Charlie Hunnam on the Set of “Sons of Anarchy”

Posted on May 30, 2014

For those of you who like your men on the rougher side (or at least looking the part).


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We can say with no small amount of assuredness that biker style is very near the bottom of our list of men’s style types that make us all hot and bothered. There is literally nothing about this look that looks remotely sexy to us. But every pot has its lid and we know plenty of y’all just go weak-kneed at rough trade. We’re all about pleasing everyone here. Our hearts are gigantic.

Are the white kicks part of his costume? That can’t be right.




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  • MilaXX

    Not working for me on any level.

    • Danielle

      Nope. I keep thinking maybe he just needs a haircut, but… nope.

      • random_poster

        Every time he is featured here I open up the post thinking “will he do it for me this time?”

        • MartyBellerMask

          Me too, and the answer is always a Debbie Downer “womp womp”.

      • blogless

        You know, he looked so much cuter when his hair was longer not greased back and had a side-part. Look at the pictures of him from the first three seasons – much cuter. He’s really got a gorgeous face.

        • The prison haircut was probably my favourite haircut for him.. I have to say I don’t really think this haircut speaks much about Jax the character – I think if Jax were real he would think this hairstyle is way too much maintenance and fuss. Plus helmet hair would be a constant issue.

          I mean, when you’re so busy with things like running guns and rival gangs and the authorities trying to nab you and keeping everyone in line and riding motorcycles plus keeping tabs on your troublesome mother, who has time for hair gel and combs? πŸ™‚

    • Jessica Freeman

      He never does it for me. But those white sneaks with jeans always get me.

  • lexilexi

    I’d take him over Beckham any day, in any clothes.

    • Carleenml

      okay. yes. agreed.

    • Lesley

      agreed! people dont realize he has this “look” for SOA but the boy cleans up reallll nice.

  • LipstickForPigs

    The white shoes are part of the costume added by Charlie. He spent a considerable amount of time with a kid who was part of a biker gang, this kid wore white shoes so Charlie wears them as a nod to him.

    • Malek

      Yes, he said in an interview that that kid was tragically killed shortly after, but it means a lot to his family that part of him is immortalized on the show.

    • THANK YOU x 600 trillion million thousand for this! Being a recent newbie to SOA, I had no idea what this was about.

      I have been looking for an explanation and have been unable to find one. I might now be able to find it given this info – it’ll be easier to search on the google anyway. I could not understand why all the other guys were in mean looking boots and associated leather wear, and Jax is all about these white shoes.

      Perhaps he could pass the secret of keeping them this clean to some of the other celebs in the world. πŸ™‚

    • How do they stay clean? Do they always look like that?

      • MilaXX

        I remember back when I was a teen and white leather sneakers were the thing doing a lot of maintenance to keep them white. It was a combo of wiping them down with a diluted bleach/water solution and polishing them with white shoe polish. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I suspect on the show they just purchase several pairs and replace as needed.

        • Danielle

          My younger brother is obsessive about cleaning his expensive sneakers. He does much of the same routine you did. For him, it’s mostly pride in owning such an expensive item he otherwise wouldn’t be able to have and the desire to show he takes care of his nice things.

          • venusvelvet

            Kids pride themselves on their Air Force 1’s looking like they’re right out of the box. New is a look for many people; not everyone is into the broken-in thing.

        • H2olovngrl

          We used to use white shoe polish if our kids or white vans got scuff marks. The kind that comes in a blotter.

          I also read an interview with Kurt Sutter explaining the shoes and the baggy pants along with the styles of the bikes representing the younger, hipper,more current motorcycle gang member.

        • mmebam

          Now we have NeverWet

        • kimmeister

          Also, nail polish remover does wonders for removing scuffs from light colored shoes!

      • NightOwl

        I always thought that the way they dress this character throws back a bit to 90s hip hop style. Having pristine, just out of the box looking shoes was a Thing. His style is actually more like the Latin gangs on the show (I don’t know what the male equivalent of “chola” is but basically Hispanic street style). I think they also dress him relatively clean cut compared to the rest of his gang because his character is the one always trying to get them to move into legal business ventures (porn) and away from the gun trade, so it’s a literal way of signaling that he is “clean” while they are more “dirty.”

        • kimmeister

          The males are called “cholos.”

      • LipstickForPigs

        I like to imagine that he has groupies whose sole job is to rub them down with white toothpaste after a particularly grizzly day jacking fools.

