Oscars 2014: Jared Leto in Saint Laurent

Posted on March 03, 2014

Most of the men never give us anything to talk about with their Oscars ensembles. Black tuxes can’t ever inspire more than a grunt or two of approval or disapproval, based almost solely on the fit and the type of tie and shirt chosen.

Jared Leto attends the 86th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby theater in Hollywood, California in a Saint Laurent look accessorized with a Piaget watch and Neil Lane jewelry.

And that’s still true here. The big story is that he went so conventional. Not that we’re disappointed, exactly. He looks really good. He was kind of adorably proud of his red tie, but we thought it took the look a bit too “1980s prom.”

White and midnight blue jackets were the mens trend of the night. Of the two, we’ll pick the blue. White is always going to look like he should be serving drunks at a country club. Of course, if you have Jared Leto’s hair, that’s less of an issue for you.






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    • Jacquelyn

      I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I know him more as lead singer for 30STM and that’s how I’m used to seeing him, but I need him to shave, chop off his hair and put on some black nail polish. I just sorta hate this whole long hair thing. The red bow tie is adorable, though.

      • VioletFem

        I’m not usually a fan of long-haired guys, but I don’t mind it on Jared Leto. It’s nice to see a bit of variation on style in male fashion (which is often so, so boring). Everybody doesn’t need to look the same.

        • Vanessa

          I just like the fact that he plays with his looks. My boys sport long hair as well so I am biased.

          • AnnPopovic

            Mine, too! Thumbs up on the long hair, DOUBLE thumbs up ’cause it looks like Jordan Catalano grew up an’ got a personality!

          • MM4321

            My boys do, too, and I love it!

        • Glammie

          I don’t mind long hair, but I do mind that his locks are ombre. Sorry, guys should not do ombre, not sure women should, but guys should definitely not.

          • demidaemon

            How about we just put a complete moratorium on ombre and save the world from it?

            • Glammie

              I’m good with that.

            • demidaemon

              I’ll get the flyers printed up then.

      • Verascity

        I don’t mind the long hair, but I HATE the ombre.

        • MK03

          That’s not ombre, that’s just what happens when you let months pass between dye jobs.

          • Vanessa

            Actually there have been way too many articles about exactly how his hairdresser (Chase Kusero) accomplished the artfully natural ombre look!

          • Verascity

            Yeah, no, it’s definitely ombre on purpose. It just looks like raggedy failure.

            • MK03

              Hmm. Somehow that’s even worse.

          • amanda lynn

            I’m convinced that the “ombre” look was created to be an excuse to let your natural hair grow out.

      • Alloy Jane

        He grows his hair out every few years. He had it long before they went on tour for This Is War, hence the length of his mohawk.

        I think this waiter look is a reference to Fight Club because it makes me wonder if he jizzed in the clam chowder.

      • Carrps

        I loved the red tie — and such a perfect bow.

      • e jerry powell

        I want to swim in his hair!


      • siriuslover

        YES! So in agreement with you. He looks sloppy and his hair looks like he’s got some split ends. It’s not the fact that he’s got long hair, it’s how he’s wearing his hair that bugs me.

    • Blair Sylvester

      How did he get a hold of my BC High graduation uniform? Why did he ditch the cummerbund ?

      • Janet B

        Where did cummerbunds go? Or maybe, when did they go?

      • Kara Keenan

        Double Eagle or Triple? :)

        • Blair Sylvester

          haha single. Went to Franklin & Marshall.

    • BayTampaBay

      Is the long hair for a film role? If so which one?

    • Laylalola

      I hope today he shaves his facial hair and goes back to a short, spikey haircut.

    • VioletFem

      I love his style. He manages to scale up his rocker chic look so well for formal events.

    • Flavia Pantoja

      Love love love all the way! I might have put his hair in a ponytail, but even that I am able to look away. His speech was the ultimate seal of approval for me.

      • rebeemoon

        Yes. His speech was the best of the night. And he seemed really sincere. I’d been assuming he was a douche. Just goes to show you . . .

    • mcbishop

      “Adorably proud” is a good way to put it, and somehow it was fitting, with his mother there. I think he redeemed himself pretty well, with the tone of his speech, and that.

    • Capt. Renault

      I wore this same outfit for my grade school graduation in 1987. I feel… vindicated?

    • Little_Olive

      I like very traditional menswear -with modern touches here and there-, but I have to give it to him that he is carrying that suit and bow tie very well. But my effort lasted only for the suit and I find myself unable to forgive how excessively “groomed” he looks -even for the Oscars, I know. It’s like we could be commenting on his hair and makeup. Yes, makeup. Quite a bit there.

