Evan Peters at the “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” New York Premiere

Posted on May 12, 2014

Look, mommy! I buttonded my pants all by myself!


Evan-Peters-X-Man-Days-Future-Past-New-York-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Evan Peters attends the premiere of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

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This pains us. It’s a great suit and we’re deeply appreciative of any male star wearing a color on the red carpet in this, the Year of the Gray Suit. But Jesus, he’s such a mess. Everything’s so askew – and the fit on those pants is terrible. We suspect he may be a little thick in the thighs for pants cut like that.

Also: the ’90s really are back. We had corporate jobs back then – and closets full of suits, ties and shirts all in the same color. We’re not sure we’re all that thrilled to see the return of this menswear trend. We like a little tone-on-tone, but suits with ties need some sort of contrast. This doesn’t look terrible on that front, but we’re not loving it.



[Photo Credit: RAM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Mike Coppola/Getty Images]

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  • gorghast

    He has toddler face.

    • Lucía Gavello

      He does, but I think that’s mostly the hair, he looks so much better with darker (and you know… combed) hair.

  • rockin robin

    I really want to walk up to him and push his shoulders back. That slouching is doing him no favors.

    • barbarienne

      Seriously. Though I was kind of proud of myself (and you) for feeling that way about a young man as much as I would about a young woman.

    • maxxman

      Don’t know if shoulders back would help. He sort of has a gorilla pose – rounded shoulder, elbows bent out and hands curled.

    • JP

      Yes, THIS!!!! I wouldn’t hate this half as much if he just Stood Up Straight.

    • holla

      the slouching bugs, but I am thinking it’s to not bust the button off the jacket.

  • Anna

    George Michael Bluth realness.

    • Danielle

      HOLLA. Shades of Michael Cera for real.

      • Anna

        He got dressed for the premiere in the Frozen Banana Stand.

        • Danielle

          There’s always money in the banana stand!

          • Anna

            Should’ve spent it on better tailoring (and a different shirt and tie)!

          • Sarah

            He’s just bulgy because Maeby’s been hanging out at the Banana Stand.

          • Anna

            Les Cousins Dangereux!

          • A ‘relative’ masterpiece of complex eroticism.

      • PinkyAndNoBrain

        Thank you! I couldn’t figure out for the life of me what had happened to Michael Cera. Not that this guy isn’t cute, but his face looks like Cera’s got . . . um, squished. (Because that sounds mean, I must add that he has a lovely smile.)

    • Grumpy Girl

      So completely! That was my first reaction, too.

  • Cyprienne Zed

    What a dorky kid.
    But I love that teal is showing up in places now.

  • Shelby

    Also (and I hate to be the one to ask this), but …. what is going on in the crotch-region? Are his pants unzipped? Did his underwear get caught in the zipper? Does anyone else see that bit of black-ish cloth (?)??

    • I believe those pants have a button fly, and the buttons are black.

      • Capt. Renault

        But even so, the buttons shouldn’t show. The fly should be flat on the front. If there’s pulling, it simply means that his pants don’t fit.

        • Also, its one of the few times, as a maker of clothes myself, that I would want the buttons to exactly match the fabric. Why call attention to the crotch buttons?

          • muzan-e

            I can think of a few reasons, but this isn’t an appropriate venue for any of them.


          • editrixie

            No. No. Tell us.

      • Shelby

        Oh thank god. That it’s just a button. Er.

  • uprightcitizen

    The only excuses for wearing a green suit, green shirt and green tie all at the same time is if you are, at that very moment, emceeing a St. Patrick’s Day parade, portraying the Riddler on his way to a job interview, or are the Wizard of Oz. Otherwise, you just look silly. A pale gray or white shirt and a patterned tie where green was mostly an afterthought, and this could have looked nice. Instead, he looks like a toddler (as TLo have suggested).

    • CO Gal

      Can’t tell if it’s the hair color or the color of his suit, but he looks a bit Hobbitesque.