    • To prep for his role, Hunnam hung out with outlaw bikers in northern California. β€œThere was a kid I met in this club who was exactly who I was hired to play.

      He was the son of a man in the motorcycle club, he’d grown up in the club, every one of his birthday parties had been thrown in the clubhouse. I wear exactly the shoes he wore, the jeans he wore. He had a powerful impact on me. He was an amazing guy.” And he was shot dead before Sons started production, hence the bullet necklace. β€œI wear it for him β€” to remember that flavour he taught me.” – I’ll post the link in a minute cos it’ll get moderated but here is the quote. πŸ™‚

      • velomango

        Thank you for the background – it’s very helpful. And….did you post the link? Apologies if I’m being pesky, but wondering if I missed it somewhere.

        • It’s waiting to be moderated, but if you search the first sentence in google you’ll get the whole article. πŸ™‚

          • velomango

            ah, I see. Thank you!

      • Emily Giovanni

        Thank you for this. The sneakers were always something I noticed on Jax but never something that I worried over very much, just assuming they were a Jax idiosyncrasy. It is so interesting to me now though! Such thoughtful costuming! He’s grown up in the club and so, unlike others who came to it later, he doesn’t feel like he has anything to prove with “tough” footwear like boots. He wears the tennis shoes because they are comfortable. He loves the white even though it is somewhat outside the stereotypical biker look.

      • Malek

        He stated in an interview on the Nerdist podcast how much it means to the family of that kid that his look and attributes have been immortalized in part on that show.

    • Janet B

      Nice, a fitting tribute.

  • I, personally will take the guy smiling to his right in the second picture. You can send him right over. I’ll pay shipping, just let me know.

    • KarenFK

      Did you know he is Scottish? Or do you have “Scot radar” (which I would totally believe)?

      • I dunno about Scots radar, but I certainly have great smile radar, and for me that is a huge first step. Men who are unrelievedly grim bore me.

    • That is the awesome Tommy Flanagan who plays “Chibs” and he has a gorgeous Scottish accent as well.

      I would never have thought there was so much to like about a motorcycle gang show but it is fantastic, must see teevee. πŸ™‚

      I also am a huge fan of “Tig” and my nephew recently met him and put photos on the Facebook.. glad it was him and not me because I would have

      • Thanks for the info. I’m not a TV watcher so all this is news to me.

      • H2olovngrl

        I have heard that “Tig” is charming in real life.

    • sundaynightaddict

      Chibs is easily the hottest on the show. Of all of the Charlie Hunnam looks out there, I like him as Jax the best, but he can’t hold a candle to Tommy Flanagan.

      • When he curses out the Irish policeman in season 3, I die every time.

        Yeah, I know what I’ll be watching on Netflix tonight.

  • Alyssa

    Those white shoes look so out of place! I find him attractive, but this isn’t really doing anything for me. Well, besides admiring his face, that is.

  • nannypoo

    He looks like Brad Pitt but a lot less douchy.

  • Frank_821

    It’s so odd for me seeing him here. I originally was introduced to him through SoA and Pacific Rim

    But this past week I got around to watching on Hulu the original Queer as Folk and there’s Charlie playing a brash 15 year old twink. This was 15 years ago and he’s completely different in appearance

    Of course even odder: the evener brasher stud he was shagging was played by the man who would go on to play the devious and diabolical Littlefynger in Game of Thrones

    • MilaXX

      I always forget he was the skinny little guy from QaF UK

  • mcbishop

    He looks like a poser. Not just the pure white tennies–EVERYTHING is too new, too chosen, too nice. Kind of embarrassing, actually.

    • nannypoo

      I thought it was a costume?

      • Lori

        It is.

    • mcbishop

      Whoever dressed him should have done a better job. Shouldn’t a costumed character NOT look like a phony?

    • Anna

      If you watch the show, it doesn’t read that way at all – maybe the lighting department works some magic. On the shoe, his clothes look like they probably stink.

      • mcbishop

        Funny…..they’re doing something right, then! My husband and I watched exactly 12 minutes of Duck Dynasty one time, just to see what all the talk was about, and we were struck by 1. how rock-dumb it was and 2. how clean and combed their beards were, how new and fresh their plaid shirts and jeans were. So maybe I’m looking for it!

        • Anna

          On the Duck Dynasty front – I totally agree, the show is very stupid and very staged. However, the Robertsons are wealthy so I just assumed they regularly bathed and groomed themselves in spite of their beards? If you haven’t, look up what they looked like 10+ years ago – Willie was quite the cutie.

