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10 Retro Fashion Trends That Have Stuck Around

Keeping up with fashion trends can be daunting; what was “in” yesterday may not be in tomorrow, and trends once shunned for being outdated can make startling comebacks (fanny packs—we are looking at you). That’s the beauty, and simultaneously the challenge of navigating fashion. 

Fortunately, some pieces have endured style’s many fickle evolutions. 20 and even 30 years ago, runways and red carpets saw many of the same staple pieces that consistently appear today. These ten men show us how the same piece of clothing can be styled to meet the changing times (or to play up the nostalgia).

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Old (1988)
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New (2019)
Brad Pitt

Trend: White t-shirt

The white tee is a non-negotiable wardrobe staple. It can be dressed up (as seen with Brad Pitt’s leather jacket) or worn for casual traveling. Depending on how you style it, the tee can evoke the nostalgia of decades past and still manage to look modern and fresh. This tried-and-true piece never went out of style, and its appeal lies in its simplicity.

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Old (1986)
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New (2017)
Robert Downey Jr.

Trend: Tinted shades

Robert Downey Jr. has spiced up his shades with this purplish hue for over 30 years. The trend is just funky enough to persist through the decades, and RDJ pulls this nostalgic trend off with charisma and flair.

Old (1999)
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New (2016)

Trend: Denim jacket 

Jay-Z’s all-denim ensemble epitomizes ’90s style. Far from obsolete, the jean jacket continues to rule streetwear; but as Jay-Z’s two looks demonstrate, the styling choices are nearly endless. Go big and baggy to pay homage to the ’90s, or opt for a tighter-fitting jacket (perhaps with a decal or some decorative stitching). This is a piece you can make entirely your own.

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Old (1986)
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New (2019)
Lionel Richie

Trend: Leather jacket

Much like Lionel Richie himself, leather jackets are always au courant. They can look elegant or edgy, and they can transition from warm weather to cold temperatures. Richie’s printed leather jacket elevates his runway attire, while his bulkier leather jacket works well in winter. You can choose the topper that matches your vibe and the occasion at hand. 

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Old (1989)
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New (2016)
Harrison Ford

Trend: Blazer and jeans 

Harrison Ford has always been effortlessly cool, and his looks–while understated–have a timeless quality. A blazer and jeans ensemble perfectly satisfies the tricky middle ground between dressed up and dressed down. Ford sports this like a pro.

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Old (1992)
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New (2019)
Keanu Reeves

Trend: Combat boots

Keanu’s affinity for combat boots exists today just as strongly as it did in the 90s. No matter how upscale the occasion, Reeves artfully adds combat boots into the mix. Comfortable and durable, the boot completes a rugged, relaxed outfit (and can bring a fancier fit down to earth).

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Old (1992)
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New (2017)
Will Smith

Trend: Turtleneck and jacket

Turtlenecks are far from only practical winter wear. Styled the right way, a turtleneck can make a fit distinctly elegant. Will Smith would know; After 30 years in the industry, he continues to bring fresh looks to the red carpet. He isn’t afraid to play around with prints and textures, and his turtleneck/jacket combo is a perfect example of a man with his finger on the pulse of fashion.

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Old (1993)
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New (2019)
Leonardo DiCaprio

Trend: Camel jacket 

Leonardo DiCaprio’s career has spanned three decades, and his film characters have had no shortage of memorable and imitable looks. His style has evolved as he’s grown into one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, but some staple pieces have remained constant. Camel coats, like those pictured, provide refreshed texture and color to everyday looks. 

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Old (1999)
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New (2019)
Jamie Foxx

Trend: Fedora 

Shoes and suits may enjoy more of fashion’s limelight, but don’t forget about hats. Jamie Foxx has donned fedoras on red carpets, exemplifying the eye-catching appeal of this statement piece.

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Old (1995)
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New (2020)
Antonio Banderas

Trend: Monochromatic fits

Easy and practical, monochromatic fits look coordinated and thoughtful. All-black is a simple classic, and Antonio Banderas shows just how flexible and timeless this look can be. This style continues to grace runways and red carpets today. If you’re looking for a consistent home-run look, this is it.

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Celebrities on TikTok: How 12 Stars Are Using It

Your favorite celebrities are more accessible than ever. With social apps like Instagram and Twitter at millions of users’ fingertips, fans can easily show their appreciation for actors, musicians, athletes and influencers. Now these celebs are starting to pop up on TikTok, another content creation tool focused on short clips paired with popular music, trending sounds or compelling captions. 

