Gerard Butler in New York City

Posted on February 21, 2014

We have no idea what we’re looking at here, but we feel a new fashion term coming over us.

Lone Nut Chic.


Gerard Butler spotted out and about in New York City.

But it frightens us, kittens.

Let’s go walk on the other side of the street for a bit.




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  • That jacket is INSANE!

    • kimmeister

      It looks like he scalped Sammy Hagar.

  • We can’t be up for another Starsky & Hutch remake so soon, can we?

    • Kate Andrews

      I’d say he’s closer to Midnight Cowboy, except Jon Voight cleaned up nicer.

  • Bexxx

    …I’d still hit it.

    • sojourneryouth

      Me too, even though I’d feel ashamed afterwards. With that sketchy jacket, I kinda feel like there might be some sort of animal carcass strapped to whatever truck he must be headin’ for, but I’ll look the other way.


        Totally Hittable. It’s Gerard Friggin Butler! Who cares if the jacket wants to join in (Down Fluffball. I’m so sorry)

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Am I a bad person for looking at his crotch excitedly for an explanation of the new fashion term “lone nut chic?”

    • Scimommy

      You are a bad person. For making me LOL in the library.

    • Jessica Freeman

      …for science. Obviously.

    • FrigidDiva

      No, because that’s EXACTLY what I did too!

      • Lucía Gavello

        Same here, I still don’t get it… must be lost in translation somewhere. I thought my English was better than that but it seems I only get innuendos when they are of the dirty variety 😛

        • “Lone nut” is often how serial killers or assassins are described after the fact. A loner who’s nuts.

          • Lucía Gavello

            Oh, that makes absolute sense… he does have a homeless Mark David Chapman vibe *shudder*. I learn something new everyday here at TLo Institute for Kittens Who Can’t Read Good 😉

          • Valerie Beacham

            Skimming through these comments, I thought it said “LOW nut chic”. I need to get my eyes checked.

    • DTLAFamilies

      I did it too!

    • Kent Roby

      Ha, yes, that could have applied to Lance Armstrong at times, before his fall from grace.

  • Artesian_Belle

    Those jeans are just awful.

    • what not

      Yes, thank you. The coat is an attention-stealer, but the jeans have both whiskering and weirdly contouring fading.

    • lundibleu

      I have a pair of jeans like that, but my excuse for them being scruffy is that they’re in my drawer of gardening and decorating clothes.

  • EveEve

    I donated that jacket to Goodwill 30 years ago when I outgrew my London boho phase! I want it back!

    • MilaXX

      Let him keep it. It looks like it’s got his stank all over it.

      • 3boysful

        It looks like he changed oil and chopped wood in it.

        • formerlyAnon

          Like SOMEbody did. For a good 15 years, at least.

    • KinoEye

      I have a jacket similar to this, but it doesn’t look as if it spent the past five years in a landfill.

      • suzq

        I’m sure he paid extra for that.

  • Dam_Angel

    Is that a garrote?

    • suzq

      He’s got some sort of smart phone in his right hand and the bright red earbuds are dangling from it.

      I should buy bright red ones. The white ones keep getting lost with the charger cables.

  • alyce1213

    Yummy Bear. He looks cuddlesome, but I don’t the neck pubes,

  • jw_ny

    Lone Nut chic…ha! I was thinking more like Brokeback chic, but Lone Nut (Star) works too….and I volunteer to keep that nut company (or better yet…both of them!) 😉

    • AnneElliot

      Or Unabomber chic. But that would probably require a hoodie.

  • Jessica Freeman

    It’s like hes trolling all us BKs who are yelling WEAR A COAT WHEN ITS COLD. And he’s all “here’s my coat, bitches”.

  • Sarah

    He’s just trying to point out that like Dan’l Boone, he too killed a b’ar when he was only three. And then made a coat out of it.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Isn’t this Kate Hudson’s coat from Almost Famous? Was there a wardrobe dept clearance sale?

  • ShaoLinKitten

    This is his favorite coat and he doesn’t care if it looks like he was attacked by a wild animal while wearing it. In fact, it may be the skin of a wild animal who attacked him years ago.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    The coat looks like he killed one of those hairy Celtic cows and made it himself…. (which he might have, we don’t know his life)

    • Imasewsure

      I’m walking down that same thought path with you… figured maybe his Nana made it for him when his beloved childhood pet Yak – or Celtic cow – died. Why waste the pelt? Why indeed….

      • Kathy_Marlow

        That makes it even better!

