Michael B. Jordan in Ermenegildo Zegna at AXE Gold Temptation Event

Posted on August 14, 2014

Read that title again and please take note of the event being featured. This should give you some idea of just how bottom-of-the-barrel we are on celebrity style this week.

Which isn’t to say Michael B. is bottom-of-the-barrel. On the contrary, kittens.

Michael-B-Jordan-Ermenegildo-Zegna-AXE-Gold-Temptation-Event-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Michael B. Jordan attends AXE Gold Temptation event at Pier 81 in New York City an Ermenegildo Zegna look paired with Christian Loboutin shoes.

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He put the work in – and this isn’t exactly a venue that asked a lot of its attendees. We’re not talking the Oscars here.

He looks really cute. Love the pattern on pattern.

But all he needs to do is eat a pretzel and that jacket becomes too small on him. In other words, it’s right on the line. The shirt’s one deep breath away from the buttons straining too. It looks like he might have packed on some muscle and either he hasn’t made size adjustments to compensate or he’s deliberately wearing his clothes a little tight to show it off.

Still: cute.



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  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume


    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Exactly. Also, this man is so damn cute I want to sit him on my couch and feed him.

      • Bexxx

        I want to sit me on his face. Too much?

        • Yes.

        • GlitterGreen

          No not really, you’re fine.

        • julnyes

          depends on the difference in age between you two 🙂

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          It’s all good!

        • ljh

          But if you did that, you wouldn’t be able to *look at* HIS beautiful, beautiful face. If I were on an intimate basis with such a man, looking into those eyes and being warmed by that smile would be Priorities One through All of Them.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    One deep breath and it’s Hulkamania up in here. Still, cute! he has such a great smile!

    • Kathy

      The Hulkamania thing would be awesome though!

      • jen


        • GlitterGreen

          Yes, to see him bust out of that suit into his drawls. BTW, am I the only person on this site that notices something else that’s about to burst out of that suit????

  • Very cute – not quite up to his usual standard, but good.

    • marlie

      It’s shameful for all of the other guystars that, for a slightly off day, MBJ still looks this good.

  • @Biting Panda

    He smile is the best thing I’ve seen in weeks.

  • snarkykitten

    Take note, lazy male stars: THIS is how you show up to a photocall/fan event/fucking ANYTHING in Hollywood without looking like a schlub. Hell, you don’t even need a tie if you do it right!

    • MissusBee

      Foreign papers please copy.

    • marlie

      And if you want to bring it down a notch, switch out the suit pants with a NICE pair of tailored jeans or something. It’s not THAT hard, guys.

  • KinoEye

    As always, the best thing he’s wearing is that smile. LOVE the pattern mixing.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I really, really love that hound’s tooth check.

  • LilyVanessi

    For someone so young, he has a great sense of style. The men from the Expendables should take note.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Someone send this to Jason Statham, with a note about dressing appropriately for the venue.

      • marlie

        Statham is the least of my worries. He may wear a suit that makes him look like a strip club bouncer, but he still puts in more effort than a lot of the younger guystars. And more than Wesley Snipes…

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          You have a point there.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    After all the crappy clothes yesterday, I’ll take it!

  • Mrs. Julien

    LOVE the pattern on pattern. That is at the very least some M.A. level fashion.

  • Anna

    Surely Michael B. deserves to be partnered with something more along the likes of Tom Ford or Bvlgari fragrances, Calvin Klein even, not Axe body spray (yes, I Googled what the hell an “Axe Gold Temptation” was and he’s working with the brand).

    Still cute, though.

    • papillon

      I would love for him to be partnered with Tom Ford. That would be perfect.

      • Anna

        Just remembered though that Tom Ford had those really gross ads a few years ago. Michael B. would make it classy though, or he could (should) replace Justin Timberlake for Givenchy.

        • 100000% agree with you on a Givenchy contract.

    • Lisa

      I dunno, the views he shared on women who have sex on the first date seem to mesh pretty well with Axe wearing dudes.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        Dammit! I hope this is the one time today that you’re mistaken.

      • Anna

        Yikes, I concur with @KateShouldBeWorking. Was there some sort of video?

      • GlitterGreen

        I thought people over reacted to that statement. The one thing I rolled my eyes on though, was legs and pulse. I think he fumbles when it comes to women. He wanted to say something that sounded cool and it backfired. I don’t think he meant it.

    • kimmeister

      At least he’s not at an Old Spice event posing with the creepy animatronic spokes-thing they have lately. That thing is creepy.

      • Anna

        Haven’t seen that, but I’ll take your word for it.

