WERQ: Michael B. Jordan in Calvin Klein at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Posted on January 07, 2014

Cute and impeccable is a pretty devastating combination.



Michael B. Jordan attends the 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Ceremony at The Edison Ballroom in New York City in a Clavin Klein suit paired with Christian Louboutin shoes.

Shooting the cuffs on the red carpet. Nicely done, Mr. Suave. You’re a movie star.

We really love those shoes, but we think it takes a particular kind of guy to work the two-tone shoes, two diamond earrings, gigantic cuff links (which: yay) and a tie bar all in one outfit. It helps that the outfit is very basic and otherwise low-key, but still. We wouldn’t recommend that anyone but a PhD-level dresser (or someone for whom it’s perfectly suited) attempt that many guyccessories in one look. We’d look like a couple of silly peacocks with that much jewelry on.






[Photo Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images]

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  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I like it. I’m not *in love* with the shoes, but they do go well with the outfit, and he looks lovely other than that.

  • Donyelle

    Now that’s swag from head to toe!

  • Diego!

    He looks great! I want this same suit, cuff links and shoes when I get married! LOL xD

  • Glam Dixie

    I like the shoes but I DO NOT like those shoes with this, they’re too distracting. The rest is cute.

    • filmcricket

      That’s my feeling too. They’re great shoes, but the suit is a bit too staid for them. He is adorable.

    • See, I disagree. I think the shoes work because A) he’s still really young and can pull off the flash and not feel like mutton dressing as lamb, and B) everything is in the same two-tone range. Shiny black dress shoes would have been fine, but the shoes complete all the other small bits of flash in the outfit.

      • Glam Dixie

        In the pictures with his feet in them, the shoes are focus pulling and all I can look at. Distracting. So to me, they are too much for this particular look. His age and what not don’t really factor into for me.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    A slam dunk by Jordan.

  • E2_Remote

    He looks great. I appreciate the neatly done facial hair – Bradley Cooper, take some notes!

  • AzSportsGirl

    I miss him on Parenthood.

  • jilly_d


    • NBG

      Word to that.

    • tereliz

      I think he’s got the best smile but back in his WIRE days my husband once remarked that he looked like he could be Lou Gossett Jr’s son… from the movie ENEMY MINE (disclaimer, he loved MBJ in The Wire and FNL, and he loves Enemy Mine).

      Now I can’t unsee it.

      • Sarah

        ENEMY MINE rocks. No need to unsee 🙂

  • NBG

    Cuter than a basket of puppies.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Flawless. I want those shoes.

  • Sophia Finfer

    I love him so much. Adorable perfection.

  • jspark

    I thought this was Nick Cannon

    • SophiaPehawkins

      Shut yo mouth.

    • I know you didn’t mean to do so but…um…this is an insult. lolol

  • Sarah

    He looks great, but I do wish his tie bar wasn’t chomping his tie from the side lika little metal alligator.

    • manina

      Since we are nit-picking on an otherwise perfect look, how come guys never brush their eyebrows? Is that a no-no? Just wondering…

      • kimmeister

        Also, his shoulders are clearly a skosh too broad for the jacket. [/nitpicking]

      • TropiCarla

        I noticed the eyebrows too.

        I once complimented a guy’s perfectly brushed and trimmed brows. Being a bit of a werewolf myself, I wanted to know where he was getting that quality work done in Iowa. He almost died of mortification because his boys could hear me. I had the biggest ? over my head. So maybe it is a thing.

  • moppet

    Dear male stars: see how nice you look when you shave your neck?

    • ajhan

      Seriously. He gets two extra points just for remembering to shave.

    • ryenerman

      Seriously my first thought was thank the tiny baby Jesus there is no neck beard!

  • Karen Belgrad

    I think those shoes deserve him a “Willis it the Fuck UP” level of props!!!

  • gabbilevy

    More from this guy. Anytime.

  • Imasewsure

    I was about to reject the WERQ until I got to those fabulous shoes!! Way to do but not overdo!! Love it

  • ashtangajunkie

    I want good things for him. He gives good vibes, all the time. his cuteness doesn’t hurt his case.

  • Laura Renee

    I have very little interest in men, but WOW, that face. Irresistible.

  • KinoEye

    He’s just too much. That smile. Those pretty, pretty eyelashes. And boy is WERQing the hell out of this look. Love this!

  • marlie

    Perfection. Michael looks just fabulous, and those shoes elevate a simple (though gorgeous) suit to a whole new level.

  • phylora

    Perfection! Love the shoes. He has seriously white teeth – they appear to be glowing.

  • Judy_S

    What’s the opposite of scroll-down fug? Mm-hmm, mm-hmm–WOW.

