Colin Firth in Dolce&Gabbana at the “Magic in the Moonlight” Premiere

Posted on July 18, 2014

Ain’t no man like a classic man.

Colin-Firth-Magic-Moonlight-Movie-Premiere-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Colin Firth attends the premiere of “Magic In The Moonlight” at the Paris Theater in New York City in Dolce&Gabbana.

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His style is almost aggressively simple and unvarnished. We can’t recall ever seeing him in anything that could be called “trendy.” And while we’d love to see him explore color and print just a little more,  we have to pay respect to the fact that this look would be crushingly dull on most men, but comes across classically chic on him. That takes a certain look and bearing to pull off. Otherwise, he’d look like a Secret Service agent.

It also helps that he has great hair. And that face.





[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images]

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    • Tarah

      He’s breath taking. I wish he would take more cues from his character in A Single Man, but this is still stunning.

      • cocohall

        A beautiful film about a tragic situation. I have nothing but praise for Mr. Firth in that role, or really any. He is a class act.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I like to think of his Oscar for The King’s Speech as including his stellar turn in A Single Man, which I happen to love.

    • halleygee

      I love the look he is giving in the first photo… he’s so dreamy.

      • Ozski

        Yes, the come-hither look in photo one, is all I need. Even though it looks a little silly, I am looking forward to his performance (and face) in Magic in the Moonlight.

      • imspinningaround

        Step aside, Baby Goose. That’s a “hey girl” I can get on board with.

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        Just used that same word!

    • Victor Beiramar Diniz

      just wishing the jacket sleeves were a little shorter and we could see half an inch of shirt cuffs. other than that, perfect!

      • RescueMe23

        I didn’t even notice those things… :-)

      • julnyes

        I am on the record as being a “Shoot the darn cuffs” kinda gal (yes there is a record of such things) .. and I didn’t even notice! I blame his face because it is very distracting.

    • another_laura

      I adore him, but I really miss seeing cuffs. Come ON, guys!

    • RescueMe23

      He gives me the feels…

    • Kitten Mittons

      Big muscle man Joe, and then this on the other end of the spectrum. Perfect lunch hour!

      • Anna

        Indeed. This is my kind of buffet!

        • Kitten Mittons

          *goes back for seconds*

          *and thirds*

          • Anna

            It is all you can eat, after all.

          • JulieTy

            *and firths*

            • Kitten Mittons

              Oh, well done!

            • JulieTy


            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Excuse me, but I do believe I’ll have a fourth of Firth!

      • Nazzzy

        All I need is Hugh Jackman added to the mix and I’d be in heaven.

        • Kitten Mittons

          May your prayers be answered.

        • Qitkat

          Oh my gosh! and then Idris Elba too as others have referenced as male perfection.
          As for Hugh Jackman, I am so not a super hero movie fan, but every time I see him in a repeat of his Wolverine character on any TV channel, I have to stop and watch. Such as just yesterday, lol. Fans self….

    • MilaXX

      He seems like a nice guy and all, but a bit on the dull side.

      • Dorothy Damage

        I’ve never seen the appeal, myself.

      • kimmeister

        I wasn’t sold on him until I saw his version of Pride and Prejudice. Knocked me right over.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Such a pitch perfect Mr. Darcy!

      • conniemd

        I appreciate the classic look, but without some color in the tie or the shirt he just looks so damn dull to me. I love a little spice in my life.

    • FrigidDiva

      Would someone please tie his shoes?

      • Janet B

        I’ll help him out.

        • Wellworn

          Me too. 😉

    • Shalhevet

      Now I really want to see a pride and prejudice “20 years later” sequal. Mr. Darcy aged like fine wine.

      • JulieTy

        Fingers crossed that there will be a 20th anniversary edition with commentary by Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. After all, they worked together again in “The King’s Speech,” so maybe the awkwardness has passed.

        • Shalhevet

          Loved every second of “The King’s Speech!” The cursing scenes especially :)

        • kimmeister

          There was awkwardness?

          • lunchcoma

            They were involved romantically. I don’t know if the ending was awkward or not.

          • JulieTy

            They met for the filming and became romantically involved, but broke up afterwards.
            She dumped Toby Stephens for him and I believe he left Meg Tilly (with whom he has a child) for her.