  • I heart this colour. 🙂

  • hughman

    “Riding the Bus with My Stylist”

  • alyce1213

    I don’t believe I’ve ever seen suit trousers that have a button fly — not since the 19th C. It’s bulky. The color is nice, but this is bad.

  • KinoEye

    At least he left the hair clip at home this time. But that positive is overshadowed by the horrible posture and the fact that he looks slightly ill with the shadows around/under the eyes. Concealer isn’t just for the ladies, dear.

    • Anna

      Ah, I was trying to place who this was but too lazy/indifferent to google. Didn’t recognize him without the normcore!

  • @Biting Panda

    Forever FrankenKyle.

  • Ashleigh

    no to mention whatever he’s doing to his body to look like that while standing…

  • Capt. Renault

    “We had corporate jobs back then – and closets full of suits, ties and shirts all in the same color.”

    I would totally wear this at work, namely because a) I’m getting dressed in the dark, and b) it’s work, and beyond acceptable and clean, who cares. For a boystar — no.

    [EDIT: I should clarify that I’m in a field where creativity in any form is discouraged.]

    • malarson2

      This makes me so sad and yet so happy at the same time.

  • mjude

    cant stop laughing over TLO’s comment about his pants. LOL

    • kimmeister

      Those of us with thunder thighs know that the success of a pair of pants rides on them fitting correctly in the thighs/crotch!

      • Wink

        Indeed! Only men with ‘skinny’ legs/thighs should attempt to wear ‘skinny’ pants. If there’s even a tiny amount of junk in the trunk, tread carefully!

        • demidaemon

          It’s true. Something men and women can finally commiserate about! 😉

  • marlie

    I like the teal suit and tie, but he needed a white shirt. And pants that fit better. Also, someone should have given him a once-over before he left the house. Also also, his hair looks sort of green.

  • MilaXX

    I like the suit, but the fit is off and he’s wearing it sloppily. He needs a grown up hair cut and I’d love to see a contrasting tie.

  • JauntyJohn

    There comes a point in the life of each tousled lad, no matter how sweet the disposition, sunny the smile or darling the dimples, when the term “adorable moppet” should be forever in the rear view mirror.

    Mr. Peters is well past that point, and should consult with some of his peers for help in addressing that.
    ANY help. Dear God, please, won’t someone help!
    And my God, stand up straight!

    As already mentioned, points for color and risk. Bonus points, in fact.

    • Imasewsure

      It’s Toby Maguire syndrome…hopefully he too will grow out of it

  • kcnitch

    The tone on tone thing always brings me to Regis Philbin on Millionaire. For a young actor, this is not a good association.

  • kimmeister

    Well, at least the shirt isn’t the same exact color as the tie and suit. Tie and shirt in matching solids will never not make me think of Regis Philbin in his stint as host of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?”

    • Janet B

      I am reminded of Regis too.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I don’t think we’re supposed to see your button, sir.

  • boweryboy

    He looks so uncomfortable, like he was forced into wearing a suit for easter sunday or something.

  • That colour makes him look bilious.

    • This is a sentence I hope to speak out loud very soon. I just need to keep my eyes open for the right opportunity.

      • Fortunately there seems to be quite a lot of lemon and green in clothing at the moment, so the opportunity will arise!

        • demidaemon

          I don’t mind so much the green (I was actively looking for a pair of teal pants this weekend but failed), but lemon is an exceedingly hard color to wear, especially for men.

          • Lemon on men makes me think of Miami Vice, or Pretty in Pink-era James Spader. As you say, a hard colour to wear! Teal pants sounds good.

          • demidaemon

            It is very late 70s-early 80s, no? I was hoping to find them at Kohl’s, but was greatly unsuccessful. i was also hoping to update my summer wardrobe, but that was a 90% fail as well. 🙁

          • Do you use shopstyle for narrowing down searches for things like that? I find it quite helpful!

          • demidaemon

            No, I don’t! I’ll have to look into it. I actually physically went to the store and basically pawed through the discount racks, because I sure as hell wasn’t going to pay $50 USD for a pair of shorts.

