Norman Reedus for Nylon Guys Magazine

Posted on February 14, 2014

Were featuring this editorial because it’s Friday, because he looks great…

 

 

 

“The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus covers the March 2014 issue of Nylon Guys magazine.

On his junior tennis career: “I studied with a coach who approached me and offered to train me because he thought i had potential…I played the junior circuit, against guys who had all the fancy equipment and shoes and everything. I was in, like, basketball shoes and had a toy racket. I was surprised I made it as far as I did.”

On his art gallery in NY with Erik Foss, Paul Sevigny, Tate Steinsiek and Ronnie Cutrone: “It was called Collective Hardware. It was one of the coolest things I have ever done. We had local artists, but the quality was there, you know?”

On his childhood: “I had a blast growing up. I lived all over the place. I was a wild child.”

Jacket by Louis Vuitton | Shirt by Shades of Grey | Pants by Diesel | Shoes by Marc Jacobs

Blazer by Dior Homme | Shirt by Saint Laurent | Jeans by Levi’s

 

 

… even though we’re never going to think that hair looks anything but ridiculous, and because we wanted to answer all those people who keep asking if we’re recapping The Walking Dead. We don’t know. We haven’t even seen the last episode yet because we were at Fashion Week on Sunday and because our cable’s been out from the snowstorm since we came home. We’ll take a look at it eventually.

We’re loving the clothes here.

 

[Photo Credit: Nylon Guys Magazine]

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  • jilly_d

    He looks good here, but I’m not capable of objective assessment because he’ll always be Murphy MacManus to me. As for Sunday’s TWD, pointless until about the last ten minutes.

    • lexilexi

      Indeed. I am so sick of Rick & Carl.

      • Mismarker

        Thankfully, it wasn’t all Rick and Carl. I enjoyed the Michonne side of the story and her complete takedown of the mini horde was absolutely badass. Those shipping Rick and Michonne may be on to something, I think. I like the idea of Rick, Michonne, and Carl as a little family unit.

        • xmixiex

          wait. did you actually see the episode? i’m confused now…

          • Mismarker

            Huh? Please enlighten me.

          • xmixiex

            I don’t want to say anything spoilery, but I thought that the idea of Rick, Michonne, and Carl being a “little family unit” became impossible… i don’t want to say more than that

          • MilaXX

            why?

          • Mismarker

            I have no idea what you are talking about.

          • Mismarker

            Ok, anyone who has seen the episode through to the credits knows how it ends. Something dire happened that was resolved before the end of the show. If you don’t agree with that statement, I think you may have missed something important!

          • xmixiex

            hahahaha YES!!!!! i took to facebook to solve this- MY DVR ENDED EARLY. I THOUGHT THE EPISODE ENDED WITH A DISORIENTED CARL EATING PUDDING ON THE ROOF, IN DENIAL THAT HIS DAD WAS DEAD ON THE SOFA.

          • Mismarker

            Thank you. I was beginning to feel a bit crazy. Set your DVR to end 5 minutes late. That shit has happened to me before and it suuuuuucks. Thankfully, I DVR Talking Dead now so if my recording does end early, the last few minutes of the episode are always at the beginning of Talking Dead.

          • KinoEye

            I don’t know why, but the idea of any TV episode ending with a disoriented character eating denial pudding on a roof just makes my morning.

          • xmixiex

            Kind of delightful, isn’t it?

        • MilaXX

          I wouldn’t hate a Rick/Michonne pairing if it made him less dumb, but I’m totally okay with them never hooking up.

          • Mismarker

            Same.

    • Griffinqueen

      “And shepherds we shall be
      For thee, Lord, for thee.”

      • jilly_d

        In nomine Patri, et filii, spiritus sancte.

  • Danielle

    I’ve got to go take a cold shower, excuse me…

  • Griffinqueen

    OOO, a little slice of rough with my Friday glass of wine :)

  • lamamu

    dirrrrrty…

  • nannypoo

    I like the clothes but until someone deals with his hair there is no point putting them on him. The ick factor is just too overpowering.

    • boweryboy

      This times a million.

  • MK03

    Who is this guy and why does he always look like he hasn’t showered in a week?

    • kimmeister

      I always think he’s one of the cavemen from the old insurance commercials.