            • kimmeister

              Thanks for the info!

            • JulieTy

              You’re welcome! :-)

            • Jarethee

              I originally read that and thought you were talking about “Jennifer Tilly” and I was intrigued thinking that would have been the strangest and most random couple ever, but nope, Meg Tilly is apparently her sister and someone entirely different. Craziness.

            • JulieTy

              Yep. I believe Meg Tilly met (my) Mr. Firth when they filmed “Valmont.”

    • Anna

      To paraphrase Carrie Bradshaw, he’s like (classic) Chanel, he’ll never go out of style.

    • Alyssa

      Mmm yes. What can be better than Mr. Darcy looking dashing as ever!

      • MoHub

        Nice. But David Rintoul will always be my ideal Darcy.

        • Jackie4g

          Seriously? I do remember that BBC/ Masterpiece Theatre version with great affection, but its memory has been superseded by that of the 1995 (or thereabouts) version.

          • MoHub

            Can’t tell you how many times I’ve read the novel, but not only did Rintoul absolutely fit my mental image of Darcy, Elizabeth Garvie was exactly how I envisioned Lizzy Bennett.

            My only regret regarding that production was that they cut out Kitty, and she is needed as a foil for Lydia.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I have dim but fond memories of that P&P, too. I confess to absolutely adoring the Colin Firth version, particularly because it is one adaptation that really includes most of the novel.

    • Danielle

      I ain’t mad at him.

    • Kimberlini

      He is simply perfect.

    • In_Stitches

      The fit on those pants is flawless. Legit perfection. Something tells me this wasn’t a borrowed tux, but is one that he owns and had tailored to the proper millimeter.

    • smh4748


      I know that wasn’t a very worthwhile comment, but for Colin Firth, it’s all I have. And really, it’s all that needs to be said.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I can’t think of anything better. Sigh.

      • BLauDGaspode

        That was my exact response. Just an audible, contented sigh. What more does he need?

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        Everything that ever can be said about Colin Firth can be said with that one word: “sigh”. So, you spoke well and you spoke for all of us.

        • NurseEllen

          Absolutely. Sigh covers everything.

    • unbornfawn

      This is why a classic is a classic. He looks wonderful. I’ll take one.

    • @Biting Panda

      I want to sit in a dark bar with him and talk all night long.

      • HomeOfficeGirl


      • Noah

        I feel like somewhere in that “all night long,” I’d end up saying, “Let’s go up to my room, shall we?”

    • Stella Zawistowski

      Oh, thank you, Uncles. Between him and Joe Manganiello, my Sausage Friday is made.

    • Janet B

      Yum. He does classic very well.

    • ChiKat67

      He is aging sooo well.

      • decormaven

        He’s had a good facial recently. Love a well-groomed man.

    • vahtel

      That face! I don’t understand! Why does it make me feel the way it does??

      • FibonacciSequins

        Mr. Darcy.

      • Wellworn

        It’s the eyes. They sear into your soul. He’s probably dull as dishwater in real life, but in my mind, his eyes sear into my soul and he says the most intelligent and interesting things.

    • Hetha Innis

      Can’t remember the last time I saw him in anything other than Tom Ford. He looks impeccable, as always.

      • Denise Alden

        Good call! I only remembered that after I read your comment.

    • madge

      wow i just realized how much he looks like my husband! yowza!

      • 1carmelita

        Lucky you.

    • Grumpy Girl

      So not my type, and yet . . . yet, he is leaving me speechless here (in a good, desirous kind of way).

      • boweryboy

        I hear you, girlfriend. I had to turn on my desk fan to cool off.

    • BLauDGaspode

      ::Happy little contented sigh::

    • JauntyJohn

      Wouldn’t you know, I was looking up the word “aplomb”
      and there was his picture, in that suit, standing that way.
      The very definition of.

    • luludexter

      thank you uncles!

    • Imasewsure

      Ah my dream husband has arrived… love love

    • Mothra

      It is perfectly fitted as well. Thank you for having a nice clean shave.

    • Dorothy & Michael n/a

      Mr. Darcy forever.

