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It is that time of year, again! Our ModMen of 2008 post was so popular (and so much fun to write) that we here at ModCloth are once more jumping on the end-of-the-year, list-making bandwagon. Though we very rarely write about men, the time has come to highlight and pay tribute to a small sampling of 2009’s noteworthy dudes. While you won’t see “Sexiest Man Alive” among our superlatives, you will see some quirky, non-traditional categories and men without whom life wouldn’t be nearly as wonderful, interesting, or entertaining. Some are famous; some are not. Some we’ve never met before; some we have the privilege of interacting with every day.
Read on to see which gentlemen we deem worthy of a loud shout out, and don’t forget to vote for our ModMan of 2009!
(Clockwise from top left: David Beckham, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Pee Wee Herman, Detective Elliot Stabler, and Dog the Bounty Hunter. Images: people.com, upi.com, eyeheartglasses.com,sitv.com, fanpop.com, and fanpop.com)
Mr. Nice Guy
(Left to right: Steven Ward, Mr. Rogers, and ModCloth’s own Brian Clark Images: thecount.com, pabook.libraries.psu.edu, modcloth.com)
Men with whom we’d Like to be Stuck in an Elevator
(Clockwise from top left: Joel McHale, Perez Hilton, Bill Murray, Ryan Reynolds, Andy Samberg, and Michael Ian Black. Images: weblogs.sun-sentinel.com, latina.com, joanharvest.wordpress.com, goremasternews.com, ordable.com, and laurenfrohne.tumblr.com )
Better With an Accent
(Clockwise from top left: The Mighty Boosh, Chuy Bravo, ModCloth’s Pete Rawsthorn, ModCloth’s Vasil Tsarev, and Simon Pegg. Images: thekraftylady.ning.com, eonline.com, modcloth.com, modcloth.com, and telegraph.co.uk)
Men Who Make Us Laugh
(Clockwise from top left: Demetri Martin, Jason Schwartzman, Seth Rogan, Tracy Morgan, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Gaffigan, and Will Ferrell. Images: chud.com, etonline.com, gossiperrrrrr.wordpress.com, johnstamosfever.wordpress.com, collider.com, majorevents.clemson.edu, and worldmovesfast.com)
(Clockwise from top left: Viggo Mortensen, Russell Crowe, and ModCloth’s own Sari Fisher with Jake Gyllenhaal. Images: indianapolis.momslikeme.com, allmoviephoto.com, modcloth.com)
Men with whom we’d Like to Break out into Song
(Clockwise from top left: Matthew Morrison, Ewan McGregor, Andrew Bird, and Jim Sturgess. Images: daddycatchersrealm.wordpress.com, littlejunkies.wordpress.com, stereosneeze.wordpress.com, and sodahead.com)
Guys With Voices We Want for Our GPS
(Clockwise from top left: T-Pain, Christopher Walken, Tim Gunn with ModCloth’s own Maggie Glover, Norm MacDonald, Snoop Dog, and Morgan Freeman. Images: chapmanchapman.wordpress.com, fanpop.com, modcloth.com, tvguide.com, hiphopwired.com, ivanrdee.wordpress.com)
Vampires of the Year
(Left to right: Eric Northman, Edward Cullen, and Bill Compton. Images: myspace.com, donteatmyhoagie.wordpress.com, democraticunderground.com)
Mustaches of the Year
(Clockwise from top left:Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Jason Lee, ModCloth’s own Richard Brown, Nick Cave, Spike Jonze, and Danny McBride. Images: magnum-mania.com, virb.com, sf360.org, modcloth.com, abc.net.au, mangemonblog.com,
(Clockwise from top left: President Obama, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Safran Foer, J. Michael Martinez, Wes Anderson, and Kal Penn. Images: ceramics.org, informationalwarfare.wordpress.com, babble.com, ecorazzi.com, fanpop.com, lawrenceyong.wordpress.com, and orvillelloyddouglas.wordpress.com)
What do you think, ModLovers? Are we leaving anyone out? Who are your favorite modmen of 2009?
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ModCloth Men of the Year
Very inclusive post Winston, thanks…put a smile on everyone?! Good one LOL
Thanks for remembering Ewan McGregor AND Jonathan Safran Foer!
oh god! Zach Galifianakis is sooooo funny! haha!
i love: jim sturgess, jason schwartzman,seth rogan, andy samberg, and james franco! those are some great guys.
