George Clooney on the “Late Show With David Letterman”

Posted on February 05, 2014

You can’t go wrong with a classic look. And when we say “you,” we mean George Clooney.


George Clooney at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City for an appearance on the “Late Show With David Letterman’ to promote his new movie “The Monuments Men.”

Although you – meaning you – really can’t go wrong with a look like this. Then again, George is wearing his shirt open, without an undershirt, in freezing weather and covering that with a scarf, all of which looks kind of dumb. So apparently you  – meaning George Clooney – can go wrong with a classic look. Forget everything we said in this post and just enjoy the view, then.




[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE/]

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  • AzSportsGirl

    Hey George! Let’s go discuss the “Facts of Life”!

  • Heather

    Why does he look like he has Tyrannosaurus Rex hands?

    • HM3

      I get T-Rex hands when I’m cold.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Like all of us in that age group–arthritis………God, I hate verbalizing that.

      • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

        I hear you…I haven’t been able to wear my rings for two weeks now.

    • boweryboy

      Probably between the exposed head, chest, and hands he’s a few degrees shy of turning into a icicle.

    • Heather

      Sorry all. I actually meant ‘arms’ – Tyrannosaurus arms.

    • mlle

      It looks like he might be capping his Sharpie in the first photo.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    DAT FACE, though!

    • Evan

      I love George and I think he has an amazing face. But is it just me or does he have a larger than average head? Never noticed this before. Maybe it’s just his great and very square facial structure.

      • Nikko Viquiera

        I read somewhere that having a larger sized head is actually common among stars – it’s good for the cameras.

        • Yup, most of them do. And it’s weirder in person.

  • Dam_Angel

    sparse chest hair, ugh

    • sojourneryouth

      Nooooo! I love sparse chest hair. I only needs a li’l!

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        Back away from my husband slowly, and no one gets hurt.

  • deelup

    Running from car to door I suspect. I’ll forgive him. If he begs.

  • Kate4queen

    He can do no wrong in my eyes. LOL

  • Sarah

    That scarf/nekkid chest is really silly, GC. But, your sly dog facial expression in pic 1 makes me forgive you. (I wink provocatively back at you)

    • gabbilevy

      Why do I suspect there are thousands of BKs winking furiously at their computer monitors right about now?

      • Deb Oswald

        HAHAHAHAHA caught me!

  • He really has very good skin, doesn’t he?

    • MzzPants

      And an excellent makeup artist.

    • Sartorial_She

      Yes! My first thought: look who just had a facial!

  • VicD

    Silver fox. That is all.

  • marlie

    The scarf is pointless, but he still looks dashing. I’d do him.

  • @Biting Panda

    Clooney is the Silver Fox I just don’t think I’ll ever get tired of.

    • Evan

      The Cary Grant of today.

      • understateddiva

        My exact thought!!! The low-neck/scarf combo made me feel it. I feel like he and Cary Grant are the only two people who can get away with it!

  • alyce1213

    I need schooling on the men’s undershirt issue. What’s right with a suit and shirt like this? Tank? V-neck? If you go Euro like George here and open an extra button, is the t-shirt supposed to show?
    He had his parents in the green room, the father is really a silver fox. Bodes well for him.

    • Kent Roby

      I’m generally hot-natured and live in New Orleans, so I commit the cardinal sin of wearing dress shirts without undershirts (on the very-rare occasion that I wear dress shirts). I know that that makes me a terrible heathen, but I just can’t with the extra layer.

      • alyce1213

        It’s a dilemma. On the one hand, an undershirt helps wick away perspiration and saves the dress shirt. On the other, you feel hotter with it on. I get it.

        • Kent Roby

          Undershirts, to me, seem like a throw back to when guys used to (or still do?) perhaps wear dress shirts several times before laundering. As I said, I rarely have to wear a dress shirt, but when I do I take it straight to the cleaners after wearing it once.

          • mlle

            Undershirts are still common in my office. Dry cleaning is expensive and hard on the fabric, plus I have to dress up every day, so I try to extract maximum value out of my shirts before I send them out. I have a couple of wash and dry shirts, but I send out my regular laundry too, so I’ll re-wear until I do that.

    • demidaemon

      Apparently, there is a new undershirt that can be worn to not show with a dress shirt. It has a low, scoop neck cut.

      • formerlyAnon

        This news makes me feel old. In my mental universe only dancers wear undershirts like that, and generally as the visible layer.

        • demidaemon

          The only reason I know of it is because I subscribe to the Underwear Expert ( a site that devotes itself to male underwear and underwear campaigns–plenty of eyecandy!), and they showcased it, along with a new design for a dress shirt-boxer short combination for those people who find their shorts and shirts pulling each other out or something. It was weird.

          • So, bodysuits for boys? They too can learn the joys of wrestling with a snapcrotch in a tiny bathroom cubicle.

          • Kent Roby

            That would basically be a return to the age-old “union suit” that men used to commonly wear.

          • Oh yes! I’ve seen pictures of them.

