Daniel Radcliffe for Essential Homme Magazine

Posted on August 15, 2014

Danny boy flaunts his baby blues – and every single hair on or near his head – for Essential Homme.



Daniel-Radcliffe-Essential-Homme-Magazine-August-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Daniel Radcliffe covers the August 2014 issue of Essential Homme magazine photographed by Kevin Sinclair and styled by Michael Fisher.

Daniel-Radcliffe-Essential-Homme-Magazine-August-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Blazer and Pants by Carven | Shirt by Etro | Belt by Jimmy Choo

Daniel-Radcliffe-Essential-Homme-Magazine-August-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Shirt by Lanvin | Vest (worn as an undershirt) by Burberry Prorsum | Pants by Emporio Armani \ Neck Chain by Cartier | Belt by Jimmy Choo



He’s striking and the clothes are well chosen. This should all be working like crazy but it comes off pretty flat to us. He’s got a unique look and requires a more unique guyditorial than the generic “brooding” one.



[Photo Credit: Kevin Sinclair for Essential Homme Magazine]

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  • lundibleu

    One the one hand, it is nice to see that the pictures haven’t been edited out of recognition or into polished smoothness. However, that second picture is out of focus, and what the heck is with his hair in the last one?

    I like the cover shot best.

    • amanda d

      The wholly out of focus picture is so frustrating and the more I look, the others don’t look very sharp either. How does that happen? Otherwise I really like the styling.

      • NinjaCate

        The blurry shots may be an artistic choice. Usually works better if the subject is moving though. It bugs me.

      • lundibleu

        It may be artistic choice, in which case I say that in my opinion that choice is balls. In fact, it must’ve been, because there’s no way they didn’t have in focus shots to use. I don’t like them.

  • Sarah

    Ooh, I like his haircut! He looks pretty manly in these, and I find him attractive, which is new, because heretofore – despite his general hairiness – I thought of him as a kid.

    ETA: Wait, is that a mesh tee I see? NO, thank you. Harry Potter is NOT an International Male.

    • lundibleu

      Not a mesh tee, it’s a (probably very expensive) string vest. Which automatically makes me think of Rab C Nesbitt.

      • Sarah

        Heh, I was not familiar with that so I just googled it and there came a pic of said mesh vest. HAWT.

      • Kate4queen

        kudos for the Rab C Nesbitt ref! love it and thought the same thing!

        • lundibleu

          Hah! Thanks. I’ve not seen it for years, but it was excellent. I know of several people referred to as Mary Doll because they are Just That Type :)

    • Thomas

      I can see the possibility for some Harry Potter International Male fanfic lol

      • Sarah

        Hehee! Harry Potter heads to the French Riviera after graduation from Hogwarts, dates an exotic dancer, and gets involved in smarmy low-level larceny!

        • demidaemon

          Sadly, I’m pretty sure that fanfic probably exists, with Draco Malfoy as the male exotic dancer.

          • formerlyAnon

            “Pretty” sure?
            It’s a certainty.

          • demidaemon

            Yeah, I don’t know why I said that. Silly me.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        There was once an International Male Outlet store about a mile from where I lived. To my shame, I confess to having gone in there once. It was full of stuff that International Male couldn’t get rid of. Envision that horrifying vision for a moment.

        Everything that Vanessa Hudgens has ever worn began as a thong at International Male.

        God eventually rained down molten sulfur upon it, and then it got redeveloped. Or something like that.

        • Thomas

          I would have gone in just for shits & giggles!

          • Mr. J.

            All this International Male bashing! Phooey. I always enjoyed going in there in LA and found a few groovalicious items. As Marilyn sang: “You’d be surprised.”

    • Brian G. Cox

      I can’t see one of these without picturing Darth Stewie lecturing one of his storm troopers, but the International Male reference (or International Jock – whatever they call themselves nowadays) works, too.

  • TM

    He looks so great. I am way fond/proud of him. Like you would be for your fav cousin. I know, it’s weird.

  • MK03

    …sorry, what was the question?

  • Dandesun

    Why isn’t he on a fan boat in the bayou?! Every guyditorial pales in comparison to that now. (Not like they were setting anyone on fire with their unique take before but still…)

  • Melissa Bumbs Grant

    I have a friend with hair like that and he has to shave it halfway up his head lest his do look very pelt like and bushy. Still I think I’d tame the brows and neck bread a skosh

    • H2olovngrl

      I can see the cowlicks in his neckbeard. Awkward!

      • ShaoLinKitten

        I find that weirdly sexy. Not just on him, in general. I perv for facial hair, though.

