Jared Leto at the Armani Privé Fall 2014 Show

Posted on July 09, 2014

You know what Rocker Pixie Jesus has in spades?

Jared-Leto-Armani-Prive-Fall-2014-Show-Paris-Haute-Couture-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jared Leto attends the Armani Privé Fall 2014 show in Paris, France.

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Sure, it’s an outmoded word, but we don’t think it’s an outmoded concept. Call if “flair,” if you must. It’s more than just style; it’s the ability (or more accurately the attitude) that allows one to get away with outfits that would look ridiculously stupid on anyone else. This is how Brad Pitt wishes he looks. Unfortunately, when Brad tries to go this route, he tends to look like a homeless biker. Somehow, Jared can wear some shitty outfit and then finish it off with a high-end item (like the above tuxedo jacket) and have it all come together like it was meant to be.


Granted, this is not one of his better efforts. In fact, we don’t much like it. The pants and the boots really bug. But the point is, if, say,  Robert Downey Jr. or Brad Pitt tried this, we’d be raging and yelling and claiming that civilization was about to collapse.

And believe us, he’s not our type at all. This is not a “He’s so hot he can get away with anything” situation. He’s just got that special something; that undefinable thing that people in fashion absolutely lose their shit over.

But the thumbs-up thing will never be cool, no matter who does it.



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  • runjuliet

    The littlest Allman Brother…

    • ceceliadid

      … Posh Allman.

    • PinkyK

      I was thinking the same thing!

  • sienna elm

    but wouldn’t he be fun to have drinks with?!?

  • NMMagpie

    I love Jared Leto. He’s quite grounded for the various industries he works in and seems to be in one the ongoing joke of it all.

    • Rhonda Shore

      He does always seem to be enjoying himself.

  • Anna

    I think it also helps that he looks so young in spite of his actual age – if that face actually looked 42, he’d look like how Brad Pitt typically presents himself (aka trying too hard).

    • Sam Smith

      Seriously, what deal has he made with the devil? He has not aged.

      • Morgendorffer

        Something something painting in an attic somewhere.

      • it’s called: an insanely-restrictive diet, no alcohol, no cigarettes, no drugs, no kids, tons of sleep, sunscreen, and a great sense of humor.

    • Daenyx

      I die a little inside every time I see him with that awful beard. Yes, he’s pulling it off, but he’s far, far too pretty to hide under a fuzzy face muskrat, though I do wonder if that’s part of how he avoids looking like he ever ages.

  • decormaven

    That’s the power of the RPJ to carry off that combination of garments and footwear.

  • Aidan B

    I know I’m in the minority, but I roll my eyes every time he shows up on here.

    • didgerdoni


    • Introspective

      im going to venture that you arent.

      • Aidan B

        So it would now seem!

    • lovelyivy

      I roll my eyes too because he’s just so precious, but I do think he does interesting things with his clothes, and pulls off ridiculous things with élan.

    • Man Dala

      You’re not alone, gurl #Messiahcomplex

  • higgledypiggledy

    As I was scrolling through the photos, trying to think what the Uncles were going to say RPJ has, I thought “posture.” Dude has immaculate posture. It’s not the whole story, but it goes a long way to selling these, er, idiosyncratic looks.

    • cocohall

      Yes! Good posture. And he has a very well-proportioned body. Plus he is slender. And like many celebrities, has a relatively large head. So he wakes up ahead of the game in terms of wearing clothes.

  • “Panache” will always be cheap perfume to me!

    He does look better than you’d expect, but I still don’t really like this look.

    • Miss Ruth

      As ever, I agree with you, Miss Alicia. Is there a word that means shiny + grimy? Shimy? Griny?

      • makeityourself

        Does “oil slick” help?

    • demidaemon

      I feel like, if every piece was upscaled to the level of the jacket, I would like it a lot more than I do. And if he wore real dress shoes. The hoofer boots are a major needle scratch. Because I love the jacket, but I seriously could have pulled the rest of the look out of my own closet, which is kind of disappointing WHEN YOU ARE ATTENDING AN ARMANI SHOW.

