Anthony Mackie at the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” London Premiere

Posted on March 21, 2014

Oh man. What a disappointment as you scroll down.

Anthony Mackie attends the UK Premiere of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in London.


Cop show pants.

He needs a badge hanging off his belt and an overworked superior who keeps threatening to take it away because dammit, he’s just such a rule-breaker. 

We hereby dub this the “First 30 Minutes of Law & Order” suit.  It’s not horrible or anything. Wait. Yes it is. Sorry. We were going to say more, but this suit sucks and it looks like he got it on sale with a second pair of pants. You’re at your big superhero movie, Anthony. You’re in the Marvel family now, which means you just hooked up to a gravy train if you play your cards right. This was not the way to show up. Bring some style next time.



[Photo Credit: i-Images/PacificCoastNews, Zak Hussein/]

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  • @Biting Panda

    “Cop show pants.
    He needs a badge hanging off his belt and an overworked superior who keeps threatening to take it away because dammit, he’s just such a rule-breaker.”

    I am doing the church giggles, so hard at my desk, that tears are streaming down my face and something just came out of my nose. I don’t even know what the fuck it was. I look like a lunatic. Bless you, Uncles. Bless you.

    • marlie

      Now you’ve made me catch the church giggles.

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        Totally on the same page with you. Silent, shoulders shaking……

        • Lucinda Head

          Those pants come with pockets specially designed for the tiny cop notepad.

      • Danielle

        Careful, you’ll get the Baptist elbow if you get caught!

        • Constant Reader

          Or a deacon will give you the fish eye. Not that I’ve ever had that happen to me.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    Pursuit of Happyness before the Happy

    • sugarkane105

      YES. He just needs that clunky x-ray device thingy next to him.

    • kimmeister

      I was totally thinking he looked like an impish version of Will Smith!

  • Clash D

    That tie looks like it was thrown into the washing machine. And spin dried. Poor, sad, weather-beaten tie.

    I refuse to acknowledge those pants.

    • lunchcoma

      Does that mean you’re imagining him without them?

      • Clash D

        damn. i walked right into that one didn’t I? ROFL.

  • Kathy

    He is gorgeous though.

    • formerlyAnon

      This is fact, indeed.

  • marlie

    PLEATED. PANTS. Sorry, Anthony, no.

  • Look at those cheekbones though. *sigh* so beautiful, I don’t even need to look at his pants.

    • Let it out

      And the smile! Yum!

    • Jacob Bowen

      He has DIVINE cheekbones. He looks like he’s sucking in his cheeks….so jealous.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yeah. Today hasn’t been my favorite Sausage Friday, but he’s redeeming it hard, suit notwithstanding.

      • 3boysful

        Agree. And he does get points for wearing a belt.

  • Anna

    Luuurrvvve Anthony Mackie. Let’s just throw out this “60% off select suits and sport coats” Men’s Wearhouse special, shall we?

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Oh, honey. If you wanted to wear some L&O cop pants then at least try to aim more for the Ed Green end of the spectrum than the Max Greevey end.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Or Rey Curtis. Benjamin Bratt knew how to fill out a pair of trousers.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        Even Munch has better tailoring than poor Anthony.

        • Sarah

          Munsch was known for his particularly snooty taste in suits and shoes. It was a running joke that he would complain about getting his shoes dirty or some such and then Tutuola would make comments about where he got the money for all that stuff considering he had to pay alimony to umpteen ex wives.

  • JauntyJohn

    Seriously, dude. wtf.

    Also, please, we are not bringing back pleated pants.
    Please, I am begging.

    • demidaemon

      Yeah, I’m with you.

    • formerlyAnon

      Man or woman, they flatter NO ONE.

      • Sarah

        I still remember arguing with my mom about how I was pretty sure they made me look “puffy” during their 80’s iteration, and her saying “but that lavender is so CUTE on you” re: the pegged, pastel, pleated, inseam pocketed slacks (complete with tiny white patent belt) she made me wear that spring.

