Richard Armitage Legenda 87: Stuff worth reading

[Legenda offers a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff about Richard Armitage that I noticed and enjoyed since the last episode. It doesn’t usually include materials presented on the major fansites, which I love dearly, but which are linked in the sidebar. Because I always forget or just miss stuff, please add additional pieces of interest via link in the comments.]

World’s End premiere

No idea what this film is or why it’s premiering in Wellington, or why he’d wear those brown boots with that particular suit, but anything that gets Richard Armitage out in public these days gets my vote. I just loved this picture. A major pick-me-up!


Black Sky news

Following some tweets earlier this week about additional pickup filming in August, this exchange on Friday:

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Richard Armitage archive

Richard III news

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Richard Armitage-related fanfic: Mature themes, Sexy, RPF, slash

  • At wattpad: Hosmond’s “Love is a Wound” goes to ch. 37 and 38. (Robin Hood AU / Guy + OC.)
  • At wattpad: CarlyQ’s “Iron and Oak” goes to ch. 6 and 7 (The Hobbit / Thorin + OC / author’s answer to Armitage’s query about Thorin’s lost love).


Some of this is NSFW.

OT, collateral attractions, and things I think about

~ by Servetus on July 13, 2013.

33 Responses to “Richard Armitage Legenda 87: Stuff worth reading”

  1. Always love Legenda! Especially these days when my head is buried in Camp NaNo and this is how I catch up with the world of Armitage 🙂 Although I lucked out last night when the pictures of the Wellington premiere of TWE rolled out and he showed up with that snazzy suit and then those shoes.

    Maybe they were the only ones he packed on this trip along with his Crocs and boots? The boots would have done nicely though…

    • I guess I’m the only one who liked the brown shoes…

      • I *love* those shoes. Just not with that suit 🙂

        • Well, they say brwon shoes goes with Navy suit. That’s what sartorial fashion affirms. I’m not sure I liked it in this case.

          • oh, was that navy? okay, then, it makes sense even if I thought it looked a bit odd. I thought it was a darker suit than that.

        • I like them because you notice them, they don’t just blend in as all one color. I’m not very fashion conscious though, I just like what I like 😉

          • he can sort of do that because his legs are so long. I think when people say brown shoes with navy suit they usually mean a slightly darker brown than that.

        • Exactly!

          • I guess it’s proof that our slightly fashion-challenged Armitage is still around 🙂

            • I like the brown shoes with the navy suit, makes the look younger, more modern and a little bit edgy ;-). Just take a look at this picture of fall fashion 2013 in the GQ mag:

              • that combination on the left is clearly casual, though. If he’d had a less formal outfit on, it would have been great. Note that the guy in the suit on the right has dark shoes on.

                • I know, but as I said, it makes a formal look more edgy and interesting. Kleine Stilbrüche geben einem Look erst das gewisse Etwas.

                  • In general I agree with this, but I wouldn’t classify this choice as a small break with style. Part of style is knowing how to break a style. For me this doesn’t qualify as that. It’s not egregious. Just “challenged.” IMO.

                  • I guess the issue for me with this shoe choice is that, given that the entire rest of his outfit is so (a) dark and (b) conventional, these boots here say, stare at my feet. I don’t get the full effect of the rest of the outfit because the shoes glare out at me. Even if I love those shoes.

                    It will be interesting to learn (I assume someone will ask) what Ilaria Urbinati thinks of this. Maybe she told him to do it, in which I case I think she advised him poorly.

                    To compare, it’s not like with the Belstaff boots at BAFTA in May of 2010, where you only notice later that the shoes break style with the suit. Then when you see them, you think, Aha — subtle style break. Shows signature, independence. Here I think, oh, didn’t have the right shoes with him.

                    • Giggles! Yup, that would be my guess. Note to RA: Pack darker shoes next time.

                    • In my opinion fashion isn’t always about subtleties. But it really is a question of personal taste and preference. Thus, I wouldn’t consider Ilaria Urbinati as the ultimate ” arbiter elegantiarum”.
                      Btw- here’s an interesting blog for anyone who’s interested in men’s fashion:

                    • No, fashion is about context, as I have written many, many times on this blog. What’s right for you within the dimensions of what’s current, the occasion you’re attending, the conventions of dress, the expectations laid on you, and wearability / functionality for the wearer inter alia. I don’t consider Urbinati the ultimate arbiter, either, but she’s the arbiter he’s employing on his behalf, which is why I’m interested in whether she would have advised this. And I don’t read him as someone who necessarily wants to be the standout person in any setting — and these shoes move him in that direction. They say, look at my feet.

            • I love “fashion-challenged” Armitage

  2. Thanks for including my blog again 🙂

  3. I like the brown shoes, and if he dressed himself, he did a good job, though I am sorry that tie clips have come back over the last two years.He’s been wearing them and I would love to see it up close.
    So, this actor on White Rose wants to play James Bond? Does LOL mean Lots of Luck? Maybe James Bond in prep school.

  4. His hair made me swoon a little. Made up for the shoes.

  5. His hair is epic. Shoes? He’s wearing brown shoes? And a suit? Didn’t notice.

  6. I love RA’s pix here–however, I fixed the light balance a bit in Photoshop and RA looks even better. The lighting in that place was horrible.
    And thanks for the link shout out!

    • I only do that if there’s something I want to look at more closely, a possible detail in shadow — I leave the real ‘shopping to the real ‘shoppers 🙂


  7. Love the new RA-pics 🙂
    Thanks again for the mentioning :*

  8. […] a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff about Richard Armitage that I noticed and enjoyed since the last episode. It doesn’t usually include materials presented on the major fansites, which I love dearly, but […]

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