      • Lisalady161

        Yes, yes, yes, yes!!

    • Alexa42

      My age-appropriate crush.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Now my day is complete.

    • Tracy Alexander

      I’m first in line to tie his right shoe.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      Keeping it clean and simple. So good.

    • greymain

      MINE…ALL MINE!!!!!!

    • Lauren H.

      Mercy, that’s a fine-lookin’ man. *fans self*

    • Guest

      Turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face
      will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with
      the night and forget about the garish sun.”

      William Shakespeare,

      Romeo and Juliet

    • Caaro3

      “turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face
      will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with
      the night and forget about the garish sun.”

      William Shakespeare,

      Romeo and Juliet

    • nannypoo

      He and Idris are the two hottest men living. Have they ever appeared in anything together? If they did I don’t think I would ever recover.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Um, ovaries around the universes would explode, or implode, or maybe both.

    • Judy_J

      I had palpitations when I saw that headshot. He just gets better with age, doesn’t he?

      • Wellworn

        Like a fine wine.

        • Judy_J

          Or Irish whiskey.

    • evave2

      I love his hair. He is one of the few guys I see that has longish hair and the hair looks clean and healthy (I am thinking of you, James Franco).

      Like John Candy in Splash, he found his niche and he’s sticking to it and God Bless Him for THAT. He’s like the anti-Helena Bonham Carter (and God Bless Her for THAT).

    • Lisa Crocker

      Always and forever, Mr. Darcy.

    • Lisalady161

      What a mighty fine man.

    • Anna Vasquez




    • Plink


    • melanie0866

      I want to blow those up life size and put them on my wall. Would that be weird?

      • Qitkat

        Only OK if you’re thirteen 😉
        Which I’m guessing from your avatar you are not. But I completely understand the sentiment.

    • Rebekah B


    • dash1211

      OMG. He. Melts. My. Butter.

    • marlie

      Some men can go with the classic, simple look. He is one of them. He looks great. No fuss, but (almost) perfectly put together.

    • Aidan B


    • Paula Pertile

      . . . heart palpitations . . .

    • elirt

      Mr. Darcy! *Swoon*

    • kmk05

      I’ll be in my bunk.

    • Alyssa_T_Robot

      a fine vintage, that firth is.

    • Julie Chase

      He’s as classic as that tux. That settles it, I’m putting on Bridget Jones’ Diary RIGHT NOW.

    • Ashley Ellen Wilson

      Wow. Wow. Wow.

    • frannyprof

      *sigh* and SWOON

    • trisker

      He gets better and better looking as he gets older! I think the errant shoelaces are sort of adorable.

    • MsMajestyk

      My love for Mr. Firth will never cease. I stopped channel surfing last night when I came across this dish on Letterman. He was wearing nerd glasses, which made him even more hot, as well as being charming as hell.

    • Tricia

      *sigh* Always bringing his classy, British A-game.

    • cocohall

      It helps that he is also terribly funny and self-deprecating. He was on Fallon talking about this preposterously large sculpture of his Darcy character coming out of lake. Which he says NEVER happened in Pride and Prejudice. People have just filled in the blanks in their mind, in that he dives into the lake (actually a stunt double) and you see him afterwards, all wet, striding towards his house. But emerging from the water dripping wet is purely invention. You Tube it.

      • Courtney

        I remember an interview he did on CBS right before he won his Oscar, where he said part of the reason he did “Mamma Mia” was that it was the best chance he was (likely) going to get to do drag, which he’d always wanted to do.

        • cocohall

          Mama Mia is a deeply silly movie, but it has its moments that are truly touching and one of them is Mr. Firth playing his guitar and singing to Amanda Seyfried. Maybe not a voice for the ages, but he does better than poor Pierce Brosnan. And the scene at the end when all of the cast appears in full ABBA regalia and dances in their platforms boots never gets old.

          My daughters also love What a Girl Wants with the other Amanda (Bynes). There is a scene where he puts on tight leather pants and dances in the mirror trying to recapture his wild youth that is indelibly printed on my mind. Fantastic. He does “buttoned up” coming undone better than anyone!

