COVID-19 Created Scruffatura, And Timothée Chalamet Mastered It

Oh wow, it’s that time of the day again? The bit where you’re allowed outside? Great! Let’s walk to the shop and stock up on another six bottles of red and the sort of food that’d keep Henry VIII in the high risk category. No, you don’t have to get changed. You won’t see anyone. Well, you will if you’re Timothée Chalamet. Plague or no plague, paparazzi still need to make their ducats stalking one of the world’s most famous up-and-coming young actors. But for a man that’s worn Louis Vuitton harnesses and painterly Alexander McQueen suits, Chalamet looks… remarkably like the rest of us during These Unprecedented Times. But more remarkably, he looks… good. Presenting to you: the power, and art, of scruffatura! First pioneered by the scumbro boys (menswear’s fluoro tinged, caterpillar-lipped acid trip a few summers back), the pandemic has accelerated our retreat into absolute comfort. We’re panicked, we’re tired, we’re exhausted, and we want clothes that fit the mood. But combinations that once didn’t make sense now do. And it’s quieter than the Amiri/Palm Angels strain of LA lounge lizard. Gone are the flames, and rippling torsos. It’s far too chilly for that anyway. Read more at Esquire.