The following list of famous figures have not only gained an army of loyal followers on TikTok, but they’ve also done an excellent job at increasing their following and keeping their fans entertained through several clever means. And be sure to check out the best TikTok challenges of 2019 as well as our guide on posting on TikTok to join the fray. 

1. Will Smith // @willsmith

The older and so much wiser “Fresh Prince” joined TikTok this year and immediately made a huge splash. Will Smith’s first clip has “big-budget project” written all over it. His posts are visual roller coasters full of slick production value, dope tracks and trademark charm.

2. Marshmello // @marshmellomusic

The world-renowned DJ and music producer, who’s known for donning his signature headpiece, has tons of fun on his page these days. Marshmello takes a break from his sellout gigs and engages in a bunch of random activities for the world to see on TikTok. His penchant for originality comes into focus via his clips, where he does everything from screwing up the bottle cap challenge to dancing on top of an airplane wing.

3. Ariana Grande // @arianagrande

Ariana Grande has chosen to keep it simple with her TikTok activities by using her own songs to showcase her lip-syncing skills with a friend and her masterful bike-riding skills. And she’s followed the trend of hot TikTok challenges by asking fans to use her song “Side to Side” to create something trend-worthy.

4. Cardi B // @iamcardib

Cardi B has taken to TikTok like a moth to a flame. She’s shown plenty of love to folks who’ve pulled off dope dance numbers to her verse on Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” remix. She’s also made sure to plug her biggest tunes and brought plenty of digital smoke by announcing a rap—wait, excuse us—a “wrap” battle. You just gotta love Cardi!

5. Reese Witherspoon // @officialreesetiktok

Before she hopped on the TikTok wave, Reese Witherspoon consulted her son for some sage advice. A few suggestions later and voila—the actress blessed the thriving platform with a strong first effort backed by “Mr. Sandman.” Judging by her initial posts, it looks like Witherspoon’s TikTok domination is just getting started. 

6. Jason Derulo // @jasonderulo

Jason Derulo! He’s living his best life on TikTok. Besides plugging his latest singles and soundtrack features, the singer-songwriter joins in on the dance choreography crazes to all sorts of contemporary tunes. He loves to put people on to his favorite songs of the moment. 

7. Ed Sheeran // @edsheeran

When Ed Sheeran sent out the call to everyone on TikTok to highlight the person or people they deem the most beautiful, the floodgates opened. Users adopted his “Beautiful People” song as a way to show their loved ones how much they appreciate them in video form. His TikTok page has turned into a heartwarming collection of clips that soothes the soul and elicits warm vibrations.

8. Lizzo // @lizzo

Users displaying their DNA test results to Lizzo’s catchiest line off “Truth Hurts” this year dominated TikTok (“I just took a DNA test / Turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch”). As for the lovable pop star herself, she’s used the platform to jam out to her own hit singles. And she’s also professed her love for Kent Jones’ “Don’t Mind” with a cute dance number. Never forget that Lizzo is “100 percent that bitch” on any social media platform she’s on.

9. Liza Koshy // @lizzza

Liza Koshy has been in the social media game for a long time. Her veteran status is legit due to her humble beginnings on Vine starting in 2013. Since arriving on TikTok, she has brought her energetic style and hilarious skits to the platform in a host of entertaining clips. Her choices in lip-sync-worthy tunes are varied, and her lovable nature is incredibly magnetic.

10. Jonas Brothers // @jonasbrothers

Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas document everything and anything to satiate their fan base. Concert preparation, backstage antics, tour stops and non-music-related clips are regularly produced by the trio. The Jonas Brothers’ fun-loving nature is always on full display.

11. Meghan Trainor // @meghantrainor

While the world awaits Meghan Trainor’s upcoming role on the ninth season of The Voice UK, she’s giving her fans a show of her own with cute musical clips. It’s easy to fall into a Meghan Trainor TikTok rabbit hole—there’s cupcake eating contests, doggy-assisted performances, makeup preparations and good ol’ fashioned lip-synching. 

12. Loren Gray // @lorengray

Loren Gray is the most-followed celebrity on TikTok. After joining the app in 2015 when it was still known as, Gray grabbed the attention of millions of followers with her successful attempts at bringing different tunes to life via skits. All of her work on TikTok has built her brand into a social media juggernaut. It’s easy to see why she’s claimed TikTok superstardom—she’s just so good at what she does.

