Chris Evans eating an ice cream cone with Lily James in a London park on July 8th: tight black jeans. Chris Hemsworth, last weekend, hair freshly faded, leaving a grocery store in Australia: tight black jeans. The same day, Chris Pratt hiking in LA with “about to pop” Katherine Schwarzenegger: tight black…jeans?
And then, all summer, every time he's photographed, Chris Pine, hair wild, mask up: corduroy shorts. One Hollywood Chris is boldly going where no Hollywood Chris dares to go—and you can, too, for less than your monthly internet bill.
Pine has always had an innate understanding of how summer wardrobes work. We have celebrated his vacation caftans and pastel pants and linen suits for years. This summer, the most chaotic in centuries, Pine has toned down his fits to an appropriately lazy level, all without forgetting what he knows about summer clothes: it's about airflow, comfort, and attracting attention, not unnecessary sunbeams.
The best part about Pine's Summer 2020 flexing is you can do the same—without tailoring, without caftan-level confidence, with nothing but a Prime account. Banks Journal, maker of Pine's preferred short shorts, is a little surf-inspired label based in Tokyo and LA but they sell through the all powerful AP which means, if you so desire, you can buy these shorts and another 60-pack of toilet paper in one click. Buying these excellent corduroy shorts—a style nod to the original OP corduroy cutoffs worn by surfers in the ‘70s—is easier than anything you'll do all week, even easier than waking up and putting on black jeans. And you'll look
Hollywood Chris Pine good.
Originally Appeared on GQ