Jamie Foxx in Ozwald Boateng at “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” London Premiere

Posted on April 11, 2014

We feel like we’re going to sound awfully picky here, but then again, that’s never stopped us before.


Jamie-Foxx-Spiderman-London-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-1Jamie Foxx attends “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England in an Ozwald Boateng pinstripe suit.




But let’s get this out of the way first: He looks good. Really good. Put the effort in and came out looking like a movie star. But of course we have some complaints. For one, he’s all one shade of gray. That’s boring. And we really don’t like the tiny lapels on that jacket. We can’t quite put our finger on it, but the shape of that jacket’s a little odd. It almost looks like it had a standard lapel that he had ironed into this very thin one, making the jacket fit a little weird. Also: we’re not loving the goat whiskers on his chin at all and he needs to have a nice loud talk with the person that screwed up his bronzer. His hairline is glowing and his face is an uneven orange that doesn’t quite match his neck and hands.

But y’know? He puts those shades on and we can’t do anything but step back. The man’s got charisma and a sense of style, which means most of our quibbles don’t mean much.






[Photo Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images]

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  • deelup

    The jacket looks like a menswear challenge on PR.

    • RawrArgh

      …and it’s the best one on the runway.

  • Lori

    I sincerely hope this is not a wrong thing ask but, bronzer on an African American person? What? Why? What?

    And yes, those tiny little lapel-ettes are odd. He put the effort in though, so good for him.

    • boweryboy

      You’d be surprised at how many black peeps use the stuff. I don’t because my face is covered in a perpetual five o clock shadow. Plus also I’m not a vain person – what you see is what you get – but I know plenty who do.

      • Lori

        Huh. Is the idea to even out skin tone or to make it darker? I ask because I barely know what to do with make-up on my skin, let alone what other people are doing with theirs. (Seriously, I missed make-up day at girl school and have been trying to catch up ever since. I need to win the lottery so I can have gays.)

        • marlie

          Just like with people with fairer skin, it’s intended to even out the skin tone a little, and/or to highlight certain features. My sisters uses it all the time to giver herself that “glow,” but I missed that day at school, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Ginmaru

            Weren’t you and I shoe shopping that day, Marlie? No wait, we were yarn shopping!

          • marlie

            Both FAR more important things to do!

          • Lori

            OK. That makes sense. I will file that away with the rest of the stuff about make-up I can’t figure out without help. Which would pretty much be all of it.

    • Ginger

      I was scrolling down to ask the very same question.

  • georgie

    I feel like the jacket’s issue is that the single button is too high. Or it should have a second button.

    • Constant Reader

      I feel like all the elements on that jacket are too high — the notch in the lapels, the pockets, the button, everything.

    • Janet B

      The button seems a bit small, too.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Just said the same thing. Apparently I can’t scroll down for the whole 20 comments. Whoops. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Chuck Barthelme

        I did the exact same thing.

    • Twigg

      You read my mind!

  • BarniClaw

    Something about his hairline makes me think it’s not his hairline, that his is actually way back. Am I crazy? I wouldn’t have noticed if it weren’t for TLo pointing out his off-color underline.

    • SugarSnap108

      It looks like his forehead is … fore of his head. There’s a really odd visual going on.

    • AnaRoW

      I get what you mean but that’s his hairline all-right. The hairline was shaved to create that very straight line. I’d have actually assumed it had been cut too far back hence the lighter skin. Bronzer makes sense though.

      • BarniClaw

        Ah-ha! Man, I love you BKs so much. Fonts of knowledge.

      • rosie5215

        I think it is cut way back – he has a very low hairline/narrow forehead.

        I have a five-head, so I probably pay more attention to this kind of stuff than I should. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • KinoEye

    The word that comes to mind when I think of Jamie is “smooth,” and he looks pretty smooth here. But I hate that thing on his chin, and the bronzer is AWFUL. Neck down, though, he’s looking pretty good, if a bit standard. Love the shades.

    • The thing on his chin reminds me not of goat whiskers, but a South Park episode (I think it was South Park, most vulgar things are) where some character had balls on their chin.

  • Eric Stott

    Goatee is a little off center too

  • formerlyAnon

    He’s so pretty. I can finally quit going back to Daniel Craig for the pause that refreshes.

  • A bit of colour in the pocket square – maybe a magenta? – would have lifted this so much.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Magenta would go REALLY well with this and would look good on him. He has the confidence to pull it off, too! I think the shades are really cool too, they don’t even read as douchey as they would on some celebs (i.e Zac Efron).

    • Trent

      Or a nice deep blue…really, almost ANY color would have perked this look up a bit. Did EVERYTHING — including the tie and pocket square — have to be in shades of grey? Just when I was ready to commend him on his pants being perfectly hemmed…

      • Yes, deep blue, or maybe violet.

    • alyce1213

      Yes, needs just a touch of color. I wouldn’t mind if the grey tie were a print, with a touch of magenta, as well.

