Matt Smith for L’Officiel Hommes Paris Magazine

Posted on May 30, 2014

Here is your Cute of the Day.

Matt-Smith-LOfficiel-Hommes-Paris-Magazine-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Matt Smith covers the spring/summer 2014 issue of L’Officiel Hommes Paris magazine.

Matt-Smith-LOfficiel-Hommes-Paris-Magazine-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Shirt and Pants by Canali | Undershirt by Calvin Klein Underwear | Leather Boots by Saint Laurent | Vintage Jewelry

Matt-Smith-LOfficiel-Hommes-Paris-Magazine-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Jacket, Shirt, Pants and Shoes by Giorgio Armani | Vintage Ring

Matt-Smith-LOfficiel-Hommes-Paris-Magazine-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Shirt by Saint Laurent | Undershirt by Calvin Klein Underwear | Boots by Saint Laurent | Vintage Jewelry

Matt-Smith-LOfficiel-Hommes-Paris-Magazine-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (5)Jacket, shirt, and Pants by Gucci | Belt by Giorgio Armani | Vintage Ring



It would seem it’s virtually impossible to style him without resorting to ’60s and ’80s redux, through a very English lens. What else are you going to put him in but Chelsea boots and skinny striped pants? Or two-toned brogues and a double-breasted blazer? It’s what God intended. Not that we’re complaining, but we’d love to see some stylist take him in some totally unexpected direction next time. Cowboy Matt. Thug Matt. Sailor Matt. Basically, a whole Village People of Matts.

And listen: no one’s cheering him on to future success louder than us, but we’re sad to report that Ryan Gosling film he did looks unbearably pretentious:


Freshman year film school project.  Better luck next time, Matt.






[Photo Credit: L’Officiel Hommes Paris Magazine – Video Credit: Konbini via YouTube]

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  • Danielle

    YES. This is Doing Things for me.

  • Molly Dowd

    Eh, Matt Smith doesn’t do anything for me on a good day, but especially not this one. Too much boy-twee for me.

    • sienna elm

      Boy-twee definitely!

      • MoHub

        Maybe he needs to be Taylor Swift’s next squeeze.

        • Skippymom1

          That’s funny. But I’m afraid if that happened all the twee combining would make something implode. I am not sure what, but I can’t imagine it would be pretty.

    • twocee

      Boy-twee is right. And I say that as a huge Matt Smith fan.

      • Alisa Rivera

        It’s Boy-twee that doesn’t make me want to choke him so it’s a win as far as I’m concerned.

    • Vee

      Yea, he never did it for me. He reminds me of the joker in an old batman cartoon.

  • Noah

    Well, based on the open fly in the park picture, maybe he’s gearing up for a remake of Cruising.

    • kimmeister

      Hello, gratuitous underwear shot!

      • demidaemon

        Nothing wrong with that, for the most part (see my other comment around here for more in-depth analysis).

  • hughman

    Granted, I’m no Matt Smith fan but this does nothing for me. It all looks very costume-ish and forced, like he’s in a remake of the movie “Absolute Beginners”.

    • Anna

      So spot-on about Absolute Beginners! You made my day with that reference, the book the movie was based on is one of my favourites.

      • hughman

        I was all about Sadè in that movie!!

        • Anna

          Omg, me too! Killer Blow! I loved her with the short hair and that green sequined dress.

      • Dorothy Damage

        I love the book as well! I need to reread it soon.

    • melisaurus

      He look like Brad from Teen witch

      • Skippymom1

        ::laughing:: yes, yes he does. And it isn’t a good thing.

  • CatLady

    Black and white striped pants will forever remind me of Beetlejuice. They do look nice on him though.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    Boring face. Great clothes.

  • Kirstin McAulay

    If pants cannot do up on snake hip Matt Smith then there is no hope for any other living being

  • MilaXX

    Love the photo-shot. Very Matt. I heard the Ryan Gosling movie was nearly universally panned at Cannes. Karen Gilliam’s new sitcom looks awful as well.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Awesome shots, all. And those two toned brogues are FABULOUS.