      And his gaze is a tad affected, no?

    • BellaLuv

      I thought he looked great and gave one of the best speeches of the night along with the glorious Miss Lupita

      • VioletFem

        Me too. It was a good speech. Although, It would have been nice for him to more directly mention trans individuals, especially Rayon; the character he played.

        • Felicia Zuniga

          Rayon was a fictional character created for the movie, directly mentioning her would be peculiar given that. I think he had to walk a fine line, while it would’ve been nice to see acknowledgement of the trans* community more explicitly (rather than anyone who has ever felt like they were on the fringes of society), there would’ve been a backlash in regards to his speech regardless of what he said. Either people were going to feel that he was pandering or that he wasn’t acknowledging them, with very little in between.

          • VioletFem

            Interesting. I wasn’t aware that Rayon wasn’t real. It was a good speech overall. I appreciate that he has managed to stay very classy with most of his speeches during this award season.

          • StillGary

            There was a scathing editorial on Time’s website that compared his performance — in terms of caricature — to Mammy. It went on and on about how exploitive it was to add such a silly fictional character into something that based on a real story and not even bother to use a transgendered actor. I’m just throwing that out there — I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I heard so many good things about his performance. p.s. the same piece indignantly stated that 12 days a slave would be overlooked by the academy membership.

            • Felicia Zuniga

              I read the article. Is the trans* community woefully under represents in Hollywood? Yes. That’s basically the only point I agree with in it. I know that when I saw the movie with friends of that generation, one of them interrupted a girl in her late teens mid-rant about the character and said “Honey, some of us made ourselves the joke first before anyone else could.” Is that the experience everyone then had? No, probably not. But it definitely makes articles like the one in TIME harder to take at face value. And I’m not sure that a lot of the anger that the general public is directing at Leto deserves to be directed at Leto. From what I’ve read, the director intended the character to be a total caricature and Leto insisted on pulling it back as much as he could. It’s possible that we look back at the role and cringe, but the level of generalization in the article without really attributing any of the sentiments to identifiable individuals kind of makes it hard to take as a serious piece.

            • StillGary

              Thanks for your thoughts on that — it’s really framed my perspective!

            • fursa_saida

              My thing is, there are trans actresses out there. Actual transwomen. Is it so much to ask to hire transwomen to play transwomen? Or even cis women? Casting cis men as transwomen just reinforces the message that transwomen aren’t really women.

              I’m not at all commenting on the movie or the portrayal of the character herself. I just object to the failure of representation in casting.

            • demidaemon

              There are, but, probably, there are a whole bunch of considerations to take into account. As far as I know, most trans actresses have fully transitioned. Therefore, it depends on where the character is in her process, the time frame in which the setting takes place, etc., etc. For this particular character, from my limited knowledge, it would seem that having a man play the character makes the most sense, considering the era it takes place in, the culture, etc.

      • MK03

        I liked his speech, but I took issue with his rather tone-deaf shout-out to “the people of the Ukraine and Venezuela watching tonight.” Honey, they weren’t watching. They’re a little too busy right now trying not to die.

        • enid soto

          I am Venezuelan (living in the US) and most of my friends and family were actually watching (people do go home to rest, eat, sleep, etc, it’s not protests 24-7), and they thought it was really cool of him to acknowledge us, especially when so many politicians abroad remain indifferent or mildly interested in the issues that are happening. Not that Jared’s (or anyone else’s) shout-out will solve anything, but it does make people feel less alone, and that counts for a lot when you don’t have much to lose anymore.

    • imspinningaround

      The red bow tie bringing back the red AIDS ribbons in a low-key way y/n?

      • VioletFem

        Good eye! I hadn’t thought of that.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I really liked his blingy buttons.

    • Lilyana_F

      Well, nice fit. I know I’m in the extreme minority here, but I cannot with his hair and the beard.

    • majorbedhead

      I’d never seen him anywhere other than here, so my opinion of him was one of “meh,” until I heard his acceptance speech and saw how cute he was with his mother, snagging her a piece of pizza. He was adorable.

      • Tanya Wade

        His mother has a most fantastic head of hair, as well.

        • majorbedhead

          I noticed that! If my grey hair looked like that, I’d stop using henna on it! Alas, mine looks like I got zapped in a lightning storm. She’s a lovely lady herself.

