Kempt Man of the Hour: Josh Brolin
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
Josh Brolin was named after? Steve McQueen's character in 1958's *Wanted: Dead or Alive*; consciously or not, he seems to be living up to the name. Like McQueen, he's a rugged fellow who races cars in his spare time, and now he's picking up something of the legendary King of Cool's style as well.
At the National Board of Review Awards gala the other night (where he rubbed shoulders with fellow MOTH Julian Schnabel), Brolin stood out, but subtly so, in a two-button, single-breasted peak lapel suit in lightweight wool from Dolce & Gabbana's fall collection, with a texturally interesting diagonal weave and flat-front trousers.
We liked the fact that despite the suit's slim cut the peaks were of a proper size; skinny lapels simply don't work on this style. The dark open-collared shirt suited him, as did the black calf, silver buckle belt that would ordinarily be a bit on the chunky side with this look but had just the right amount of heft. Coming off a role like *No Country For Old Men*, an overly-natty ensemble might have militated against the tough guy image Brolin's grown into so well; this number managed to be extremely stylish while still admitting the possibility that he might be packing heat.
- Jared Paul Stern