  • deelup

    He’s not my thing. But if he were I think I’d need to look at these photos um, privately.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    he pretty.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I dunno, gents; normally I’m on board with Matt Smith but these are pictures of a man who knows where to bury the bodies.

  • Snoskred

    That fourth shot where you don’t even see his face front on.. that shot is sheer perfection. KILLA.

    Love everything about that pic from the unzipped pants to the shoes to the shrug to the Hawaiian shirt.. and the side profile.. more shots of that pls! :)

    • Violentcello

      It’s the third one that did it for me. I can’t handle the little finger flick. I miss that big goofy mug.

  • Hysterectomypants

    Cute like a puppy, that boy. And those stripey pants are just fab.

  • Allison Angier

    I can see his contour makeup from Trenton but I can’t find his eyebrows.

    • WendyD

      He left his eyebrows on some future planet around the middle of season 5 of Doctor Who.

    • Sonny

      Yes, why does he not have eyebrows?! If the eyebrow-less model trend circa 2010 taught us anything, it’s that excellent bone structure is not enough to make someone look good without visible eyebrows. I am disproportionately bothered by this.

      • kimmeister

        They are there, they are just very light colored. Have you ever tried doodling eyebrows onto a picture of Whoopi Goldberg? What a difference it makes!

  • Denise Rambo

    He looks like he should be on “True Blood” or some other vampire show/movie.

  • marlie

    He’s so freaking adorable. I love how much fun he has with clothes/style, even if it’s within a fairly narrow range.

  • Laura Renee

    But how is that open-fly picture not Douche Matt?

    • Hysterectomypants

      I know it SHOULD be, but I seem to find it adorable instead. “I can’t figure out my pants–come help me!”

      • WendyD

        That is it EXACTLY!

      • Jessi03

        “How did my zipper fall down? Hello? Why are you running away?”

        • Jessica Freeman

          Literally LOL on that one.

  • MoHub

    Are those PeeWee Herman’s shoes in photo 3?

  • Capt. Renault

    A Rosary is not a necklace, Matt.

    • ConnieBV

      Yeah….. I’m not even a currently practicing Catholic, and that made my gut clench.

  • WendyD

    Charter member of my British Cheekbone Harem. LOVE HIM FOREVER. He’s also charming as all get out in person.

  • mmebam

    He does absolutely nothing for me, but I believe his brand of dandy more so than that of Daniel Radcliffe.

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m pretty sure I recently declared that waif is not my steeze. So why am I tingly all over looking at these. Is it the lack of bitchface? The sheer rightness of those clothes on his body?

    What the hell has happened to me?

  • elemspbee

    thanks for showing us your muscles.
    and thank you T’Lo for covering the spectrum on this Friday sausage.

  • jspark

    His face reads hooligan but his style reads dandy.

  • International Model

    “Village People of Matts”


  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Love. Him.

  • Alyssa

    Yes, exactly what I needed!

  • suzanne77

    Didn’t they try Cowboy Matt Smith in Dr Who? “I wear a Stetson now” and then BLAMMMO! River Song.

    • MoHub

      Stetsons are cool.

      • suzanne77

        Bow ties are cool.

        • NormDeplume720

          And fezzes.

          • suzanne77

            I love all the Bitter Kittens, but the Whovian ones are my favorite. **love**

          • WendyD


          • MoHub

            I’m personally more Classic Who, but I tried to give NuWho a chance. Didn’t cut it for me, though.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Has someone made the requisite “Hello, Sweetie” joke yet?

      • suzanne77

        My birthday gift this year was a t shirt with a picture of Hello Kitty on it, dressed as River Song. It said, “Hello Sweetie” on it. It was the best gift ever.

        • Qitkat

          I WANT ONE!

  • Mothra

    I am trying to figure out which look I like the best, but honesty I think I hate all of them.

  • Imasewsure

    Love that he showcases himself AND the clothes every time… not my type in theory but I always love looking at this guy!!

  • FibonacciSequins

    How very 80’s.

