Justin Theroux: ‘I refuse to wear shorts’, it’s not ‘a good look on anybody’


I actually do find Justin Theroux attractive. To me, the best Justin Theroux is Bearded Justin In Winter. When he’s wearing heavier clothes, you don’t notice his skin-tight skinny jeans as much, and his proportions don’t look as awkward. But facially, he’s a good looking guy and he looks better, to me, when he’s more rugged and beardy, as opposed to the metrosexual look that Jennifer Aniston seems to prefer with her men. Anyway, Theroux covers the new issue of Men’s Health UK, and the photos feature a sweaty, bearded Justin showing off his best feature: his arms. I’m into it. I just wish I could find a better-quality cover shot! Here are some highlights from the Men’s Health interview, plus one he did with Elle.

On those bulge photos from the Leftovers set: “It’s like having someone yank your shorts down in public. It doesn’t feel great. Anyone who has an unflattering picture taken of them would probably say, ‘Join the club’”

The bulge attention wasn’t unflattering: “It has the appearance of a compliment but it’s more mortifying than anything else.”

On fitness/exercise: “Fitness is a brain food. It makes my brain function better. It improves my mind. There are times I don’t enjoy working out, but I never regret visiting a gym. It’s about keeping the spring tight, you know? You have to come into filming in the best shape and you can because as the hours and weeks grind on, you find yourself not having the luxury of going to the gym and doing big workouts you like to do.”

He won’t wear shorts: “The one thing that is unchangeable is I refuse to wear shorts. I just don’t think it’s a good look on anybody. It’s the same with flip-flops.”

He doesn’t like being beardy: “It’s driving me crazy, because I love shaving. There’s something that feels good about shaving.”

[From TV3 and Elle]

You can see some of those bulge photos here. People carried on about that like Theroux was Jon Hamm or something. Puh-lease. I mean, it was nice to see that Theroux was working with something, but after being on Hamm Bulge watch for years, Theroux’s bulge barely elicited a shrug. As for Justin not wearing shorts… yeah, we know. He’ll only wear JORTS.



Photos courtesy of Men’s Health UK, Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Colette says:

    So he will wear jorts but not shorts? Because jorts are a “good look”.

    • MC2 says:

      What are jorts?

      ETA- I did my own research and was glad I did.

    • lucy says:

      EXACTLY. To each his own, but jorts are everything that can be wrong about shorts. Okay, almost everything. Basketball bloomers are also terrible. And any pant that is too loose or too short. I do NOT want to see anyone’s software hanging out below the hem!

  2. Grant says:

    I think plenty of men look great with shorts, especially if they have nice legs. Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt are two gentlemen who look great in shorts. I think people should only wear open-toed shoes if they groom their feet though. Pedicures aren’t just for women!

    • perplexed says:

      Maybe he’s scared of those shorts Bradley Cooper wore? I know they freaked me out.

    • detritus says:

      I bet he has little legs, which I would totally forgive because damn. Bearded Justin is lovely.

      I thought men looked ridiculous in shorts until I met my partner. He has a luscious ass and great legs. He shouldn’t be allowed to wear pants.

      • pf says:

        Justin does have little legs, or should I say petite legs. He’s got an Irish thing going on, with a longer torso and short legs so I understand why doesn’t want to emphasize that.

      • I Choose Me says:

        My thinking as well. He’s built like Fassbender who’s also Irish. But his proportions don’t bother me. I’ve found him dead sexy since Charlie’s Angels.

        Oh and A-freaking men to the NO flip-flops. Can’t stand dirty flip flops and the grody looking men’s feet that usually accompany them.

  3. Minxx says:

    At least he knows it’s not a good look on him.

    • V4Real says:

      He refuse to wear shorts because it’s not a good look but he has no problem with those damn skinny jeans.

      His body is similar to my BF; muscular and defined up top but slim on the lower extremities. I tell my BF that it’s ok to work out the lower half of your body as well. Stop neglecting those chicken legs.

      • Snowflake says:

        Omg, yes! so many guys only work out the top half. Or don’t work out the other half as much. There’s this one guy at my job who is so conceited. He works out and has good arms but his legs and butt are not developed at all. Idk why they don’t work on the lower half.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        I know, they look like bantam roosters.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Hahahahaha. Right? So many men tend to skip leg day. Dunno why since lean, well-muscled legs on a man is sexier to me than a washboard stomach.

  4. Angel says:

    Get it Jen! DAMN!

  5. Margo S. says:

    I do not find him attractive in the slightest. Not only do I now think he looks good, I don’t like his personality either. He seems like a d bag.