          • Carrps

            My mom’s hair went grey relatively young, so it was completely white relatively early as well. If my hair was as gorgeous as hers, I’d start growing it out immediately. Sigh. But it’s not, and I HATE that in-between drabby salt-and-pepper. And so, I’ll continue to color mine.

    • Pennymac

      Any man who speaks that way about his mom and her struggles, can wear anything he wants to win an Oscar.

    • Janet B

      Nice to see something different, but not ridiculous on the RC, well done Jared.

    • Anna

      Agree with the prom/cocktail waiter sentiments, but I absolutely loved his speech.

    • GoAwayKardash

      REALLY surprised at how much I liked this.

    • jw_ny

      I can understand trying to step out of the conventional tux box…perhaps the red tie was a step too far. I’m ok with it for him since he likes it, he is unconventional, and is well put together. His hair though…comb, product…maybe a pony? It just looks too unkempt for this event.

      • Saturnine

        Agreed on all points. But I can’t escape the feeling that his hair is going to leave greasy stains on that white tux.

    • Missy

      This may indicate that I’m “of a certain age” but when he won, my friends’ FB/Twitter lit up with, “JORDAN CATALANO WON AN OSCAR!!!”

      Even for a rocker, Jordan Catalano’s hair is kind of an ombre-ish mess here.

    • shirab

      His mom, you guys! Did you see her? So gorgeous, and such glorious silver hair! Wish I could have seen her dress better. She looked like more of a star than plenty of the actual stars.

      • alyce1213

        I LOVE beautiful long grey hair and she wore it so well. Gorgeous.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Less of a problem if you have Leto’s hair. EXACTLY. He knows what he’s doing. (Or someone is getting paid to know.) I thought this was perfect.

    • decormaven

      Venue appropriate, and he is comfortable in this look. Loved his speech; trusting this award will bring some plummy scripts his way.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      I was so hoping for a man-bun … this WAS the Oscars after all!

    • Stubenville

      Pee Wee Herman wants his outfit back.

      • ScarlettHarlot

        Yes, this is all I could think of!

    • Patrick Cleary

      Rock on with your rock hair, Jared. Gorgeous guy doing his own thing.

      • Qitkat

        Someone mentioned a band. Is he a musician? Because it would help me understand his look. I don’t mean to sound so stuffy, but that is really, really long hair for a guy.

        • embers618

          Yes. His band is 30 Seconds to Mars.

          • Qitkat

            Never heard of it, she said cheerfully, showing my older demographic probably;-)

            • SierraDelta

              Join me in the rocking chair next to mine here on the porch! We’ll reminisce about how shocked our beaux were when we shortened the sleeves of our bathing costumes to our elbows and how disapproving our mamas were when we bobbed our hair and abandoned our corsets.

            • formerlyAnon


            • Qitkat

              What fun! Then we’ll make scones and stiff drinks to share. Tea is too tame for this conversation.

            • SierraDelta

              I believe I have a flask of hooch tucked into my garter. . .

            • Qitkat

              You do make me laugh out loud :)

            • SierraDelta

              Only fair, since you make me spray tea at my computer.

            • embers618

              I know of them the way I know of most bands – I am aware of their existence, but I couldn’t name or recognize any of their songs. From what I’ve heard, they are good within their genre, which is some kind of rock. I don’t know specifically which, because all the genres that exist now didn’t exist when I was going to concerts regularly :)

            • formerlyAnon

              I could have written this comment.

    • xmixiex

      i love that he’s wearing a nice watch. God he’s so pretty. I’m never a fan of hair that long on dudes, but he’s so PRETTY. and in his 40s, what?!?!

      • RunAmuck

        He is beautiful. To quote my boyfriend during his acceptance speech: “It’s like looking at an angel…”

        • xmixiex

          Hahahaha love it!

      • butterflysunita

        Jordan Catalano. Sigh.

    • bxbourgie

      I loved it. I think sometimes it gets so boring for the guys, I mean they are all so limited in their color choices for the red carpet. It’s not like they can show up in a Nairobi Blue jacket and not look like they’re going to a 70s prom, so with the limited color palette, going with a white jacket is actually a nice change on the plain black or dark blue tux. Love the hair, love him. Plus he’s tres sexy. Sorry not sorry.

      • demidaemon

        I’m with you.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      With all the finger pistols and thumbs up – he is clearly aware that he looks like Buddy Christ!

    • Qitkat

      I’ve never seen him in anything (and the glimpse of his look in DBC looked amazing), but I strongly suspect that if he showed up incognito at that country club in casual clothes, he would be classified as that drunk, and tossed out on his ear. Maybe I’m just assuming a country club would judge on appearances only.
      But his speech was fantastic, and warmed me to him considerably.

