Kit Harington on “Extra”

Posted on February 21, 2014

Jon Snow does Extra. Hey, a bastard’s gotta eat, y’know?

“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington arrives at Universal Studios Hollywood for an appearance on “Extra.”

Not much to talk about here from a style perspective. Except maybe his weirdly stiff and unflattering jeans. This always gets us in trouble because if there’s one thing sacred to us all, it’s guyhair, apparently, but doesn’t his hair look better on the show than it does in “real” life? It just looks so … crunchy and overstyled. And the way it’s all swept over to one side grates on our nerves.

Go ahead. Yell at us. We know you want to.

Can’t wait for Game of Thrones to start again.



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  • Sarah

    I like the hair, because I live with a (foot-longer) version of it, but less crunchy for sure. And parted in the middle. Jeans are definitely stiff, and the sweatshirt is bulky to their skinniness, making him a bit top-heavy in silhouette. He’s a cutie though.

  • Betsy

    I just want him in a big furry winter “North of the Wall” ensemble. All the time. Is that too much to ask??!!

    • squishedorc

      I would like him out of the ensemble actually. And in my bed.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Guys, I just started watching Game of Thrones (I’m always tardy to the TV party) and love it. And love me some John Snow.

  • Glam Dixie

    Those jeans, yuck. They are too short, and super cheap looking, like he got them at Sears, I don’t mind the fit through the crotch and thighs though. You won’t get any yelling about the hair from me, it does look much better on the show. Maybe he just doesn’t know how to style it like most guys and also like most guys doesn’t really care.

    • MilaXX

      I was beginning to think I was the only one old enough to have memories of those tough skin jeans mom bough t at the start of the school year. Those things were so stiff and unforgiving I swear we all walked around like stiff franken-kids for the first 2 months of school.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Yes!! Sears Tuff Skins! I remember those, god, I feel so old, LOL! And yes, they absolutely look like that.

        • MilaXX

          I forgot about the special spelling. I guess Sears was ahead of the game with creative spelling.

      • Glam Dixie

        So stiff they would press into the backs of your knees when you sat down. Ahhh memories.

        • MilaXX

          and you couldn’t rip those bad boys if you tried.

          • Glam Dixie

            And now I’m getting flashbacks to the jeans with the brand new super white tennis shoes that were so embarrassing because everyone could tell they were new and I couldn’t wait to get them dirty. Now the kids like the shoes clean and new looking but when I was in school everyone was like Look! She’s got new shoes! point point hahahaha.

          • Janet B

            I never understood why new clean shoes were bad, but I followed the rule too

          • didgerdoni

            We would actually run down the school hallways, throw ourselves down on to our knees, and slide as far as we could. That’s what they were for, right?

      • TropiCarla

        Love this Toughskins discussion! I grew up in the Caribbean where we wore uniforms so I missed out on this. But my M-I-L has an hysterical story about my illiterate hubby asking whether his (Toughskins) jeans were Jordache. She definitely told him yes. Poor baby wanted designer threads on their Sears budget. lol

        • majorbedhead

          Oh god, I remember those. And they had built in knee patches that were horrid.

      • Janet B

        My brother lived in those his entire childhood.

      • housefulofboys

        Oh, God, yes. And for a girl with hips they never fit quite right until they were a year or two old. And the sound they made as you walked, whiff…whiff…whiff.

  • In_Stitches

    It’s a total mismatch. He’s a rockstar from the waist down and a freegan from the waist up. Neither half particularly suits him, so I’m afraid nothing is really working here.

    • Ginger

      I’m, admittedly, too lazy to look it up. What is a freegan?

      • FrigidDiva

        I’m sure someone can give you a more in depth description, but it’s basically someone who dumpster dives. They’ll go to dumpsters behind restaurants and grocery stores and look for food that’s still basically good, but just slightly past the expiration date. I get the idea, but the thought of actually doing it just gives me the heebie jeebies.