          • kimmeister

            I bought a pair of teal pants without having looked for them, unsure if I was going to be able to make much use of them, but they were too good of a deal to pass up. It turns out they have been an excellent addition to my wardrobe (especially after alterations!). I just wore them last week. Hope you find some soon!

          • demidaemon

            Me too! I did find some gray trousers (I’ve been meaning to get a pair, but have not found the right ones yet, until this weekend), but I need to take them in to be hemmed still.

  • decormaven

    Looks like something from a 90s catalog shot, poorly executed.

    • demidaemon

      Seems to be the theme of this RC, for the most part.

  • demidaemon

    Yeah, the tone on tone is troubling for me, as is the horribly done up fly. Some variety in the color palette never hurt anyone!

  • Janet B

    Twenty seven years old?! I thought he was much younger, he certainly appears to be in high school at this event.

  • TM

    I can’t believe I’m missing his normcore.

    • Imasewsure

      I think hipster doofis normcore is really his go-to look… I appreciate the effort here – and we should all applaud the smile, but yes… umm… ironic tee, torn jeans and Chucks… more his wheelhouse

      • TM

        Oh, I completely agree. I so get what this look could be if it were more refined and well-tailored, but he doesn’t have that style to follow through. But there is smiling and trying, so an A(minus, meh B minus) for effort!

  • smayper

    Oh honey. It’s going to be OK. Soon this will be over, and we can have graham crackers and milk.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Stand up straight, dammit.

  • nannypoo

    He looks a little goofy. And I do not like what he’s wearing.

  • Truthiness2U

    I want to like this suit, but it looks like it might melt if it gets too close to a flame. That, and yes, the fit isn’t great and not helping that, is the fact that he didn’t fix his fly, and smooth down the fabric. And of course, his posture and expressions don’t help sell the outfit. Sad, because I agree, nice to see guys in colour on the RC.

  • Cute as a button. Speaking of buttons…dearie, fix your fly!

  • Sacino & Sons…

  • titaness25

    I do declare, if he’d just straighten his shoulders…clearly nobody taught him the importance of “Shoulders back- tits out.”

  • unbornfawn

    Sweetie looks a little like a deer caught in the headlights.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Surely there was a gay somewhere near him, with a brush or comb that would take pity on him? Maybe on the R/C they need to have ‘ambush gays’ to do emergency work overs? Did he not walk buy a mirror at some point?

    (what part is he playing?)

    • formerlyAnon

      “Ambush gays.” Not sure if I am more enchanted with that as an actual red carpet job, or as the starting point for the extrapolations that immediately spring to mind. A show that’s a cross between Candid Camera and Queer Eye? I parody thereof that goes in a porn-ish direction?

  • ktr33

    I don’t know who this, except he looks like a MORE awkward version of Michael Cera/Jesse Eisenberg, and that’s saying a lot.

  • Tracy_Flick

    That color combo reminds me of the Elizabeth Arden Bluegrass scent my grandma used to wear. It went perfectly with the peach, cream, and brass bathroom in her mobile home.

  • LadyVimes

    Did anyone else picture him saying that to Emma Roberts? Just me?

  • Something about the color of the suit and the color of his hair just makes me think of a chlorinated pool.

  • icm

    Note to stylists ….. the button on button fly suit pants can very easily look like a piss dribble in some photos. Just sayin.

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  • Fuchsiaforever

    The hell… I don’t know who this is. All I know he’s a hot mess!!! Way to make a first impression… On the other hand this look would make a perfect costume for a role on “Six Feet Under” or some zombie/vampire show….

  • GregoireNYC

    You know, I’ve always considered him rather attractive. Until now. He looks like Kirsten Dunst in man drag here. The color of the suit is so horrible that one must wonder if he’s being forced to wear it.

  • Gatto Nero

    The monochrome look (as done here) is dated. And he looks disheveled.
    But couldn’t someone have told him about the fly at least?? Just cruel.

  • Melanie

    He’s always looked like Jack White’s illegitimate son to me.

  • quiltrx

    Besides the fact it doesn’t lie down properly…whoever thought it was good to put BLACK buttons in the fly of a non-black suit?