          • demidaemon

            Yeah, don’t ask me how they work. It looked like a jigsaw puzzle to me, and I suck at those once you get past five pieces.

          • Kent Roby

            I just checked out that site; oh, my! I shall now pretend that I am doing serious research on underwear styles.

          • demidaemon

            Heh, my job here is done.

    • AnneElliot

      His father used to introduce movies on AMC, back when they actually showed classic films, uninterrupted. He was great.

  • Carla_Charlton

    Love the suit and shirt colors and the suit looks like it fits well, but I wish he had picked a glorious overcoat.

    • alyce1213

      Mmmm. George Clooney in coat porn.

  • MilaXX

    Wouldn’t it have been easier to just put a coat on? It’s winter, we understand.

    • colleenjanel

      As much as I appreciate good coat porn, I hate wearing them. Especially getting in and out of cars. Especially if I’m going door to car to door with little actual exposed time. I go probably 90% of the winter without a coat and wearing just gloves (often fingerless) and a scarf. Even when it’s in the 20’s or 30’s.

      • MilaXX

        Truthfully I’m the same way but know he’s going to be outside even for a few minutes signing autographs I just think he should have been better prepared. The lack of undershirt doesn’t bother me though. He looked fine walking out on the show last night.

        • Qitkat

          He looked so fine on the show last night. One of my favorite things about George, other than his handsomeness, and choice of films to make, is his sense of humor. The man can go from one expression to another, in seconds, seamlessly, with such ease, self-deprecation, flippant to serious and back again. Charm, pure charm, that comes so naturally to him, and never feels forced, or artificial. He has that old school Hollywood charisma, with a modern update. I would die if I saw him walking towards me. I’d probably babble like a fool.

          • MilaXX

            He throw some serious shade at Goop during the VF photshoot.

          • Qitkat

            I’m clueless. She wasn’t even there, was she?

          • MilaXX

            go to the Vanity Fair website. They have a video of the making of the cover. They are talking to George and Julia and he makes a remark about having to ask Gwynn or something referring to when they were allegedly going to write an exposè on her she’s supposed to have called everybody and told them not to talk to VF.

  • jw_ny

    George’s outfits/suits usually looks fine and well fitted, but I find him to be a bore in that department…very little difference one RC to another. He needs to get that stick out of his butt and WITFU! 😉

    • colleenjanel

      That’s exactly what I like about his style. It’s classic. He doesn’t really get into trends. He doesn’t try to wear anything “different.” He knows what works, he sticks with it, and consistently nails it. It meshes well with his old hollywood persona.

    • Imasewsure

      It would be great to see him WITFU but I’m afraid he doesn’t have it in him… at least he doesn’t try to RDJ-it the FU which would be tragic

  • formerlyAnon

    As he gets older he looks more and more like a handsomer version of my father and various older Irish relatives. It seriously impairs my ability to admire.

    • Sarah

      Oh, me too, me too. But the “handsomer” + unrelated = not impaired.

      • formerlyAnon

        See, I think that, and then there’s a photo at just the right angle, especially when he’s looking a little puffy-faced from drink or fatigue, and BAM! First glance I think I’m looking at my dad or an uncle (or one of their brothers) and full fledged impairment descends.

        • Sarah

          I see what you mean, but my family is never so well groomed as Mr. Clooney. He cuts a fine figure in a suit, lookin’ all rich and stuff.

          • AnneElliot

            And bless him for having his pants hemmed correctly!

  • KinoEye

    OK, George. Let’s get an undershirt and button the coat so we can loosen the scarf up just a little, because it looks like it’s strangling you at the moment.

  • Jenna621

    Why does he looked hunched over in every shot? And the top button undone is a bridge too far for me. If it were buttoned and he was standing up straight, I think this would look awesome.

    • alyce1213


    • cocohall

      He had a bad back or neck injury on a movie awhile back. I wonder if it still bothers him. Especially when it is cold. Because sadly that shit does happen as you age.

  • muelonil

    For some reason that scarf looks like it’s choking him.

    • Sam Smith

      Probably b/c it is, if it were a little loser it would also cover his exposed chest skin which would make sense.

  • Danielle

    Yes hi, is this were I can sign up to sell my kidney for a chance to be that scarf?

  • Betsy

    The scarf and open shirt make him look like a floating head. But it’s a damn fine floating head.

  • DinaSews

    The scarf looks like a noose. Also, he’s not as interesting to look at without the arm candy, and I don’t even go that way.

  • LeelaST

    At least he’s clean-shaven and wearing a suit that fits.

  • decormaven

    Beautiful cut of cloth worn by a handsome gent. Thumbs up!

  • Malibufire

    I know I’m swimming upstream against the other kitties here (I think I just mixed my metaphor) but I HATE the look of an undershirt, so I’m Team George all the way.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      You and me both girlfriend .. I feel about visible undershirts on guys the same way I feel about visible bra straps on women. I’ve been trying for 30+ years to get my hubby to wear either tanks or v-neck undershirts and he WILL NOT. Help me out here guys on the board — would that violate some secret guy code that I don’t know about despite having had 6 younger brothers and having been married longer than many of you here have been alive?

