I have to admit, in regard to stylish celebrities, I’ve been sleeping on Christian Slater. Distracted by my fixations on the Justin Biebers and George Clooneys of this world, I completely missed that Slater, star of Mr. Robot and Hollywood staple, has been straight up dressin‘ since before I even knew what a jawn was. For example, here’s Christian Slater looking cooler than I will ever even dream of, circa 1994.
And so, now that I know better than to leave Slater off my radar, let me point you in the direction of the fit he deployed Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live—a fall style flex you don’t need to be Christian Slater to pull off.
Slater appeared on Kimmel to talk about how Mr. Robot is going to end. To be honest, I could not care any less what the answer to that is. What I do care about is Slater’s dark green suit. I also care about Slater’s knit tie, and Slater’s brown shoes. Together, they are a fully formed fall fit you, yourself, should steer your ship toward as we look ahead to the heart of the season.
Maybe it’s something about that walk into Kimmel that makes a green suit look so good—because it’s the same place where, earlier this year, Jon Bernthal changed my mind about black dress shirts while wearing a similar shade. Whatever the reason, you can and should take a cue from these two men this fall and add one to your own arsenal. Even if you don’t go with the full suit, a green jacket of a certain shade can look elegant and exciting without saying, “I won The Masters!” Slater keeps the earth tones going here with brown shoes, but as Bernthal demonstrated, the right green pairs with black just as well.
Surely, if you’re someone interested in owning a few suits, you’re already covered in the black and blue departments. And for your next move, you may feel inclined to go gray. I say, nay, mix it up and go green. Not only will you absolutely stand out in a crowd, but you can go forth confidently knowing that you broke through the status quo, took a risk, and pulled it off.
Christian Slater taught us two lessons today. First, he taught us that the right green suit can paint you in a most-stylish light in the eyes of those who hadn’t seen you in it before. Secondly, he taught us to not ever sleep on Christian Slater.