OUTFIT OF THE DAY
#1,132 JAMIE BELL’S CALI COOL
By Matt Glazebrook, 4 April 2017
Slouching Towards Bethlehem was the title of Joan Didion’s seminal essay collection dissecting the late 60s counterculture of California. Here’s Jamie Bell, slouching towards Silver Lake, summing up late-2010s Los Angeles brunch goals in one expert collection of loungewear.
Look at him here, grabbing Sunday morning coffee with best girl Kate Mara, showing off a comfy combo that perfectly straddles the line between ‘trying’ and 'not looking like you're trying’. The basic components – joggers, hoodie, bedhead-hiding beanie – are straight from the sofa-only section of Jamie’s wardrobe. But with careful attention to tone and texture, the actor has elevated them into something more than suitable for public consumption.
A ribbed, hooded, navy cardigan contrasts nicely with washed-blue jersey joggers, while a khaki woolly hat brings subtle colour up top. Minimalist, all-black trainers add a smart edge while sunglasses provide a final Hollywood touch. We’ll have what he’s having.