In the new film Honey Boy, Shia LaBeouf plays a father and Lucas Hedges a son in a heavy drama based on LaBeouf’s actual childhood in show business—LaBeouf plays his own father, basically, with Hedges in the Shia role. At the film’s Toronto International Film Festival premiere, both stars showed up dressed in some expert-level menswear. Since Hedges plays a version of LaBeouf in the movie, it was almost like two versions of LaBeouf (real and fictional) were having a great style week.
Let’s start with the real LaBeouf. The actor-slash-writer has a bit of a cult fashion following for his eccentric style, which mostly includes the mixing and matching of beat-up sweaters, cutoff shorts, vintage tees, and Crocs. (Oh, and the occasional fringed statement jacket.) For the Honey Boy premiere, though, LaBeouf donned a full head-to-toe Gucci look: a cotton piqué striped polo underneath a slightly shrunken two-piece suit with some shiny metallic loafers. It’s one of the more A-list looks we’ve ever seen on the guy, and a great reminder that even though LaBeouf prefers the ultra-casual look, he can still wear the hell out of a sharp suit.
Hedges may not be worshipped for his personal style (yet!), but if the skyrocketing actor keeps showing up in outfits like these, he’ll be well on his way. For his red carpet look, Hedges went with a hazelnut-colored suit with a silky dusty lime dress shirt underneath. The double-breasted blazer feels old-school Hollywood, while the unexpected color combo feels quintessentially of-the-moment. The day before the premiere, Hedges flexed his off-duty style skills, too. During a portrait session for the film, he wore an outfit one might expect to see on a reigning menswear champ like Jonah Hill: a perfectly fitting chore coat, slouchy-yet-cuffed-high pants, and low-key Adidas sneakers. It’s also worth noting that LaBeouf’s pastel-pink-colored retro-y shirt in the same photo is solid as well.
From a professional sense, both LaBeouf and Hedges are having great years. The early reviews of Honey Boy point to the film being a hit, a movie that feels both uniquely personal and wholly relatable. The fact that the two stars just so happen to send some tremendous fashion down the red carpet makes things a little bit sweeter.
Originally Appeared on GQ