Jon Hamm/Don Draper, shirtless in Hawaii for ‘Mad Men’: sexy or not so much?

These photos work on a lot of different levels. For one, many Jon Hamm fans claim that he’s only really hot when he’s “in character” as Don Draper. DONE. He’s in character in these photos from the Hawaiian shoot of Mad Men. Two, these photos act as some kind of “spoiler” for those of us obsessed with Mad Men, many of whom want to see Megan Draper OUT. Well, it looks like Megan is still around next season. And she’s in a bikini. And she’s still hanging out with Don. Probably pitching fits and starting fights and acting like a tantrumy child. Ugh. Joan called it, didn’t she? This IS the kind of woman he goes for. Infantilized and tantrum-prone and vapid.

But really, these photos just work because they’re p0rn for a certain kind of lady (like me). I like a man who looks like he does NOT spend every waking moment at the gym. And that kind of beefcake look would be wrong for this era too. I also like a man with a hairy chest. Don Draper/The Hamm is giving me Sean Connery vibes here. And I like it.

I know I always ask “Jon Hamm: would you hit it?” and I’m usually disappointed with the Hamm-hate that comes his way. But would you hit it if he was in character as Don Draper? Don Draper is a complicated man. Don Draper is tortured and difficult and wry and interesting and sexist and a feminist. I would hit it. But I would also hit it with Jon Hamm. *sigh*

PS… I love that Don Draper is a reader. It’s one of my favorite parts of the Don Draper character.

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  1. Lizzie says:

    Nice tan lines around the shorts area. 🙂

  2. Naye in VA says:

    I freely admit that I did not click on this article to look at his chest lol. Why the hell do they have him in print shorts?!!! Ughh

    • lori says:

      To distract the eye from the GI-morous Hamm Dong

    • Chatcat says:

      Yes, I didn’t read a word of Kaiser’s (and I always do) but went directly to the photo’s, briefly scanned the bare chest then my eyes immediately and continuously were scoping looking for the “obvious” and all I got…those hideous shorts. Disappointment set in. 🙁

    • Sweet Dee says:


      We want HammDong! We want HammDong!

      I would hit it, in or out of character and all day long. Even though it might hurt.

    • Sumodo1 says:

      Generally, family guys did not work out then. They wore “trunks” at the beach and everybody’s dad had chest hair down to the gut. The 1960s and 1970s were less “metro” than what we see today. Obvs, he’s in character. I would not hit it right now: he looks like my DAD! Hahahahahaha

  3. Hautie says:

    I like men.

    Not weird hairless boys. But grown ass men.

    And that’s what Jon Hamm is for me. A grown ass man. *swoon*

    Along with being well groomed, with a shave and a haircut… just makes it all the better. I bet he even smells good!

    • Bertie says:


    • JH says:

      My thoughts exactly!

    • Chicagogurl17 says:

      Preach it!

    • emmie_a says:

      …I think Jon Hamm is hot but when he is in character as Don Draper I find him completely totally incredibly irresistible. I don’t know what it is, maybe the bad boy thing but I can’t get enough of him. Love!!!

    • Jane says:

      Agree completely about the manscaping. A big turn off for me. But, I do wish he would put some time in the gym and bulk up his arms at little. Just enough to keep them from looking skinny next to that great chest.

    • Little Darling says:

      AMEN Hautie! I eloped when I was 19 and separated a few years back, I’m 36 now, and man oh man was I SHOCKED to find that everyone has apparently gone hairless. All over!!! What is THAT about? To see a dong peeking out of hairless skin is unnerving to say the least, same thing with the waxing and shaving of chests. Hair is manly! And sexy! I don’t get it…

      • wild flower says:

        Ugh, that’s a frightening picture you paint of the peeking (or is it peaking) dong. Said the mother of 3 boys who’s seen many hairless dong regions.

      • Minty says:

        “Hair is manly! And sexy!”

        Except when that hair is on a man’s back, right? Preferences can seem so arbitrary.

        Look, I get that everyone has their own individual taste. But it is tiresome when some people, like on this thread, say that a man should be hairy, implying that he’s somehow less of a man if he’s smooth. It’s like saying a woman should have big boobs and hips. Some men are not naturally hairy. Some men can’t grow a beard. Some women are flat-chested. Some women have boy hips. Nature distributes a lot of variety among the genders.