          • Lori

            I think it’s less that they groom because they’re rich than it is that the bearded redneck bit is a total put-on and they can only stand to get just so far away from the clean-shaven, khaki-wearing yuppies they really are.

          • Anna

            You might be right. Phil Robertson has a master’s degree in education – not too redneck IMHO.

          • Lori

            Google what they looked like before the show. Straight up yuppies. They’re doing the redneck version of black face.

  • barbarienne

    There are times I like the rough trade, but this is not one of them. I think it’s the ill-fitting, modern-style jeans. They’ve been artfully wrinkled and distressed, but they’re obviously made of thinner fabric with some percentage of non-cotton in them. And they have a sheen. That is just wrong. Biker guys should be in faded all-cotton heavy denim.

  • Carleenml

    Like a Toughskins commercial. So not sexy.

  • Antonia Elise Iacampo

    I don’t watch this show, so maybe there is something plot wise that makes this necessary, but why does everything thing he have on look brand new? Isn’t that a little weird?

    • I was wondering that. We’ve had the explanation upthread for the blinding white shoes, but the jeans, the flannel shirt, the vest, all looks brand spanking new.

      • Lori

        These pictures are sort of odd in that other than the perpetually white shoes Jax’s clothes don’t generally look particularly new on the show. I suppose it’s possible that these scenes are of Jax after doing a stretch in the slammer and he got new clothes to celebrate getting out. (That’s not a spoiler. I have no idea where they’re going with the plot for the last season. The characters just tend to do time periodically. It’s part of the gig with being in a biker gang that runs guns and kills people.)

  • Stacy C

    SO not Christian Grey. They were smart to recast it.

    • marlie

      Well, Charlie Hunnam quit the movie, so they HAD to recast. Personally, I think it was a good move on his part.

      • Stacy C

        YES. That’s right. Very smart move on his part because he’s too rough for the part. Hot? Absolutely. πŸ˜‰

        • Lori

          That and the movie is going to be a train wreck.

          • demidaemon

            Train wreck is putting it lightly. I’m thinking more “vaguely entertaining shit show.”

          • Lori

            I don’t think it will work for me, even as vaguely entertaining shit show. I have really severe secondary embarrassment and I expect the whole thing to be one big, cringing trigger. I might watch it on DVD or Netflix streaming with a bottle of wine and the remote in hand (to fast forward to Jamie Dornan’s bum), but there is no way I’ll make it through it in the theater.

          • demidaemon

            I totally agree with you. Jamie Dornan’s bum is the vaguely entertaining part. πŸ™‚

          • Lori

            I hear he’s going to show us the other side of his bum too. That’s notable if for no other reason than that it’s so rare for an actor to go full frontal in anything that’s not actually X-rated.

          • demidaemon

            Hmmmm…my interest is piqued. Not enough to actually pay to see the movie, though.

  • velomango

    I was all set to lambast the white gym shoes…until I did my due diligence and read the previous comments. Props to Charlie.

  • Denise Rambo

    Those white sneakers ARE part of the costume and they don’t seem right to me either. Every season I complain about them to my son at least once. He assures me that young bikers DO wear sneakers but I can’t imagine they’d be THAT clean. But maybe that’s one of Jax’s things – clean sneakers.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      The pure white sneakers are A Thing among younger dudes. They have a fetish for keeping their kicks in a perfectly white state, and freak out if even a speck of dirt gets on them. However, if you’re (ostensibly) an auto mechanic and are riding a Harley and shooting people frequently, I imagine you’d go through a lot of shoes.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I love crispy white kicks and jeans- you can take the girl out of the 14621… But with that said, I’ll take him looking like Jax every day over being forced into some sort of suit situation. He strikes me as a nicely baggy pair of jeans and boots/wallabees type dude, than a suit type.

  • Katie Heim

    I’ve read Charlie insisted on those kicks. He’s worn them for all 75 seasons.

  • Can I also add, I recently found the gag reels for this show on the youtube and does this cast have an awesome time, you betcha.. πŸ™‚ Google it, you know you want to. πŸ™‚ I thought the Breaking Bad gag reels were pretty fun, too..

    I binge watched SOA for a while there, and if you have not seen it, it is one of those shows where you *have* to watch the next episode, and the next one, and the next one..

    Katey Segal is fantastic in it too. Then they brought in the Jimmy Smits which is.. I can’t even.. there are no words, it sure was wonderful to see his rear again and looking just as good as it did in the NYPD blue days..