    • DTLAFamilies

      (which he might have, we don’t know his life)


  • marlie


    I think this… thing… managed to single-handedly undo the collective sense of coat euphoria that’s been going on on this blog for the last couple of weeks.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Upon further inspection it also appears that there is a jacket on under this “coat”.

      • marlie

        I just… I don’t even have the words to express my bewilderment.

      • Yes, I was waiting for someone to say this. Looks like a leather jacket under there to me.

        I have no idea what this means but it seems bizarre. 🙂

    • Sarah

      Reverse coat porn. Coat UNporn. Coat Cold Shower.

      • housefulofboys

        “Coat Cold Shower” made me laugh out loud at work. I thought he got the coat out of deep storage and neglected to brush off all the cobwebs.

    • MilaXX

      it’s the anti-coat porn

    • Adrianna Grężak

      It’s making me feel a little nostalgic, b/c that was the popular style in Poland when I still lived there, and even when I visited in 2000. However, people would never leave wear a coat that damaged (“distressed?”)

    • Rand Ortega

      What’s the opposite of coat porn? Coat snuff?

      • Janice Bartels

        Coat PSA about coat STD’s.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I used to think he was the hottest hottie on Earth, and now my heart is broken.

  • Anna

    That coat should’ve really stayed in the dumpster.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    Looks like he’s wandering around stalking for some small animal to strangle. Scary with that twine or whatever he’s carrying.

  • jtcbrooklyn

    Is he about to strangle someone with his headphone cord?

  • Glam Dixie

    That coat looks like it smells bad. Ew.

  • mommyca

    That “thing” is horrible! and what about that red wire/cable in his hands? is he getting ready to strangle somebody??? Weird!

    • MilaXX

      It looks like a red ribbon and a cable. For what?

      • mommyca

        First I thought maybe it was a dog leash… but no… Indeed weird… Is he researching for a new role? 🙂

      • KinoEye

        Much like the little girl in my office told me when I asked what she was doing: “You don’t wanna know…”

      • suzq

        I’m pretty sure it’s a smart phone with red headphone/earbuds attached.

    • Glam Dixie

      Gerard – Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I’m a quiet loner who keeps to himself, you know, for when you get interviewed by the news in a few months. Anyway, welcome to the neighborhood!

  • lamamu

    I would just like to know: 1. Where has he been? 2. WHERE IS HE GOING IN THAT COAT?

  • Tricia

    hahaha holy shit. that whole outfit is hilariously ugly.

  • imspinningaround

    The jacket is actually kind of interesting and would look cool après-ing in, like Vail or Tahoe or something, but the precision fake distressing on the jeans is an insult to my eyes and intelligence.

  • MilaXX

    Did he mug a homeless person and steal their jacket? That’s is one mangy, diseased looking coat. Jesus be a wall of lysol!

    • mjude

      you are killing me! HA!

  • RunAmuck

    You cant say he doesn’t look warm…

    • MilaXX

      or clean

  • Danielle

    And he came so highly recommended…

  • Kayceed

    Iceman – is that you???

  • housefulofboys

    What is with the red string? Earphones?

  • KinoEye

    What is he holding in his hands? He looks like a healthier, cleaner version of the man who asked me for change outside of Walgreen’s the other night.

    • Sarah

      You’ve got that guy too? Mine is super unobservant, because I’ll go in there, drop off a scrip, then come back later, and he’ll hit me up both times. I’m like dude, I didn’t have any change the first time, yo.

      • KinoEye

        Yep. I read somewhere that panhandlers typically don’t look you in the eyes or face, so they hit you up more than once because they honestly don’t remember doing it the first time. I’ve found that to be true since I’ve been asked multiple times by the same people.

        That particular Walgreen’s is a magnet for them. A weird anecdote: Once I waited in the car while my ex went inside to get some chocolate for me, because it was that time of the month and I was in no mood to go into the store. As I waited, a totally random woman approached me and started talking about how she just needed a few dollars in gas to get her family to wherever it was she was going. She went on to say, “I know all about that time of the month! It’s awful, I hope you feel better. So can you spare some change?” After the ex came back to the car, I told him about it. He said he used my period as an excuse to avoid the woman and her panhandling as he was going into the store — “My girlfriend is on her period, and she’ll be pissed if I take too long” — leaving me to deal with it instead. But I can’t explain how weird it was that a stranger somehow knew I was on my period and started talking to me about it in the Walgreen’s parking lot.