    • SugarSnap108

      Jesus goes stag to the prom.

      I like this. It fits his personality and his actual body.

    • kmk05

      This is a little ‘tacky Christmas wedding’. Or am I crazy?

    • Danielle

      He’s adorable, and I like the red tie! PS I see your Mophie, JLeto! I’ve got one too!

    • Kate

      Dear Jordan Catalano, Please go to the prom with me. Love, Angela.

    • ckokopuff

      Back in my day, “ombre” hair was just called growing out your color.

    • Victoria Anzalone

      The bow tie and big eyes made me think Mickey Mouse.

    • AMartel

      He looks great. Better than Jen Garner and that’s quite an achievement as she is stunning (if poorly styled this year). Love the hair.

    • Christopher

      he’s gorgeous and loving his white jacket and red bow tie!

    • ashtangajunkie

      He looked pretty great – his long hair and red bow tie set him apart in the sea of tuxes. Also, he had a gorgeous date (seriously, is his mom hot or what?).

      • Kelly

        Really! I loved Mom, even before her son’s tribute. I want her hair.

    • Kelly

      A white jacket does always look waiter-ish, unfortunately. And even though you’re right, TLo, about the ’80s promness of the red tie, I still really liked it. Ellen was right — Jared is the prettiest.

    • WendyD

      The Doctor would approve.

    • Dan_In_NYC

      A little trim of the beard and shaving of the next beard would have been welcome, but those quibbles aside, I applaud him wearing something he likes and that fits him well.

    • Jacob Bowen

      I was surprised he went so formal, but I suppose he understands the formality of the event and was just playing along. He looked great though, and THOSE EYES.

    • http://www.merradywickes.wordpress.com/ MissWix

      can we talk about how much makeup he had on? sooo much foundation and bronzer!

    • belfebe

      Jared Leto can do no wrong. He’s freaking adorable no matter what he wears. And he was so happy last night. I can find no fault.

    • KeinProblem

      He looks like deranged Jesus at the Oscars. His hair is AWFUL, and when you combine it with the closeup that seems to show him wearing makeup, the whole look is a bit frightening for me.

    • Gatto Nero

      His acceptance speech was wonderful — loving and sincere. Erases any sartorial sins, as far as I’m concerned.

    • giddypony

      He looks like a stoner valet

    • marlie

      I thought that he “brought it” in the way that only Jared Leto could. The red tie and pocket square elevated the look from cater waiter to chic and elegant, unlike McConathing and Ryan Seacrest.

    • Daisy Buchanan

      I will never be able to get down with “Son of God” hair. Even if he’s wearing a tux.

    • jilly_d

      I thought he knocked it out of the park. If a man is ever required to “go formal”, it’s at the Oscars. And I liked that he had the twist of the red bowtie. Terrific shoes, terrific speech, well done Jordan Catalano. I’m a little afraid that he won’t do any more film roles for a while to focus on his band, and I’ll miss him on the RC.

    • StillGary

      sofunny so funny when Ellen assured the ladies they were all pretty, but of course JL was the prettiest of all!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I love the very traditional (and the white dinner jacket says very retro 50s to me) look with the pop of burgundy bow tie. And the long hippie hair just makes it more of a statement look. It just works for me.

    • Dhammadina

      What’s scary is that he’s starting to look like Donovan from the 70’s with slightly longer hair.

    • webslice33

      who knew jordan catalano would get an oscar first than angela chase? haha …he looks great here..as always…

    • Akemi

      Ugh, his hair is the worst.

    • crash1212

      I thought he looked great. I loved the sparkly studs and his speech was very touching. Good look. Good win.

    • Judy_J

      I thought he looked adorable. Those big blue eyes just knock me out. However, I do find my self wishing he’d done something with his hair. And I grew up in an era when most guys wore their hair just like that!

    • FrigidDiva

      He looks like Buddy Jesus goes to prom. I don’t mind longer hair on a guy, but I really wish he’d hack off the ombre part at the bottom. I don’t care if it’s a woman or a man sporting the ombre look, it just looks like you grew your roots out for 6 months and were too lazy to either get a hair cut or touch up your roots.

      • AnneElliot

        I agree — it’s the Oscars!!! Could you not put in the effort and do something to your hair? But of course I have no idea what a long-haired man could do to dress it up for a formal occasion. It’s not as if he was going to pin it up or braid it.

    • msdamselfly

      I think he could’ve gone “prettier”. He has the face to look really beautiful in a nice tux. The red tie makes it look comical.

