Matthew McConaughey Is Mad For Plaid

12/13/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

It’s a rare thing to find Matthew McConaughey wearing a shirt, let alone a suit, but PEOPLE’s former Sexiest Man Alive indeed suited up – in brown and orange plaid, no less – to plug his latest film, We Are Marshall. And when the film is released on Dec. 22, you might recognize McConaughey’s ’70s-inspired threads. Why? Well, he sported those suits in the film. Like another actor who has been caught wearing his costumes off-screen, McConaughey explains that his clothes brought things into focus for him. “The plaid suit helped me find the character,” he told the press. “I loved it. Still wearing them!” Fair enough, but we think McConaughey might just have a flair for the ’70s. What do you think about McConaughey’s dated threads? And should actors still wear their costumes when filming wraps?

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Divaisnotabadword on

Hmmm….I *think* Plaid will be back on the runways in 1 year,maybe 2 ( my personal prediction)There is something about Mr. Hawt wearing a plaid blazer that makes him even more delish and he makes it work( even though it was for a movie)

In essence? Watch and see what the designers will be conjuring up for Fall/Winter ’07/’08. I am excited to see what the men’s collection will look like!

I am also factoring in the whole 80’s thing doing a come back as a premise for my thoughts.Are we done with the 80’s just yet? Not quite but I look forward to seeing some of the trends fade away….

Barbara on

I did not like the look in the 70’s so to me it is quite a scare to see McConaughey steping out in costume. The film has wrapped up hang up the suit. I don’t see a problem if actors wear their costums after the movie is done but as long as it is stylish. Plad belongs on flannel shirts.

Savi on

I love matthew with or without clothes, i thing this style makes him look older than his age but he certainly fulled it off. Go Matthew.

j on

yummy!! dear santa…



Becky on

just like David Beckham this is a man that could pull off just about anything and still be the most attractive man in the room.
This man is so hot and seems so likable anything he wears (or doesn’t) is ok with me!

Elda on

I’d still marry him!!!

Appalachian American on

He looks great no matter what he’s in. Being a lifelong resident of the Mountain State, it’s good to see we rubbed off on him! Some of the teachers my daughter has in middle school STILL dress that way! We have our own sense of style and culture. Never mind the “costume” Matthew’s been seen wearing is from thirty years ago. Here, we love him anyway! We’re proud to have him represent us! He’s Wild and Wonderful!

Juliet on

I like the clothes, look good on him.

But the thing I’m looking at is his nose. Did he have it fixed or something? :oS When you look at the picture on the site left, you see a difference (ok its from a different angle but still!)

Rebecca on

I kinda like it- Matthew pulls it off well, but most guys definitely could not! What’s up with the backpack?!?

abc123 on

It looks too busy :( He could have done without the tie and/or the jacket and looked good.

Leigh-Ann on

I like Matthew but the pictures I have seen of him lately he is not looking very good. His face looks really skinny for some reason but I think he looks better with a fuller face but I still think he is cute.

Misty on

I could care less what he is wearing as long as he is wrapped up & under my tree. Droooooollll….Please Santa, I have been good!

Stephanie on

bad, very bad. Maybe he is still dressed up for his upcoming movie, We Are Marshall..

hoogee on

Matthew looks good regardless of what he’s wearing. He takes his acting seriously as well.

carolyn on

Bring it on!!!!

sharon on

nahhhh, don’t like the plaid. but it’s so refreshing to see matthew in real clothes with a shave and nice looking hair.

yen on

it was a bad look in the 70´s and its a bad look now.his hot but not hot enough to pull off this look

enigma on

His hair drives me crazy and it’s not good crazy either!

Lee on

Honey man can wear whatever he wants and look GOOD!

zuzanne on

he’s soooooooooooo hot!!! he can wear whatever he wants, he always looks yummy!!!

zuzanne on

he’s soooooooooooo hot!!! he can wear whatever he wants, he always looks yummy!!!

LKD on

Alright, Alright, Alright!!! Can anyone say dazed and confused days!

Kim on

I don’t care what he wears – he is the sexiest man and I just love his voice. He can wear plaid, stripes, anything, it doesn’t matter – he’s just absolutely gorgeous from head to toe!

Amanda on

Well,Matthew looks HOT no matter what he wears even if he wears ne thing…lol Hes one HOTTIE

Jen on

I like the plaid blazer, I’m big on plaid. Did anyone else notice that his face is freakishly tan though?

La La on

Who cares…He’s fyne….

jen on

Becky, Elda and Amanda: I totally agree with you!! He is the kind of guy that looks good in ANYTHING!! Especially nothing! :)
And I will still marry him! Because he will always be the Sexiest Man Alive for me!

Kate on

Matthew looked great at the We Are Marshall premiere and was wonderful in the movie. He represented huntington, wv so well.

Faith on

It’s NOT what the person wears that makes the person. It’s the inside that counts 100%. Whatever Matthew McConaughey wears doesn’t change the way he is inside (a down-to-earth person). Whatever clothes he wears will never change that. Yes, he is an actor but whatever part he plays will NEVER change who he really is… Matthew McConaughey!

KAT on


Tia on

I think that he looks sexy no matter what. He’s got it, why not show it off. He’s not really bragging about it. So let him voice his own opinions.

night on

I simply don’t understant why anyone would think this man is sexy. I agree with KAT, he looks dirty, unshaven , and just outright nasty most of the time. I don’t get it, and unless this coat is for some sorty of movie role, he must have aboslutely NO fashion sense.

MAR on

OMG – who cares what he wears! Just keep printing pictures!!

Savi on

Kat, What a rude untrue comment to make.

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