I think the first ones were totally awesome. The “beautiful minds” I could have done without; it’s lame to isolate your readership…or at least pick important people like scientists or doctors. TV hosts hardly have beautiful minds–their writers do.
This post is A++, for serious.
I’d like to add Chris O’Dowd (aka Roy from The IT Crowd) for “Better with an Accent”. He’s my current crush!! And Sondre Lerche to “Men with whom weâ€™d Like to Break out into Song”. Swoon. Love that Danny McBride was included…
Haha, from the e-mail it sounded to me like you were bringing back the men’s section of the website. Oh well!
This is great! I’m definitely in love with Matthew Morrison, thanks for including him!:)
I’m so glad the Mighty Boosh guys were included in this! This was a pretty great list altogether, but they are about the Mod-est thing I have ever seen!
Love Zachary Quinto, mmm mmm good.
I love Mr. Rogers and I still watch the neighborhood on T.V. when I’m home sick… glad to know other people love him, too; love those sweaters, Mr. R! rip
Love most of this, but I say NO, NO, AND A BIG NO to Perez Hilton being here.
Mame, I’m right there with you on Chris O’Dowd, but if we’re talking Norwegian chanteurs, I’m gonna have to go with Erik and Erland of the Kings of Convenience.
Interesting that 3/5 of the black men on your list are worthy of your… GPS. What’s up with that? Great list otherwise, though.
Couldn’t go past the Mighty Boosh.
I like this list, but I dislike it at the same time because of the inclusion of Perez. He’s a little too misogynistic for my taste. But they all have their flaws, to each their own.
Clearly the Mighty Boosh should win! Haven’t you hear that Vince is King of the Mods?
zachary quinto definately!!!
not only is he a brilliant actor, but is pretty much gorgeous as well!
Tim Gunn for sure : D
whoeeee u rock Tim Gunn
Vince is my dream man. Mighty Boosh should win but also is almost TOO good to win.
Notably missing from Vampires of the Year: Aidan Turner as Mitchell from Being Human. Anyone who sees this show will agree.
It was really tough choosing between Andrew Bird and Zach Galifianakis….I have a thing for funny guys with a talent for good music…
Awww…I wanted to vote for James Franco! 🙁
Perez Hilton is an ass and shouldn’t be anywhere on this list.
As soon as I saw Zachary Quinto I was happy. Not only is he talented and gorgeous, he’s into helping shelter animals. You should check out his website. I love a man with a soft spot for a pooch in need!
I would have included my favorite man:Jared Padalecki, but I think that’s just because I love Supernatural so much!
Wish you had Alec Baldwin.
I love quite a lot of these guys – I have to say Zach Quinto is probably my favorite by far. With Matthew Morrison in second because holy heck, he can dance! Hard to choose though, this is a pretty great compilation of beautiful/funny/cool guys.
Wes Anderson??? Really? Wow is it the bad economy?
I want to see the Flight of the Conchords! But Jim Gaffigan AND Tracy Morgan? What have I done to deserve this? 🙂
Mr. Rogers is a stud
Detective Elliot Stabler, Jason Schwartzman, Joel McHale, Ewan McGregor, Tracy Morgan, AND Viggo Mortensen! Bravo Modcloth team. Bravo.
I am most definitely MISSING Joesph Gordon-Levitt on this list. He was in a huge movie this year: (500) Days of Summer, he hosted SNL (where he did a big song-and-dance routine AND perfectly parodied Jason Mraz opposite Samburg’s Jack Johnson), he speaks fluent French, is a college grad., and runs an incredible website :http://www.hitrecord.org. Plus, he is super stylish!
How about Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
I was disappointed not to find him on here, but Jim Stugess is enough for me.
How on earth do you not include Jon Hamm from Mad Men? Doesn’t he rather personify the Mod Men look?
Thank you Kal Penn for making it cool to be Indian!
man…peter facinelli aka Carlisle should have been the hottest vampire because he is the hottest vampire. he looks more like a vampire than anyone
Plus I think Jude Law’s mustache in Sherlock Holmes needs some props. He looked HAWT in it.
alexander skarsgard is such a delicious swede. wish i got vote for him instead of bill compton! 🙂
Happy to see Jim Sturgess on the list!
He is certainly a lovely Brit.
Okay, how can Joseph Gordon-Levitt not be on this list?!
I would love tim gunn on my gps. haha. but I have to say, Andy Samberg is high on my list too. =P Great post!
