Kit Harington for GQ Magazine

Posted on March 26, 2014

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington in a salute to classic guyditorials!

Or maybe just … Game of Thrones star Kit Harington in every cliche guyditorial outfit you can think of!


Kit-Harington-GQ-Magazine-April-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)“Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington covers the April 2014 issue of GQ magazine photographed by Paola Kudacki. Jacket by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. T-shirt by American Apparel. Jeans by Dior Homme. Boots by Jack Erwin. Vintage belt from Melet Mercantile. Bracelet by Maison Martin Margiela. Necklace by David Yurman.


On his character Jon Snow in Game of Thrones: “There’s a huge amount riding on him to be a leader, and I want him to become that leader. I guess for me, Jon Snow is a figure of hope within the whole thing—that he’ll continue to be this good person, and somehow the story will end well for everybody.”

On being naked in Games of Thrones: “It’s only right, if you’re going to make a show where nudity and sex is a large part of it, that you be a part of that.”

On his incessant exercising to prepare for his role in the movie Pompeii: “That was fucking a lot of work. I’m five feet eight, and for that guy to be able to do what he does in the film, he’s got to look superhuman. It’s not something I feel like I should look like every day in my normal life, or anyone should look like in their normal lives—it’s not a natural state for your body to be in. But for a film sometimes you’ve got to do those sorts of things. For people’s imaginations.”


Kit-Harington-GQ-Magazine-April-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)T-shirt by ICR-The Innercity Raiders | Necklace by David Yurman

Kit-Harington-GQ-Magazine-April-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana | Jeans Levi’s | Boots by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane | Necklace by Pyrrha | Bracelet by Maison Martin Margiela | Vintage belt by Melet Mercantile.



T-shirts! Jeans! Leather jackets! The excitement never ends!

But yes, it’s true. He looks good.  We’re cranky, but we can admit that.


[Photo Credit: Paola Kudacki for GQ Magazine]

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  • Kent Roby

    Too much Blue Steel for me.

    • Mismarker

      There’s a little Le Tigre in there, too.

    • Clere Norrey

      To be fair, he does that in GoT, too. Not a lot of variety there, but damn pretty to look at.

  • hughman


    • Nicole C


    • International Model

      He can hold me.

      • demidaemon

        Agreed. For me, as well.

    • DTLAFamilies


  • Betsy

    I can’t help it. He gives me the feels.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Maybe it’s just the hair, but it looks like he can play Joe Mangiawhatshisface’s little brother. And that man definitely gives me the feels :)

  • lexilexi

    Love him. Love Jon Snow.

  • JR Labrador

    You do nothing for me, Jon Snow.

    • Spreecord

      I’m too old for this shit, apparently.

  • Sarah

    He looks pretty good. Although, really, if I saw a guy IRL wearing that last outfit, I would think he was a nicely turned out member of the non-hetero team.

    • demidaemon

      I am completely fine with your appraisal.

    • Jacob Bowen

      AGREED. And, I would have NO problem claiming him…

  • lrober03

    Clearly GQ actually expected Pompeii to make some box office impact…

    • jonnyf8

      I went to Pompeii — in 3D. It delivered everything I was looking for. I don’t know what the critics were expecting.

  • International Model

    Can’t wait until “Rumble Fish” comes out!

    • Sarah

      Ooh, yeah. Or Outsiders. I dub him “Pony Boy #2”

      • Danielle

        Fun fact: I live about 20 minutes from the drive-in shown in the original Outsiders! It burned down a few years ago.

  • Danielle

    He can be cliché all he wants, he’s advocating more full frontal male nudity on TV so he’s a-ok in my book.

    • Griffinqueen

      “Game of Thrones” has been all about the female full frontal (what a surprise!). I am waiting for them to take that step into “Spartacus” territory.

      • Clere Norrey

        Seriously. We got glimpses of the ill-fated Little Theon and the floppy member belonging to the wine seller who got caught trying to poison Dany. We want candy, dammit.