  • alyce1213

    I also quibble with the high jacket, too-long goatee, too-square hairline, mono-color, thumbs-up pose. But my gahd, that face!
    I think he’s one of the most talented and beautiful stars.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    He got a fresh line- it’s not makeup, it’s newly exposed scalp LOL. And you are right, the lapels are too tiny.

  • boweryboy

    Why so angry Jamie? Is it because I don’t like your suit? Or your facial hair? Or because I really want you to do an ugly girl Wanda movie? I know it would suck, but I would pay good money to see it. Just saying.

    • Evan

      “Heeeeyyyyy. Woooord uuuup”

    • MilaXX

      A Wanda & Sheneneh movie would be so not PC but I’d probably go see it.

      • boweryboy

        If the Wayans brothers could do White Girls then I don’t see why not. I would be ALL OVER a Wanda/Sheneneh movie

      • Jackie4g

        In a heartbeat.

    • DB Ruberto


  • hughman

    The lapels are a little costumy, like this is a suit a government official would wear in a sci-fi movie set around 2060. Things are a little different but not THAT different.

    Also, they apparently do not wear underwear in the future.

  • In_Stitches

    The lapels are oddly small and the jacket has an oddly high stance for a one button jacket. Either that or it’s longer than the standard one button jacket.

    • makeityourself

      Where is the roll line on that lapel? I believe the tailoring is intentional, but it’s an awful design. Angled pocket flaps on a man’s jacket? Only Jamie’s charisma is pulling this off.

  • SugarSnap108

    The fit of the jacket is definitely off … Is it the slanted pockets making it look weird? And I totally agree that this is a whole lotta gray.

    • kimmeister

      The slant definitely contributes to the weirdness, but the thickness of the pocket flaps also don’t go with that crazy thin lapel. It’s just not balanced.

  • Glam Dixie

    He needs to keep the shades on, without them he looks very worried that someone is about to come out of the crowd and tackle him. The suit jacket is very odd, those lapels ruin it.

  • MartyBellerMask

    I’d say add a button and quit with the hand gestures, but other than that, he’s good!

  • Danielle

    Daddy Warbucks realness. He can get the business, but has to leave those killer sunglasses on.

  • MilaXX

    Not loving that jacket at all & he could use a dash of color but I’m okay with everything else.

  • marlie

    Agree with everything TLo said, but DARN if he still doesn’t look good. He oozes personality.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Is he in the movie?

    • DLJoe

      He is playing Electro.

      • demidaemon

        Interesting choice. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the movie in general and the choice of Electro as the main villain.

  • DB Ruberto

    The shoes!

  • littlevase

    Is he secretly signalling for a threesome here? Start at the top and look at his hand gestures. Cannot stop laughing. And he looks so earnest.

    I swear I’m not 6 years old.

  • Lilithcat

    Why do all these guys wear sunglasses on the red carpet?

  • decormaven

    That’s a very interesting jacket construction- don’t ever think I’ve seen lapels so severly tailiored. However, he’s wearing it well and comporting himself in an acceptable RC manner. Carry on, sir!

  • Judy_S

    ‘sfunny. I actually like him better without the sunglasses. His eyes are so distinctive that the beard and narrow lapel kind of disappear and all I see is his expression.

  • bunnydiet

    Those tiny lapels make it look like the designer ran out of fabric.

  • He’s working at a high level here, he can take the criticism. Man looks good but that bronzer…

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Grrrrreat, thanks T’lo, now there is no way I can unsee the hairline!!!!! and wow, now that you mention it…whew.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    The first thing I noticed was the jacket’s odd cut. Tiny lapels on a guy with pretty wide shoulders just look odd. Or at least the tiny lapels give him the impression of having really wide shoulders. Maybe what he was going for? The button is also pretty high it seems like for a 2 button jacket, and the pockets are at really pretty high angles. Just kind of a strangely made jacket.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    It looks like he might have just come from having that loud talk with someone..judging from the expression on his face. That lapel is just too narrow. There’s not enough fabric…that’s why it looks so weird.

  • Guest

    He is very fine. But yeah, I could do without the glowing hairline.

  • Wink

    Not sure if he’s using bronzer on his face. Looks like he got a haircut (perhaps the day of this event) and the barber trimmed his hairline back… which exposed a line of lighter/untanned skin along his hairline.

    The one-button jacket with the skinny lapels is not a good look. But somehow he still looks good!

    • kimmeister

      Your hypothesis makes sense to me.

  • Milos Mom

    I agree on lapel and the shoulder is an issue with me as well. There is just too much “puff” at the seam. Perhaps the jacket was made by an apprentice. Surprising since Oswald usually produces quality work.

    • kimmeister

      Ha, I hadn’t noticed the puff before. Young Anne of Green Gables would be jealous!

  • BlairBear

    But can be pull off a fuschia Oswald Boateng shirt like Stanford

  • CT14

    He doesn’t have his hands in his pockets! His pants are not puddling around his shoes!

    He’s a bloody godsend.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I love the suit, despite the very, very narrow lapels, and Mr. Foxx is giving it life.

  • Folkyou

    I think the weird thing about the shape of the jacket is the proportions caused by the high waistline. If they moved the button down I think it’d lower the waist of the suit and it’d look better.