        A few might argue that hair is natural and shouldn’t be shaved or waxed. Yes, but no one’s complaining when women remove the natural hair on their legs.

        Anyway, I like a man who manscapes, especially down there – trimmed, not hairless. I also think a man with a really muscular chest looks better when there’s no hairy pelt interfering with the contours. That’s my preference.

        Hamm: good actor, pleasant but generic face. So not digging the thin lips (as someone mentioned) and his head is really big in proportion to his body. His physique is appropriate to the ’60s, as it is hairy and doughy. Dough with hair in it, ugh.

        I may not find Hamm’s features compelling, but he’s no less of a man than someone I’m attracted to.

    • KateNonymous says:


    • Ginger says:


    • Minty says:

      You expect a man to groom his face, but it’s somehow weird if he wants to groom his body? Okay…

      As I insinuated in another post, some prefer a man with a hairy chest but a hairy back is a no-no. That, like the grooming, seems like an arbitrary double standard.

      Some men can really rock a hairy body. Some men with bad hygiene smell even worse because their hairy body traps germs and odors. To each his/her own, but a man who is naturally hairless or who manscapes is no less a biological man than a hairy one. And what separates a grown man from a boy is not the hair on his skin.

      It’s hypocritical for women (I’m not saying you) to cry foul when someone else says a woman is not a real woman if she doesn’t have T&A, yet these same women claim a man is not a real man (in other words, a boy) if he isn’t hairy. SMH.

      • Amanda Hugginkiss says:

        Precisely. He is less the man because of attitude and behavior; nothing to do with hirsuteness.

    • Amanda Hugginkiss says:

      “A grown ass man.”

      Everyone’s entitled to their fantasies.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      GURL!!! (I know. I apologise.)

      I like a happy trail.

      I like some chest hair.

      I will pluck those randoms off your back with my BEST eyebrow tweezers if need be.

  4. V4Real says:

    He represents a large percentage of what men really look like. Not bad, but I would have to get rid of some of the taco meat from his chest. I like a man with hair on his chest but I shouldn’t be able to braid it.

  5. Macey says:

    I dont like his chest hair. I usually do like a little but Im not into his.

    I dont have a lot of hope for the next season. I was barely able to get thru season 5 with all the stupid Meghan stuff. I dont mind her as an actress but she’s better in smaller and less frequent doses.
    Hopefully they cut back on her time and add more Joan, Peter and Peggy.

  6. Relli says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm, I love Jon Hamm.

  7. RobN says:

    Do not get him at all.

    • Christina says:

      And I was beginning to think I was the only one!

      He looks kind of sleazy and smarmy to me. And his body is fairly average, at least by famous person standards. He could do with losing a few kilo.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Oh thank God I’m not alone! He’s “MEH” to me. *ducks flung flying objects* He’s not that good-looking, and his dick isn’t THAT big! (Those are his BALLS, ladies. And they are ALL OVER THE PLACE.)

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Bwahahaha! Love it! It IS his balls, not his dick. Hee hee!
        However, I would do him…. 🙂

      • wild flower says:

        I am disappointed in the balls theory. I fully expected to see his member slipping out the bottom of his shorty bathing suit.

    • UNF Joan Jett! says:

      Same here. He just doesn´t do anything for me, no matter if “in” or “out” of his Draper character.

    • nadineK says:

      he’s lips are too thin…i’ve always been attracted to guys with cute kissable lips.. not too big though, you guys get it right? that’s why i’m all Meh about him too

    • LeslieM says:

      After Bridesmaids I decided he was just gross.

    • Adrien says:

      Joining the club. My mom says he’s a beefcake, less-sexy version of Steve Carell. Plus, he goes commando. Yuck! Yuck! Yuck!
      On his positive side, I love that he does not take himself seriously.

  8. Jayna says:

    Honestly, I like a man to have no hair on his chest, but it’s not a dealbreaker with the right guy, but I do like men, not pretty boys. Jon has nice legs. I hate those guys with massive muscles and chicken legs. Many guys have skinny legs, so I always appreciate men with fuller legs. I’ve never been gaga over Jon, though. Attractive but something generic about his face or personality.

  9. brin says:

    CDAN has a blind item about an available A+ actor and his C list co-star and most quesses are these two.