      • Malibufire

        Undershirts are like tie jewelry–makes me clench my teeth and moan, but not in a good way.

      • marlie

        That’s a fight that I realized I wasn’t going to win with the bf, so I gave up on it. Plus, that way, I can save the “clothing card” to get rid of other things I like even less.

      • boweryboy

        I didn’t realize women felt so strongly about undershirts.

        In the summer, depending on how hot it is, I will either wear a tank top underneath or forgo an undershirt. However, in the winter – hell, in general, an undershirt is de rigueur for me.

        I don’t view undershirts as undergarments. I view them as an added layer of fashion. I typically leave the first – and sometimes second – button of my dress shirts unbuttoned. That would look extremely unprofessional in my work environment if I didn’t wear an undershirt.

        So, if I wear a blue dress shirt then I wear an orange or yellow undershirt. If I wear a black dress shirt then I’ll wear a black/white/gray striped undershirt. If I wear a red plaid dress shirt then I wear a matching red undershirt and so on.

        I also view undershirts as a protective layer which preserves the life of my dress shirts by preventing direct contact with deodorant, perspiration, cologne, lotions and the like.

        Just my thoughts…

        • alyce1213

          Thoroughly enlightening. You do undershirts with style, or not at all.

    • lillyvonschtupp

      Here Here!

  • fringebenefit

    Sorry, he looks utterly, absolutely fab–open shirt and all.

  • AC Simons

    Yes, that muffler with skin exposed – rookie mistake. Really George?

  • Joanne Abrams

    I don’t think it looks dumb and he just keeps aging well, like a fine wine. Be still my heart

  • KT

    He appears to be limping/straining/suffering from a broken hip in these pictures… but he looks pretty great otherwise. The open shirt is dumb, agreed, but this is definitely the image of Classic Clooney — handsome, put together, fresh. He’s been starting to look a little… weathered lately, but I’m happy to see this return to form. Well, except for the potentially broken hip thing, that is.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Yes I am enjoying the view. Do stars carry around their own sharpies now?

    • alyce1213

      I remember T-Lo coverage of Hugh Jackman with his own Sharpie. Maybe just the good guys do it?

      • Jacqueline Wessel

        Now that I’ve had a chance to think about it, it really is a good idea to carry your own sharpie. No wasted time passing pens back and forth, no germs being passed around, and sharpies leave a bold and permanent mark.

  • minervathena

    The caption for the first picture should be: “IMMA COMIN’ TO GETCHU!” ::T-Rex Hand Waggle::

  • Judy_J

    He gets better with age, just like his dad, whom I still adore. I wish TCM would let Nick Clooney split movie intro time with Robert Osborne.

  • demidaemon

    Yeah, the scarf and open shirt is really bugging me, in that “makes no sense at all” kind of way.

  • boweryboy

    I agree. If it’s cold enough to wrap a heavy wool scarf tightly around his neck then it’s cold enough to wear an undershirt. Or at the very least button up the shirt.

  • Imasewsure

    I live in CA where undershirts are… well they are just shirts… so I’m ok with this…. it’s CA Boy Goes to NYC I guess (wrong but close)

  • I’m sorry, is there a flaw? I can’t see it. Blinded with lust.

  • GorgeousThings

    That is a beautiful jacket. And GC ain’t too bad, neither.

  • lillyvonschtupp

    He’s an Armani suit. He never goes out of style.

  • nannypoo

    He always looks handsome and dignified, and this is no exception. He needs to close that shirt under the scarf, though, and it seems like his makeup is a little too heavy.

    • alyce1213

      Makeup’s a little heavy for the street, but maybe for tv?

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Yes, he’s gorgeous. Yes, he’s talented. But the smugness and entitlement leap right off the photo at me and I just…no. He does not do it for me.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    George needs to be joining me for a quiet, intimate dinner….

  • Lilak

    Three freakin’ cheers for the nice break on the instep! (Why in heaven is this such a rarity??)

  • DeTrop

    If I thought I could get up, I’d fall on my knees. Perfection.

  • mellorcr

    I know this will be a contrarion opinion, but for me, that scarf over the open “V” of bare skin is emitting just the faintest whiff of douche.

    • sharonimus

      You are not alone. A scarf is technically meant to protect more skin from the cold, so bare skin being visible is disconcerting at best.

  • kittentoes

    Why is he listing to starboard?

  • MissusBee

    Disappointing lack of coat porn. Have to settle for icicle porn.

  • Shawn EH

    Ah the life of the limo-driven.

  • Gatto Nero

    Great look. The blue and grey sing on him.

  • majorbedhead

    God, he really is criminally good looking.

  • Beto

    Can I strangle him with that scarf? It is more practical. Just saying.

  • Kikishua

    I wouldn’t mind the scarf/unbuttonedness combo so much if the scarf wasn’t knotted so stranglingly high