  • MilaXX

    Okay the neck beard skeeved me out a bit. The only shot I really like is the last one.

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      I am pro-beard all the way. But neck beard is advanced technique for sure, and requires the genetic gift of a well-distributed neck beard. And even then, it’s almost always a flat “no” from me. He does not have a good neck beard.

  • fashionlurker

    Every time I see heinous neckbeard, I yell in my head, “Shave your neck, Muppet!” thanks to a comment I once read by one of the Bitter Kittens.

  • AmyP

    The undershirt makes me think of Borat.

  • Thomas

    He seems to be getting more attractive as he ages.

    • formerlyAnon

      I think his 40s are going to be very good to him.

  • Imasewsure

    The clothes are great and I like the pictures but they are verging on Adam Levine territory (which is not a territory I go to willingly)

  • Frederik Tidén

    His eye color changes from the first one to the second. That blue does look hella photoshopped

    • FibonacciSequins

      That color change is odd because it’s quite well known from the Potter movies that Dan has blue eyes. Harry having green eyes was a plot point in the series, so there was a lot of discussion about Dan’s eye color over the years. I think the blue was Photoshopped, too. I don’t think his real eye color is that vivid.

  • alyce1213

    I too quickly read “Essential Home” and wondered — what the hell?
    I like the last photograph, hate his hair, and he must groom better. But I still love him.

    • BLauDGaspode

      haha, I wondered why he was in Essential Home too.

    • smayper

      me too– imagining him modeling with housewares.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Hate the styling in the last shot. Dan Radcliffe should never be made to wear a mesh undershirt unless it’s for a role. Also, he can handle more than “brooding guy”.

  • Betsy

    I was vacationing in CA last week and randomly ran into–and literally, almost ran into him–Daniel Radcliffe. He saw me losing my shit, shrugged sheepishly,smiled and waved. I could tell he was nice and unassuming. So I’m on board whatever he’s conjuring up as an adult. Expecto Boner!

    • Gatto Nero

      Sweet anecdote. Glad he seemed so down-to-earth and kind.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I find him quite attractive, neck beard and all. His publicist may disagree with me, but I really don’t know that he’s a mesh shirt kind of guy.

  • Janet B

    Um, I’m finding him quite attractive here which is not my usual response.

    (still dislike the neck beard)

  • papillon

    The last picture looks like something JGL’s character in Don Jon would have worn. That could never be a compliment. He’s working it as best he can though! But what’s up with the hair?

    I like the second picture – he looks much more adult than usual, like he should be in a Hemingway novel.

  • frannyprof

    He needs to get his facial hair under control. And what’s up with that weird haircut…

    • siriuslover

      My first thought on the haircut was that it’s for “A Young Doctor’s Notebook,” but I don’t know if it’s still filming / been renewed.

  • siriuslover

    He really is striking and he has such a beautifully chiseled face. But, Daniel Radcliffe or no, the neck beard has to go. I wonder if he wore a version (gold) of that Etro shirt (as seen on TLo). I’ll have to double check.

  • Monkey Toe

    Tiny lycanthropes should shave their necks and avoid string vests and douchey chain necklaces. Also everyone should shave their necks and avoid string vests and douchey chain necklaces.

  • marlie

    Now *I’m* agreeing with everyone who said that Daniel needed to groom his eyebrows. Just a bit though. And he absolutely needs to shave his neck. He’s a little too unkempt here.

  • BLauDGaspode

    He has the one ring around his neck in that last shot, which makes me laugh since I always thought he’d be a good hobbit.

    • TwiddlyStun

      Probably a Horcrux.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      I had the SAME thought.

  • spirit52

    Not loving the male-stripper-mesh-shirt. The rest of the clothes are nice.

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    The neck beard is strong with this one.

  • Salasalu

    Why why why with the neckbeards??

    • Margaret Nikoleit

      Because he mistakenly thinks it will make him look more mature. He’s trying to look as different as he can from his iconic childhood role.

  • BackseatDriver

    Not feeling the white net undershirt. It reads very late 80s- early 90s gay Miami.

  • quiltrx

    I like that second pic…”hmmm, I’m thinking.”
    The neck beard makes my eye twitch though, which makes it very hard to focus.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I never thought he was remotely attractive until I saw these pictures. I think it may be the quantity of body hair on display. And those eyes… Harry Potter is a MAN NOW.

  • Garcia Loca

    The cover pic and the last one… Ooof! Forgive me while I go freshen up.

  • nannypoo

    This guy is the opposite of sexy. Elves do not brood.

  • evave2

    I can’t get over the neck beard/scruff. He looks so good in those clothes and all I can see is his neck.

  • Columbinia

    So much eyebrow.