    • MilaXX

      He’s on The Walking Dead and the hair is for the show (I hope). I’ve seen old pictures of him modeling and he looks pretty good. I also saw an old L & O he was on with normal hair and he looked okay.

      • pamela densmore

        I did a google image search. Wow, he’s handsome back when he modeled for Prada in the 90′s. He was married to Helena Christensen and they have a child…

  • Rand Ortega

    Jared Leto needs to rock that last look during his Oscar poledance. Independent Spirit Awards?

  • rarero

    ….And I am very glad to have this opportunity to criticize T&Lo on the decision not to blog The Walking Dead anymore.
    And Project Runway pause has officially turned into a “hiatus” with you guy ignoring Under The Gunn. I’m not sayin’ its all Mad Men quality tv, but neither is Downton Abbey.
    Yours Sincerely, rareo

    • Mismarker

      I will also be upset if TLo decides to stop blogging TWD but it’s not my website and if their hearts aren’t into the show anymore, well, there are other places to discuss the show.

      TLo, if you do decide to stop recapping/reviewing TWD is there any chance you could put up a TLounge on Sunday nights for discussion of the show? To be honest, I’ve never frequented the TLounge so I’m not even sure of the ins and outs or if it is reserved for other discussions.

      • MilaXX

        The TLounge is just a free for all. I drop in and out depending on how busy my weekend is. If T & Lo aren’t worried about spoilers we could chat this week.

      • lynde1038

        I would definitely miss getting TLo’s thoughts on TWD, but I’d be just as sad to lose the Bitter Kittens’ thoughts! This has become one of my favorite places to discuss the show because it has a good mix of frustrated fans and happy fans, and yet the debates and discussions are still fairly cordial. Even when passions run high! The nitpicking here can be quite fun, too.

        So, I’ll second Mismarker’s suggestion: If you decide to stop doing full-on reviews, could you consider throwing up a short post to give the BK community a place to discuss?

        • Mismarker

          I could not agree more. While there are many other forums for discussion of this show, none I’ve found are as full of such smart, thoughtful, and downright hilarious comments. I would miss that, for sure!

          • rarero

            Yes, for example that dead bird by the cage, probably represents their vulnerability after fleeing the prison. T&Lo is the only place that would care to detail about that.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          No one will kick you out of bed for discussing other shows in the TLounge!

      • merciblahblah

        I, too, would be sad if our Dear Uncles did not recap TWD, but it IS their house, and frankly, after just binge watching Breaking Bad, everything else pales by comparison. As always, though, I love to hear what my fellow Bitter Kittens have to say about TWD. Shit – what I REALLY need to do is go back to the beginning of Six Feet Under and binge watch THAT. Best. Show. EVAH.

        And that, my friends, is what you call a completely random, rambly comment.

        • Mismarker

          I agree it is their house, their decision and I said as much in my comment. : ) What show doesn’t pale in comparison to BB?! That show was well-acted, well-directed and, perhaps most importantly, had a slower production pace which meant the writers and show runner were given the time needed to properly flesh out story lines and scripts. From what I’ve read, the production schedule of TWD is insane and scripts are often sent into production without being as finely tuned as the writers would like. TWD is an extremely earnest show that sometimes takes itself too seriously but I still love it and connect with it on a real, visceral level. Hell, I even still like Rick. That’s how far gone I am!

      • editrixie

        I think the main reason I want them to continue the TWD recaps is that everyone else is always singing its praises and it’s so nice to come here and see it getting raked over the coals for all its failures. I can’t quite let go of it because of Daryl and Michonne, but the disconnect I feel between its potential and its actualfax quality are huge, and it just bewilders me why every other recapper thinks it’s so great.

    • xmixiex

      i found it a little odd that under the gunn has not made an appearance here at all. i hadn’t even heard of it until the other day.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      Gee, it would have been nice if you’d actually read the post before rushing to criticize us:

      “we wanted to answer all those people who keep asking if we’re recapping The Walking Dead. We don’t know.”

      Yes, we’re ignoring “Under the Gunn.” Outside of the fact that it features former Project Runway contestants and Tim Gunn, I’m not sure why we’re supposed to do anything but ignore it. We haven’t recapped a PR spinoff or ripoff in years. That’s because every single one of them sucked.

  • Mismarker

    I really love him as Daryl but Norman Reedus as Norman Reedus does absolutely nothing for me. Does that make sense?