    Overall this show is like a motorcycle soap opera of awesomeness. Just make sure you don’t need to be anywhere anytime soon when you put an episode on, because it is likely you’ll go 4-5 of them without even blinking, or remembering you need to eat, drink, visit the bathroom, etc.. πŸ™‚

    • CatherineRhodes


    • Yup. I usually find myself falling into a SOA Netflix hole on weekends. In fact, this weekend that sounds about perfect.

    • Carleenml

      true but on a fashion note, I grew weary of constantly seeing Smits in a Mr. Rogers cardigan. And Katey’s purse. Oh that fucking purse, I want to BURN IT.

  • Terry

    He looks a lot cleaner than he has in past seasons, so there’s that.

  • marlie

    Not my thing either. And the white sneakers hurt my soul.

    • Sarah

      IS my thing, but those shoes are a needle scratch. Nobody who dresses like that IRL would be caught dead in white kicks. I live with one, and it is BOOTS, man. Leather boots.

      (ETA: I read down and saw the reasoning behind them. Still not working for me.)

  • rebeemoon

    I got nuthin.

  • latina fey

    i guess i’m in the minority here, but he’s hot as hell. i do have a thing for this rough look though, even though a finely dressed man will also do it for me. i was all about his best friend opie though…i almost quit the show when they killed him off.

  • imspinningaround

    I miss Opie too, Jax.

    • @Biting Panda


  • CatherineRhodes

    Sons of Anarchy is my guilty pleasure. Know that it’s not just about the way he looks that is appealing, but the character he plays β€” Jax Teller, rough biker who can be ruthless but also kind and loving. And who is also very smart. For those of us who indulge in the bad boy fantasy, there is nothing better than a hot, tattooed guy with an incredibly physique sitting on a Harley, cigarette in mouth. So much wrong that it’s right.

    • Lori

      Smart, but sadly not smart enough to figure out that his mom is, you know, not to be trusted. Always a day late and a dollar short on that score, is our Jax.

      • CatherineRhodes

        I think he’s been pretty clear all along about Gemma, but he’s conflicted because she’s, you know, his mother. Can’t wait to see what happens when he inevitably finds out the truth about Tara’s death.

        • Lori

          I always thought that the fact that she’s his mom keeps him from really getting her. He sees part of it and tells himself that he knows her, but he misses a lot because he just can’t process what she’s really like. And oh yeah, I am so looking forward to what happens when he finds out about Tara.

        • CAK0911

          TARA DIED?????

          • In a pretty extreme way from what I have heard –

            I have not seen that episode yet.. I’m saving it for right before season 7 is released.. πŸ™‚

          • CAK0911

            I stopped watching after season five because the graphic violence was keeping me up at night (the whole storyline of daughters dying happened just a few months after I had my own daughter and it was just too much for my new-mommy mind!). I’ve been meaning to read the season 6 recaps on television without pity, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m still interested in the story, but I just can’t let myself *see* what they’re doing, you know? I think this weekend I’ll be doing a lot of recap-reading! πŸ™‚

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Haven’t seen the show, but that look just screams poseur to me. If it were real, the jeans would be worn out, he’d be wearing boots of some kind, and he’d just generally look even rougher. Then again, maybe that’s his character.

  • CatherineRhodes

    The white shoes are actually authentic to the real biker on whom his character is based.

    I saw Charlie on Letterman once and he was asked about the shoes. He explained that someone had approached him once and was angry that Charlie wore white shoes instead of “biker boots.” Charlie replied, “you wear biker boots because you’re a dentist. Real bikers wear whatever the hell they want.”

  • Crystal

    The top and bottom halves of this don’t go together.

  • Janet B

    The shoes…I choked on my tea.

  • HobbitGirl

    Why is his shirt buttoned all the way up? That seems so incongruous with the rest of the look.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I find him enjoyable, but only in this character so far. I guess I like the biker thing.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I don’t know about Charlie and his blindingly white sneakers, but that dimply guy with him in the second picture is really cute.

  • Holy hell thank you, uncles. I love this so much I cannot even.

    Even though I did stop watching SOA after the third season because I am a wuss and can’t take my favorite characters getting killed.

  • @Biting Panda

    My favorite man, being my favorite character on TV.

  • Synnae

    I’m not a big fan of the biker style per se but I do like my men looking a bit rough around the edges. As for SoA, this is the final season right? Can’t wait to marathon it , I watched parts of the first and second season but it was on at an ungodly late hour here so decided to binge watch when it’s all done and wrapped up.

