There is a great suit story in the October issue of GQ that was shot by Ben Watts and features none other than Michael Kenneth Williams, who is starring as Chalky White in HBO’s epic new series Boardwalk Empire. Seeing Williams in a suit (in GQ and on Boardwalk Empire) is a departure from the five seasons he spent as the rogue shotgun-toting badass Omar Little in HBO’s other great series The Wire. The most dressed up we ever saw Omar in The Wire was when McNulty took him to Men’s Warehouse (and later abandoned him) for Bird’s trial. Getting back to Boardwalk Empire, the costuming and sets are big budget movie quality and are like nothing I have ever seen. My only complaint is that Mr. Williams (who I should point out has the exact same first, middle and last name as me) doesn’t get enough screen time.
These GQ celebrity suit stories always seem to turn out great and are something I look forward to in the magazine. John Slattery had a similar story in the August 2008 issue, which I also liked a lot. But this Ben Watts x Williams feature takes the three piece suit to a whole new level. Well played all around. You can see the whole story here.
Photos: Ben Watts
Comments on “Mr. Williams is Well Suited”
My brother attended an anti 50 Cent rally with Mr. Williams. He has nothing but complimentary things to say about the man.
I have my eye on a similar blue suit.
I have a feeling we are about to see a whole lot more of “Chalky White” in the next episode.
He looks amazing. Thanks for posting this.
yo! omar comin’
Great actor. Really glad to see him in this new role. He looks good in those pics. In general the costumes from boardwalk empire make me drool.
Glad he’s working. I was wondering why he wasn’t
Anyone know what kind of tie he’s wearing in the first picture?
Loved him in The Wire – my favorite character. Sure do miss the series.
not to mention Ben Watts is a great photographer:)
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