James McAvoy on “Good Morning America”

Posted on May 20, 2014

Tsk. We’re seeing such poor cuffing on our boystars lately. It’s an epidemic.


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We suspect it’s one of those silly stylist-fueled micro-trends. “Oh, nobody neatly cuffs their jeans anymore. You have to do it sloppily so it looks like you don’t care. Now hold still. This’ll only take me and my team several minutes to get right.”

He does fill out a pair of jeans nicely, we have to say. The outfit’s serviceably good for morning chat, but there are too many blues. His hair looks great.





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  • Glam Dixie

    Agreed, too many competing blues but hummana hummana dem jeans. Cutie Patootie.

  • ChaCha_70

    Yummy yummers.

  • Vanessa Reyes

    He looks like Gerard Butler’s younger brother.

    • mshesterp

      I think it’s the sunglasses.

    • katiessh

      He is a lot hotter, and less douchey than Gerard Butler

  • Jaeda Laurez

    He looks so tiny. But his thighs look delightful from the back.

    • Bridget Smith

      He IS tiny! Per IMDb, he’s 5’7″, which means he’s actually like 5’5″. But yes, so so cute. And he’s going grey in a very charming way.

      • lundibleu

        Really?! Wow. I always assumed he was my height (5’11”) for some odd reason. Mind you, that explains why other folk look much bigger than I imagine them normally when they’re with him.

    • vahtel

      He is small, it’s true. I saw him once at a screening. He’s practically pocket-sized.

      • Shug

        Damnit. Boy stars are always so tiny in real life. I’ll just be over here pretending he is 6’3″.

        • Wink

          I’ll just pretend he’s Liam Neeson.

  • TM

    Ugh, but blue IS his color!
    (And he has the most charming way of talking and I’m going to embarrass myself because I’m so obsessed with him so I’ll stop.)

    • mshesterp

      James McAvoy has been celebrity crush since Atonement (I have a small movie promo poster in my office as we speak! …that’s a little embarrassing…) and I’ve seen him in a ton of stuff since then. I’m so happy to see him on the big screen. That face! That accent! That compact body! Rrrow. *happy sigh*

      • TM

        Ugh, Atonement. That library scene? High school me couldn’t even. I still have yet to fully forgive the Academy for not nominating him.

        I’ve found him painfully endearing since Starter for 10, and am so psyched that he’s a big budget Actor! (He gets to retain that capital A, I’m allowing it.)

      • The Counselor

        Is it very, *very* dirty that I read that as “small movie porno poster in my office?” Or just a little bit of acceptably dirty?

        • mshesterp

          Acceptably dirty is my vote. 🙂

      • It was Narnia for me, loved Mr. Tumnus.

  • Anna

    I’m enjoying the top half immensely. Nice pecs under that t-shirt, James. I’m not crazy about these particular jeans, but they can come off.

  • Constant Reader

    Sigh. I have such a crush on him that I am incapable of forming a critical opinion of the outfit.

  • gayle

    He is just so handsome and adorable in interviews I choose to ignore the laziness of the outfit and focus on the face

  • sk8tfan

    Come now, James, you’re not in the slums of Glasgow anymore, you can afford a proper tailor to hem your pants. Keep the fit in the rest of the jeans just the way it is.

    • Corsetmaker

      Um…. slums!

  • ConnieBV

    I would agree butt my eyes never made it down that far.

  • hughman

    “Joining the cast of Miami Vice is…”

  • Kitten Mittons

    I think I’ve pinpointed why this one does nothing for me. For some reason, he reminds me of Shia LaBeouf.

    While he may be ruined forever for me, at least I know why I want to punch him even though I’ve never seen him act in anything, ever.

    • Bridget Smith

      I recommend watching him in something, anything – it’ll change that image immediately. (I personally recommend Penelope, in which he is so adorable and charming, but really, anything’ll do.)

      • Kitten Mittons

        You are most definitely right, I’m sure, but then I’ll need to direct my misplaced and totally unfounded aggravation at some new star. I even have a nickname all ready to go, which I’ll have to scrap.

        I promise you, though, that I’ll give him a fair shot when he does eventually occupy my screen.

        • Constant Reader

          He really is a tremendously good actor. I saw an interview or something where Anne Hathaway (who starred opposite him in Becoming Jane) said that moments into her first scene with him, she realized she was working with “one of the greats.” Honestly, although I have always liked Anne H., I think her performance in that movie was improved by having to keep up with him.

          • Kitten Mittons

            I will begrudgingly give him a shot. I’m sure the likeness is only because half his face is covered, and it certainly has nothing to do with his talents.

            Until then, though, I’ll wallow in my irrational dislike.

          • Constant Reader

            Fair enough! 🙂

          • Corsetmaker

            Agreed, he’s a very good actor. And seems to be a genuinely decent, and non starry type of bloke.

  • Scimommy

    It’s all good.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Those are not his sunglasses.

    • littlemac8

      I think they make him look a tiny bit like U2’s Bono. He should be mandated to go without sunnies so we can always see his eyes!!!

    • kimmeister

      Really? I thought they were looking pretty good on him.

  • Matthew Davie

    Had no idea he had such nice stems. I’d definitely double-take if I saw that coming down the street toward me.

  • Krysta

    The sunglasses are evvvver so slightly askew, which is making me twitch.

  • Chase

    First of all, let me say that I love James McAvoy with a love that is pure and holy.

    But there’s no way that guy uses a stylist. Did you see the tux is he wore in Cannes? The shoes he wore to the London premiere of X-Men? Any self-respecting stylist would commit hari-kari with a clothes hanger if they let their client walk out like that.

