Tonight I watched Richard in the livestream from the Japanese press conference. And once again, I loved his outfit. That Gucci cloth-and-leather varsity jacket, the grey tee, the jeans and the return of the black kicks along with a clean-shaven face had him looking hip, young and ready for the sock hop, indeed. The looks may be a blast from the past, but he doesn’t look anything like an old fogey.
At the ARIAs, he was rockin’ the waxed jeans, black jacket and heavy stubble (and the kicks! Some dislike them, but they suit me just fine). The looks are retro, they are classic, and yet very fresh and stylish, too. He really seems comfortable in his own skin and his new clothes and this fan thinks he’s definitely got the LOOK.
Love the Gucci jacket. Ilaria knows her stuff, doesn’t she?
She really does. I am very impressed with her work. Two thumbs up from this girl!
Not my favourite look for him, but it suits the occasions well. The references to 50s styles work for Richard.
I think it is a good look for Japan as well. My Japanese friends love retro baseball jackets and converse. They will also love his modesty, graciousness and nice manners – well, who wouldn’t?
I thought of that aspect, too–it was a look that would appeal to the Japanese. Who seemed very enthusiastic about him on the red carpet, too. He had a great time!
Thank you God, I didn’t miss the second live stream !!!
Hooray! He totally ROCKED the Japanese red carpet. Still not sure what the jacket was made of, but those were same pants he wore to ARIAs. He was stunning. And had such fun!
What? Have i missed the Japanese premiere? Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
I need a copy of his itinery. I can’t keep up.
No fears. Pictures are coming your way shortly. I am sure the video will be up in a few hours if not sooner. 😀
Thanks! You are a star.
But my pledge to watch every one live didn’t last long did it?
Do you know when and where the next one is?
LOL no, just obsessed with seeing new RA every freakin’ chance I get and I might as well share. Is Toronto next up? Right now mind is hazy. I will try to find out later. I think RANet is supposed to have some sort of schedule.
Thanks – i was about to head over to RANet to look for vids. I still haven’t seen the NZ press conference.
Fabulous “Not a Movie Star” Richard Armitage ! OMG OMG OMG !!!!
Hate to contradict you, Mr. Armitage. But you ARE a movie star.
He’s killed me, it was bound to happen and now he’s done it! Going for 1950’s rock’n’roll style? My absolute favourite decade? Let’s face, I didn’t stand a chance… 😀
You’re a dead duck, as we would say here, my dear. 😉
I truly am, Angie… 😀
Despite the criticism of some people, and you know who you are!(she said , shaking her fist!)I love this outfit:)
I do, too. I really do think it was perfect for the venue. I think to a certain degree she is choosing outfits that mirror the premiere site as well as aspects of RA’s personality. I think she is doing a good job. He looks great and he seems to be feeling just fine in the clothes.
Noemi, i can’t resist commenting, however late, on your favorite decade, the 50’s. I bet you didn’t live through them. I spent my teens in the 50’s—the songs were great, clothing styles were ok if you didn’t mind being dictated to, uncomfortable, and freezing in the Michigan cold, and societal mores were terribly restrictive, hypocritical, suffocating, if you were not a WASP, (white, anglo-saxon, protestant) male. Thus, in the 60’s and 70’s, we had widespread youth rebellion and the civil rights and women’s liberation movements. Apart from the popular music, I look back on the 50’s with disdain. As I was then taught, an activity like “Richarding” would have sent me to hell.
So glad to be liberated from all that!
Angie, the second photo of this post is very special to me. In it he doesn’t look particularly like a movie star, but Richard is wearing the same expression that he has in your blue-eyed soul photo. Priceless! Very seldom does he let this side of his personality show. It gets me in the gut.