man candy monday
After seeing Argo last week, I was surprised to find that despite the excess of horrid polyester suits, I was reminded that Ben Affleck is an incredibly attractive man. He actually manages to make the ’70s shaggy/scruffy look work. In my book, he also redeemed himself for the horrors know as Gigli and Daredevil.
Gone are the days of the spiffy preppy teen he played in School Ties and the pretty boy roughneck from Armageddon. These days Mr. Affleck is busy working his way toward an Oscar trifecta for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. That kind of ambition is certainly captivating. Regardless, he remains easy on the eyes.
Alright, let’s get real. We all know that Halloween provides the ladies with a great excuse to, well, for lack of a better phrase, skank it up in a skimpy costume. At the end of October, the countryside is overrun with hordes of scantily clad catwomen, busty nurses, Jessica Rabbits and slutty witches. I suspect that without our need to dress in horrendous, inappropriate outfits at least once a year, the vinyl, sequin, spandex and acrylic wig industries might all collapse.
Although the ladies tend to dominate the tasteless costume scene, this doesn’t mean that the men should be left out of all this fun. Gentlemen, let’s not forget that Halloween is a chance for you to demonstrate your right to bare arms (and bare chests and bare legs). There are a multitude of sexy costume choices available to you. Don’t tell me you’ve never wanted to rock the shirtless firefighter look, or dress up like a gladiator and run around yelling, “This is Sparta!”
I only have one recommendation if you’re planning to try out one of the sexier costume choices this year. Before you head out to that costume party, talk to your buddies and discuss your costume choices. The last thing you want is to show up looking like a crowd of rejects from the Village People.
Brooding good looks, trained in kung fu and he does his own stunt work. What more could you ask for? I don’t remember exactly when Jason Statham hit my radar, but I remember immediately appreciating what I saw. Although I have enjoyed him in his straight-up action films (e.g. The Expendables, Death Race), Jason Statham is genuinely a good actor and I wish he would do more films, like The Bank Job, that showed off his acting chops. Let’s be honest though–I will pay perfectly good money to see him in a sub-par movie as long as he spends a good chunk of said sub-par movie without a shirt.
As much as I would like to keep him on my list of people who should wander the earth in a perpetually shirtless state, this gentleman also happens to look particularly enticing in well-tailored suit. I typically prefer the rugged, a little rough-around-the-edges, casual look on a man, but this guy in a suit and tie…well, I’m having difficulty coming up with the correct word to describe it and still keep this PG. As disappointing as it is for single women everywhere, it’s really no surprise that he’s dating a super model who is barely more than half his age.
Admittedly, I’ve been fascinated with this fine gentleman ever since I saw him in Inception. To me, one of the most interesting things about Tom Hardy is that he is quite the chameleon, much like his character, Eames, in Inception. He’s played more traditional roles such as pretty-boy, Heathcliff, in Wuthering Heights, but he’s also taken on less conventional roles such as playing lunatic prisoner, Charles Bronson, in the indy biopic, Bronson, or the massively beefed up mixed martial arts fighter, Tommy Conlon, in Warrior.
Yes, I know that he most recently tackled the role of the villainous Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. However, they made him sound like Sean Connery and he spends almost the entire movie with his charming face covered up with that goofy mask. Let’s just not talk about it.
On a positive note, let’s not forget that he’s heavily inked and he’s British. He had me with the tattoos, and the accent is just an added bonus. Oh, and the lips. Well, just look at them…
…is what people said when I posted my gallery of lovely ladies in Star Wars gear. Completely untrue is what I say.
Sure, I’ll admit that most of those ladies were scantily clad. That’s
kind of the point pretty typical when it comes to cosplay. But just to prove that I can sling beefcake equally as well as cheesecake, I’ve scoured the internet for literally ones of hours to find you some exceptional specimens of gentleman cosplayers.
So in the great Gallery tradition of Man Candy Monday, here is a whole collection of guys who geek, in various degrees of
undress costuming. No, no – there’s no need to thank me, darlings. You’re welcome.
Okay, this guy has incredible eyes. I mean seriously, look at them and if you don’t feel like you’re getting hypnotized, then maybe you’re not human or possibly your lady parts are broken… I don’t know.
I came to know Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane’s Beard…(Hunger Games). There is a picture of that beard somewhere among the images you see below. It is… eccentric to say the least, but according to my 17-year-old fangirl daughter, there is a whole network of beard-loving fanatics out there who dedicate their life to the celebration of Seneca Crane’s beard. Weird, but whatever.
I could care less about the beard. I just think he has nice eyes.