      • marlie

        It’s awful. And weird. So, so weird.

    • GlitterGreen

      Speak on it!

  • kfizz

    He looks so good. He is literally the only dude I’ve ever seen big diamond (or faux) studs in and not immediately thought they looked awful. I cannot understand how he does it. Probably the impeccable suit, now that I think about it.

    • marlie

      The rest of his look is so polished that the earrings just add a sense of youthful style to his look.

      • conlakappa

        While still making me wonder, “Will this style ever go away?!” Pair that with my thinking the same thing about the tats-aplenty look yesterday, I guess I am now officially my Great-Aunt Mag. My people, my people.

        • marlie

          I don’t mind them. So I’m not turning into Great Aunt Mag YET. 😛

          • conlakappa

            Perhaps you are younger than I! Great-Aunt Mag had a lot of style, bless her departed self. She just might have gone for this look had she lived to see it!

  • papillon

    He’s so adorable. And looks much buffer than usual. I wonder if it’s for a role? I really like the colour scheme but don’t really like the pattern mixing, tbh; however that’s only noticeable close up so it doesn’t really matter.

    • KendraMR

      He’s playing Johnny Storm/Human Storm in the Fantastic Four reboot which explains the buffer appearance.

      • papillon

        Oh, that does explain it. I didn’t even know they were rebooting Fantastic Four already. That’s a good role for him though, exposure-wise, if it does well. I might have to actually watch it now. Thanks.

        • julnyes

          Hopefully the reboot has new writers as well, because the original FF was HORRENDOUSLY BAD! Bad writing, plot holes a mile wide, poor casting choices, ugh … the only good thing about that movie was Chris Evans being cute all over the place and obviously Michael B.. can do that as well.

      • FibonacciSequins

        He’s going to look good in that FF suit.

  • Capt. Renault

    Lookin’ good, Reggie!

  • KendraMR

    DAMN. ::fans self:: Oh, how I’ve missed Michael B. postings.

  • In_Stitches

    His shoulders are so broad and his waist so small…no off the rack suit is going to fit him. He defaults to ‘too tight’ more often then not, but I’m not going to fault him for it.

    • kimmeister

      I have the lady version of that problem, and for years I would wear jackets that were simultaneously too small in the shoulders but too big in the waist. Then my problems were magically solved when I learned to buy the size that fits my shoulders, and tailor everything else in. I’m sure Michael has the money to do so, now he just needs to learn to do it!

      • BlairBear

        Yeah but undoubtedly that outfit is borrowed and it probably arrived hours before the event

    • GlitterGreen

      I agree, I don’t like the way his stylist fit him. He has a nice but unique build. His suits should be tailored to fit his unique frame. I thought he wore his clothing a little too tight when he was smaller. I think hes worn that suit before. He needs it adjusted. Either way, I hope he stays buff and built. I like his new muscular arms. I need to see more pictures without a shirt.

  • Audrey Lee

    He is just so impeccable. He so, so rarely misses. This is another win. Gorrrgeous.

  • Le_Sigh

    That pant hem is perfection.

    • JauntyJohn


    • Audrey Lee

      Definitely had that thought too. It’s PERFECT.

    • LeighanimalChic

      Indeed it is. Can’t believe T & Lo did not comment on it, given that’s one of their hot-button issues…

  • Kent Roby

    I like his heavenly aura in the close-up pic.

  • Sophie

    He’s not as radiant as usual, sadly. But he still looks really cute.

    • KendraMR

      Well he is at an event for AXE…

    • Kent Roby

      He had an Axe to grind.

    • GlitterGreen

      You are right. Is skin isn’t as glowing. Probably the new diet he’s on to bulk up.

  • MW

    The cuffing is beautiful, so are the shoes, and straining shirt buttons aren’t really a cause for complaint for me.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Please Santa Baby Jeebus, tell me he was paid a bazillion dollars to attend Axe Brotastic Afterparty Preparty with the purpose of classing the place up.

  • NBG

    Adorable. I always love seeing him because he puts the effort in. Even if he doesn’t always hit it out of the park, you know he worked at it. Props.

  • MilaXX

    Huh? Did uncles say something?

  • evave2

    I like this guy. He always looks like SOMEBODY put some thought into how he looks. I don’t know if he “big” enough to have a stylist on 24/7, so if it is HIM he is just the smartest fashion guy I am seeing right now.

  • kmk05

    WHY HELLO THERE. I think everything here would benefit from an extra cm, but apart from that, wowza.

  • Kent Roby

    I want him and Heidi to trade suits, just for giggles.