      Sadly, though, if given the opportunity, I would still hit that because I am sad.

  • Just one little quibble: please wash your hair.

    • StellaZafella

      I’m afraid, from personal past experience, that if he did…it would explode out like Farrah Fawcett with a beard.

      • Oh, Stella, I do love you so.

      • alyce1213

        I just spit out water.

      • giddypony

        Now I long for him to do that, cause you know he would somehow rock that ‘do.

      • Farrah Fawcett with a beard = perfect description of Conchita Wurst.

    • quiltrx

      Totally agree. That was the best thing about his Oscars look…his hair was so shiny and pretty. I imagined it smelled like flowers. RPJ should always smell like flowers.
      I don’t like to think what THIS hair smells like. And heaven forbid if he’s trying to go for dreads. They only work for Rob Zombie, and we don’t see him on the RC in couture. (we see him on stage being a badass, but that’s another story.)

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    Those fucking shirt buttons.

  • alyce1213

    I don’t know how much help he has realizing his image — how much is stylist, how much is him — but he certainly has it down.
    I love everything he’s wearing, even the ridiculously open boots, which I’d scoff at on anyone else. And such a baby face — he really is a magic pixie.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    It’s the power of sunglasses!! In sunglasses, he looks “cool-ish” despite his outfits. Any of the pics with his sunglasses off and I think he looks… less…cool.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Just one more button done and I’d love this.

    • formerlyAnon

      But he HAS to show off his faux rosary necklace. (At least I assume it’s faux – it’s missing the Hail Holy Mary/Glory Be medal at the y juncture).

  • Oh Jared don’t, don’t do that. Thumbs up with your hair just makes you look like “Buddy Christ” from Dogma.

    • StrandedFashionista

      Or Terry Richardson… *Shudder*

  • SugarSnap108

    He likes to make that gesture where he looks like he’s parting the Red Sea. You’re not Rocker Pixie Moses, Jared.

  • Danielle

    Put me squarely in the Be Me AND Do Me category of fan.

    • demidaemon

      Me too, although it sometimes makes me hate myself. Although this look is less of Be Me and still Do Me, for me.

      • Danielle

        It’s a dirty Do Me, on the hood of his ’79 Corvette while the sun goes down over the Hollywood sign, a cheap longneck still clasped in one hand.

  • lynnlee

    I don’t see it. To me he just looks ridiculously stupid. And with his shirt all open like that, he looks douchey.

  • Miriam Foster

    He has CUNT

  • Alyssa

    He’s not my type either, and those boots being undone like that really bug me. However, he does have incredible presence, and is very consistent in his image. I like his tendency to wear “normal” clothes mixed with the high fashion.

  • Denise Rambo

    It’s his “I don’t give a shit what anybody thinks” attitude.

    • StrandedFashionista

      Confidence is the sexiest thing on a person nine times out of ten.

      • WendyD


    • Gatto Nero

      Should have scrolled down before commenting. That’s it exactly.

  • StrandedFashionista

    This one doesn’t quite hang together quite as quirkily and interestingly as yesterday’s Chanel look for me. I think it’s because everything is too tonal. Perhaps a white dress shirt in place of the blue one would set everything to rights for me.

    • AnneElliot

      This is hurting my eyes, if nothing else because the blacks don’t match. It would’ve been almost acceptable if the shirt were a different color — a bright blue to match his pretty eyes, even if they’re covered up.

      And don’t get me started on the hair. Sigh.

      • StrandedFashionista

        That’s what it is that I don’t like about it!. The blacks don’t match.

  • Janet B

    I’d like to see what he’d do with a linen suit.

    • StrandedFashionista

      Maybe the man bun could come back.

      • alyce1213

        Oh gahd no.

      • KinoEye

        I think he actually has worn a man bun once when he was featured on the site. Might have been from this year’s Coachella posts?

        • kimmeister

          I’m pretty sure he had one at the Golden Globes.

    • alyce1213

      The Full WITFU? I’d like to see that too, with clean hair and groomed beard, just for a change.