    • formerlyAnon

      I really wish he’d shave. Framed by all that hair, his eyes go from striking to creepy.

      • embers618

        Or, for those of us who like the beard, just trim it a bit (no neck beard, please) and cut the hair.

    • 1carmelita

      I love love love his long hair and beard—definitely a look from another era (my high school days in the ’70s) that not everyone can wear. He is so handsome I guess he can get away with it!

    • MilaXX

      I think the fact that he seemed to know it was time to go traditional made me like it more than I would have otherwise. However, after seeing all the navy tuxedos last night, I kinda wished he had worn one. The color would have been fabulous with his eyes.

    • Glam Dixie

      My daughter and I both just stared at our screen last night and both of us were indifferent to his clothing but we couldn’t stop staring at his flawless skin and beautiful blue eyes. Lovely speech too although I’m not sure I’d want anyone telling the entire world that I was a struggling high school dropout.

      • Imasewsure

        I don’t think someone who is currently struggling would be too happy about sharing the news with the world… but someone who is thriving (and the proud mom to some very successful and happy kids) would probably be fine with you shouting it from the roof tops! Love this guy!

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/divine_aphasia/ Constant Cat

      He’s stilllllll dreeeeaammmmyyyyyy. I universally loathe long hair on men, cept’ for Leto. Tuxedo Jesus strikes again. Damn does he have a skinny waist.

      Those eyes are crystals.

    • Kelly

      so proud of him for not going the “I am a rock star” approach and faux dissing the whole proceedings – he seemed very gracious and gave a great speech. His outfit though conventional is still unconventional. Well done.

    • Michelle Gennari

      Sweet! I have loved him since he was Jordan Catalano! So happy for him – and I think he looked great. Love the hair!

    • ChristopherM

      This tuxedo is what the rednecks wore to my prom in the early 90s. Hate it. And I’m still waiting on him to bring me my damn drink!

    • Harley

      I just want to pet his hair. Pretttttty….

    • Betsy

      I wish he would rock an edgy short cut. His face really needs to be seen. I also didn’t realize he is 42! Jordan Catalano is 42. He definitely makes it seem like he’s still in his early 30s.

    • LeelaST

      He must have borrowed Sandra’s flat-iron – wish the top of his hair looked like the ends. Hate the facial hair and the look is definitely prom. But with those eyes and that smile who notices anything else?

    • Karen Clark

      Nope, disagree. I loved all the white the men wore. It complimented the blush trend the women wore.

    • http://www.readbarbara.com/ ReadBarbara

      I still have a weakness for men w/ well-kept long hair, can’t help it. This look made me request that my birthday present be lunch with Jared Leto and tequila.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Love this, especially the red tie. Those skinny pants suit him well, and I’m glad he went with a more conventional red carpet look. It is the Oscars after all.

    • suzq

      I find it interesting that Seacrest had the same look. I think it’s ok. What can you do with a tux in 2014 but mix it the hell up?

    • Constant Reader

      I think it’s adorable in an “I’m working the shit out of this cater waiter tux” kind of way.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      I want him to be a fashion doll. Skipper deserves a hot prom date.

    • Jecca2244

      those eyes!!!!!!!! i’ll leave him to my big sister’s generation though. kind of lost it when he started talking about his mom.

    • JaCory Deon

      I took the tie as a nod to the red pin AIDS ribbon and as such, thought he was being kind of fierce wearing that. Also, this bitch was living for his hair wasn’t he! Given the way he was tossing it, surely he was listening to Beyonce in the car (and I mean that in the best possible way). He is so cute!

    • e jerry powell

      I still want to KIIIIIISSS HIIIIIIIIIM.

    • Mrs. O

      Oh pish-tosh. When you are as smitten with his speech as I was, he could have been in his bathrobe and I would have approved. For once, substance was more important than style. Don’t hyperventilate, boys! I said, “For once.” We can now revert to our usual selves.

    • guest2visits

      Kind of adorable looking. Love the red bow tie.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I wish he had pulled his hair back.

    • KinoEye

      I think y’all meant “serving drinks at a country club,” although the idea of Jared Leto serving drunks at a country club makes for an amusing mental image. I couldn’t help but go “awwwww” when I realized he brought his mother as his date, and his speech was excellent. Not to mention how amazing he was in DBC. Class act, even if he looks a little waiterish.

    • peachy

      i may be the only person i know who things this guy look like a homeless mess. here’s $20 bucks buddy, get a shave and a shower.