Kempt Man of the Hour: Jared Leto
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
We've had a few leading men land MOTHs while wearing scarves so far: Brad Pitt, Matthew Broderick and Stanley Tucci to be specific. None of them pulled it off with quite as much rock star style and sheer aplomb as the newest addition to the club, however: actor Jared Leto.
At an anti-animal cruelty event hosted by Ellen DeGeneres in L.A. the other night, Leto wore a black-and-white tartan fringed affair of indeterminate origin with a snappy dark blue pinstripe single-breasted peak lapel jacket from Japanese *haute*-hipster label Roen, a contrast-collar dress shirt from Operations, and dark wash jeans by J. Lindeberg.
The shirt and jacket are on the face of it very dressy affairs, but the gold-thread accent on the pinstripe, the untucked shirt the denim and the scarf add just the right notes of insouciance. Note two important things however before trying this at home: the shirt's short tails, which keep it from looking sloppy, indicate it's meant to be worn untucked. And that scarf only looks carelessly tied. We're thinking 20 minutes at least.
- Jared Paul Stern