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10 Legendary John Legend Outfits, Ranked

Big style means big moves, and the world is one giant celeb display of it. Welcome to our weekly fashion roundup, where we highlight the sartorial successes of our favorite guys. Find their most fire fits here every Friday. 

The John Legend style stamp is one of, well, legends. It’s a theory correctly proven after digging up his standout looks for this article, which all turned out to be pretty exceptional. The John Legend fashion formula includes embracing color, appreciating an occasional plunging neckline, utilizing prints and—like all respectable icons—deploying excellent tailoring. Run with these winning guidelines.

Conclusion? EGOT game. (See what I did there?) Here are John Legend’s top ten style moments.

10. West Hollywood, Aug. 15, 2019
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We might have to change our Strong Men Wear Pink theory to Strong Men Wear Lilac.

9. Hollywood, March 30, 2019
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Funky jackets speak (sing?) to him. And why shouldn’t they?

8. Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2019
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Tough to pull off from anyone else, but a pure triumph from Mr. Legend.

7. Los Angeles, July 30, 2019
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A very literal approach to money—the look, the feels, the color, all of it.

6. New York City, Feb. 26, 2018
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A textured suit in a decadent jewel-tone ensures that you’ll shine way, way bright.

5. New York City, April 2, 2018
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Checking all the boxes for dominating a lingering New York City winter: head-to-toe black, badass boots and dope statement-making outerwear. Gentlemen, take notes.

4. Las Vegas, May 20, 2018
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The art of an unabashed casual red carpet moment brought to you by swagger, Gucci and a *rubs eyes* camouflaged bowtie.

3. Pacific Palisades, Sept. 20, 2018
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This monochrome black-tie accouterment is pure mastery: the proportions, the juxtaposed detailing, the unexpected shoe. “Jesus Christ Superstar,” indeed.

2. New York City, April 25, 2017
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In true rock star fashion, John nails the biker look with aplomb.

1. London, England, Sept. 25, 2018
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When you match your suit fabric to your velvety voice…

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Milfdad is One of the Fastest Growing Brands in New York City

In a time where high-end luxury brands are co-opting streetwear, Milfdad isn’t afraid to embrace its streetwear origins. Since the first collection dropped two years ago, Milfdad has gained the attention of fashion figures like Yung Gravy, NLE Choppa, YNW Melly, Smokepurpp, Lil Tracy and more. All your favorite artists and celebrities can be found in Milfdad’s colorful tracksuits, sweatshirts and durags, as well as rocking the shoulder bag lined with stock prices and symbols. 

The brand was founded by Ben Fine, who previously worked as a financial analyst, and Justin Butler, a multifaceted artist who studied English and film. The pair conceived the name Milfdad while on an acid trip in their hometown in New Jersey after Fine had quit his finance job to pursue a creative venture. After initially reselling streetwear pieces online, Fine translated his eye for identifying trending pieces into beginning his brand. In just under two years since Milfdad launched, the brand has made waves in New York City and is now being sold in boutique stores abroad. Hip-hop and rap artists have uniquely identified with the entrepreneurial spirit of the brand and Milfdad has established itself among artists and celebrities within the entertainment space. The founders aren’t afraid to fail or take chances to make an impact on the fashion industry. So far, their gamble is paying off.

What was your inspiration for Milfdad?

Ben Fine: Basically, the brand started as a username. I was doing streetwear resale on websites like Grailed and Depop, and Milfdad was just my username. Then, we created a logo from the Notes app on the iPhone. It was just a screenshot. When I became a pretty major reseller in the streetwear universe—since that was my main source of income—I started mocking up products with the Milfdad logo. 

Did you see immediate success at first?

Fine: People always liked the name. Depop posted on Twitter saying that Milfdad was the best new username, and that was before the brand even began. The thing about it as a clothing brand is that the bigger it gets, the funnier it is. It’s kind of a commentary on the way people brand themselves by wearing branded products and build an identity that way. That kind of consumerism has always made me uncomfortable, so Milfdad is sort of a rejection of that dynamic while still, of course, being a part of it. A lot of the brand names out there are somewhat silly. The ones meant to be the most serious are usually the dumbest. And the best brands are usually just named after a person. I sometimes tell people to just pretend Milfdad is my last name and that’s the reason why we call it that.