        • formerlyAnon

          I’ve “lost” a lot of ’80s photos of myself due to pegged, pleated pants.

        • I WANTED a pair of those!

          • Sarah

            Oh gawd. I would’ve been more than happy to hand them over. It was about six more years before I could make my own decisions/purchases, but I was already a dark-color lover on the inside.

          • Constant Reader

            My mother kept me in olive green, pumpkin orange… it was the 70s, and those are colors SHE looks great in. I have black hair and light olive skin. I refer to photos from that era as The Consumptive Years.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I LOVE that shirt/tie combo up close but from far away I feel like it looks cheap.

  • SugarSnap108

    Why do pleated pants exist? Still, Anthony and his cop show pants can pat me down anytime.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    That belt looks like it’s made out of plastic. His face is so handsome and deserves better clothing.

  • demidaemon

    Such a bad suit. I think he deserves a smiley face sticker, though, for wearing a belt.

    • MilaXX

      Not when the sole purpose of said belt seems to be in order to hold up pants that are too big.

      • demidaemon

        I actually had that thought post-post. If these were perfect pants with a belt, he would get a gold star. But I feel like re deserves some praise, so that’s why he gets the down graded smiley face sticker. Like the kid who finally got some words right on his spelling test after flunking for four weeks straight.

  • smayer

    That suit would fit in great here in Charlotte. But not so much for a movie premier in London.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Incapable of seeing rubbish trousers because Mr. Mackie is so lovely.

  • MilaXX

    I like Anthony Mackie, but those pants are too big. Look at the belt. Fabric just pooling & buckling, pants legs wide enough for 2 and in desperate need of a hem. I’mma need you to do better Mr. Mackie.

  • Sofia

    poor guy. he is getting ripped. the next person to do it has to hold him afterwards.

    • Kathy

      I volunteer!

  • lunchcoma

    It was referred to elsewhere as a Banker Suit, but I look at saggy pants, and you are right. It’s a Cop Show Suit. Even bankers do a bit better.

  • Sarah

    If you’re playing the Black Condor, you should bring more fierce. This is like the anti-WITFU.

  • formerlyAnon

    Hey! He’s wearing a belt. Even if it does look as if it might be made of laminated cardboard.

    But yeah. Trousers don’t fit.

    • Sarah

      Whoo – got it on sale with a second pair of pants indeed – and one free vinyl belt. Yikes.

  • Glam Dixie

    I thought pleated pants were illegal.

    • Lori

      In BitterKittenLandia they are. Sadly the real world refuses to follow suit.

  • Pleated dress pants. ’nuff said.

  • “First 30 Minutes of Law & Order” suit is for some reason exactly how I feel when I wear a pantsuit with a button-down shirt with the shirt collar over/outside the lapels (as opposed to tucked in). I just look at myself and think, “yep, lady cop detective.” I haven’t worn button down shirts in a while. /tangent

  • Scroll down letdown? Is this a thing?

    • Glam Dixie

      Scroll down disappointment?

  • sagecreek

    He’s still pretty.

  • Imasewsure

    Yes this suit is awful. WITFU Mr. Cutie!!

  • Imasewsure

    So these are “Sgt. Pop Pop trousers”…. not good Detective Mackie… not good…

  • Is there no style budget for this movie’s RC pole dance tour?

  • lillyvonschtupp

    Someone should tell him he doesn’t need to shop at Marshall’s anymore.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Perfect description of this suit. Too bad, because he’s cute.

  • MannahattaMamma

    styleshmyle when you’ve got that smile.
    which when I started typing I didn’t realize was going to be all rhymey and everything.
    he’s just wickedly adorable, is all. I didn’t really get all the way down to the pants hem….

  • mickiemonkey

    Yet another bunchy pants with him? Does he think we are NOT GOING TO LOOK AT HIS PANTS?

  • mickiemonkey

    I still want him to sit on my lap, bunch pants and all.

  • carnush

    Good cop with a temper who is oblivious to his own sex appeal. I’d watch it.