are universally great, jeans and sneakers are a very specific look that in my mind veers away from sophisticated and goes very young & cute.

  • foodycatAlicia

    The best bit is the reference to Orlando Bloom’s swaggering.

  • jw_ny

    D & G pleated trousers…oh hell no! Never again.

  • GorgeousThings

    And eyebrows!

  • Clueless_Jock

    I will adopt his slouch.

  • KT

    The very definition of blue steel, but without the sense of irony.

  • hughman

    “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and… blow.”

    • decormaven

      Really! He looks like he’s whistling in every shot. What is he, Tweety Bird? But the coats are lovely, and he’s no slouch, either.

  • marlie

    And coat porn. Serving up fabulous coat porn.

    I’m just disappointed that he’s doing “Blue Steel” in EVERY picture.

    His hair and eyebrows are AMAZING.

  • MilaXX

    Cute buy with pretty emo hair.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    He looks good in all the shots, but in that short Gucci Trench he is downright edible.

    • kimmeister

      *He* looks good in that shot, but a short belted trench will never not look feminine to me.

      • alyce1213

        Like a shorty bathrobe. (I still think he looks good in this.)

        • kimmeister

          I can’t think of shorty bathrobes without picturing Will Arnett.

  • alyce1213

    I’m such a sucker for a great black & white photo spread.
    He’s remarkable and I love every single thing he’s wearing.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    Oh, I just love ZQ. Even though I knew he didn’t play for my team, I still had a hopeless crush on him. The trench coat Blue Steel reminds me why.

  • Ashleigh

    so good

  • mjude


  • Milos Mom

    Is that the natural set of his lips? I have never stared at them before until now but…

  • Tracy_Flick

    Dear Kristen Stewart,

    It is possible to be winning and likeable with only one facial expression. You’ve just chosen the wrong one.

    The Grinch

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I kind of love you right now.

  • Annarosa

    he can do whatever, he can wear whatever. or not wear.

  • teensmom99

    “Met” Quinto at the glass menagerie stag door & he was delightful & dressed like a regular struggling ny actor. I became a fan forever.

    • alyce1213

      So, how was he in the show? Did you see it, or just hang at the stage door? (I’m not being snarky — I’ve done that, nothing wrong with it.)

      • teensmom99

        Alyce, no shame in just hanging at the stage door but we saw it. He was great. Cherry Jones was great. And the other 2 were great. In fact, Ms. Teen wrote a review for her h.s. drama class and she cited the unknown who was the gentlemen caller as the best. And Quinto was so gracious with fans and when we told him that Ms. Teen was acting out a scene as Tom in class he said that it’s one of the great roles and he feels honored. Just incredible acting and incredibly classy. And he really didn’t seem to be a star–just an employed NY actor.

        • alyce1213

          Some of my most vivid and meaningful memories as a kid are the plays and musicals my parents took or sent me to. Ms. Teen will have this extremely special experience forever, and many more to come, I’m sure. Makes me smile.

          • teensmom99

            Very sweet of you to say so, Alyce. When i realized that Ms. Teen was studying the Glass Menagerie and that she had to see any play for school to review and that we live only 4 hours away from Broadway (!) and Quinto and Jones were in the production, I hopped onto the phone for tickets at once and felt it was one of my finest parenting moments, if I say so myself. I too cherish those memories from my own childhood.And Ms. Teen appreciated it very much.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Quinto was so good in that play.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    He’s so Sal Romano *sigh*

  • nannypoo

    He only needs one facial expression to make me happy. And those eyebrows are fabulous.

  • Tatiana Luján

    That is some serious coat porn.

  • Rand Ortega

    This should arrive in a plain paper bag marked Coats & Quinto.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Serving up Blue Steel, Le Tigre, Ferrari, AND Magnum!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    More like James Duck.

  • boweryboy

    He really does have one facial expression, doesn’t he? That is, sexy.

    Although I will never ever get behind pleated trousers. They were an abomination back in the ’80s and they still are today. I made all of my pants back then just so I could have flat front pants. I couldn’t tell you how relieved I was when they came back in style during the ’90s.

  • jonnyf8

    I think when I start my own boy band it will be called “one expression”.

  • LaSylphide

    You only need one facial expression when that’s the expression. Love the B&W photos.

  • unbornfawn

    Love, love, love that he is clean shaven.

  • Kathy

    I wonder if the blue steel is a nod to Zoolander. I love this guy.

  • DB Ruberto

    Who do I have to cut, and what do I have to sell to get my hands on that Burberry Prorsum?

  • NBG

    Coat porn + geeky cool = Awesome.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    So pretty!

  • LJCdoc

    What is that, the boy version of duck lips?

    • kimmeister

      Drake lips?

  • formerlyAnon

    Those are some seriously Classic American Male clothes.
    I approve.

  • Uncle Spike

    First and foremost…SWOON. Close second: James Dean is applauding from his grave. Awesome homage. Yet…ZQ’s expression, I admit, just doesn’t seem to do it for me so much. It looks like he’s sipping an invisible ice cream float. It would be weird if he did it just once or twice, but this seems to be his go-to expression. I bet if he closed his pouty lips, he’d look just as devastatingly handsome.

  • Emmyllou

    I love these shots, but heavens above you were right—one expression only.

    • Anplica Fiore

      2 expressions – 1 with the eyes open, 1 with them closed!

  • little_miss_strange

    He’s so very Blue Steel here. But truly lovely. I’m digging the semi-pompadour and trenchcoat on him.

    What am I saying, like I actually give a shit about the clothes and hair.

    I will take one of these for Christmas, please.

  • Gatto Nero

    The Zoolander face.

  • H2olovngrl

    Straight outta left field but…what a gloriously interesting and large nose he has!