What was the first year of Milfdad like?

Fine: It’s been less than two years since our first release in 2017. In the first year, it took a while to get the clothing made. The process involved us trying to figure out how to do apparel production on our own, which took some time. We had our ups and downs there, and anyone making clothes will tell you that it’s kind of rough. But we didn’t have a problem getting the brand out there. Our main marketing strategy was to get our clothes to celebrities because we didn’t have a budget for any traditional advertising. So, we got lucky that in the first week or two. After the first tracksuit release, Fatboy SSE, Famous Dex and a bunch of other people were wearing it.

Did that translate into sales for Milfdad?

Fine: Yeah, it led to a lot of sales. Enough for us to re-invest in the next collection of Milfdad. And through this process, you get to see who holds weight with the consumers. Now I’ve had to become somewhat of an expert at wading through all the fake followers and engagement on Instagram, and I’m now able to tell who actually has sway. I’m not going to name names on who didn’t carry weight when you would expect them to, but certain people look popular on Instagram, but at the end of the day, no one really cares. Then, other people who might have fewer followers actually have a cult following. Selecting influencers depends on the product you’re selling. If you are selling clothes, then you want to market with someone who is respected for their fashion sense. If a person isn’t considered a fashion inspiration, then it might not translate.

In the past two years, what designs and styles gained the most traction?

Fine: Honestly, I know this game pretty well, just from all the selling and reselling, and weirdly enough, at the end of the day, a lot of people just want a T-shirt or hoodie in a regular color with the brand name on it. So it’s just a game about branding and having high brand awareness. The best product for us has been a black hoodie that says “Milfdad.” That’s been the one that’s been the hardest to keep in stock. You can make a bunch of awesome pieces, but the core motifs and the core products are always going to be the majority of what the customers buy. The flashy stuff that you see celebrities wearing brings attention to the brand, but at the end of the day, the average consumer is going to see that, want a piece of the brand and purchase something basic that fits with their current wardrobe. Our tracksuits have sold well and been profitable— that’s certainly been what we’re most known for—but the black logo hoodie is something that everyone can pull off.  

In your two years as an entrepreneur in the streetwear industry, what have been the biggest changes you noticed?

Fine: I don’t think that much has changed, just certain brands have been going up, others going down and certain people have gained influence. A lot of this stuff is dictated by a few individuals: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and all the people affiliated with them like Travis Scott, Virgil Abloh and others. That crew collectively influences consumer taste pretty heavily. I think they have even gained strength in the past two years.

Is New York City still the city of streetwear, dictating culture and fashion?

Fine: Yeah, and that’s never going to change. I think the brand wouldn’t have worked anywhere else. We’re one of the few brands you’ll find that was founded by people outside the fashion industry. My co-founder Justin and I are both from New Jersey, and I went to the University of Michigan to study finance before becoming an investment banking analyst. The lifestyle though wasn’t glamorous. It’s not like what you see in a movie—it’s far nerdier. That year, I happened to buy bitcoin and that became seed money for this Milfdad company. The investment banking job would have been a safe route to being wealthy and working 70 hours a week, which is bad but not terrible. After my first year, I had money and could imagine becoming a millionaire eventually through that path, but I was too miserable and it wasn’t worth my time. I could figure out a way to make more money without the job. It taught me to value my free time. 

Ben Fine, Founder of Milfdad

That year, I happened to buy Bitcoin and that became seed money for this Milfdad company.

What’s going on with Milfdad today?

Fine: We have a Japanese distributor now and three stores have wholesale bought Milfdad in Japan. It’s awesome because it’s hard to break into the boutique game, and we’ve been learning how to organize. It also takes a lot of resources to be on the fashion calendar since a lot of stores like to buy their clothes ahead of time. Being in legitimate stores in Japan makes a huge difference for the brand for other potential buyers. We’re now in a store called Unfollow and they stock top-tier designer brands like Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto, so that’s a great look for us. It might take a specific type of brave person to wear Milfdad in America, but overseas, it’s just dope clothing. The people abroad know what Milfdad means but it’s not that serious. The Japanese are way ahead in style because they don’t take themselves too seriously. 

Are MILFs interested in the clothing brand?

