Practical guide for men to understand the tricks of the actor
on The Huffington Post by James Cave
You can pay attention on Idris Elba, or not.But soon you will have no choice.
On the cover of magazines like Esquire, GQ , Men’s Health and Maxim – a never-ending list – it’s getting harder and harder to avoid the actor (and no one is complaining).
This exhibition is more than deserved. After starring in the role of Stringer Bell in John Luther’s The Wire, in Luther, in addition to being perhaps the next James Bond , Elba was nominated for a Golden Globe as a supporting actor for the film Beasts of No Nation by Netflix.
Elba is not just a rising star, he’s a fashion force you need to pay attention to.
This year, Elba has launched a long-awaited collection with the British brand Superdry.
It is a line of 250 pieces: leather jackets, coats, sweaters, trousers and sweatshirts – the kind of clothing that falls well on stronger guys – and that will be the highlight of the Italian fair Pitti Immagine Uomof this week.
We have selected some of Elba’s best looks with affordable options so they work for you, too.
Start with the face
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It begins with the face, and Elba always has the beard to do.Gather yours using a dresser – we like the Remington Chrome Precision , which has many lengths and options – and do not let it grow too much in the neck.
Disrespect to rules
It is good to disregard the rules, such as “never wear navy blue and black” – using a blue top and a black underside.
The Elba line for Superdry has a black bomber jacket, but Topman has a blue if you like the look of the photo.
J.Crew’s 484 jeans not only wears well but is well built. You can complete the look with the new Chuck Taylor
All Star II, now all black.
Dress from head to toe
Elba clearly thinks of style from head to toe – leather pants give weight to the bottom, but the sunglasses balance the top.A little white, the white band on the trend undershirt completes the look.
Zara’s trousers with a john are a great substitute for leather.
And these glasses from Celine will be the ideal complement.
Pay attention to the colors
When Elba finds his color scheme, it attaches to him – you will always see him in dark blue and black.But he also knows how to make a color stand out, as with this woolen cap.
Jacket: Topman Blue Single Breasted Wool Mac
Sweater: APC Indigo-Dyed Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt
Cap: Best Made Co. Cap of Courage
You do not need it;Elba’s look works because the hat, the sweater, the pants and the coat are almost all the same shade of gray, but the brown shoes add color.
Hat: Goorin Mikey Ivy Flat Cap
Sweater: J.Crew Slim Italian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
Pants: J.Crew Crosby Suit Pant in Heathered Italian Wool Flannel
ASOS Wool Overcoat in Dark Gray
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Country Club Cap Toe Oxford