Is Will Ferrell Dressing Like His Characters?

11/14/2006 at 05:00 PM ET

Why pay a personal stylist when there are costume designers around? Just compare Will Ferrell’s red carpet threads at the Talladega Nights premiere to his wardrobe — that Crystal Gayle t-shirt looks mighty familiar. And that royal blue suit he wore to Stranger Than Fiction‘s recent opening? Yep. It’s a Domenico Vacca suit from the film (and movie poster). “Why buy my own clothes?” Ferrell said when recently pressed by Entertainment Weekly. “I know the ones from the film will fit me.” It definitely takes the guess work out of shopping, but doesn’t he miss picking out his own clothes? What do you think? Is Ferrell a lazy dresser? Or maybe, is it the perfect fit for him?

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Bunky on

This is a really clever blog post! Will Ferrell doesn’t really look like a guy who’d be very good at dressing himself, so what the heck. Given that he plays an ice skater in his next film, I hope he – nay, I challenge him to – show up at the premiere of “Blades of Glory” in one of his on-ice outfits. C’mon, Will!

Allison T. on

I think Will Ferrell has a lot of talent as an actor and as a comedian. I think he’s missed the point, though, about selecting his own wardrobe. After all, fashion is all about expressing your own personal sense of style. My question is this—is Will too lazy, too cheap, or just too disinterested to take himself shopping for these big events?

Tabitha on

Where’s his wife.. he is married right? If he is his wife should go shopping for him … he’s bringing home the big paychecks she should be out spending the well earned money! I love clothes shopping for my hubby!! And he is much more fashionable now than when we met …. and now he likes me picking out and buying his clothes says I do a better job at it !

Andrea on

Who cares. It’s part of his personality. Everyone knows he’s a quirky guy. That’s one of the things that makes him so great and so funny. I say, the weirder his wardrobe, the better. ;-)

Sandra on

I love Will Ferrell. He’s so funny. I don’t really care what his stle is.

Jade on

I hate to be disrespectful to Tabitha, however I would assume that between his wife’s job and newbaby, the concept of spending her husbands hard earned money does not necessarly top her list.
The idea that today, long after the modern feminist movement has taken place that a educated woman would comment on a public blog seems a bit odd. I hope Tabitha, that you do do other things rather then spend your husbands money and go shopping.

I think that Farrell is clever to be derssing from his films, it not only suites his phyisque,but it also looks dapper and well appropriate.

kristina In Canada on

Who is to declare what fashion is? And whos to say that the way Mr. Ferrell dresses isnt his own? In regards to Allison T’s comment I think its pretty clear he is expressing himself. Also we could all learn a lesson in individuality from. Instead of having the media and stars decide what is in and what is not, we should dress how we feel. What makes us comfortable. So to Mr. Ferrell for daring to be himself and not a mindless fashion drone…KUDOS

Bunky on

I think Tabitha just meant that, odds are, Will Ferrell’s wife probably has more fashion sense than he does, and that they’ve definitely got the means to buy nice clothes, so she should assist him. I don’t think the notion that the other half of Will Ferrell’s marriage knows more about clothes than he does is going to topple the feminist movement.

Also, speaking of modern, educated women: “newbaby” is actually two words; the proper article to use before “educated” is “an”; “husbands” requires an apostrophe between the “d” and “s” if you’re forming the possessive; “Ferrell” doesn’t have an “a”; the “i” in “physique” comes after the “s”; and “well appropriate” isn’t, well, appropriate.

Becky on

I think WIll Ferell is a typical man. What man does not rely on someone else to dress him. If the clothes are already there why not wear them? Makes sense.

Lilz on

Do you have a job? Or do you have the free time to sit in front of your computer all day, writing grammatical comments about ones postings?

Bunky on

You need an apostrophe in “ones”.

Courtney on

LOL I saw Stranger than Fiction it was hilarious! I LOVE WILL FERRELL!!

Natalee on

I completely agree Andrea. The way Will dresses is part of his personality. Personally, I wouldn’t want him to change. I love the funny Will Ferrell that came from SNL. I like to see more celebs just dress normal. For cripes sakes, why drops hundreds of $$$$$ on a t-shirt? Can’t we just wear what is hot at Wal-Mart or something? Someone else said it already in a post, but for Tabitha, how is it right to just go out and spend hard earned money? I guess if you have a money tree in your back yard, it’s okay. Why spend it all on clothes? Is this what life is all about? Have we gone a little concieted or maybe have gone to money grubbing ways? Have you begun to think like “K-Fed” lately? Since clothes are so important, I guess it’s okay to just spend and not invest wisely and think about your future. Hollywood changes all the time, out with the old, in with the new.

Tabitha on

I have to say thanks Bunky! To Jade… who brought up the topic of “modern feminist movement” haha you are on a blog posted by people about clothing? Not that it’s any of your business but yes I work very hard…. I just passed my bar exam and was hired on with a firm ealier this year, and I do make more money than my husband and I am out spending MY hard earned money! Don’t put words in my mouth … It’s just a blog quite being so ignorant and uptight! Get a grip!

tabitha on

Wow in regards to Natalee… what is wrong with you people on this blog .. number one it’s a blog number two yes I have worked extremely hard to get to where I am today soooo to answer your question no I haven’t gone to money grubbing ways like K-fed I’m not going to apologize for my sucess I am going to celebrate it… I didn’t say she should go buy him a million dollars in clothes .. jeez … he makes umpteen millions people he can afford to spend a few dollars on some clothes …. whether it be Target or Versace I don’t care to be honest …

Christina on

Correcting grammar is appropriate. If I am going to post comments on a blog, any blog, I make sure my words are spelled correct. When you come across a blog that has several grammatical errors, you tend to discredit their ideas. Why would I listen to someone who does not even take the time to proof read his or her work before submitting it? If you do not like to be corrected, then stop making grammatical errors.

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