Fine: They want to get involved, but we’ve avoided it so far. I think it’s kind of going to be difficult to be taken seriously if all the visuals are just MILFs running around, or if we plaster the word MILF all over the clothing. So, even though the brand is called Milfdad, we haven’t made any other reference to MILFs thus far. We’re trying to get into those selective boutiques and magazines at this stage. Those types of places are very picky about what they endorse, and I don’t want my brand to be a bad reflection on them. 

We are gaining respectability at this point and that’s the goal, but I do have some MILFs lined up for shoots if we do decide to go in that direction. If we bring them out, I’d want it to be over the top and extreme, not like a regular photoshoot.

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The Top Celeb Fits of the Week

Big style means big moves, and the world is one giant celeb display of it. Welcome to our weekly review of famous faces who are crushing the sartorial game. Find all the fire fits here every week. You’re welcome.

This past Sunday’s Emmy Awards delivered some of the freshest fashions from dapper guys, kicking off fall in the most stylish of ways. Hollywood spoiled us with elevated fits this week between press appearances and other functions, foreshadowing what is no doubt going to be a very swaggy season. Guys are stepping it up when they’re stepping out, and we’re here for it—below is this week’s top ten.

David Oyelowo
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West Hollywood, September 21

David demos how to master monochrome dressing. There’s nothing figuratively blue about this getup. Not. One. Iota.

Sam Rockwell
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Los Angeles, September 21

The 70s called and said, “Go forth, Sam, you rock it well.” (See what I did there?)

Terrence Howard
Hollywood, September 24

Now, this is what you wear when getting your star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Wait… is that pink we’re spotting? Praise be.

Peter Dinklage
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Los Angeles, September 22

Peter is making a convincing case for the not-so-basic black 3-piece suit. We see those satin details, and we see the raised bar.

Aldis Hodge
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New York City, September 24

Ain’t no drip for no one else when Aldis Hodge is in the building. 

Aaron Paul
Beverly Hills, September 20

Paisley prints pair superbly with beat-up rocker boots, as confirmed by Aaron Paul. Always let that bling peep through, too.

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Paris, September 26

Tyga got the mint chip memo, which is evidently proving to be a bomb transition shade for autumn. Paired with some crisp post-Labor Day whites, no less.

Kal Penn
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New York City, September 25

Should we just start a Strong Men Wear Pink column at this point?

Mahershala Ali
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Los Angeles, September 22

That time Mahershala shut down the red carpet in his money bags green tux.

Sacha Baron Cohen
Los Angeles, September 22

Points for double-breasted slickness, bonus points for the unexpected pop and extra points for the extra sock pop!

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Diddy in a Silky Two-Piece and Other Fire Celeb Fits This Week

Big style means big moves and the world is one giant celeb display of it. Welcome to our weekly review of famous faces who are crushing the sartorial game. Come find all the fire fits here every week. You’re welcome.

There were parties! There were red carpets! There were stage performances! Your fave stars made all the rounds in some pretty sick threads this week, and the ten highlighted below stood out from the pack.

Ryan Tedder
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Del Mar, California, September 14

Stage rocker chic, but make it streetwear.

Milo Ventimiglia
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Los Angeles, September 19

An effortless combo that feels both easy and tight. Take note that green jeans can have that effect.

DJ Khaled
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Atlanta, September 14

In yet another installment of strong men wear pink, we have DJ Khaled rocking some fly trainers in the shade du jour.

Tony Hawk
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Los Angeled, September 14

Never without his sk8er flair, Tony Hawk cleans up nicely in well-cut basics.

Michael Che
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New York City, September 19

Comedy is best delivered in fly neutrals that won’t compete with the jokes, but that make a statement all on their own.

Tom Brady
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Boston, September 17

Sharp situation confirming GOAT status, copy that.

Jeff Goldblum
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With Emilie Livingston, Los Angeles, September 14

Bet you never thought that black on black on black on black could ever look this exciting. Well, we’re all being schooled once again by the ‘Blum.

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Atlanta, September 14

Silky two-piece set in a bougie print with a matching gold liquor bottle? RICH.

Brad Pitt
Los Angeles, September 18

When your crazy good style is equal parts cool pieces and charisma, natch.

Jaden Smith
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London, England, September 17
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The Weeknd’s Mustache, Pharrell’s Hoodie and These 8 Other Style Moments Won This Week

Big style means big moves and the world is one giant celeb display of it. Welcome to our weekly review of famous faces who are crushing the sartorial game. Come find all the fire fits here every week. You’re welcome.