      • Janet B

        Doubt he’d go full WITFU, but I think he’d look fantastic.

    • I got my long-haired husband a linen suit for an upcoming wedding, and he looks AMAZE. Now if I can just get him to stop making double-chin-The-Rock face in photos…

  • colleenjanel

    There is nothing about his look that I find appealing in the slightest. I desperately wish he would chop off the hair and shave his face.

    • Janet B

      Would we recognize him?

      • colleenjanel

        Probably not. But I’m okay with that.

      • KinoEye

        I would, simply from being a teenager when 30 Seconds to Mars was the hot thing, not too long after the My So-Called Life/Requiem for a Dream days. He had short black hair and no beard — he looked pretty damn good, but there’s no denying that this is much more of a “signature” look for him.

    • demidaemon

      I could probably deal with the loss of the facial hair, but I think losing the long might throw me into the arms of despair.

  • RedRaven617

    I’m ready for him to do a 180. I’m bored.

  • Anglow

    With the hair, the shades, the beard and layers of clothing, he looks to me like he is hiding behind it all.

  • Not getting it…. Lapels on jacket gimmicky as are the turned down boots. Beard waaaay to whatever you call a beard when it is starting to get smelly looking?

  • Joey Melliza

    Jared is the new johnny depp

  • Nika E

    I just wish he would dial back in the beard.

    • formerlyAnon

      God yes.

  • Kent Roby

    Jared is becoming the male Helena Bonham Carter; and the world is a better place because of it.

  • Constant Reader

    The undone boots are a bridge too far for me, but I approve the jazz hands.

  • I’m guessing Rihanna has the factor, too, considering half of the shit she wears makes my eyes cross. But she definitely knows how to make it work for her…and her alone.

    Since the subject is about Jared, let me add that I like the tuxedo jacket.

  • evave2

    Maybe the thumbs up is his way of telling the photographers that the shoot is OVER and he is LEAVING the staging area?
    I got nothing else.
    But those open boots look dumb. Any comment from anybody if he can actually WALK like that? Because it looks dumb.

    • kimmeister

      I think the half-tuck into the skinny jeans helps keep the top of the boots semi-wrangled.

  • MissMariRose

    I think he can get away with it because he comes across as someone who’s comfortable in his own skin. In red carpet pics, Pitt always looks a little tense and uncomfortable to me and Downey’s clowning betrays a bit of insecurity.

  • boweryboy

    I can’t with him anymore, but yeah somehow he is able to effortlessly pull off questionable sartorial choices.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I need him to trim the beard. Otherwise I’m on board with everything else. For him alone though- don’t be Andrew Garfield and trying this s***.

  • Daisy Walker

    Aren’t those the boots Bender wore in “The Breakfast Club”?

    • FibonacciSequins

      All Jared needs is to switch out that tux jacket for a huge overcoat. And a single diamond stud.

      • Daisy Walker

        Be still my heart.

  • FibonacciSequins

    It’s amazing to see what he can get away with. Especially since he stopped wearing eyeliner. I do wish he’d cut his hair short again and shave his beard. It would freshen up his look. Most of the world saw his Jesus look at the Oscars; we’re ready for something new.

    • formerlyAnon

      I’m good with the hair. Not a beard person, so I’d love it if he’d shave.

      • demidaemon

        Me too. I am neutral on the beard but would hate to see him lose the long hair.

  • Sophie

    I thought you were going to say he has plenty of beard. Since the word “panache” immediately calls Cyrano de Bergerac to my mind, I will say that he is at the very least a few unbuttoned buttons short of having it. Flair, maybe. But not panache.

  • Monkey Toe

    I disagree thoroughly. He always looks like an airwick douchefumes generator in mismatched clothes. You can practically hear him mentally hitting on teenage girls at an all-ages show. Bleagh.

    • Bad Idea Jeans

      “Airwick douchefumes generator”. BAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA. Thank you. I do wish he’d lose the jesus hands, hair, and beard and go back to being straight up pretty. I do prefer this “outfit” to the ladyjeans + pink boots Chanel thing yesterday.

