Michael K. Williamsvia British GQ

Gentlemen, take note. This is how you should be dressed right now.

As demonstrated here by one Michael Kenneth Williams at a recent Emmys Q&A for Boardwalk Empire—so he gets extra points for resisting the urge to show up in a three-piece. You might want to tone down the colors for everyday use, but everything here is right on: the trad navy blazer with gold buttons, the extra layer to account for a spring weather swing, the open collar. It all starts feeling a little Brooks Brothers until you spot those slightly eccentric blue brogues.

The lesson here: a little eccentricity goes a long way. (And even when it comes to pastels, Omar don’t scare.)

—N.B.

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  • Najib Benouar