    • Nor I. Oddly, I have never found Brad Pitt attractive either. There is something so bland and uninteresting about both of them. But, he appears harmless so I suppose that’s nice.
      I had to come back and add that he does inspire passion in me. But, only when he wears skinny jeans because then I wanna push him over and run away while he sits, confused in his “awesome” skinny jeans and matching hat and scarf.

    • PGrant's Girl says:

      +1. And I just checked out that bulge pic again and that doesn’t look sexy at all. That’s no Hammaconda!

    • Karen says:

      +1 I think he has an odd body. He does not wear shorts because of his legs. I hate the way he dresses. They have no chemistry. He uses her fame.

  6. mia girl says:

    It’s like he gave that quote just for all us on Celebitchy to react to!
    I guess jorts are somehow not really shorts in Justin’s mind. OK dude.

    I have always found him generally attractive (Six Feet Under days) but it is his acting that does it for me and why I find him extra appealing these days.

    He’s on fire in the Leftovers, lip wobble and all (hat tip to @Sixer)

  7. tracking says:

    That shot of his arms/back, dayum.

  8. The Original Mia says:

    And…jean jorts are better? The answer is no, Justin, they are not.

  9. nicegirl says:

    I am so confused!! I thought jorts were his cut off jean SHORTS. ???

  10. Sasha says:

    That is how I feel about jeans actually.
    They are convenient. But anyone who looks good in jeans would look even better in something else.
    And the skinny low rise jeans get a big NO from me. I can’t wait for this trend to finally end.

  11. perplexed says:

    Maybe he looks better to me when he’s not all buffed up in the arm area like that.

    But perhaps he’s one of those people I associate with intellect rather than physique (I guess Chris Hemsworth is someone I associate with the body).

  12. TeresaMaria says:

    That’s rich coming from a man (way past his teenage years) wearing skinny low rise jeans

  13. elle says:

    Wow… that cover photo is bad.

  14. A says:

    When I read headlines like this one I feel like we are living in some kind of orwelian distopia. It makes me feel strangely good…

  15. Sixer says:

    He doesn’t stir my loins in the slightest. So I don’t mind if he wears shorts, jorts, skinny jeans or a tutu – all the same to me.

    It was funny when he was coy with a towel in his almost-nekkid scenes in Leftovers though. He looked sillier with the carefully-positioned towel than he would have had he just been brave enough to go nekkid. Christopher Eccleston did, after all, and I didn’t laugh at him.

    (When is S3 of Leftovers? I love that show.)

  16. Onerous says:

    I am with him. I cannot with shorts. Maybe it’s just my body, but they always seem to ride up and are just damn uncomfortable! Neither my husband or I wear shorts – ever. LOL. It’s a funny thing to say out loud.

  17. Rhiley says:

    I can’t imagine he likes the south very much then. Most guys here, at least where I live, wear khaki shorts and flip flops, oh, and Guy Harvey tees *eyeroll*

    • Hazel says:

      Same thing here in Hawaii — knee-length board shirts or khaki J Crew type of shorts. With flip flops (called ‘beach slippers’) here.

  18. NeoCleo says:

    Shorts would not look good on him, he is long-waisted and short-legged. My husband is 6 feet tall with legs that go on forever and he looks great in shorts.

  19. Carmen says:

    News flash, Justin: skinny jeans on short legs is not a good look either.

  20. Ash says:

    I agree with him about flip flops.

    • Rhiley says:

      I do too to some extent. I have one pair that I will occasionally wear on Saturdays running errands. But Justin is also seen knocking around flip flops as well. Maybe he wears them for Jen.

  21. Granger says:

    So when he says shorts and flip flops don’t look good on “anybody,” does he mean women too? Or just men? Because Jennifer Aniston wears flip flops ALL THE TIME.

  22. Jayna says:

    Any photo of John F. Kennedy, Jr., in shorts completely invalidates his opinion that it is not a good look on any man.

  23. lucy says:

    He got the flipflops part right at least. FlipFlops are not shoes! They are beach slippers (@Hazel), shower shoes, def not for streetwear (on any gender).

    thwap thwap thwap….

    That includes those stupid black and white striped Adidas ones and the platform or wedge FitFlops. Terrible!

  24. Lotta says:

    I like the way he dresses. Very european, very hipster.

  25. SM says:

    Pleaseeee. A fashion advise from a full grown man wearing super tight skinny jeans. Sit down and have a minute. Or better yet, look into a mirror

  26. Bread and Circuses says:

    It’s not a good “look”? No one wears shorts because of how they look. They wear shorts because it’s hot out.

    Yeah, I’m not a great fan of the idea that clothes are mostly for adornment and not practical naked-ape coverings.

  27. Anistonhatingredneck says:

    I just wish he’d make a mivie with Angelina Jolie already, they’d look amazing together