Kempt Man of the Hour: Russell Brand
This one is more the product of an on-point costume designer than anyone’s personal style, but for something this good, we’ll make an exception.
The gentleman in question Russell Brand—seen here caught between the moon and New York City on the set of the upcoming Arthur remake. Slipping into a light lavender shirt, suspenders and extremely tight pants (what passes for his style trademark), Brand nails the upper-class manchild look just about perfectly. It’s a matter of finding the sweet spot between “louche” (e.g. aviatiors) and “trad” (e.g. the bowler)—making him a pretty good icon for anyone with a closet full of J.Press and a declining sense of propriety.
- — Russell Brandom