Ryan Reynolds and James Franco! *sigh
Boosh, Boosh, stronger than a moose, don’t lock your door or we’ll come through your roof! Noel Fielding should obviously win.
How do I vote Will Ferrell for ALL OF THEM??
Dog the Bounty Hunter is racist…I’m offended he would be included in this list.
OMG Ryan Reynolds!
Yeah, we definitely should have seen J G-L, FOTC and Jon Hamm. Otherwise, good list. My ultimate out of the ones on here is Joel McHale. I love everything about that man.
Bird is the man!
Definitely need to see Craig Ferguson on this list, he’s adorable and hilarious!
I love how you put Andrew Bird into the mix!
I Love The Mighty Boosh I could Not Not Vote For Them <3 I Love Noel!
Great list (minus Obama.. Great mind? Anyone can read a teleprompter), but I don’t get the voting. We should get to vote for all of them in their categories, not just 1 out of each category! But this is cute =] Joel McHale all the way!
Richard Wayne definitely has the best groomed facial hair of anyone I know! 😉
Thanks for including the BOOSH, Andrew Bird, and Ewan McGregor. They are certainly my men of the year 🙂
Yay for Andrew Bird and Mighty Boosh! But seriously, Michael K is 10000 times better than Perez. Truth.
Ahhhh it was such a hard choice to pick between The Mighty Boosh and Zach Galifianakis… but I picked Mighty Boosh! Noel Fielding is King of the MODZ. (And if you’ve watched the Mighty Boosh, you’ll know!)
THE MIGHTY BOOSH!
i guess my tastes are a little bit too weird since i don’t see willem dafoe, steve buscemi, john waters or david lynch in any of the categories! 🙁
Soon as I saw Zachary Quinto on the list, I felt all warm and fuzzy.
Not only did he totally re-spark my love for the oh-so-calm-and-collected Spock, he’s such a great guy. Charming, intelligent, and just so freaking adorable in EVERYTHING.
Jim Sturgess and Matthew Morrison came in close second and third, because you gotta love a guy with a decent set of pipes.
Zach Galifianakis ALL THE WAY! ahhh… isn’t he just dreamy 🙂 that gorgeous beard…
come come, whay about Jim from The Office. A beauty from nexy door if ever I saw one.
Loved this! I would’ve added Alan Rickman as a voice I want on my GPS though.
No Jon Hamm?!?!?!
I can’t even believe The Mighty Boosh are up here! That makes me incredibly happy :3
I guess we, European, have different taste for men to American…. Jim Sturgess is the man for me in the list, although I know a lot of famous men that are way better than him
Zachary Quinto and Ewan McGregor are the only ones from the rest that are fine for me
The Mighty Boosh get my vote, but I would have voted for Eric The Vampire if he had been on the poll. I would cry the tears of a thousand hysterical women if he were real.
I think that Kal Penn deffinately deserves it if he is talented and smart enough to go from comedy and Drama (like Harold and Kumar, and House) to holding a position in the White House. He’s just talented all around!
the fact the christopher meloni was on here made my day. but the poll confused me… ? anyways i voted for joel mchale- LOVE him!!
Oh, Andrew Bird! He is FLAWLESS live, and has lovely cheekbones. :]
These are some great men. You guys get major brownie points for having some often unsung favorites of mine — Zachary Quinto, Joel McHale, Jason Schwartzman.
Definitely missing Conan O’ Brien. He is the sexiest underdog in entertainment.
Love this post!
The Boosh get my vote. But seriously, howz about Bret and Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords? Cute, funny kiwis who wear vintage!!
boosh! yay! this makes me incredibly happy. and no space to vote for robert pattinson, even better!! modcloth ftw
That unnamed Hilton is a bad bad choice.. It should not be in the list.
I would vote to Nick Cave <3 or Viggo Mortensen.
This whole list is mostly made up of winwinWIN! So many times have I gone into fangirl mode, my loves being: Joel McHale, Jason Schwartzman, Jim Gaffigan, Ewan McGregor…
But the trinity of Zachary Quinto, Tim Gunn, and Stephen Colbert TOTALLY cinch it for me. 😀
Love your post. Especially thje delish Mr. Alexander Skarsgard. Yummy.
Yes, it’s a great list, but seriously, ModCloth? No Bret McKenzie or Jemaine Clement? Especially since we will have no more Flight of the Conchords next year? A sad oversight.
