By Liza Corsillo.
Justin Theroux's personal style can be described as part badass biker, part skinny downtown type, and, for the most part, entirely black. And, to be clear, it's good. So good, in fact, that for a time the actor/screenwriter/director was known more for what he wore than for what he did. (Okay, there's that whole married-to–Jennifer Aniston situation, too.) But if you want proof that Theroux is still a leading man when it comes to style, look no further than his current trip to Paris. To put it bluntly, Theroux is getting his menswear freak on right now.
At a Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons collaboration party held at the Louvre on Monday, the actor took his signature moto-inspired style to the next level with a pair of thigh-hugging black leather pants. The next day, he stepped out in one luxe-y cappuccino suede moto jacket. Both were riffs on rider motifs, executed in the most high-end way possible. The two swerves were strong menswear flexes, but the real reason they worked so well is that neither strayed too far from Theroux's well-documented menswear aesthetic, both in fit and appearance. A swerve only works when the person wearing it feels his best in it (garments don't have magical powers).
And while those pieces were undoubtedly the reason we're celebrating these two fits, the finishing touches (suede boots, black hoodie, the perfect black blazer) were equally well-considered and what made these outfits so strong. Leather pants are one of the most difficult sartorial moves to execute, but Theroux succeeded in wearing them without looking overtly kinky or like an aging rock star. And by keeping his other layers in the same color family and rocking just a few choice pieces of man jewelry, the multi-hyphenate made the look believable when worn outside of a super-exclusive fashion event in the City of Light. Theroux deployed the same idea with his uncommon-colored suede jacket, letting it shine on top of the dark tonal layers underneath (side note: consider us fans of Theroux and Aniston's subtle outfit matching).
But if you don't have four figures to burn on your own pair of leather jeans or a slick suede moto jacket, there's one cost-free way to bite Justin Theroux's style at home. See those stacked pant legs? Not only do they look fresh right now, at a time when every pant hem on the runway seems to hit at mid-ankle, but the styling trick helps make your legs look longer—something all humans aspire to.
This story originally appeared on GQ.
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