Rami Malek Makes An Excellent Case For Out-Of-Office Work Pants
Rami Malek has been wearing a lot of really wonderful, brave stuff during the Bohemian Rhapsody press tour. Electric blue and gingham suiting that lands right at the top of our weekly Best-Dressed list, and the kind of colourful sweaters we will never stop trying (and, we suspect, failing) to persuade you to add to your wardrobe. But this move? This one sells itself. If you can look at this photo and honestly tell us you don’t want to look like Rami Malek tonight when you go out to do whatever it is you’re doing, then fine, you’re dismissed. FOR THE OTHER 87 PER CENT OF YOU, let’s talk about what’s happening here.
What’s happening here is Rami Malek wearing work pants and not looking at all like a guy at work. What’s happening here is Rami Malek taking a very conservative item of clothing and making it look like something that could hang in a dive bar or at least a crappy restaurant. What’s happening here is Rami Malek not being the 87 millionth guy to wake up and put on jeans or chinos.
The recipe goes like this: Buy or reach for some nice, respectable trousers that fit well. Slim, no break at the hem, that kind of vibe. Bonus points if they’re check or a deep, dark colour. Now wear those trousers with all black. A black bomber jacket, crewneck sweater, and chunky derby shoes if you want to be literal about it. Or try a black Henley, pocket tee, or hoodie as those would probably work, too. Only have black boots? Yeah, try that. Climate too cold for a bomber? A black topcoat or trench coat or even a puffer would fly. The only thing that matters is that you’re taking a truly good pair of work pants and corrupting the hell out of them with Saturday-night clothes, with black.
It’s a good move. But we didn’t have to tell you that.
Officine Generale Merino Wool Sweater, $275 at Mr Porter
Joseph Edgar Tailored Check Wool Trousers, $410 at Matches Fashion
PS by Paul Smith Organic Loopback Cotton-Jersey Bomber Jacket, $150 at Mr Porter
Tricker's Bobby Cordovan Leather Derby Shoes, $1,540 at Mr Porter
Garrett Leight Brooks Sunglasses, $395 at Garrett Leight