Brad Pitt's Revival of Sleaze Is the Best Celeb Fit I've Seen in Some Time
Sleaze, how I've missed you. It feels like it's been ages since your patron saints last stepped out looking both way too comfortable and stylish as hell. But while the sleazelords hibernate, a most-unexpected ambassador has thrown himself into the ring, carrying the Summer of Sleaze into what's now its second winter and third calendar year.
Yes, Brad Pitt was spotted in New York City channeling his inner dirty stoner couch, and a new hero was born among us.
The sunglasses and hat are Traditional Brad. But as you creep south, you get Lenny Kravitz scarf reverb, the beautiful mess of crinkled-up T-shirt layering, dirty suede boots, and the pairing de résistance: neon with mfkin earth tones.
It's bold, it's beautiful, it's a winterized interpretation of classic sleaze we've not yet seen. Leave it to the legend himself to enter the game, square up, and hit a shot from half court. There's a lesson beyond the sleaze of it all here, too. Save for the crop of his sweatshirt, everything else is just oversized enough, hanging loose in a movable fashion. The days of your clothing clinging to your skin have approached their cyclical demise, and Pitt's Fit™? is an excellent execution.
We can only hope this is simply Brad's entry point into Sleaze, and to be honest, if he keeps it up at this rate, he'll be vying for a spot on Mount Rushmore. Watch out, Shia, Justin, and Jonah—there's a new sheriff in town.
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