November 22, 2011:
In preparation for Awards Season, Tom Hiddleston was featured in the December 2011 issue of Esquire UK. In 2011, Tom starred in or filmed five different films: The Deep Blue Sea, Thor, The Avengers, Midnight In Paris, and War Horse. In a short interview with Tim Lewis, Tom talks about his different roles. You can read the full interview here.
My favorite tidbit from the interview is where Tom Hiddleston says that Steven Spielberg (director of War Horse) first discovered him from watching the 2006 docudrama Victoria Cross Heroes. Tom has a tiny cameo in Episode One of the series portraying John "Jack" Randle; a British Army Captain who sacrificed himself to destroy a machine gun nest during the Battle of Kohima. (Bonus tidbit: They both attended the Dragon School in Oxford and are listed on the school's page. Tom in the Eminent Dragons section and John in the War Heroes section)
Accompanying the interview was a photoshoot with David Titlow. You can see a full scan of the interview on David Titlow's blog. Long before Tom Hiddleston was declared the Modern Day Suiting-God by GQ Magazine he was teaching men How to Wear Black Tie.
Black velvet jacket by Lanvin, £1,685 . White dress shirt by Spencer Hart, £175. Black silk tie by Burberry London, £95.
Black wool tuxedo jacket, £385, and black wool trousers £175, both by The Kooples. White cotton dress shirt by Thomas Pink, £99. Navy silk bow tie by Burberry London, £85. Navy silk printed scarf by Rake, £95. Black cotton socks by Falke, £12. Black leather and suede evening shoes by Mr Hare, £405.
Black wool tuxedo jacket, £895, black slim-fit wool tuxedo trousers, £395, and navy silk tie, £95, all by Burberry London. White cotton dress shirt by Rake, £224.
Black wool tuxedo, £2,350, white cotton dress shirt, £375, black velvet tie with pattern, £135, and black leather evening shoes, £495, all by Giorgio Armani.
Black velvet tuxedo by Louis Vuitton, £3,585. White cotton shirt, £395, and paisley silk scarf, £375, both by Rake.
Black velvet smoking jacket by Bottega Veneta, £1,395. Black wool trousers by Lanvin, £500. White cotton evening shirt, £280, and black patent lace-up evening shoes, £495, both by Prada. Navy silk bow tie by Burberry London, £85.