More boys, girls!
Taylor Kitsch, Idris Elba, Garrett Hedlund, Aaron Paul, Aaron Johnson, and Armie Hammer cover the September 2012 issue of Esquire magazine photographed by Yu Tsai.
We always cringe just a little when Vanity Fair or some other magazine does a “NEXT GENERATION OF HOLLYWOOD STARS” piece, because when you get a chance to look back at them years later, you realize they’re always about 50/50 on picking the next success stories. Lots of Annie Leibovitz pictures of starlets you never heard of draped over couches next to others who went on to headline and award-winning status.
And while we’d never complain about having to look at pretty male stars modeling pretty suits, we think some of the choices here are a little odd. Idris Elba and Aaron Paul more than proved their bona fides years ago. It seems strange to see them listed as up-and-comers. Especially Paul, who won an Emmy two years ago. Then there’s the fact that some of the others have demonstrated a considerable lack of success in movies lately.
Still; like we said, cute guys in cute clothes. Armie’s suit looks a little big on him but the rest of them look pretty great. Idris needs an entire editorial to himself, fashion world. We want to see him brooding in a diner, staring out the windows of a Classic Modern Los Angeles home with Mid-Century Modern decor, and wearing cowboy boots outside an abandoned gas station in the desert. All the cute white boys get to do that in their editorials. Besides, the man looks delicious in a suit.
On Johnson: Two-button wool suit ($2,560), cotton shirt ($545), silk tie ($205), and leather shoes ($830) by Louis Vuitton. On Kitsch: Two-button wool suit ($2,175) and cotton shirt ($325) by Dolce&Gabbana; silk tie ($250) by Dunhill; leather monk-straps ($660) by Church’s. On Elba: Two-button wool suit ($2,850), cotton shirt ($520), and silk tie ($185) by Gucci; leather shoes ($745) by Santoni; leather belt ($128) by Coach.
On Hedlund: One-button wool suit ($1,295) cotton shirt ($225), and silk tie ($150) by Calvin Klein Collection; leather shoes ($1,600) by Salvatore Ferragamo. On Paul: Two-button wool suit ($1,920), cotton shirt ($490), silk tie ($220), and leather shoes ($695) by Prada. On Hammer: Two-button wool suit ($3,795), wool vest ($895), cotton shirt ($365), silk tie ($195), and leather shoes ($795) by Giorgio Armani.
Two-button wool suit ($3,660), cotton shirt ($590), and silk tie ($245) by Tom Ford; leather monk-straps ($1,795) by John Lobb; socks ($28) by Bresciani.
Two-button wool suit ($1,995) by Dunhill; cotton shirt ($195) by Burberry London; silk tie ($98) by Fahlgren; leather shoes ($650) by Church’s.
Two-button wool suit ($2,700) and cotton shirt ($890) by Louis Vuitton; silk tie ($165) by Etro; leather wing tips ($495) by Church’s.
Two-button wool suit ($1,795), cotton shirt ($295), and silk tie ($125) by Boss Selection; leather shoes ($660) by Fratelli Rossetti; Socks ($28) by Pantherella.
Three-button wool suit ($1,695) by Polo Ralph Lauren; cotton shirt ($450) by Ralph Lauren Purple Label; silk tie ($145) by Ralph Lauren Black Label; leather shoes ($1,150) by Louis Vuitton; socks ($30) by Bresciani.
Two-button wool suit ($1,895) and cotton shirt ($325) by Ralph Lauren Black Label; cashmere-and-silk tie ($140) by Phineas Cole; leather shoes ($745) by Santoni.
[Photo Credit: Yu Tsai for for esquire.com]
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