Tom Hiddleston in Alexander McQueen at the 2014 Laurence Olivier Awards

Posted on April 14, 2014

A kitten at one of our signings last week asked us why we didn’t feature more of the Hidds on our site. We noted that, while we could always count on a healthy response from his fan brigade, the fact of the matter is, 95% of his red carpet appearances look exactly like this:

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Which is fine. We have no complaints. But there’s not much left to say about a basic tux worn well, is there?

Oh, who are we kidding? As if any of you fangurls are reading us at all right now.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images]

    • NMMagpie

      Delicious.

    • http://youravon.com/mmangibin cap1764

      YUMMY!

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      hi honey. i love you. you are pretty…..and then…words.

    • kittentoes

      I’ll be in my bunk.

    • KinoEye

      Lovely, but his makeup people always fumble on the bronzer.

      • julnyes

        I’ve wondered about this for him and Cumberbatch. Is it that they are using American make-up artists who are less familiar with the level of pale a Brit brings to the table?

        • KinoEye

          Sounds like a good explanation to me. I’m not a Brit, but I’m very pale, and most bronzer just looks wrong on me. I’m sure there is a way to do it right/products for pigment-challenged people, but I just stay away from the bronzer.

          • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

            Yeh I wish they would ditch the bronzer with him. Its like they’re trying to match it to his freckles or summin and thus making him rather orange. Just leave the freckles alone!

          • Amber J

            I’m a mix of Turkish and Irish. My hair and eyes are all Turkish and my skin is 100% Irish pale. Makeup people always want to slap bronzer or too-dark/too-orange foundation on me and it just does not work. At all.

    • PlethoraofBooks

      Yeah… I’ll be in my bunk…

      • Kitten Mittons

        Off topic: Whenever I see a comment like this, I like to imagine some kind of Bitter Kitten summer camp, where we all have bunk beds, and we can all trade books to read under the covers with our flashlights.

        Carry on.

        • Glam Dixie

          I would so attend this camp.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Wine-fueled camp sing-alongs!

            • Sarah

              And SKITS, wherein you’d have to dance FOR YOUR LIFE ala RPDR at the Uncles’ bidding in order to win s’mores.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Couture friendship bracelets

            • Sarah

              Louboutin moccasins!

            • Kitten Mittons

              We can make our own leather handbags! With matching wallets, bien sur.

            • Anna

              What would the uniforms look like?

            • Kitten Mittons

              Hmmm, tricky.
              I will leave this question to some of the more design-oriented BK’s. But I will acquiesce to the group’s choice.

            • Anna

              Also, the camp logo, camp motto and slogan…I wonder if the summer camp falls under Kickstarter’s guidelines. Seems a creative enough pursuit to me!

            • Kitten Mittons

              Now those I can work on!
              Possible Mottos:

              1. Camp BK: Cultivating Bitterness since 2014
              2. Camp BK: We promise, no real camping
              3. Camp BK: Where fabulous meets opinionated
              4. Camp BK: Doesn’t your snark deserve a vacation, too?
              5. Camp BK: Just tell your family you went on a religious retreat. We won’t tell.

            • Anna

              Brilliant.

            • Sarah

              This is all very indicative of what’s known as “glamping.” It should be GLAMP BK.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Only if Tim Gunn shows up with cocoa or something. That’s the only way I can deal with that word.

            • Sarah

              You & me both. I hates it. I actually like to camp and do it all the time. I don’t get why people think it is a filthy pursuit. I mean, sure, a bug might bite you, and it can get muddy if it rains, but for reals. It’s like people think that camping = going into the Jungles of Vietnam and purposefully putting your tent in a bog. With wild animals snapping at your heels the whole time. Jeez.

            • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

              Uh – leopard print? ;-P

            • Glam Dixie

              Dance and lip-synch FOR YOUR LIFE! We must have the lip-synch.

            • Sarah

              But of course, how silly of me ;)

        • PlethoraofBooks

          And they would be fabulous bunk beds – and if they weren’t, we would make them fabulous. There would be arts and crafts, where we would make the Camp Bitter Kitten Forever Friends crafts, and have our own runway shows just for the fun of it.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Our own unconventional materials challenges?

            • PlethoraofBooks

              Absolutely – and since we are at summer camp, many a tool would be available to our needs. Including the BK Library, the BK Arts and Crafts room (where we would make our runway pieces), the BK Lake House/Storage (rope, and life jackets… there are so many possibilities).

            • Kitten Mittons

              BK high tea every day, with a contest for the most astutely veiled shade throwing.

            • travelingcat

              Oooh, we need a master class in shade throwing added to the camp activities agenda.

          • decormaven

            I take it all will be glamping – no wooden bunk beds, just fabulous oversized poufs on which to lounge.

