Gemma Chan and the Men of “Mary Queen of Scots” at the London Premiere

Posted on December 11, 2018

As we noted earlier in the Saoirse and Margot post, this film did not exactly wow us and we’ll have more to say in this week’s podcast, but two things it DID have going for it: Gemma Chan in period Elizabethan costuming and an array of nice-looking men to gaze upon when things got boring.



David Tennant

To be fair, David spent the entirety of the film behind a bathmat-sized beard, ranting about how women are tools of Satan, so it was a bit of a woody-wilter there. Still, there’s nothing like the sound of him when he gets to display the full force of his burr. Love the grooming, love the suit, absolutely do not understand what’s going on with that shirt choice.


Gemma Chan in Miu Miu

This is very pretty. One of the more delicate, understated Miu Mius we’ve seen in some time. It does tend to have a vaguely bridal feel to it, though.



Jack Lowden

He looks like a ’30s movie star (if there’s a Jimmy Cagney biopic planned, here he is, casting directors), which means theoretically, he could really work a high-waisted, big, pleated pant in the Clark Cable mode. This, on the other hand, just looks like his pants are too big. Granted, if he buttoned his jacket and took his damn hands out of his pockets – WHICH IS HOW GOD INTENDED THIS TO BE WORN – then we wouldn’t have a problem.



James McArdle

He’s dreamy and we love that he not only wore a velvet jacket, but one that brings out the blue of his eyes. The problem? This look needs some contrast. A white shirt, please. Also a tie.


Joe Alwyn

Mr. Taylor Swift is having a banner career year, between this, Boy Erased and The Favourite.  Time to bring the styling up to the same level. The suit’s kind of interesting, but the boots are focus-pulling and the grooming is downright horrible.



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