Brad Pitt's Tremendous, Low-Key Fit Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Avidan Grossman
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Photo credit: Coleman-Rayner - Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Coleman-Rayner - Hearst Owned

From Esquire

Brad Pitt's always looked a bit like the main character in a Brad Pitt movie. Y'know, the one where he plays a stoic paragon of rugged masculinity with an enigmatic backstory, a haunting stare, and, as it turns out, a heart of gold? Yeah, you know it.

Well it sure seems like we've got a good old fashioned case of of life imitating art here, because yesterday Brad was snapped helping deliver groceries in L.A. and the inevitable smorgasbord of grainy paparazzi shots are more dazzling than any high-strung auteur's cinematic vision. Faux do-gooding wannabe influencers: Eat your fucking hearts out, baby!

Brad Pitt inconspicuously helping out those less fortunate than him is nice on many levels, but it's especially nice taken in the context of the man's tremendous fit. With his long, untamed mane and general air of imperturbable nonchalance, Brad sort of looks like the seen-it-all lunch lady who used to hook you up with an extra serving of potato wedges before retiring to the back of the school to chain-smoke Marlboro Reds and shoot the shit with your gym teacher. In other words, he looks fantastic. (For eagle-eyed observers at home, it does indeed appear the noted layering enthusiast is wearing two tees stacked on top of each other, an expert-level, very e-boy swerve I couldn't endorse more!)

I mean, what's not to like here? It's Brad Pitt in a thrashed flannel and destroyed jeans doing his best to restore some semblance of basic human decency to a world sorely lacking in it—and enjoying a hard-earned cigarette every hour or so in the process.

Photo credit: Coleman-Rayner
Photo credit: Coleman-Rayner

Brad Pitt is America right now (mask clinging gamely to one ear, hair delightfully unhinged, celebratory cigarette clamped firmly in mouth) trying to do some good after a long, arduous year while wrapped in a threadbare flannel and the only pair of clean pants left in the house.

If there's another blessed image that more accurately embodies the type of positive energy you should bring to the holiday season this year I'm not sure I want to see it. Because Brad Pitt's not the hero we deserve, but he's definitely the hero we need. In his artfully cuffed denim, scuffed slip-ons, and a fraying button-down vintage-hunters around the world would do unspeakable things to get their hands on, he's also a hero the menswear masses can all rally behind.

*Exhales thick cloud of smoke* Man, who doesn't love a happy ending?

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