        • Sarah

          That is bizarre. I am of the opinion that your ex was rude for using your private ladydom as an “excuse” for anything. It was nunna her biznass. And I fully concur with the need for chocolates at certain times. I am widely known for not liking chocolate, because that makes me a freak, I know. But for about a week, I will be all “BRING ME CHOCOLATE.” I’ve got dude trained well, because now he just says “baked or candy?” If I say “both” then he just throws the bag at me and leaves me alone.

          • KinoEye

            There are many reasons he’s my ex, haha. But in general, he was pretty good about bringing me candy without any problems. I’ll eat chocolate anytime, but I get cravings for it and other sweets during Aunt Flo’s visits. And steak. All the steak.

          • Anna

            Word on the chocolate (and all sweets at large) and steak. I turn into a barbarian.

  • Pennymac

    Does he have a red piano wire in his hands? Is he going to strangle me because I may have allegedly laughed across the interwebs at the pioneer chic that is that horrible coat? Hold me, BK’s. I’m skairt!

    • formerlyAnon


  • Rand Ortega

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Gerard Butler hangs out with Chloe Sevigny too much. He’s getting into the alter game.
    Say hello to Yevgeny. He’s a former call boy for the russian mafia who lost his nerve. So to pay off his outstanding liposuction debts, he’s now a hit man that targets Bolshoi Ballerinas who also have defaulted on their lipo debts. Since Yvgeny can’t afford a gun, he uses yarn to take out his famished victims.

    • Sarah

      “Stand still vile I vrap thees yarn around your neck, or vould you rather I smother you vith my musty hide coat? Either way, you vill DIE!”

  • weetiger3

    Aww…I kind of like it. He looks rugged. And I love that the coat has been in his closet for more than 10 years

  • Dandesun

    My 70s is showing because I love this. It reminds me of skiing when I was a wee thing in Utah in the mid-70s and dads in the neighborhood shoveling snow from the driveway. I don’t even care y’all! I’m flashing back and I love it!!

  • MissusBee

    This is his ‘lucky’ coat, as it was his father’s before him. “Son,” Daddy Butler said, “Chicks love an ANIMAL, y’know what I’m saying? Turn any farmyard critter inside out and use it as a coat, and you’ll be drowning in tail from now till judgement day.”

    “Sure papa.” the young whelp said. And when the time came, he too, on the loneliest of lonely days, would wrap himself in the musty, time-greased skin of sheep, knowing that, with said charmed pelt around his shoulders, physical love was never far away.

    What no-one could bring themselves to tell him, was a) he’s a goddamn movie star, and could probably still get laid if that thing was actually still alive. And b) that coat should be taken away and burned, and probably would be, if he ever tried to cross borders in it.

    • Sarah

      The fact that this coat is inspiring narratives of such amusing content is justification for it alone.

  • B_C_J

    The coat looks like it has a disease.

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      The latest look for men’s coats is SCABIES SHEARLING CHIC.

  • FrigidDiva

    Is there an anti-glove movement amongst the stars? If it’s cold enough for a coat, odds are it’s cold enough for gloves. You would think, especially amongst the lady stars, that their vanity would win out and they’d add some chic gloves to their ensembles to save their hands from winter chaffing. Then again, it’s obvious they’re cold-blooded since most of them cavort around in the artic climes in less than weather appropriate clothing.

    • bellafigura1


  • In_Stitches

    I don’t mind the coat; it’s a slightly less awesome version of what Bane wore in The Dark Knight Returns. What I don’t like are those hideous late 90’s jeans.

  • Gatto Nero


  • fursa_saida

    He always kind of grosses me out, but this is just. Wow. A whole new level.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Burt Reynolds for a new generation. He’ll be dating Dinah Shore and posing nude for Playgirl before you know it.

  • AmeliaEve

    And he seems to have another jacket on under the furry thing. But it has not been that cold in New York the past few days.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    The crazy neckbeard almost seems to meet the matching coat collar!

  • Paula Pertile

    Fargo/San Francisco hybrid? I don’t know …

  • suzq

    This look really offends me and here’s why. More likely than not, GB paid buttloads of money for jeans that look like they came from the bottom of the discard bin at the neighborhood St. Vincent DePaul Society Store. How can I tell? The fit is too good. The rough marks and “holes” are artistically placed. SVDP jeans would either be too short/tight/stiff/loose… The holes would be at the knee and in one of the rear pockets. WHO WEARS OUT THE LAP OF THEIR PANTS? Men who buy too many lap dances at strip clubs?