        • How to Faint

          I could have sworn there was more peen than that. But maybe it’s because Hodor upped the average?

          • Griffinqueen

            Loving how you and Clere have got a scorecard going!
            With the exception of Drogo’s bum–all those other GoT examples have slipped my consciousness. Maybe because under-scrote and a naked Hodor (isn’t that the big guy carrying Bran around?) isn’t exactly what what I was looking for.
            Not exactly Purefoy territory :)

          • How to Faint

            Well, I don’t know about Clere, but I only watched GoT in the last couple of weeks after being badgered into it by a good friend who promised male nudity to balance out all the full frontal ladies… Only this show did not exactly deliver. But at least it was all fresh enough in my mind to remember. 😀

            Oh, well. Maybe we’ll get lucky and get to see Drogo romping around nude in the afterlife or something.

  • crash1212

    Great shoes. Both shots.

    • kimmeister

      The camel colored suede ones are particularly nice.

  • Belvane

    Bored now.
    I do NOT get this guy’s appeal. Okay, he has nice hair.

    • littlemac8

      He looks vacant in all these pictures and he can’t pose. I liked him in GoT. He looks better moving around!

  • sienna elm

    Are you sure the last two pictures aren’t from Tiger Beat??

    • decormaven

      When does his new single come out? “Julie, Julie, Julie, do ya love me…”

  • rosie5215

    He looks like Che Guevara’s long lost love child in the last photo.

  • jonnyf8

    He’s 5’8″! Perfect!

  • Sofia

    the last pic is great. i enjoy the greco-roman posing. the other shots are embarrassing. poor guy.

    • decormaven

      I feel like he’s holding up one of the pillars from Stonehenge from This Is Spinal Tap.

    • kimmeister

      The idea of hanging off a random block of concrete is amusing to me.

      • DaringMiss

        Exactly! That is almost as weird as the female high fashion “preying mantis” pose!

  • WendyD

    I will freely admit I have a hair fetish and he completely does it for me. *SIGH*
    Cannot wait for GoT to come back.

  • beebee10

    Happy that his mouth is shut!
    I love his portrayal but he can’t give face at all in the guyditorial world.

  • Alicia

    Nice thighs!

    In actor parlance, does admitting to 5’8″ mean he’s actually 5’5″?

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      *Falls off chair laughing*

    • Skippymom1

      That’s the Tom Cruise Rule of Height. So, I would say YES!!!

  • Griffinqueen

    Too “sensitive” guy for me. He looks like he’s going to cry in that second picture.

  • jw_ny

    That ‘heartbreaker” tank is a definite must have for any stylish guy in 2014! And, I see I’m gonna have to dig out my old ID bracelet now too, and roll up my shirt sleeves like I did in the late 80s, grease up my hair…. yeah, right…

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I think there should be more people called ‘Kit’. Hang on a mo, my hubby’s name is Christopher! I shall start calling him Kit forthwith.

  • MilaXX

    He’s so pretty

    • raininmai

      It is known.

  • Kirstin McAulay

    that is a pretty pretty boy, in boring photos!

  • Leah Elzinga

    I just like that he’s owning his shortness, truth be told.

  • The Versatile Chef

    Channeling “Roadhouse” era Patrick Swayze in that first pic.

  • demidaemon

    I have to admit, he looks good here, despite the unimaginativeness of it all. ARMS!

  • quiltrx

    That last picture…yum. The other two, not so much.

  • heuristicvalue

    I’d tap that. With…my vagina? How does that work?

  • DTLAFamilies

    Dem arms.

  • Den Milano

    I want to go to there.

  • LawGal

    Oh, but did he have to ruin it with, “I’m only five-foot-8?”!!!

    • conniemd

      I’m only 5′ so that’s plenty tall enough for me – and those arms.

  • Morales Mike

    He’s Mini-Manganiello! And I’m just gonna say it, I’m over every male star having a beard now. But I bet that leather jacket is like butter, it’s beautiful.