Between New York Fashion Week, the Toronto Film Festival and other general events, stylish dudes came out in force this week. They brought the color, they brought the swagger and they smashed in slickness. The most noteworthy fits are below.

The Weeknd
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Toronto, September 4

Apparently the Weeknd has a movie-star alter ego. A dark indigo suit and slick mahogany shoes will do that to a person. (Seriously, try it.) 

Jonah Hill
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New York City, September 11

Elements of effortless style reported for duty here: a vintage band tee, cool denim and old-school sneakers. Topped with dope accessories, Hill brought it all home.

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New York City, September 11

“Dress for your personality,” they say. Offset obliged.

Johnny Depp
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Venice, Italy, September 6

Evening wear pro tip: Match your brocade to your lenses. You’re either a pirate or you’re not.

Riz Ahmed
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Toronto, September 6

You know you’ve got flair when you can make über-casual threads look this sharp.

J Balvin
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Duluth, Georgia, September 11

We’re never not in support of a monochromatic look. Especially when it comes in a space-age clementine.

Michael B. Jordan
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Toronto, September 7

Jordan is fluent in dripping chic and emanating star power. Maybe he’s born with it, maybe it’s the red suit.

Pharrell Williams
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Atlanta, September 8

In another installment of strong men wear pink… Wait, do we spot a trend?!

A$AP Rocky
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New York, September 12

Spoiler alert: Black is not basic. Not when you’re a fashion killa.

Jon Hamm
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Toronto, September 11

We didn’t realize that a classic windowpane suit could be the epitome of modern—until Jon Hamm turned up.

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The Top Celeb Fits This Week

Big style means big moves, and the world is one giant celeb display of it. Welcome to our weekly review of famous faces who are crushing the sartorial game. Come find all the fire fits here every week. You’re welcome.

Your favorite famous faces came into September with a strong fashion bang. Homies brought their A-game everywhere from red-carpet events to courtside moments, with plenty of pap snaps in between. Thankfully, Labor Day weekend didn’t prove very restful for these ten stylish celebs.

Jared Leto
Los Angeles, September 4
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We see your bougie rock ’n’ roll feels, Jared, and we’re taking all kinds of notes.

DeAndre Jordan
Hollywood, September 4
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Why choose between two rad prints when you can have both? No dilemmas here. Then take a page out of DeAndre’s playbook and go in for the kill with a fresh lid.

LeBron James
Los Angeles, September 1
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Didn’t we say that strong men wear pink? There you go.

Joaquin Phoenix
Venice, Italy, August 31
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OK, Joaquin has clearly been bingeing the Queer Eye seasons on Netflix. We see that French tuck and polished scruff. Respect.

Idris Elba
London, England, September 2
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This is what oozing flair and swagger looks like. Without even trying. All hail.

John Legend
Hollywood, September 4
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This EGOT could no doubt add to his trophy shelf if Best Fashion Sense were a category. John Legend is a man of many talents.

Brooklyn Beckham
London, England, September 3
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When you’re a Beckham descendant, you’ve got style running through your veins. Case in point.

Nate Parker
Venice, Italy, September 1
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Breaking news: Nate has just dethroned the sitting chief dandy (whoever he was).

Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles, September 3
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Kobe just schooled us on how to make a gray suit happen. Because sometimes you just need a break from the monotony of a regular black one.

Penn Badgley
New York City, September 3
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Nailing that elevated casual vibe at the US Open. Is Penn a coincidental apropos tennis moniker? We think not.

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The Top Celeb Fits This Week

Big style means big moves, and the world is one giant celeb display of it. Welcome to our weekly review of famous faces who are crushing the sartorial game. Come find all the fire fits here every Friday. You’re welcome.

Summer is winding down, but not the style circuit. The event scene heated up this week with the MTV Video Music Awards, the Venice Film Festival and Disney’s D23 Expo, among other fashion-infused affairs. Here are the ten standouts of the past seven days, plus (spoiler) a bonus because, well, you’ll see why.

Rami Malek
London, August 28
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Come for the polka dots, stay for the patent leather. Wait [rubs eyes]… Is that velvet? Style savoir faire personified.

Luka Sabbat
Los Angeles, August 28
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Color-coordinate your fit to your surroundings for an even bigger and better impact. Especially with punchy hues like yellow and pink.

Nick Jonas
New York City, August 29
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That moment when brogues and plaid got a rock star makeover, with a li’l wrist frosting for a luxe touch.