  10. Macey says:

    uh oh, CDAN just posted this blind that is thought to be JH. I wonder which C-list co-star he’s after. I know I stated it before but I hope its not the chick that plays Meghan b/c that would mean she would get more face time since he is the producer and all.

    heres the blind…

    This C list actress/writer could never make it official and now she may never get the chance as her A+ list actor boyfriend from a very very very hit show has made it clear that he is available and the first person he has made himself available to is his C list co-star. Apparently the clinginess got to be too much for the actor. Plus the favors and the demands she always put on him.

    • Sweet Dee says:

      I hope it’s Elisabeth Moss. Because how weird would that be?

      • Seagulls says:

        Is she C-list? Despite her Co$ problem, I really like her, and I’d hope she’s higher than C-list.

      • Sweet Dee says:

        I think so, and I think Jessica Pare is D-list. Maybe Elisabeth is C+, B- at very best. Sigh. I love her though.

        I’m only at the end of Season 2 on Netfleezy though.

    • Christian says:

      I seem to remember reading an interview with Jessica Pare where she mentioned writing some screenplays in the past, so this could be her. I just have to say MAD MEN COME BACK TO ME!!!

  11. Wendy says:

    That’s just too much shag carpet for me…he’s doin the grandpa look.

  12. Lisa says:

    Didn’t I read somewhere that the showrunner wanted his actors to look more like they would have in the Mad Men era? I’m so used to the chicken plucked muscled type that always gets touted as hot. He looks great IMO.

    • Bluedog says:

      Yes, Matthew Weiner doesn’t want the men to work out too much or, heaven forbid, wax their chests, nor does he want the women to lose too much weight.

      Hamm looks good; he looks like a more handsome real man, not a walking Ken doll.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’ve read the same thing, they have maintain a certain look for the show.

  13. Sara says:

    this actress has no ass…..

  14. WTF says:

    uhmmmm I don’t watch the show, and I’ve honestly never understood the hype about him. I do wonder though, if a man has a hairy everything (because let’s be honest, this is more than a hairy ‘chest’), does he still expect the woman in his life to shave?

  15. Eleonor says:

    Don Draper reads Dante? LOL
    So the stupid Megan character is still there.

    • emmie_a says:

      I think the Megan character ruined last season, which I thought was the weakest season so far. There was waay too much focus on her and her character is boring. Hopefully the upcoming season gets back on track. btw, in the first pic it looks like her teeth are straight — did she have them fixed?

      • Eleonor says:

        You’re right! Megan got veneers!
        The only good thing of Megan is her mother, I hope we can have more of Marie Calvet.

  16. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I’m finally working my way through last season (no cable so had to wait for Netflix) and I just have to say that the scene where Don Draper fixes the sink at Pete’s house is one of he hottest things I’ve ever seen.

    Gah! I have a total thing for guys that can fix stuff. Men today don’t know how to do that kind of shit-bunch of pansies.

    • Sara says:

      Why do men need to know how to do that shit? Why don’t you know how? Mad Men is set in the 1960s

      • UNF Joan Jett! says:

        Women who know how to fix a sink are also very, very hot and I totally objectify both genders doing sweaty handy(wo)man things 😀

    • Eleonor says:

      My Grandma (RIP) used to say that!
      “your father and your uncle (her son!) aren’t able to do anything, you shouldn’t go for men like that, but for men who know how to fix things, those are real men!!”
      I went for an engineer, grandma would be proud 🙂

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      Hiya Kitten! 🙂
      Yes, that was an awesome scene! And Pete felt about 1/4″ tall!!! That added to the fun!

    • Ginger says:

      One thing I love about my hubby too…he can fix anything!

  17. Sara says:

    Ick his body is everything I am not into.

  18. mln89 says:

    don’s (psychedelic? mod?) swimsuit looks so tacky, lol. the pattern on megan’s binkini looks kind of tacky and dated too but hot. i would wear it now. it’s also making jessica pare’s completely nonexistent ass look flatter then ever.

    as for going out with don, i wouldn’t get down with him unless he got tested for every veneral disease known to man AND agreed to use protection the entire time for every single sex act. since it would be unlikely that a man like don in the 1960’s would agree to stipulations like that, chances are slim i’d be getting down with don, although PSYCHICALLY i think he’s hot. it’s shocking that he didn’t catch something and spread it to betty or his kids.