        • Ginger

          Heh…you really do learn something new every day!

          • SRQkitten

            The TLo Institute comes through again!

      • suzq

        From the “Everything I Learned, I Learned from Project Runway” files: Fabio Costa, season 10, was a freegan.

  • boweryboy

    Y’all can have him. I’m going back to stare at Bradely Cooper’s hot handler.

    • decormaven

      Yes. No disrespect to this fellow, but this is plebian fare after the deliciousness of the previous post.

  • Grumpy Girl

    Silly me: I thought the hair was all on one side because of wind, since it was an outdoor shot. If not . . . that is weird. Like, was he planning to put a flower behind the ear where it was slicked back?

    • SugarSnap108

      I don’t think it’s the wind, unless the left side of his head is facing the wind in every shot. I think this is a simple case of weird hair.

  • jilly_d

    OOOOF. And it’s not even my birthday! Thanks, Uncles.

  • mozzer0906

    Nearly all of the GoT men look better on the show than off. Props need to go to their styling department!

  • Heather

    I had a very similar cut c 1992… LOTS of gel.

  • ewes_urn_aim

    He looks kinda like Paula Poundstone.

  • Chelsea

    Spot on critique. The stitching on those jeans remind me of True Religions. Which is frightening.

  • jw_ny

    The jeans remind me of the tight Calvin Klien ones the smarmy guys wore in the ’80s. I’m generally not opposed to tight/well fitted jeans, but I’m thinking that’s not the right cut for him.

    The side swept crunchy hair…I hope it’s a breeze because doing that intentionally would be silly. I do like a good dark set of curly locks on a guy though.

    • Ginger

      I love dark, curly hair on men, too. True story: Many years ago I worked with the most endearing man who had the most beautiful chestnut-colored & naturally curly hair that grew VERY quickly. He’d grow it out and then cut it off and donate it to Locks of Love. I’m not entirely sure how many times he did this, but I remember him getting his hair cut at least twice while I worked with him during a 3-year period.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Those jeans look like he out grew them last year. Fit is all wrong.

    • suzq

      Maybe they’re coming back. They are selling “skinny” jeans in kids sections. My kids are on the skinny side, but they hate them. They aren’t trying to impress girls, yet, however.

  • Nika E

    I am so confused by this. It’s all crazy. He is so hot on GoT I don’t understand how that doesn’t translate into reality.

  • Those jeans look very new. Surely he can afford to get someone to beat them up a bit?

  • Aidan B

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen him smile before! Personally I find his perma-pout endearing.

  • Danielle

    I don’t know about that hair, John.

  • Patrick Cleary


    (I’m totally in the minority, being a gay man who likes men with long hair. I’m growing my own out, and I’m only brave enough to do it because I’m not on the market anymore, and don’t have to put up with guys who immediately dismiss long-haired dudes.)

  • MilaXX

    I don’t mind his pole dance hair. Then again, I find Kit cute. Tough skin jeans and all.

    • Betsy

      Agree. And his name–Kit–it’s divine. I do prefer Jon Snow, the fictional Kit, if only because I’m drawn to the dark and tortured. Therapy would probably help.

  • thexstarsxalign

    I’d be happy to fix his hair by running my fingers through it. Wait, what were we talking about again?

  • Carla_Charlton

    Can’t you hear him saying in the car on the way over “Don’t touch the hair!”

  • Cheryl

    I like the hair and don’t mind the jeans at all. I’m surprised how much younger he looks here.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Bitch needs to stop stealing my hair.

  • FrigidDiva

    Jon Snow, you know nothing…about dressing to hype your new movie as well as your critically acclaimed show on HBO. The black hoodie just makes me think of a hipster version of the Night’s Watch.

  • uprightcitizen

    Isn’t that the hair that tried to rescue Julia Roberts in “Sleeping with the Enemy”?

  • frannyprof

    The look of pain on his face is delicious.

