This Is What We Call “Big Willie Style”

10 January 2020
Style, Big Fit of the Day, Fashion, Will Smith, Bad Boys 3, Big Fits
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Today's #BigFitoftheDay features Smith reminding us that even the most random assortment of our closet's contents can be a huge fit

It’s often said that Paris is the West Philadelphia of Europe, so it wasn't a surprise to see Will Smith in the city of fraternité promoting the new installment in the Bad Boys movie franchise. More surprising is the Big Fit of the Day Smith put together to promote the new movie: part Parisian chic; part I'm-such-a-big-star-I-can-wear-anything; part random enough to be genuinely novel.

First, we can't ignore the effect the last year has clearly taken on Smith, who is dressed in a scarf, sweater, and sweatpants that either are, or contain the exact shade, of the Genie from Aladdin, a role Smith played in the 2019 live-action version of the film. The scarf tied neatly around his neck is a when-in-Paris nod just shades below busting out a beret and sheepishly saying bonjour to everyone before collapsing into desperate English. The crowning achievement of this fit is that, somehow, Smith made a double-breasted leather jacket work with sweatpants, and a sweater that appears to have the same homespun quality of something grandma knitted you for the holidays. The fit is exactly what you'd put together if you got dressed for a bodega run and then remembered you needed to promote a blockbuster movie right before you ran out the door for milk. It's such a random assemblage of whatever Smith packed for his bon voyage that it works. This is what we call Big Willie Style!


Via GQ