    That fake-o sheepskin coat that many of us bought at K-Mart in 1979 required hard living and weeks spent rubbing elbows with commuters on public buses and standing in line to get Zeppelin tickets in order to be distressed. Along with the distress came dirt marks. By the time the coat was this distressed, the fake-o fur inside was matted down. THIS COAT IS CLEAN. The sheep was appropriately fuzzy, much like Gerard’s hair. This is a hideously expensive coat. Coupled with the expensive “bum jeans” makes him look like a guy who should be standing in line at a Denver pot dispensary, but the actual cost of them would be more appropriate for the owner of said dispensary.

    Why spend so much money to look so disheveled?

    I sound like my grandma.

    • quiltrx

      I pretty much agree with everything you said…sort of the way I feel about Abercrombie clothes, why spend that much on something that looks like it should be thrown away?
      But I have to say…there are many, many things that I would gladly do to be the woman that helped him wear out the lap of his pants. After he shaves and burns that coat, of course.

    • lalahartma

      Hey, do not so brazenly stereotype patrons of dispensaries.

  • formerlyAnon

    Well preserved dad who owns a reaally, reeaaally awful coat his wife or girlfriend can’t get him to quit wearing. On a weekend. (I imagine he bought his. Where I grew up, it’d be deerskin and the attachment would be because the guy, or his dad, or maybe even his GRANDdad had shot the deer. Therefore, all clothing made from the hide would be sacred and beloved. No matter how hideous. Yeah, I’m talking about you, Greg. No last names in case your mom reads this.)

    I’d never in 10 million years recognize him if I saw him on the street in that outfit, so if others are as obtuse as I, mission accomplished.

  • I feel like I need antibiotics or a round of rabies shots after just *seeing* that coat. Imagine what you’d need after wearing it… a flea dip?

  • Milos Mom

    Obviously that is a much loved raggedy coat. Sort of like a baby binkie that you would throw out unbeknownst to them once it got filthy and ripped up enough. Who is brave enough to throw out this mans binkie????

  • YoungSally

    Did he steal that off some dude passed out in a snowbank? Or was he wearing it when he went to some mosh pit and then passed out in the snowbank? Or was it simply ruined from getting wet under some scaffolding while he was smoking a cigarette (or a pack)? Either way, Mr. Butler — that coat needs to go to the nice gentlemen at Superior Leather on Lex. Oh, you like it that way? You paid extra for that? It used to belong to Michael Landon and was a hand-me-down from Hoss? Carry on!

  • Annistella

    I just cant with Gerard Butler. I recall reading (I think it was in the Guardian) that he was overheard saying at a production screening “did you see how great my eyes looked in that shot”. I think he thinks he is rough trade sexy, but self-conciously so and it just across as sleazy.

  • JP

    Somewhere in NYC, there are women putting the lotion in the basket when he tells them to…

  • quiltrx

    Oh honey, no. The beard ages you terribly…and you look a bit like Mel Gibson about the time he flipped out.
    Go look at pictures of yourself in PotO, darling. Clean and brooding is how we want you.

  • Lilyana_F

    Raggedy as hell.

  • MaggieMae

    Kinda love it in that “hmmm…what kind of a man would choose a statement jacket like THAT?!”

    You have my attention, mister.

    The only thing missing is a cute dog. I got my hopes up when I mistook the red line for a leash.

  • Malibufire

    What is that in his hands? He looks like he’s going to garrote someone.

  • mewesley

    If Butler can’t make better clothes choices he should stick with the loin cloth.

  • LambeeBaby

    I’ve been known to take my beefcake with an extra helpin of CRAY-CRAY so I find him disturbingly attractive. But I’d still have to flea dip him.

  • colorjunky

    This is squirrely as hell. How about squirrel shic? Nuts eh?

  • CeeQ

    Yikes. The jacket is terrible.

  • KT

    Gerard Butler only has one nut?

  • mlurve

    I had this coat when I was in middle school except it was a baby blue color! Also I’m female!

  • This is what a Scot wears when it’s 50 degrees? Wuss.

  • e jerry powell

    He looks like dark-alley trade…

  • Daktari100

    The new season of Rupaul’s Drag Race starts tonight. I’ll expect to see one of the queens wearing this coat.

  • Kim Albrechtsen

    There’s Butler looking like a normal man walking in dowtown… Montana? Wyoming? The Dakotas?? …. New York?!? well at least he is comfortable and warm. >_x LOL