            • Kitten Mittons

              And we can all wear sleeping masks and heeled slippers!

        • Anna

          Where do I register for this Bitter Kitten summer camp? I never went to summer camp as a kid, I lived vicariously through my Baby-sitters Club books.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Trade you those for my baby sitter’s little sister books.

            • Anna

              Ha deal. And yes, I imagine this summer camp would be sorta like those summer camps I read about, but with more alcohol and way better TV and Movie Nights.

            • Kitten Mittons

              This one time, at Spanish camp…..we had to put on a traditional wedding, so the night before we had a guy come to our cabin and give the bride a strip tease. Both of them were camp counselors, and we almost got caught, but it was hilarious! We were 17/18, thank goodness.

              If BK camp were like that, I would die happy.

            • Anna

              Too funny…between the BK Summer Camp scenario and the Hiddles eye candy, I am officially not getting any work done for the rest of the day.

        • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

          Can we make trading cards with our favorite fashion icons?

          “Oooo, I’ll trade you my Willis It the Fuck Up for your Lupita Giving Us Life!”

          • Kitten Mittons

            Excellent idea!!!!

            Can you imagine how much a complete set of Chloe’s Alters trading cards would be worth??

            • PlethoraofBooks

              The fact that there has been several posts about creating a BK Summer Camp, and that we are now creating camp activities, makes me ridiculously happy.

            • Kitten Mittons

              Totally made my afternoon. I heart you guys.

        • Kitten_Mittens

          You say flashlights, I hear dildos.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Hey, to each their own. Just put your name on yours.

            Wait…..

    • MW

      Dear Uncles, keep up, it’s ‘Hiddles’. Look at him, he’s much too cuddly for a nickname like ‘the Hidds’.

      See, I actually managed to tear my eyes away and read you.

    • another_laura

      You forgot one thing – a tux, worn well, but with too much bronzer.

    • Anna

      Me: Wait a minute, nice boys don’t kiss like that…

      Tom: Oh yes, they fucking do.

      *End scene*

      • Kitten Mittons

        I won’t fight you for this one. But he can wear a suit well.

        • Anna

          He’s been consistently number 1 on my list, above all others. For others, it’s Cumberbatch (who’s also worn me down as of late), but he’s still got nothin’ on Hiddles. I’ve seen a fair share of celebs about town during TIFF, but I nearly had to to go the emergency room when I saw him last year.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Noted. Now I know what to get you for your birthday.

            I never thought I was that picky, but this site has shown me that I have a very narrow, very particular type. Way to be self aware, Mittons.

            • Anna

              That’s fair. I get that he’s an actor and is in the business of presenting a certain image of himself as much as the next guy, but he just seems very approachable (clearly, I’ve totally bought into whatever he’s selling). I didn’t go up to him, but he was very gracious to the people who were asking for photos and autographs.

              Guess I’m a sucker for seemingly dorky British guys, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve re-watched that video of him dancing at the mall in Korea.

            • Kitten Mittons

              That is pretty hilarious, but I just want to be his bff when I watch it.

      • Danielle

        …I’ll be in my bunk…

      • Kitten_Mittens

        Head-canon accepted.

    • Watterson

      Every time I think my crush on him is done, someone posts a picture that brings it raging back to life. Like, surely after three years I can stop giggling at his existence but. Nope. I’m so furiously charmed by him. My love for him is as passionate as it is belligerent.

      Tux looks nice, whatever, I can’t even be partial anymore.

      • random_poster

        It’s all about the charm with him. I love that he is genuinely sweet to his fans at these events every single time.

    • abfidy

      Gorgeous tux, beautifully fitted, but I am just never going to get the fascination with this man.

      • Vicky

        Me neither. He’s so… average. Not bad, but nothing too special.

        • abfidy

          If he were a classic movie star he would be Franchot Tone. If the name doesn’t ring any bells……….exactly.

          • scoobynacks

            He reminded Spielberg of Errol Flynn for what that’s worth (which is a reason why he got brought in for War Horse), and I agree. It’s not a direct face to face match, but the handsome and charming with some extra something definitely is.

      • Bexxx

        I feel you, girl.

      • Jessica Freeman

        I feel the way about him that some women feel about Benedict Cumberbatch. And I love me some Benny, but get nothing from the Hidds.

        • marlie

          I’ll take them both, thankyouverymuch.

          • scoobynacks

            Nope. If one person got a CumberHiddles sandwich, we’d all want one. There’d be chaos. Those of us who want both must attempt to remain at an impasse as to our favorite so’s to keep everyone in a British Hottie Cold War.

            • Kitten_Mittens

              Clearly, the only logical solution is cloning.

      • formerlyAnon

        As one who most certainly does, we can credit Mama Nature’s desire to mix up the gene pool.