  • jilly_d

    Unnnnh. I know Jon Snow isn’t everyone’s cuppa, but he totally does it for me. Full disclosure: I’m only 2 eps into season three of GoT (I’ve read the books), so I’m looking forward to the Bastard of Winterfell in full frontal, as he alluded to in the blurb. The only peen we’ve seen so far is from Theon and Hodor. *shudder*

    • How to Faint

      Hodor. 😀

  • saintebeuve

    Considering they’ve removed any background he was standing in front of from the cover shot, he basically looks as if he’s standing on one foot, all suave and Rumble Fish-like (ht: International Model). It’s not really an objection. It’s just… an odd editorial choice, no?

  • Lucinda Head

    I went to the gun show and all I got was this stupid shirt.

  • Jacob Bowen

    The shoes in the last picture NEED TO BE MINE!!! Also, he is SO much more attractive than that cover.

  • Libby

    See me. Feel me. Touch me. Heal me.

  • Tatiana

    I think I need to finally start watching Game of Thrones…

    • conniemd

      Did a marathon Game of Thrones in February when I had the same thought and TV was all garbage. It was great fun and fantasy and hawt and kinda wrenching for the pain of some of the characters.

  • Pablo

    Did anyone even look at the clothes?

  • Gaby

    I thought that shirt said Heathers for a hot minute and I got really excited. That last picture though – woof.

  • Truthiness2U

    The best thing about this photoshoot (besides the obvious pretty of the subject) is that it shows that other people can do the kind of boring-ass “editorial” look that Terry Richardson does…but not be that slimeball! so dear magazine and ad types…see? really anyone CAN do these shots…so choose the non-asshats.

    Sorry, but that really is the only thing that leaps out to me beyond Kit’s being attractive, because boring shoot is boring.

  • Amel

    Hailee Steinfeld’s long lost twin brother? I think yes

  • Gatto Nero


  • St. Ace

    “It’s only right, if you’re going to make a show where nudity and sex is a large part of it, that you be a part of that.”

    Amen to that, Kit! Do it for us, for our imaginations!

  • MannahattaMamma

    He’s really really pretty — a sort of pocket-sized hottie. But what’s REALLY pretty? Them there boots in that last shot. Yowza

  • d4divine

    Barbizon poses, but the man is gorgeous…and that thick wavy dark hair….

  • Jeremy Thomas Porta

    He looks so incredibly pouty. But my mouth is still watering.

  • 14a

    I wanna put my face on his face. Ugh, Yes.

  • lalahartma

    His expression never changes, or he has no expression.

  • Camille Chapman

    I’d love to know what he looks like when he smiles.

  • Joanna

    Looks good? He looks HAWT!!! And I’m not even that into him!

  • RescueMe23

    He makes me tingle in my girly parts..

  • Andrea

    Very Patrick Swayze a la Dirty Dancing.

  • Imasewsure

    It’s kind of a shame they forgot to include the James Dean in a beat up old car photo here. Maybe they are saving that shot for a future unimaginative guytorial????

  • Synnamin

    I do like that he called out the ridiculousness of the male physique in many of these movies. The photos I can take or leave.

  • Vee

    Just once, I’d like to see a smile. A genuine smile, no smolder, or scrunchy brows

  • JP

    I do not know why but I am gravitating towards that last look. I’m thinking it’s the comical clinging to a cement block pose — there’s something compelling about it for me.

  • suzinrva

    Good lord, I thought this was Corey Haim when looking at the preview pic. I was very scared.

  • Clere Norrey

    I like Jon Snow, but I’m all about Uncle Benjen

  • ShaoLinKitten

    OH my god he looks so much like my ex that I can’t help but hate him. Unfair, but I don’t always feel the need to be rational.

  • anotherkate

    Don’t even care. I want a piece. DAT HAIR.

  • Shawn EH

    And don’t forget Boots! All the Boots!

  • yllas

    I like the black leather little jacket. I’m sure it costs more than my car. I was afraid I’d read here “that jacket, OMG, NO, not that awful jacket!” and luckily it was approved. Because if the star-of-the-minute can’t wear such a garment, who could??