Bad Taste Is The Best Thing To Happen To Fashion

by MR Magazine Staff

I, like you, have lost hours of my life thinking about Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin. Not about their young love, but about their truly wild style. Bieber’s proposal outfit — an oversize striped tee, basketball shorts, and Adidas shower slides — received almost as much coverage as the proposal itself. “What happened to getting dressed up for important moments?” the Internet clamored. But Bieber is not alone in his endorsement of what he himself has referred to as a Joe Dirt aesthetic. Along with Pete Davidson, Jonah Hill, John Mayer, and Shia LaBeouf, a new wave of unkempt, unruly fashion dudes is on the rise. What’s impressive about these guys is that they have won a certain level of fashion-world fame, or at least attention, for their decidedly un-chic outfits. I receive press releases about Davidson’s long sleeve tees, Bieber’s sweatpants, and the many, many, many bum bags worn by Hollywood’s new class of style icons. Believe it or not, there are real-life celebrations of Jonah Hill’s style (one of which he recently attended). Justin O’Shea, a dapper dude by every count, told my colleague he found rapper Post Malone to be a harbinger of “where menswear is going [rather] than where it is now.” Read more at Vogue.