  • titaness25

    Ah, my fave bloggers, clearly neither of you suffer from what I affectionately call The Froof. That’s what curly hair does, when you put crap in it to keep it from exploding into Cousin It after a bolt of lightning. Anyway, he so purty.

  • marlie

    Everything is fine – including the hair – but it all strikes me as an outfit that was JUST purchased especially for this appearance. The jeans look stiff because they’re brand-spanking-new and haven’t been broken in yet. Also, do his roots need to be touched up?

  • Imasewsure

    Ummmm…. no

  • Cyprienne Zed

    He has the male equivalent of Bitchy Resting Face. Feel free to name it accordingly… I’m le tired and cannot deal right now.

    • snarkalicious

      I dunno…I think it’s more like Tormented Resting Face. He always looks so lost to me.

  • Daisy Walker

    No hair gel North of the Wall.

  • colorjunky

    hate his hair. It looks fey.

  • DTLAFamilies

    I have the same hair and it’s a bitch to hit the middle ground between out-of-control frizz and super-crunch. Took me years to figure out the right combo of cream-gel and a stylist who knows how to cut out the bulk without destroying the curl.

  • Kate4queen

    Everytime I see his name I jump because apart from the little matter or an extra ‘r’ that’s my original last name! He looks too much like my adult sons for me to have anything else to say about him. LOL

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I think he was on @Midnight last night, too. He was reading the Craigslist posting of someone who wanted to hire a Jon Snow lookalike for erotic activities on some sort of throne.

  • HeatherMcIlrath

    Heath Ledger in Ten Things I Hate About You here REALNESS.

    • i read that as “ten things i hate about your hair” which pretty much describes the commentary here.

      • HeatherMcIlrath

        oh my god yes.

  • prisma

    I’m glad that I’m not the only one who thinks his hair works great on the show (when it’s kind of dirty, even) and looks stupid in real life. I think Jon Snow is sexy but Kit Harington does nothing for me.

  • formerlyAnon

    He’s cute, but in that “just like a bunch of guys that were in my math class. Or chemistry. Or something.” way. I expect him to start talking with his buddies about a band and horsing around till one of them gets in trouble with the teacher. Or he’ll come up to one of my friends he’s crushing on to make awkward, Oh So Awkward conversation, knowing before he starts that *this* is NOT the time he works up to asking her out. Too many witnesses.

    Who knew that if they all submitted themselves to the GoT team, they coulda been ladykillers

  • embers618

    I don’t mind the hair, but I always feel bad for stars who have a very specific “show” haircut that is intended to look good in the very stylized way it’s done for the show, but doesn’t necessarily translate to a real-life look (is there a word for that?). His bugs me less than most.

  • Bethany Fairbrother

    As someone who lives with curly hair I must tell you product is important! Some days are fricking awesome and some days…Not so good.The Jeans are sad. He’s a young cute guy and I wonder what he’ll look like when he gets to shave and cut his hair. P.S. Jon Snow rocks.

    • i loved him with that hot little red haired wildling, too.

  • pamasutra

    I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but KH does nothing for me. I think he is the worst actor on GoT. His hair and his jeans are both stiff and funny looking, too.

    • Lilyana_F

      Yep, totally with you on this.

  • d4divine

    I wonder if the back pockets of his jeans are heavily embroidered with angel wings or some sort of scrolled lettering with big brass buttons.

  • diamond dog

    Love his smile though

  • this is the guy version of over-the-shoulder mermaid hair. strange…

  • CeeQ

    I am so starving for Game of Thrones!
    I don’t like the way Jon Snow’s hair is all side part/side swept either…

  • SierraDelta

    In the fifth picture down, that yellow circle gives him a halo. Stars really are different!

  • Scott Fitler

    His hair looks like the girl’s from Legally Blonde who Elle caught lying on the witness stand about washing her freshly permed hair…

  • Danielle West

    100% agree on the hair. It’s just too fluffy.