  • Kathy

    je ne sais quoi realness.

  • Gatto Nero

    A fair part of the appeal seems to be that he is so serene about it all. Unlike some of the others mentioned, Leto doesn’t look as though he cares whether anyone else likes what he’s wearing or what he’s doing.

  • RescueMe23

    Brush your hair; trim your beard a little, and lose the stupid poses on the runway and you’ll be OK RPJ..

  • Carleenml

    I thought you were going to say “really bad taste in shoes.”

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    Is that a blue shirt with a black coat?

  • Judy_J

    I keep expecting to see him exposing his flaming heart, like the Jesus on the religious candles.

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, I didn’t – UNTIL I READ THIS!

  • msdamselfly

    I wouldnt call this “getting away with it”. I think it looks pretty sloppy. One thing going for it is the impeccable hang and fit of the jacket.

  • PinkyK

    At least he dosen’t look dirty…as in go take a bath not sexy dirty. He always looks sexy dirty! So often when men try to go this route they just look scuzzy.

  • SamE

    His RPJ superpowers must keep him from tripping all over himself in those boots. Mere mortals would have done a faceplant walking up those stairs.

  • Ashleigh

    funny question, but is that his creamy white ultra smooth chest showing?? It looks strange to me, but I’ve seen enough Terry Richardson photos of his nakedness to know that’s how he looks…

  • HM3

    “You know what rocker pixie Jesus has in spades?” This sentence initially made no sense to me. I am so outmoded in my fab vocab.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Remember the pink silk shirt and cornrows? I guess panache is something you can grow into.

  • MilaXX

    I like him, but he has got to stop doing the Buddy Jesus pose.

  • marlie

    The colorblocked shirt is a little distracting, but if the shirt had been a solid color, this would have been a decent (though not great) showing from RPJ.

  • suzq

    I disagree. The “thumbs up” thing is totally adorable when my 11-year-old does it. Jared v. Brad: Jared is not unkempt. His hair looks nice and the beard is styled. It makes a big difference. Everything is artfully layered. Brad just DGAF.

  • Shawn EH

    It’s not even the clothes I mind so much, it’s the hair. Not that I know what would be better, but I can’t stand it.

  • fursa_saida

    I…have a visceral negative reaction to him. He just oozes, to me. So generally I feel like his clothes are either wasted (if I can actually take note of them and like the pieces) or irrelevant to the fact that I can’t stand him. I think I might like that shirt, in theory, but I can’t tell.

  • formerlyAnon

    If he’d shave I’d probably be powerless before him. Despite knowing better.

  • SistaT

    I don’t know. I just don’t know. I want to love him and yet I cannot. He looks like a douchebag to me. He is a NO. I want him to cut all that tomfoolery off his face and do something about that hair and then maybe we’ll talk.

  • @Biting Panda

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a lil bit.

  • Oh, Jared Leto. I never loved him, but he does have the panache.

  • DuBey2

    Points for the Calvin and Hobbes reference. Loved them.

  • e jerry powell

    If we could just get him away from Uncle Terry…

  • Gloriana Reginata

    No, I’m sorry, I’m not sure whether it’s the two-toned shirt needlessly open, or the flapping boot bits, or Leto’s personality (which I went right off after hearing him interviewed by poor Terry Gross on NPR); but I just can’t. His magical pixie dust turns to grit in my eyes, and I am impervious to this fashion magic of which the uncles speak.

  • venusvelvet

    To me, he’s always come across as a try-too-hard, look at me, aren’t I cool, poser.

  • Lindsay McCarthy

    Willie Robertson’s skinny identical twin brother?

  • Jecca2244

    he really does look like how i imagine jesus to look. that’s crazy.

  • Pennymac

    I was gonna say “Split Ends” as my answer. Panache wasn’t my first thought when wondering what he has in spades.

  • SophieCollier

    I don’t get it. He always looks like a bit of a twat to me. Something a bit too Russel Brand/Criss Angel douchey about him. But… whatever.

  • I think “sprezzatura” is the current trendy term.

    • “Sprezz” for short.