Chris Evans's Cool-Guy Fit Is Really Easy to Replicate

Here’s how you can look like a star... in your neck of the woods
IMAGE Courtesy of IWC Schaffhausen

We’re living in the strangest of times. The sacred rules of good and proper dressing have been thrown out the window. Some men shake their fists in anger. More rejoice at the freedom of putting on whatever they want, whether it be cool-again Birkenstocks with white tube socks or a man-harness over a suit.

As for Chris Evans, actor, dog lover, and MCU time traveler, he navigates the tempestuous shifts in men’s fashion by leaning on something familiar. At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the former Captain America, who is promoting his latest movie, Knives Out, showed up on the red carpet of Entertainment Weekly's Must List Party in easy pieces that you probably have in your closet.

See the silk bomber jacket, what appears to be a white polo shirt, a pair of trim trousers, leather derbies, and a chronograph watch. It’s an easy enough fit—something any man, even you, can pull off for the impromptu dinner with the girl on Tindr.

Photo by Courtesy of IWC Schaffhausen.

But how did he do it? Why do these easy clothes look like a million bucks on the very good looking Captain America? It’s all in the mix or, more precisely, how the pieces almost match, but really don’t. Do you follow?

Let us break it down for you: The plaid trousers by Eidos and the dark brown dress shoes by Christian Louboutin certainly belong to a Hollywood after-party, but the bomber by Brioni and the soft collared shirt are more for watching a movie… at, say, your local mall. When put together—and tied together by the moody palette and the double echo of patterns (good call on rolling up the sleeves to reveal the jacket’s plaid)—the look creates just enough tension for it to be cool.

It’s as if Evans rolled out of bed and put on the first things he saw in his closet, when really his stylist, Ilaria Urbinati, must have thought long and hard about how to pull off that don’t-really-care-but-yeah-I-look-good vibe. Evans plays it up by leaving the shirt buttons unfastened and sporting a full scruff.

Photo by Courtesy of IWC Schaffhausen.
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It also helps that an IWC Portugieser Chronograph is strapped to his wrist. The beater from the Swiss marquee similarly expresses the dissonant feeling of premium style (18ct gold case, black dial and band) and casualness (a sporty chronograph with a modest 40.9mm case). The watch might be harder to find in your collection. But if you have P900K lying around, head to the nearest shop. Otherwise, start with a silk bomber and good pair of dress pants.

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