        • lunchcoma

          The world would be a sad and mostly sexless place if everyone was attracted to the same people!

      • Glam Dixie

        For me it’s not so much the face, but the stance, the confidence, the cheeky grin, the way he wears his clothes. I just. can’t. resist.

        • Rhonda Shore

          The cheeky grin is key! It’s why he’s such a perfect God of Mischief!!!

      • Dharmabum8

        I think it was the one two punch of his Loki alter ego being the snarky but emotionally wounded bad boy, while he proved to be probably the most adorably charming man on the planet on the interview circuit that made him a sensation. The fact that he’s easy on the eyes is an afterthought.

    • TheLaurenJean

      Literally, all coherent thoughts just left my head. I wouldn’t be able to write a review of him either.

    • JauntyJohn

      I believe the word, in the Hiddles’ own vernacular, is gobsmacked.

      The long shot, where he’s standing, and giving it right to us? Total star power.

      And also a Master Class for men in standing/posing on the RC.

    • PeggyOC

      Sorry, were you saying something?

    • lunchcoma

      I can look at him being classy but unoriginal all day.

      Okay, okay, I’ll also offer a fashion-related comment: he’s not wearing nearly as much bronzer here as he usually does, and it’s a substantial improvement.

    • Fiona L

      UNNFFFF

    • Glam Dixie

      Dayum…sigh

    • Sarah

      bless you, Uncle TLo.
      you could always feature him in Loki costume, you know, just for something with a little flair. not because it’s inappropriately hot or anything. no, no, just for the fashion.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Now what day wouldn’t be improved by a bit of Hids in Loki garb?

        • demidaemon

          Depending on your tastes, Hugh Jackson Day. Unless they were both in the shot together, in there respective superhero/villain uniforms.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Well,that is a possibility….Jackson and Hiddleston in superhero/villain garb….

    • Kimmu

      Someday, someone will break him of his love of terrible cock hair. Until that day comes, I will continue to mentally impose a black wig on his head, cause the cock hair is not doing his fivehead any favors.

      but hey, at least he didn’t wear a JLo level of bronzer to this event so I guess I can consider this a win

      • marlie

        I can’t stop laughing. I’m hyperventilating at my desk right now.

        • Anna

          Same!

        • Kimmu

          I love Tom a lot and he is fairly high up there on my list of Guys I’d Do Without Question, a very important list after all that I am sure he is honored to be on, but his hair is an endless source of frustration for me. Whoever told him to use a whole bottle of product to force his hair to stick straight up off of his forehead needs to be shamed.

    • littlemac8

      Beyond adorable. Darling, darling boy, je t’adore!!

    • WendyD

      As I tag all my Tumblr posts, “Tom Hiddleston is perfection.”
      I could look at him on a red carpet in a tux all day long.
      I’d also like to see him out of it. WHY ISN’T ‘ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE’ PLAYING ANYWHERE NEAR ME YET?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I am waiting with baited breath for that movie to open in D.C. this coming Friday. Swinton and HIddleston’s cheekbones go toe to toe-Can.not.wait.

        • formerlyAnon

          I’m probably going to have to buy this one. Even if I don’t actually like the movie. Just for the visuals.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Yes, just seeing those two exquisite actors together is going to be a treat.

      • lunchcoma

        It’s not going to be playing in theaters anywhere near me, so I’m going to have to wait for Netflix. I’m a little peeved, because it’s gotten great reviews and stars some of my favorite people.

      • sojo

        Agree to all the above. And it’s such a tease to know Only Lovers Left Alive is out there but not playing near me either! :(

      • Gloriana Reginata

        There is an official OLLA webpage with all the release dates in the cities where it plans to open, together with the actual cinemas. It is a VERY limited run – only two in San Francisco, for instance, and not clear they will run any longer than a week; so I’d go check that in case you land up missing it when it rushes past.

        • WendyD

          Oh I know of that website, which why I’m still gnashing my teeth and rending my garments…

          • Gloriana Reginata

            I thought I’d mention it for other bitter kittens who might be interested but not know…after all, what’s a bit of enabling amongst friends?

      • quiltrx

        I have to wait til May 16! I guess I should be happy they let us Tennesseans have it at all?
        (saw the trailer before Grand Budapest Hotel…just mean to make me wait that long…)

    • MilaXX

      He’s cute but no he doesn’t take risk. No matter I’ll happily look at a plain, black tux if it’s worn this well.

    • formerlyAnon

      God bless you gents.

    • Danielle

      That’s some gratuitous Hiddleston and I love it

    • Rhonda Shore

      I’m a fan! My son drags me to all these Marvel movies and he is just adorable as Loki!!! LOVE HIM!