    • Esmom says:

      The swimsuits may be tacky but they are period-perfect.

      As for Don catching, VD, lol. I hadn’t thought of that. Gross.

  19. Reece says:

    I want that bikini! *starts doing squats*

  20. francesca1 says:

    I just want to kiss his boo-boo.

  21. maxine says:

    The only reason I clicked on this story is for glorious pics of the Hamm Dong and it’s not there! WTH?

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      Hee hee! It’s there!
      But yes, I find it pretty damn funny how well hidden it is in the pattern. Maybe they made him wear underwear underneath?

  22. kells-bells says:

    I would hit “it” out of the park!

  23. HoustonGrl says:

    Ok, he is yummy. But that aside, UGH, WHY IS MEGAN STILL THERE?

  24. Nina says:


  25. Mira says:

    Don Draper, yes. Jon Hamm, no.

  26. Chicoulina says:

    He has the same body and chest hair as my boyfriend so although I never found him hot till now if I met him I’m sure I’d give him a try.

    • Jill says:

      Same here, pretty much spot on to the husband. He’s usually kind of hit or miss for me (the Hamm, not the Hub).

  27. j.eyre says:

    They both look great here. I absolutely agree on the reading thing – for any character (over 18).

  28. Happy21 says:

    Sheer perfection in my book. I think his body is great and I like the manliness of it…sigh…

    Megan even looks pretty good too.

  29. diva says:

    Hamm dong? He does nothing for me. I don’t care how big the dong is.

  30. mkyarwood says:

    Studying Hamm Dong pictures up close, it’s got to be obvious he’s more ball than dong (tho it’s a fine size, whatever). But no. I would not. He’s not my kind of shame f***

  31. diva says:

    Hamm dong? He does nothing for me. I don’t care how big the dong is. I’ve never seen Mad Men. Am I missing out?

  32. tru tru says:

    heck YES, he is still sexy to me–as someone mentioned he has the body of a man.

    its not hairless, its not buffed and muscled out.

    I like, I like

    lord, I cannot stand that “wife”, I just tolerate her.

  33. mommak918 says:

    Maybe it’s bc I don’t watch Mad Men…so I don’t get the appeal. I did like him on SNL. And he was swarmy in Bridesmaids haha!

    He’s not sexy to me. But then again lots of chest/stomach hair makes me feel weird. My hubs has minimal….he doesn’t manscape so much and he’s got a good body…and never stepped foot in a gym (he’s a pro wakeboarder.) In that aspect, I do like natural bodies.

    • Annie says:

      I admit the first thing I thought was ugh, doughy arms and toooo much hair…his body totally fits the era though and anything else would look amiss.

  34. shewolf says:

    Yummo. He is so classically handsome

  35. april says:

    I prefer his Don Draper look to his Jon Hamm look. He looks like he could lose a few pounds and tone up a little. But overall, he does look good.

  36. Samantha says:

    Lets just say I clicked on this story for a ‘reason’ only not to find ‘it’ lol!

    • Bronwyn says:

      lol- i feel you.
      They couldn’t have put him in some of those tight short bathing suits a-la Daniel Craig in his 1st James Bond? They were styling back in MadMen days. Probably would have been too inappropriate, with all that he’s got going on.

  37. Bronwyn says:

    I don’t find Don Draper remotely attractive.
    Jon Hamm however, hell to the yes.

  38. I Run New York says:

    EWWWW He looks disgusting. You couldn’t pay me to sleep with him.

  39. Gabby says:

    Poor Don Draper, reading Dante’s Inferno. What a tortured soul.

    Not too bad looking for an older guy, and like you say it does fit the era. Would I hit it? eh…. no.

  40. Viv says:

    Yep. Would hit it and then hit it again while he is holding the book. Hot.

  41. skuddles says:

    What no speedo!?!? Bummer.

  42. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    No, no I wouldn’t hit it. I don’t find him sexy or attractive in the slightest. Also his fake tan is horrible and patchy, and the huge gross scab on his knee is so ick.

    I love that he is sucking in his stomach in these photos though LOL.

  43. ella says:

    Jessica Pare has a cute body. And Don Draper / jon Hamm is hot of course.

    I’m probably the only one who didn’t hate the Megan charachter. I think she is a “modern girl” who has her own dreams and who refuses to take Don’s BS, unlike Betty. Or at least tries to.

