Ryan Reynolds’ Film Style
By Matt Ayres, 23 October 2015
In next year’s Deadpool, superhero Wade Wilson describes his demasked face as ‘a testicle with teeth’. It doesn’t really matter: he’s played by Ryan Reynolds, a man who comes across effortlessly cool in more or less every movie he’s in. The A-lister’s on more familiar stylistic territory in his newest release, Mississippi Grind – showcasing an uncanny ability to make ordinary threads look amazing. This has inspired us to look back on some of his earlier work in an attempt to uncover the secrets of RR’s cinema style.
Perhaps it’s down to being surrounded by awkward nerds in (admittedly awesome) ringer tees for the majority of the film but Reynolds’ character Connell is the standout dapper dude in Adventureland. A trusty workman’s shirt is the local lothario’s secret to scruffy-but-satisfying style, worn extra casual with an open collar and unkempt ’do.
Any rom-com king should be able to boss it in a sharp suit and Mr Reynolds does just that in The Proposal. Swerving the skinny-tie trend for more powerful businesswear, main man Andrew shows that a corporate look doesn’t have to cramp your style – he looks comfy in his well-fitting suit jacket, crisp white shirt and overall well-groomed appearance.
Simplicity is one of the most effective weapons in Ryan Reynolds’ sartorial arsenal; a way of showing that he doesn’t even have to try to look good. This fitted, muscle-enhancing polo shirt from The Change-Up is a prime example (them guns are valuable assets). Indigo straight-leg jeans and a brown belt are both safe and stylish pairings.
Even as a rookie agent out of his depth, Reynolds kills it in the fashion department. This layered-up look is suitable for everyday dudes as well as CIA men – choosing a longer coat and wearing it open draws attention to whatever you’re rocking underneath. Best to avoid accessorising with firearms, though.
In his latest flick Mississippi Grind, Reynolds plays a charismatic young gambler hoping to counteract the bad luck of down-and-out risk-taker Ben Mendelsohn. His go-to look is a classic smart-casj uniform: achieve something similar with a vintage brown jacket, faded jeans and a basic white shirt. Stubble-verging-on-beard is a great way to add some edge to this gentlemanly get-up.