  • formerlyAnon

    Too sturdy for me, however he’s dressed, but he was pretty cute in his extreme youth.

  • ktr33

    everything’s terrible, then you get to the feet, and you’re like, why’s he wearing my math teacher’s 1982 reeboks?

  • suzinrva

    His elongated torso is messing with my vision…the sag in the pants are the worst.

  • Shawn EH

    As rough as one can be with $500 jeans, at least.

    • Isabel

      But, are his jeans washed just once a year?

  • FibonacciSequins

    Tell me he’s wearing those white sneakers because his feet won’t be on film in this scene.

    • NMMagpie

      Nope. That’s true biker style, especially amongst the younger ones.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I’m offering up a silent prayer in memory of motorcycle boots.

        • Lori

          Motorcycle boots are still around, they just aren’t worn by bikers.

  • rkdgal

    I much preferred him in his skinny Undeclared/Nicholas Nickelby iterations. The beefed-up face and bod does nothing for me.

  • mmebam

    Replace the top half with oversized layered polos with popped collars, and you get the guys at my high school. When that was a thing some ten-odd years ago.

  • vitaminC

    Why do all of these clothes look like he just ripped the tags off? C’mon, people, ball ’em up and back the car over them a few dozen times! That’s why I love Downton Abbey’s costumes; the servants’ clothes, at least, looked lived and worked in.

  • dmkava

    I’m just wondering if the “boy stars” have a harder time finding suits and clothes to wear for red carpet events after they’ve bulked up for a role and haven’t come down. It looks like Hunnam hasn’t returned to super thin after he bulked up for Pacific Rim, also Orlando Bloom comes to mind. I know it’s harder to wear certain label’s shirts after you’ve got more of a muscular chest.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Charlie Hunnam is a nice, hulking piece of man candy. However, I have to say, I don’t think he’s aging particularly well. His face has widened considerably since his days as Nathan on Queer as Folk, which makes him look jowly when I’m positive that what’s under his shirt is 0% body fat. And since I’m off Sons of Anarchy and totally over Jax Teller, I hate to say it, but he does less and less for me these days. To think he used to be my TV boyfriend… sigh. At least I still have his clone, Travis Fimmel.

  • crash1212

    “biker style” = oxymoron.

  • unbornfawn

    Looks like a really fake biker look and yup, WTF with the white shoes?

  • Nope, not for me. Next….

  • Hahaha….those shoes. K-swiss meets good ol’ boy???

  • KT

    So funny to see him go all regal in Crimson Peak to this. But I gotta say, I do like to see him looking a little rough around the edges… mmmm. And this is why I never date nice boys, sigh.

  • Nancer

    His smile is adorable. As to the styling – pfffft. Not doing it for me.

  • Kim Elmore

    Yes yea YES!!!

  • enuma

    Too much Charlie, not nearly enough Tommy Flanagan.

  • This is my father-in-law’s go-to look. Not sexy.

  • demidaemon

    If these clothes were tighter, I maybe could like it. Right now, though, he resembles a lot of the douchey guys I knew in high school and college, which is extraordinarily unattractive to me.

  • lucasuk82

    Hate the clothes but I would bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.

  • katiessh

    I think it’s a little unfair to say ‘he never does it for me’. I mean, these posts tend to be him in costume so it’s not surprising he’s a bit dirty and grungy. Although I do wonder if he continues this look at home.

    I can’t watch sons anymore- too many deaths. It’s so depressing and the deaths don’t mean anything anymore.

    • Lori

      Nope, he doesn’t dress at all like this on his own time. He has occasionally played poker in a home game where a close friend of mine is a regular (one of the other regulars knows Charlie well enough to have brought him). I asked. Friend says he’s really nice and not grungy at all and a decent poker player.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    Charlie Hunnam has the worst American accent I’ve ever heard. A little off topic but, yeah.

  • judybrowni

    Believe it or not, the white kicks are part of the outfit.

    But they’re always a glaringly wrong part of that outfit, and the plaid shirt, baggy pants and vest do nothing for Mr. Charlie, either.

    (Also: the motorcycle helmet they put him in looks silly, I don’t know why they can’t find better kicks or helmets, I doubt real ass bikers are into.)

    However, his nude scenes in SONs are sublime, with the fake tats and all.

  • Roxanne Calderon

    Oh my god he is soooooo fine im dying to meet him charlie hunnam definitely does it for me love his fine ass!

  • Mary Dalton

    No. Not drawing-room material. Not even indoor material. But imagine him dressed as Lord Byron…