Kumail Nanjiani
Anaheim, August 24
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Red-on-red win. Kumail keep it rockin’ all of the time.

Victor Cruz
New Jersey, August 26
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Victor here, with a note on monochromatic dressing: No, it’s not boring. Yes, it’s versatile. Hell yeah, it stands out.

Adam Driver
Venice, Italy, August 29
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Secret Service vibes but with a better suit. Hereby witnessing that impeccable tailoring can make you look both badass and chic AF.

Dwayne Johnson
Anaheim, August 24
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Allow The Rock to demonstrate how country-club vibes can meet safari feels with masterful equilibrium.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Monaco, August 29
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You don’t become the most followed person on Instagram with bad style. Ronaldo is a star on and off the pitch, wrist wear notwithstanding.

Chris Pratt
Anaheim, August 24
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Notes on elevating your casual kits, courtesy of Star-Lord himself: Take your gingham and denim combo to the dark side and fashionable flair will ensue.

Travis Scott
Santa Monica, August 27
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Leave it to Mr. Scott to make retro brown look like the freshest, most modern color we’ve ever seen.

Jeff Goldblum
Anaheim, August 23
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In case you needed further proof that Jeff Goldblum can pull off literally anything.

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#TheUnknownHustle: 9 Stories to Fuel Your Grind

Your favorite celebrities typically didn’t get where they are now without a lot of hard work and good ol’ grinding. You may look at somebody like Chris Pratt, for example, and think he just made it because of who he is, but did you know he waited tables in Hawaii for a few years before being discovered? We’ve learned that a bunch of other celebs also had to do some pretty regular things to get the chance to play the extraordinary roles we typically associate them with.

That’s why we’ve condensed nine of our favorite #TheUnknownHustle articles into one place. Now you have easy access to inspiration whenever you need a quick pick-me-up to get you back on your grind. 

Shia LaBeouf
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LaBeouf crafted a stunt to try and land himself an agent: He opened up the Yellow Pages, dialed an agent, put on a British accent and pretended to be a manager who repped a child client they would absolutely die for.

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Vin Diesel
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Diesel said, “One day I was driving by the Four Seasons Hotel when I saw one of my favorite actors walking into the hotel: Morgan Freeman. So I pulled over, popped the trunk and ran after him to give him my short film.”

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Donald Glover
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Imagine if Childish Gambino was your college dorm’s resident assistant?! Twitter user Dominique Ariel Toney, or @domtoney, posted, “All this Donald Glover talk reminds me of that time when he was an RA in my freshman year dorm at NYU. My roommate Marisa & I used to sneak into his programs bc he always had good snacks. Was impressed back then, and impressed to this day. Go Donald.”

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The Rock
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The Rock tried to make his football dreams come true. On a salary of $300 per week, he was the newcomer in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with what one teammate described as a “yoked-up” frame who ended up playing second fiddle to the team’s all-star defensive line. His football dreams never came true.

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Matthew McConaughey
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The actor’s big break came from approaching a casting director at a bar…

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Jared Leto
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Jared Leto always believed in himself. Once he was able to move to Los Angeles, he “ended up sleeping on Venice Beach,” he told FilmInk. “But I was young and healthy, and I knew that it was just for a short period of time. I was intent on making a new life for myself. I ended up staying in a crack motel for a few nights, and later in a youth hostel; eventually, I got an apartment.”

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Mark Cuban
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Before he became an NBA mogul, Mark Cuban had a job laying carpet. He was horrible at it, so he tried his hand as a short-order cook. Next, he was a server at an upscale restaurant, but every time he would open a bottle of wine, reportedly chunks of cork would get into it.

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Walt Disney
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Early in life, Walt Disney attempted to become a cartoonist for his local newspaper, but his attempts were consistently rebuffed. Once he finally made it on staff, the legendary animator was fired by a chief editor in 1919 and told that he’d never be a cartoonist because he “lacked imagination and good ideas.”

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Nipsey Hussle
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For Hussle, music was a catalyst to provide actual value and change in his community. Improving his community’s accessibility to resources absent in most South Central neighborhoods was always a hallmark of his vision. Injecting much of his wealth back into Crenshaw, he founded several businesses dedicated to fostering black entrepreneurship and creating educational opportunities like Vector90, described as “a ’hood version of WeWork…with an emphasis in STEM for young people of color.” 

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