  • Lilak

    Second pic was some serious scrolldown FUN (for a change). And TLo’s placement of the next photo was perfect: like, “See that? I’m puttin’ a smile on everyone’s face – even my own!”

  • d4divine

    Young, stylish, withwell tailored clothing. I’ll take one, please. Lol

  • SugarSnap108

    I don’t care what he’s wearing. Look at that SMIIIILE.

    • AnguaVonUberwald

      My brain turned your elongated smile into simile, and I almost went back up to check for some really hot figurative language.

  • Daktari100

    “Cute” is exactly the word for him here.

  • LeelaST

    I was sold and THEN I saw the shoes! Well done!

  • That’s my boo!

  • Aidan B

    More of this, please. Perfection!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar.

  • Lilyana_F


  • Sam Smith

    Looks great and the smile is the best part, shoes a close second. I do feel like the jacket is just a smidge small.

  • e jerry powell

    Look at him! All clean and stuff.

    But I’m about to punch him in the shoulder for not keeping his hands out of his pockets,.

  • newleaf1

    He’s so cute – he looks like he would call all his elders ma’am and kiss the little old ladies.

    • Leslie Streeter

      I interviewed him when he was on “All My Children” about ten years ago and can confirm that he is, indeed, a “Yes, ma’am” kind of a kid. Really liked him.

  • Snailstsichr

    shoe lust

  • Monabel

    Silly peacocks are preferable to so many of the alternatives….

  • LaSylphide

    He’s dressed like an undertaker with a sense of humor. Adore those shoes.

  • lrober03

    The suit is the *perfect* amount of shiny. He always looks so great

  • WERQ from head to — PROPERLY HEMMED PANTS OMG — toe. Well done!

  • Jaeda Laurez

    He’s adorable, basically.

  • mjude

    he is adorable. I would so wear those shoes. love me a boy shoe.

  • Shawn EH

    Agreed, I couldn’t pull off anything but the suit (in a more generous size); but he looks great!

  • jenno1013

    First picture I was all, “Hands. Out. Of your pockets!” Last picture I’m all, “AttaBOY!”

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I want the lady version of those shoes!

    • Glitterberries

      Me too! Those shoes are seriously awesome.

  • ConnieBV

    What jewelry?

  • MilaXX

    LOVE those shoes! I also have a bit of a cougar crush on him

  • anotherkate

    I just want to point to him (genuflect in his direction, more like) every time I see a poorly dressed young male star. Michael B. Jordan is young, too, ya slobs! No excuses!

  • stubbornthoughts

    He feels great in that suit, you can tell! Loved him since his stint on Parenthood (actually liked him more than Haddy), and he’s looking fine here. I adore the texture of that suit in the light.

  • Verascity

    Love him, love the outfit, love everything. Work it, Wallace.

  • Tom Markiewicz

    Except the jacket is too tight; you shouldn’t be able to see the curve of the upper arm like that. Considering how hard you guys are on pant hems, you think you’d pick up on that…

    • kimmeister

      I noticed that as well, but then again, I always have trouble with jackets due to my broad shoulders so I’m particularly observant about shoulder fit.

  • KT

    DAMN! He looks fantastic. It helps that he’s totally adorable and an excellent actor. I’ve loved him ever since he played Wallace on The Wire.

  • Trickytrisha

    He’s puppy cute and sharp as the proverbial tack.

  • sagecreek

    Where’s Wallace? Wallace is working the red carpet! Kudos, Mike. Kudos.

  • Jacob Bowen

    LADIES! Take notes from Michael B. Jordan. You CAN wear jewelry on the red carpet! He is wearing ALL of the possible options and looking FABULOUS. Thank you for keeping the diamond earrings small!

    • demidaemon

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Anne

    That is some smile.

  • demidaemon

    I have to say this: it’s nice to see some frickin’ accessories on the red carpet. If it takes a man to do it, so be it. Also: I think I may have my very first case of shoe NEED.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    He looks like just the best kisser in the world. That face, those dimples, those white teeth, those soft lips — some guys, even though you planned on naughtier things, you just end up spending all evening making out with. He’s that guy.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Wow! Did he know that the backdrop would be black and white and that the Red Carpet would be Black??? Perfection!

  • I literally gasped when I scrolled down to the shoes. Fashiongasm.

  • MelVT

    Love the shoes. Still don’t love the PubeChin.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    WERQing indeed! And Fruitvale Station is on my personal Top Ten movies for 2012.

  • butterflysunita


  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Here’s something I don’t often say; Impeccable.

  • quiltrx

    My heart skipped a beat at the sight of those shoes–in a good way! Just what the suit needed to avoid going too “junior banker”.

  • i’m a sucker for french cuffs.

  • formerlyAnon

    He pulls off all the accoutrements, but the shoes would be even better if there were a bit less white.

  • lalahartma

    I hate tie bars.