    • sienna elm

      Absolutely! Any excitement I may have had for Norman Reedus was lost when he guested in that Lady Gaga video. But Daryl is wonderful!

  • boweryboy

    Everything from the neck down is fantastic.

  • Pennymac

    Yeah, the hair is pretty bad. I may need to run my fingers through it….

    • formerlyAnon

      Right? I can’t see how the hair is going to be that big a problem, once me and Norman deal with the facial mange and get the evening underway.

      • Pennymac

        Plus the things I want to do to him can be done in the dark. Won’t need to see his hair at all.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I would love to see him with his hair combed back, just once.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t mind his hair here. It looks washed instead of greasy and dirty like it usually does. Love all the clothes. As for TWD, the first episode wasn’t bad. They still did some stupid things but it was small stupid instead of giant headbanging stupid and I think they attempted to give us a bit of back story for Michonne,

  • xmixiex

    dirty, dirty hot.

    • jilly_d

      Ezzzzzackly.

    • in a pickle

      Yep. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, just waltz your but t right into the trailer park with his spawn. (This has nothing to do with the actual actor whom I know nothing about, but man does his look scream out bad boy + high school pregnancy risk to me.)

  • Trickytrisha

    I’ve never figured it out, but there is something primal about this guy that is compelling. He doesn’t exude “intelligent”, or “classy” (although he may be both), but dang, he’s a prime specimen of maleness. I guess if you’ve never seen The Walking Dead you might not get it. I would gladly spend the zombie apocalypse with him.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yup. And I don’t even watch the Walking Dead.

  • formerlyAnon

    Clothes in photos 2 & 3 are great. The jacket in photo 3 is AWESOME, as are his lovely snake hips. (The realist in me imagines they’re improved by photoshop, but still.) I am not so crazy about the cover ensemble, that color leather does not please me. (Yes, there is one of my ridiculously long back stories, but I’ll spare you.)

    Basically, Norman and I are going to slip real quick into the bathroom -be right back, promise! – and shave that scruffiness off – or at least trim it into some very minimal version of itself. I will proceed to . . . face test the closeness of the shave. Since the nice wait staff probably do not serve drinks in the bathroom, we’ll emerge and get back to the table sooner or later. I’m sure. Pretty sure. We’ll emerge, anyway. Destination open to negotiation.

  • demidaemon

    Love the quotes. Something every publicist should say to their “children”: “Keep it simple, stupid.”

    He actually looks cute and approachable in these pics. Casual style suits the hair much better than formal style.

  • suzinrva

    Ay, Murphy MacManus for sure. I like that his hair looks less “molded” and lighter than bottle brown as it usually appears. Also, last outfit = awesome.

  • msdamselfly

    Clothes are great

  • AutumnInNY

    There’s something about that gaze (and those arms). Lucky enough to meet him recently. He called me “baby” several times. Did not hate that. Crushing.

  • quiltrx

    I especially like that last look. Those clavicles are begging to be licked. ;)

  • poorellensmith

    He looks like that intentionally disheveled guy from the Goo Good Dolls.

  • uprightcitizen

    Agree with everyone about the hair. It repels. And the facial hair on the sides is so oddly-grown that it’s giving an illusion of a second chin or jowls where none exist. Who would want that? But the clothes are very cool. With the exception of the bumble bee tank top, I would like one of everything he’s wearing.

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

    He doesn’t move me at all. On the other hand, I am lusting after those Marc Jacobs brogues.

  • luluransom

    Will never get past the ‘Keith Urban called, he wants his hair back’ ‘do.

    • bellafigura1

      I so completely give up all my standards for this guy, but the Keith Urban comment is so painfully funny.

  • TigerLaverada

    HATE the emo hair on him and everybody else who wears it, but he sounds like a nice guy.

  • sagecreek

    He looks great? If you say so, unks. To me he looks like he needs a shower.

  • Julie Parr

    S C U Z Z Y. That’s the only way to describe this.

  • kategs

    No. He doesn’t.

  • guest2visits

    He looks like the poster child for Bad Boy. I like 1st and 3rd pics but the middle is making me laugh; I get the image of a little kid on the floor in his Grr-Animals, trying to tie his laces. That jacket has to go.

  • Pablo

    There’s enough grease in that hair to fry 200 pounds of chicken

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I wish Marc Jacobs made those blue wingtips for women. And, I wonder what he looks like without ridiculous hair?