Be still my heart for Zachary Quinto!
I always thought I had the weirdest taste in guys when most people had to say “Huh?” whenever I told them the attractive men on my hot list. It’s so refreshing to see ModCloth put people besides Brad Pitt and George Clooney on a list of guys (though we have to give those two their props as well).
Mr. Rogers makes me cry still. What a great man.
First off – other “Natalie”… You loved my “Dearly Beloved Boots,” had Jeffrey Campbell lids hanging on your wall before I wrote the post about it, AND you wish you could vote for Will Ferrell for all categories? I’m pretty sure we’re ModBestFriends.
I would also like to say that I was at Bryant Park right next to the stage on election night, and Obama did not read off a teleprompter! 🙂 Even if you disagree with his policies, he’s still a pretty darn smart guy.
Well, my favorite person is ModCloth’s own Brian Clark! But then, I’m his mom! ooooooooooooooo
james franco my love *sigh*,
ryan reynolds, seth rogen.
and rell who hasn’t dreamt abot taken arwen’s place to get in with viggo?
. . . oh just me then?
My sister told me about this and I had to check it out. I think it’s fun.
But I’m always going to be surprised by the people who manage to turn fun into a sounding board for bashing other people. If the list bothers you that much, make your own.
Great job ModCloth team, I’ve got a smile on my face. Have a Happy New Year everyone.
I feel it’s important to note that Mr. Rogers is not only “Mr. nice guy”. He was a decorated Marine Sniper in his earlier years, and had full tatted sleeves (hence the sweater on his show). It’s true, look it up! -^_^- He’s awesome.
The Mighty Boosh is the best!
Since Vince Noir is King of the Mods anyway, it’s only right for them to see glorious victory haha
Jim from The Office made our list last year!! We <3 as well!!
Love the shout outs to Mighty Boosh and Jonathan Safron Foer.
Flight of the Concords made the list last year!
that composite looks like someone. a celebrity i think (and its not just because its a composite of celebrity faces). it looks like someone that looks like that as a whole! but i can’t figure out who!!!
p.s. these men are yummy!
oh, haha! i figured it out. it looks like someone i know …
p.p.s. yummy with the exception of jason shwartzmen! i vote to take him OFF the list!!
Hah ^^ This is so cute <3
I love Ryan Renolds
It’s truly a beautiful day in the neighborhood!
YOU GUYS READ MY MIND!
As I scrolled down I just kept screaming, “YES! I AGREE!”
Thank you, this made my day.
Im glad you guys gave the might boosh guys some love! I wish I saw this in time to vote.. I would have voted for Jim Sturgess. He makes me weak in the knees.
haha Ewan should have been in the “Better With an Accent” section, along with craig ferguson!!! 🙂
Seeing Andrew Bird up there on that list may have made my day.
Glty Pleasures ///// James Franco
Mr. Nice Guy ///// Mr. Rogers
Stuck in an Elevator ///// Joel McHale
Better w/ an Accent ///// Sean Penn
Make Us Laugh ///// Seth Rogan
Honorary â€˜Burghers ///// Jake Gyllenhaal
Brk out into Song ///// Ewan McGregor!
GPS Voice ///// Tim Gunn!
Beautiful Minds ///// Jon Stewart
Zachary Quinto! Andrew Bird! Tracy Morgan! Oh joy.
Loved it! can’t get enough of James Franco, Andy Samberg, Ewan McGreggor, and JIM STURGESS.
but i definitely think you’re leaving out Joseph Gorden-Levitt who starred in (500) Days of Summer. Love him. Also, for men with accents–Gotta have James Mcavoy!
All in all, gotta love end of the year lists!
Hey Erin – while Mr. Rogers is most definitely still awesome, he did not serve in the military, nor have sleeve tattoos…
edward cullen please.
THE FICTIONAL CHARACTER.
no Jonny Depp? wtf?
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thank you, modcloth, for including matthew morrison. all i can say is, yum.
but, one, small thing. no bradley cooper?
Wes Anderson is a genius. Definitely a beautiful mind (let alone just plain beautifulâ€¦). And gotta love Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray for their Wes loyalty and contribution to Fanastasic Mr. Fox and all the other wonderful Anderson films. <3
P.S. @Sam and @ModCloth: Craig Ferguson, definitely!
I’m on a list with Stewart, Colbert, Anderson, and Obama: this is a good year!
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