    His jean cuffs look weird because he does not give a damn. Like the Jolie-Pitts, his face gets him out of all manner of sartorial sloughs. And because he is cute as a bug’s ear, I forgive him anything.

    • jtabz

      Like the Jolie-Pitts, his face gets him out of all manner of sartorial sloughs.

      I’d imagine that accent helps him along, too. And the delightful sense of humor. And …
      I’ll stop.

      • Chase

        Yeesss, and the accent. James clearly belongs to the Scottish Society of Adorable Scruffiness, of which Ewan McGregor and David Tennant are also members.

        • TwiddlyStun

          OMG does the Scottish Society of Adorable Scruffiness have a dating app?

          • Chase

            Oh God, I wish.

        • Corsetmaker

          It’s based around the concept of getting laughed out the country if you come home and admit you have a stylist. 😀

  • ChelseaNH

    He looked much nicer on last night’s The Daily Show.

  • Danielle

    Too many blues, but he’s still just so adorable.

    • Shawn EH

      No such thing as too many blues, not with his eyes!

  • MilaXX

    I suspect you’re right, but his looks much better than Patterson’s sloppy cuffing. None the less he let his inner nerd slip on The View today. He asked Whoopi about her character from TNG and my nerdy heart just swooned. He’d have to punch a baby for me to dislike him at this point.

    • Chase

      And it would have to be a cute baby. If the baby were ugly, I might give him a pass.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I don’t mind a sloppy cuff on straight-leg or skinny jeans/khakis. The whiskering bugs me ever so much more!

  • Hysterectomypants

    Gosh, he makes me swoon. He could be wearing overalls and a turtleneck and I’d be basically okay with it.

  • Shawn EH

    I did see some very precise (and big) cuffs on a shorter guy on the train the other day. I would have taken him for a gay, except for the girlfriend hanging all over him. Obviously he dresses the two of them.

  • Brittney P

    He is freaking adorable. No doubt his stylists are using those blues to play up his baby blues.

  • prisma

    Uncles, is there a proper way to cuff? I’m at a weird height were petite sizes are a hair too short and regular jeans are too long, so I have to cuff. I still feel the horror of having my mom hem my Gloria Vanderbilt jeans in the fifth grade and realizing instantly that hemmed designer jeans were just as bad as the non-hemmed Sears Toughskins jeans that I’d just fought so long and hard to upgrade from. Cuffing and hemming is still a traumatic subject for me all these years later.

    • Gatto Nero

      There’s a way to hem jeans so that the original stitching shows. Go to YouTube and search for “hem jeans keeping the original hem.”

    • Caitlin

      Any half decent tailor/seamstress should be able to hem jeans. Just ask for the “original hem” when you go in.

  • MW

    Slightly disappointed he didn’t get a Cannes double shot, he did all the red carpets with Jessica Chastain! Still, this should tie me over. Yum.

  • marlie

    He looks pretty cute for a date night or something. So he can just head on over to my place right now!

  • Pterodactyl111

    Sigh. So cute.

  • boweryboy

    How do you properly cuff jeans? I’m asking because I can never get it right so I don’t try anymore. If it involves pulling out an iron then nevermind – that’s too much work for a pair of jeans.

    • Lay them flat and line up the hems. Cuff one leg once, using both thumbs and both forefingers, to “snap” the cuff into place. Smooth out the cuff and make sure it’s even all the way around. Do the other leg and make sure the cuffs are the same size. Then repeat. After each roll, pinch the cuff all the way around.

      Alternate version: Put your jeans on. Pull the hems up to your calves and line them up perfectly. It’s easier to do both cuffs evenly if you do it this way. Then, pretty much repeat what I said above. It’s all about jamming your forefinger into the cuff all the way round, to make sure it’s all standing up straight and even, and then pinching it all the way around to make sure it’s tight.

      • boweryboy


  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Now hold still. This’ll only take me and my team several minutes to get right.” I can totally see this happening. That said, I do love those blues on McAvoy. Mr. B3 and I remember him from a poledance for a previous X-men flick on Graham Norton, and McAvoy was really endearing and funny, describing his character’s super power as the ability to make a cup of tea.

  • Amel

    He’s adorable. Love the glasses

  • siriuslover

    I don’t even know who he is? Man, I’m so lost with all these boy stars.

  • demidaemon

    This is one time I can agree with the tone on tone. Man, can he fill out a pair of jeans. Yum.

  • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

    He looks like a younger Gerard Butler. I can’t unsee that now.

    • Corsetmaker

      It’s just a sort of general Scots-Irish thing. Darkish brown hair, pale skin, blue or green eyes. My partner has it too.

      • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

        Nah, it’s something around the mouth/chin

        • Corsetmaker

          I know what you mean, but there’s definitely a look, and it’s not just colouring.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Love the shades.

  • mlle

    If his shirt were only navy instead of cobalt-ish, I think the blue on blue on blue would have been fine. But I say that as a blue eyed brunette whose sports teams all wear blue, to boot, so I think I might have a warped sense of how much blue is enough.

  • LadyVimes

    I wish the jeans were a grey-wash rather than blue. He still looks excellent though. Hump day sausage. Mmm.

  • Corsetmaker

    Y’know, every bloke I’ve ever known that rolled up his jeans did them in a similarly untidy fashion. So it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I think the subconscious reasoning was that if they were too neat it would look like their mums had done them. In fact an overly neat turn up on anyone attracting my attention would probably spark some suspicion that they may well be off the agenda . So I’m reserving judgement that James McAvoy may not be at the mercy of a stylist trend and may just be like all those other blokes. You can take the boy out of Glasgow, can’t take Glasgow out of the boy.

  • JynxTheCat

    Good thighs all mighty!