      • Anna

        *ovary combustion alert* There were some photos of him that went viral during the filming of The Avengers in Central Park of him in his Loki drag giving an adorable little boy a piggy back ride while the little boy was holding Captain America’s shield.

        Don’t say I didn’t warn you before you google…

        • Rhonda Shore

          i think i remember this but it was worth re-seeing! Simply scrumptious!!!

          • Anna

            Googled it again as well. Can’t concentrate on anything else now.

        • Jacob Bowen

          The story on g33kwatch is SO cute! I’m SO jealous he got to ride Hiddleston AND meet Chris Evans…too cute.

          • Anna

            I know, cannot handle, too much cuteness…

    • ♠♥zee♣♦

      In all honesty, I don’t quite catch the appeal most people have for him. He looks good but there’s nothing I find worth gagging over.

    • Drunken Housewife

      He is catnip. Pure catnip.

    • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

      I was actually there when he stepped onto the red carpet and I have to say, he looked amazing in the tux! Amazing! And yes, he looked quite orange…

    • Julia

      Yes but now he has an adorable little forehead scar which makes him even more precious!

    • Tanya Wade

      I would take 95% of that to 5% of everything else. I actually want to watch that straight to video Disney “The Pirate Fairy,” because he’s Captain Hook and Christina Hendricks is the fairy!

      • Kimmu

        as part of an entirely adult female crew who gathered to watch the Pirate Fairy…. it was surprisingly pretty charming and fun. Though man, he can’t sing. I guess it’s good to know that there are two things he’s terrible at – singing and doing math in his head.

    • Louise Bryan

      *sigh* …. *sigh*

    • tragicmaise

      Gasp! I think I’m the bitter kitten in question! I am BESIDE myself. So nice of you lads to think of me. I’m sure I’ll add another 25,000 hits to this site with this post alone. Too bad he’s not doing more publicity in the U.S. for “Only Lovers Left Alive.”

    • foodluver88

      YES. I needed this on a Monday morning.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I’m sorry, TLo…did you say something?

    • Jacob Bowen

      He does NOTHING for me as Loki, but WOW. He is stunning in these photos. I just want to pinch his cheeks.

    • brown-eyed girl

      As my daughter says, “He’s a god.”

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

      Squeeeeee!

    • Gloriana Reginata

      And there I was whining on Friday because we felt a little sausage-lite (understandable in view of the uncles’ jetlag, but sad nonetheless…)

      And now we get some Tom Hiddleston to make up for it :) :) Thank you, uncles!! You’ve made Monday easier to face.

    • interiris

      best pics of Tom for along time-so glad to see the curls back

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

      I am happy to be bored by this perfection any day, TLo.

    • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

      This guy is incessantly being posted and reblogged on Tumblr. I have no idea who he is, and too preoccupied with last night’s ‘Mad Men’ to Google. In fact, I kinda like not knowing who he is. I can’t stuff my brain with more info today.

    • shelley514

      If Idris Elba isn’t cast as the first black James Bond and we must go white yet again, then Hidds would be perfect!

    • marlie

      He looks SMASHING. I really like the way the bowtie is tied. Also, HIDDLESTON.

    • MsALVA

      As Rachel said on Friends, “He’s so pretty, I want to CRY!”

    • B. Garcia

      Needs more bronzer.

    • Synnamin

      ~sigh~ Thank you, TLo

    • jabes

      Good God, that tux fits well.

    • jwatt85

      He’s BEAUTIFUL. My white boo.

    • quiltrx

      I think it would be awesome if each Hiddleston post were accompanied by audio. He’s SO cute when he’s talking!

    • yethica

      *le sigh…*

    • yllas

      I love him. I love this tuxedo!!! I think every man should wear a tux on a Red Carpet, don’t like when they wear suits and ties….saying that, is it such a good looking tux because it is an Alexander McQueen? I don’t understand men’s dressing, much. To me, one suit is much like another, one tux is much like another tux. I do understand the concept of tailoring. I don’t know the difference between a Big Designer blue pinstripe suit and a JC Penney blue pinstripe suit, because they look the same to me. (yes, yes, the tailoring, the fine woolen material vs. polyester, etc.) This picture could have been captioned “Tom Hiddleston in the Laurence Olivier collection at the 2014 Alexander McQueen Awards”.

    • AfterMe_TheDeluge

      Reading you? This page has words?

    • http://chillaxbiznatch.tumblr.com/ Tatiana

      The fact of the matter is he is almost 95% of the time WELL-FITTED in a tux or suit, which to be honest is more than most male stars usually are. Seriously, the hem on his pants (a pet peeve of mine when men wear suits) is almost always at the proper length. Plus, he’s just so easy on the eyes, he can wear a suit or tux like nobody’s business <3