    • MilaXX

      He would look a hot mess, but Heidi would actually look really sexy.

  • martha jones

    So, one thing I have learned from reading TLo the past few years is I don’t know how a suit is supposed to fit a man. Sometimes I think I guy looks great and the uncles say the fit is all wrong. And sometimes it is the exact opposite. To my credit, I knew this was a little tight although he looks cute as a bug. Can someone give me a crash course in suit fittage? Any tips would be appreciated.

    • kimmeister

      The guy’s anatomical shoulders shouldn’t be wider than the shoulder seam of the jacket. You can see strain around the buttons of his shirt because it very snug on his chest. The pants fit perfectly though.

      • vitaminC

        ^ This. You can see his shoulders straining the fabric below and beyond the shoulder pads; big no-no. The sleeves are too tight, and the chest is too small–take note of the way the lapels arc forward off the chest rather than lying flat. The jacket is also pulling around the first button, as is the shirt around the middle one. Still, I’d tap that.

        Hope this helps.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Cute as a big indeed. He doesn’t give me the vapors, but I just want to squeeze his cheeks. Just so adorable. And he always puts in the effort while still looking effortless. Hope he’s around for a long time.

  • Sam Smith

    I like everything about this, except for that top button.

  • boweryboy

    I am always distracted by his ear bling. It’s the only quibble I have.

    • OffToSeeHim

      Hey, when did men start wearing two earrings? I thought it was one for men, two for women.

      • I think men have been wearing two earrings in one culture or another for as long as women have…

      • julnyes

        It is not unusual at all in the black community for men to wear two earrings.

      • Jacob Bowen

        I wear two earrings! I think one looks dumb and I love the ability to accessorize through my earring choice.

  • KT

    Super cute. Love him.

  • Denise Alden

    This young man is adorable! He always puts in the effort and it shows. His shoe choice led me to wonder how often men choose Loboutins? Women, of course: but I don’t know if I’ve seen them on men before.

  • Kim Elmore

    REALLY handsome!

  • gingerella

    Those shades of blue are fantastic on him. He has beautiful skin.

  • carnush

    He looks amazing in blue.

  • I miss seeing my boo on the red carpet. He’s lookin’ good in blue.

  • MilaXX

    This would also have looked great on DanRad

  • The Versatile Chef

    Nice outfit, Wallace.

  • Sophia Finfer

    HE’S BACK!!!!!!!

  • fursa_saida

    He, too, is going the way of the Dorito, I see.

    • GlitterGreen

      No lol, he put on a lot of muscle for his new movies. He’s muscular not fat. Now, can we get a picture of him on the red carpet naked?

      • fursa_saida

        It’s a reference to a running joke about Chris Evans’ shoulder to waist ratio. All positive!

        • GlitterGreen

          Oh lol, I wasn’t angry, but thank your for telling me. Now I get it lol.

        • GlitterGreen

          Oh now I get it, lol. I wasn’t angry though.

  • Oh dear, I seem to have licked my computer screen. What is happening?! It’s not even Friday!

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I feel like anyone who answers that way doesn’t respect me to begin with.

    • ryenerman

      I regret that I’m only allowed to up vote this one time.

  • PastryGoddess

    He slays me with that smile…

  • LadyLuck777

    I love the smile and the perfect hem on the pants.

  • marlie

    That smile — he’s so freaking adorable I can’t take it. I love the pattern mixing as well, but he does look like he’s bulked up a little bit. The jacket could stand to be a bit bigger, but I’m not complaining.

  • GlitterGreen

    Michael B. Jordan is a sexy man. He has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen. However, this suit is a tad too tight. He looks good, I just think with his new sexy muscles, he should try a larger suit. Or at least look into bigger pants because …………………..I know I’m not the only one who’s noticed that he’s um………………….too big for skinny jeans. I mean it’s like a big head light.

  • Tlazolteotl

    He has soft, lovely eyes.

  • Lilyana_F

    That smile… sigh

  • Lower L

    This jacket’s not in danger of becoming too tight on him, it already is. And to a significant degree.

  • demidaemon

    I like this from a distance, but the close up makes me feel a little dizzy. That said, it would probably work in the real life setting where you don’t have to worry about clothes close-ups.

  • Milos Mom

    Such a handsome fellow. And talented…. My teenage self find him to be most dreamy.

  • JynxTheCat

    My diggity he is adorable.

  • e jerry powell

    Sometimes I wonder if celebrities in general, and man-stars in particular shouldn’t have two wardrobes.

  • Pterodactyl111

    He doesn’t look like a man who wears Axe. He looks like an attractive and intelligent man who I want to date.