        • joything

          I pray there´s a Lady Bracknell in his future.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      It also helps that it’s perfectly fitted. *sigh*

    • AthenaJ

      TLo: “Ain’t no man like a classic man.”
      Colin’s expression: “Yes, I know. Thanks.”

    • imakeart

      He looks like I imagine my college sweetheart – who will forever be my “one that got away’ – would look now, 25 years on. *sigh*

    • msdamselfly

      So sweet

    • AnnaleighBelle

      “It also helps that he has great hair. And that face.”

      And impressively large feet. Ahem.

    • alyce1213

      Now it’s officially Sausage Friday. I adore him. Continue.

    • formerlyAnon

      He just looks better and better. Damn.

    • KendraMR

      ::Swoons:: Now I have the urge to watch “Pride and Prejudice”.

      • Shawn EH

        You’ll never regret it!

      • lamh

        to my mind, hands down THE BEST version ever. If you didn’t already love Colin Firth, you’ll love him even more in this

        • jilly_d

          I did like that version (because Colin Firth) but had fits of laughter interrupting my viewing because of the sheer ridiculousness of the bass clarinet theme that played every time poor Mr. Collins entered the screen. Oh, Mr. Collins. You complete and utter ass hat.

          • kimmeister

            I didn’t realize it was a bass clarinet, but I know exactly what theme you mean!

            • jilly_d


    • annie2shoes

      Thanks for these gorgeous pics! Nice to see the focus on him alone – yes, he is elegant and charming, both on the page and in real life: nyummmy! ♥

    • lamh

      Woo, my love for Colin Firth has no limit. Before I became a professional Idris Elba stalker, Colin Firth was and still is my go-to British fantasy husband.

      Even before seeing Pride and Prejudice, I first remember reading about him in the first Bridget Jones Diary book. That alone made me find Pride and Prejudice to see what all the fuss was about. Now of course, I LOVE Pride and Prejudice and Colin Firth will forever be Mr Darcy/Mark Darcy to me.

      I can’t even bring myself to read the last Bridget Jones book that Helen Fielding wrote cause of what happens to Mark Darcy, and that’s thanks to Colin Firth being so darn awesome

    • Jennifer Bober


      Thank you TLo for making my Friday. I really do have a thing for the Brits. Excuse me while I go find a stream with a weeping willow along it to sit under and stare at the water dreamily.

      • LMGordon


    • LMGordon

      OMG, this man is gorgeous. Fewer clothes would be good, too, however. 😉

    • Maureen Basedow

      Does he need a better colorist, or is it just me?

    • kimmeister

      Another thing that always helps his classic look is his impeccable posture. This might be the first time I remember seeing him with a leg cocked.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Oh, be still my haunted heart! My, my, my!

    • DeTrop

      He’s aging nicely. (Wish he was aging with me).

      • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

        We could split time?

    • rikyrah

      Love me some Colin Firth.

    • Monabel

      No complaints.

    • Buffy


    • procrastinatrice

      Ah. My first love.

    • quiltrx

      He is the Colin. He merely has to ‘be’ to please his target audience.

    • Man Dala

      The Single Man. Dashing.

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      Mmmmm…nothing wrong with the classics.

    • AshBookworm

      Off to watch Pride and Prejudice. Yet again. Thanks TLo.

    • Kathy

      T&Lo, you just keep giving and giving. Thank you for the Darcyfication!

    • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

      One word: Dashing.

    • MaggieSays

      I used to think he was so sexy. Until I realized he looks a lot like my older brother. Darcy ruined.

    • Therese Bohn

      Hi Honey…
      Is it me, or is he getting younger?

    • Ali2044

      He would look amazing in TV Hannibal Lecter’s collection of gorgeous suits and silk ties.

    • li


    • Michelle Lim

      Be still my beating heart. Swoon.

    • St. Ace

      Skinny tie totally keeps the suit from becoming Secret Service. Very Cinema Italiano.

      • Toongrrl

        I was thinking he looks like a Spanish-Mexican member of my Mom’s side of the family myself……

    • SistaT

      He’s just so handsome. Nothing fussy or showy. Just quietly handsome.

    • JynxTheCat


    • GTrain

      Just perfect.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      … all this, and he’s witty, kind, and so very smart. *swoons*