    • Esmom says:

      I’m with you. I’m not on the Megan hate train at all. She’s young and independent and spirited and of, course not perfect. Sort of the anti-Betty.

      And I think she’s pretty and hate how she gets so much grief for her looks.

      • Becky1 says:

        Yeah, I don’t hate Megan either. I wasn’t crazy about some of her behavior at the end of Season 5 (the whole thing re: the commercial-she screwed over her friend)but overall she doesn’t bother me. I think she’s pretty and has a really nice natural looking body. I know most people love Joan but her character gets on my nerves. Just because her ex husband is a dick doesn’t mean it was right for her to pretend her child was his.

      • danielle says:

        People are saying she’s not pretty?!? Don’t get that at all. I don’t watch this show – I only clicked on this link because her hair is gorgeous and now I want it on my head. Hair cut time?

    • apsutter says:

      Yes I like Megan and thought the storylines of her and Don together were spot on. She’s a young modern woman who isn’t going to roll over and take his shit. She has her own dreams that she is trying to realize and won’t be held back. Don is totally the type who tries to control everything and wants the woman in life to enjoy what he enjoys and be content with what he gives her. She won’t be content with him only giving half of himself to her and placating her with gifts and wealth which I respect in her character.

    • rebecca says:

      Megan has everything because Don has handed it to her. If she was really modern then she would be out there getting it herself like Peggy does.

  44. EscapedConvent says:

    Don Draper reading the Inferno? At the beach? And looking so puzzled by it! This pic is unintentionally hilarious.

  45. apsutter says:

    Jessica looks so cute here! I CANNOT wait for this show to come back on!!! I love it so very much. I love that we are getting to the late 60’s and seeing all the social/entertainment changes. I hope they throw in some more Beatles this season.

  46. Roxy says:

    He could lose 10 pounds. And I’m not talking about that Hamm between his legs either.

  47. frankly says:

    I would crawl right in the middle of a HamMegan sammich.

  48. Myauntieisacat says:

    I would hit the Hamm or Draper so hard any day over and over. I would let him do disgusting sexy things to me and I would love it.

  49. lisa2 says:

    I think he is average looking. Nothing wrong with being Average. I just think when he is out of character there is not much other then his “dong for some of you” that is memorable.

    I’m curious what the talk of him will be after MM ends.

  50. aurelia says:

    If anybody needs to bloody tone up its Jessica Pare/ meghan. Her bum is saggy, so are her tits and the backs of her legs suck. Thought an actress on a hit show would be more toned. And no, she’s not in character because not every bird in the 1960’s was saggy.

    • Becky1 says:

      I think she looks good. Why do we expect actors/actresses to look perfect? She’s an actress, not a model. I get tired of all of the body/appearance shaming. I don’t expect actors or actress to look a certain way-I expect them to be able to portray their characters well. Besides, I think if she were very toned it wouldn’t be realistic for the time period. Women in the late 60’s didn’t work out at the gym.

  51. ToastedSkin says:

    dear lord.
    i would hit it in character, out of character, any way i could really. All day, every day.
    i love how he actually looks like a normal guy and not all buffed up too.

  52. Beatriz says:

    Sigh….I would hit it ANY day, Jon Hamm or Don Draper.

  53. Poodlemom says:

    I would hit it…and make him breakfast the next day. Maybe…Hamm & eggs?

  54. B says:

    I think that he’s handsome as Don…when he’s in a suit. These pictures don’t do anything for me.

    I really hope that they’ll back off on the Megan featuring in this upcoming season. I grew really tired of her really quickly. She was really shoved down our throats and I just didn’t find her interesting at all.

    Next season I just want lots of Peggy and Joan.

  55. ichsi says:

    hmmmmmmmmmmmm chest fuurrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

  56. Amanda G says:

    I think he should put his shirt back on.

  57. Aurelia says:

    Wonder if Don smells of old spice?

  58. Alexa says:

    Love his look! Everything – the “thin” lips, the “skinny” arms, the print trunks, the body hair . . . and I also love my man’s meaty, hairy body – including his generous splaying of back hair. (Unfortunately, he’s NEVER in the mood, and I was told he doesn’t like to be touched. Maybe that’s why I’m so hot for him . . .)