  • Julia Malin

    Is it just me, or do those pants look like the same ones that the jock kid was wearing for the moon landing on Mad Men this week?

  • LeelaST

    Love the footwear.

  • ashtangajunkie

    So very cute. I would enjoy any version of Matt Smith, I think.

  • Constant Reader

    Not doing it for me. Maybe because I know *that guy* in the 80s. Actually, many iterations of *that guy* and I am not nostalgic. They were kind of assholes. And MY GOD that movie looks dreadful.

  • formerlyAnon

    I think looks #2 & #3 are the best for him -yes, the rather retro-Brit ones. I admit I laughed at the glimpse of his red underpants in #4. Perhaps there’s too much Sherlock on my Tumblr.

    I think he’s too old to get away with ironic rosary necklaces, and too much of an established working actor for it to look like any kind of an attempt at serious shock value or religious commentary.

    Nonetheless, he is cute as can be. Wish they’d picked smiling shots that brought his face alive, though.

  • crash1212

    That second picture is everything. Those striped pants. Those shoes. Yes, please.

  • JP

    Too young for me to lust after, but I do like the quirky ones.

    As for that trailer — WTF was that? He shaved his head for THAT?

  • Alicia

    Not my cup of tea.

  • smayper

    The striped pants are making me remember the football player on Mad Men.

  • smayper

    I hate fly open pictures. Just always, forever, on anyone.

  • majorbedhead

    Eh. Not doing it for me at all. And WTF was that trailer? It’s like it cut off half way thru. So, he likes to burn things and grab random hockey bags?

  • Jen

    I just scrolled down this whilst squawking. He’s so lovely.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    There should be an entire Village People people by different versions of Matts.

  • amanda lynn

    I love that this looks like it was taken in 1990.

  • barbarienne

    The Cumberbitches have converted me to their cult, but the Whovians have failed to make Matt Smith happen for me.

    • Qitkat

      That is the great thing about Who, there are enough types throughout the run to find the one Who makes you smile, laugh, squee, and/or melt. I’m a Tenner, myself.

  • kimmeister

    The cover with the squiggly movement lines makes me think he’s going to jump out of my screen, a la the video for “Take on me.”

  • The Counselor

    He pulls off most of the hard-to-wear clothes, but I cannot with the last picture–that is full-on lady-blouse in the same print as a pair of shorts I remember Kelly Kapowski wearing on SBTB.

  • demidaemon

    I like most of the shots, but the cover shot pose is weirdly crotchtacular (he looks like he is cupping himself with his fingers through the belt loops) and the unzipped pants shot (though I do love the view it’s giving) is one step away from streaker/sex offender (though, again loving the view; hating the tone).

  • GenieinTX

    When I saw these pics on tumblr, someone used the tags – #I wear your grandpa’s clothes #I look incredible. Damn, I love this boy but I really hate this shoot. And Gosling’s movie – no thank you. Let’s hope he brings the hotness in Terminator.

  • TwiddlyStun

    What? Can’t quite hear you – My pie’s open? That doesn’t make sense – say again?

  • Alexander Peterhans

    I don’t get the love for him at all.

  • Nicoclaws

    Love the hair on him. Makes him ways sexier in my opinion.
    Hate that styling though.

  • thehousesparrow

    Detroit got excited when Ryan Gosling came to Detroit, we had high hopes. We even had little stickers with his face on it that said “SAVE DETROIT”. They were cute!

    Anyway, I’m sad the trailer doesn’t look promising. I published a graphic novel set in Detroit; hopefully I can market the hell out of it and get it turned into a movie soon. I’m sick of other people coming here and shooting half-ass stuff.

  • BitterOldQueen

    “what, doesn’t everyone wander through the park with their pants all undone on a sunny Sunday morning?”

  • Gaby

    He should play Spike Spiegel in a live-action Cowboy Bebop. I can see it now.

  • LadyVimes

    Please, please give this boy a pair of skinny leather pants and tell him to smolder. I will give you all the monies. All of them. And my body. (too far?)