  • smallgirlsaretrouble

    See my vest, see my vest (actually, best that you don’t)

  • Filmjen

    I think if an image is going to be out of focus then it has to look very intentional and that’s why the look of movement works in those types of photos. In the last one the wall is really sharp and he is slightly out of focus and everything is out of focus in the center photo. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of aesthetic motivation for it, so it comes off as a mistake. The light is already soft, so I see added blur as really unnecessary. Fashion photography be weird. He’s purty though.

  • unbornfawn

    Neck beard and brooding guytorial aside, he sure is looking good. Harry who?

  • sk8tfan

    That blazer in the second photo looks like one of the inspirational pieces from the Red Robin challenge on PR last night.

  • demidaemon

    I don’t know. I’m kind of loving the whole editorial.

  • Denise Rambo

    That hairy neck … YUCK!

  • Clash D

    I COVET the belts in this editorial. Dayum.

  • stephbellard

    He has the sex appeal of a gecko.

  • http://www.groovymarlin.com/blog Groovymarlin

    Hot damn. He is HAIRY…but I like it!

  • Julie Ann

    While I agree with your comments, TLo, I also think this is the best-looking he’s ever been. Very striking.

  • LadyVimes

    That cover shot though.

  • Sanglots longs

    I am unhappy with the width on the sleeve of that brown jacket. C’mon, designers, when you make clothes for less tall people, please make the garments less wide, too. Otherwise it looks like a costume for “Guys and Dolls.”

  • ktr33

    The styling in the last one – mesh tee and neck chain? it’s like high-end guido. But the other 2 are supercute, as is he.

  • Miranda Reseigh

    He needs to shave that neck beard.

  • TigerLaverada

    Prolly showing my oldster-ness, but the recent proclivity for Dumb and Dumber haircuts on the hipstery youngsters has me, well, dumbfounded. Why would you want to look like that?

    • boweryboy

      It’s ironic.

      • TigerLaverada

        Ironic like “I’m wearing this stupid-looking haircut to prove I know what stupid looks like, therefore I can’t possibly be stupid like my haircut?” That’s a lot of layers to prove one’s cool. How about just looking cool to begin with? Or is that not meta enough?

        • boweryboy

          Nailed it. That’s why hipsters are so obnoxious.

  • MaggieMae

    Whoa. NICE cover shot.

  • boweryboy

    I can forgive the eyebrows as a fellow bushy eye-browed guy myself, but that’s some seriously nasty neck beard. Plus, the haircut is doing him no favors. I hope it’s for a role. I do appreciate the hairy chest, and he really is well suited to wear these clothes, so there’s that. But yeah, ultimately boring.

  • Samantha Riches ♡

    He is gorgeous!! When did this happen?! I can’t keep my eyes off him – LOVE everything Dan Radcliffe these days, keep it all coming please!!

  • guest2visits

    Such a great cover shot. Those EYES.

  • Milos Mom

    I agree that the concept is flat and predictable, but it is a good start. He has grown into a handsome, talented and humble man. Kudos to him.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    The neck beard must go before I will look at him.

  • Violina23

    I think my problem with these photos is that I look at him like the cool British cousin I never had, not mysterious and sexy. But that might just be me. From everything I hear about his personality, dark & brooding isn’t it.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    So. Much. Neckbeard.

  • yllas

    My first thought was, who’s the bum? Then I thought, is this what drinking and drugging get you? Ugly haircut, too unkempt, too hairy, period. Still working, though, that’s good.

  • Anique Ashraf

    Much sexy. Such otter. Yum.

  • CT14

    If he can tweeze the monobrow, he can shave the neckbeard.

    Just sayin’

  • Ali2044

    What’s with the blurry, out of focus shots?

  • JCWL

    Maybe it’s just me, but looks like a young, darker-haired Mikhail Baryshnikov in these pics. Love this look for him!

  • James

    I hate the neck beard. Hate, hate, hate. I don’t think that’s enough repetition there to express it appropriately, so add liberally.

  • pamplemousse

    So attractive…

  • Maria

    The clothes are so great they stand on their own. He was the second thing I looked at after the clothing.

  • ensilguz

    I like his picture on the cover of the book “The Lady in Black” (paperback) with his deep blue eyes!. He looks like a XIX Century character!!!

  • gretty

    Brooding + facial hair will always do it for me. Does brooding ever go out of fashion? Not in my heart.

  • https://plus.google.com/+FrankLithiumz/posts Frank Lithium

    Yeah… scruff to me has never really worked well for Daniel, and the sudden horizontal buzz halfway-down the sides of his head had to be made in a deranged moment.