The Breakdown of Mr Andrew Garfield
deconstructing the outfits from MR PORTER's shoot with the amazing Spider-man
Words by Billy George
Photos by Brian W Ferry for Mr Porter
Styled by Gaelle Paul
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the man, is, of course, the star of the recent franchise of the Amazing Spiderman. Born in LA and raised in London, Mr Garfield has become successful in both Hollywood and broadway, he's taken the world by storm. Synonymous with today's youth, he is a fresh face on the scene; a man with a million dollar smile! So, let's break down some of the styled shots from Mr Porter's sit down with the man.
Tones. A simple way to give a simple outfit a modern edge. Tonal ensembles are the in thing at the moment, playing with some of your staple wardrobe colours and mixing and matching patterns and fabrics to add some edge. Whether it's grey, black, green or blue, these outfits tend to all be there in your wardrobe already, it's about using your inner stylist eye to layer them perfectly together.
The statement piece in Andrew Garfield's above outfit is the Corduroy trucker jacket. The cotton blend weaved through the corduroy will have made it less stiff, meaning that it'll be a lot more comfortable to wear and easier to layer. Corduroy has fast become a staple fabric in the past few seasons, so don't be afraid, especially when it's a simple colour to easily blend with the tonal tee and trousers, both of cotton construction and sticking to the primary theme of comfort. Paired with the wool-twill sneakers, the outfit sticks solid to a casual weekend piece you'd love to wear and never want to take off!
Swinging a little to the side of the previous outfit, yet sitting similarly, this next outfit brings a bit more colour into a comfortable ensemble.
Corduroy has again been selected as the staple piece, this time altering from the chinos to form a beautifully constructed copper coloured trousers. It's sleek, fuss-free and beautifully cut for an easy-to-look-good fit. The cotton construct within the corduroy again will make it comfy! It's all about being able to go out into the weekend with a bit of style whilst also being comfortable. I get it, life gets busy and if you wear a suit everyday, something stylish yet toned down is more the kind of pace you need to concern yourself with.
It's a quite all-round kind of style. For the Spring Summer season, you'll easily wear this with just a tee, but the colder months call for a bit of warmth. The Sacai wool jacket is perfect to get a classic look between a blazer and a cardigan. Relaxed fit with the right details.
Versatility is also the name of the game. If a blazer/cardigan type of jacket isn't your thing, you can quite easily substitute a similar coloured hoodie and denim coat together to add a bit of warm on a colder day.
It's sticking to the same neutral navy of the Sacai jacket yet you're wearing something layered to add some more depth to the overall look. Denim jackets are a style win, and should honestly be in your wardrobe. You may not be comfortable to wear denim on denim but when you pair it with a dark copper toned pair of cords, you can't go wrong! You won't look out of place or over done.
Selvedge denim is known for it's hard-wearing nature. It's a modern take on casual styling for the street, especially when it's decked out with handy pockets for the extra lines and detail you will want. Having a well structured jacket is key.
That may be a bit much for some people who are after a bit more
of a casual outfit for a day out and about. After all, you may not be out to socialise. Running errands is something we all do more and more of when we get older but you don't need to look like a dag doing it, plus denim isn't really something you want to 'run around town' in when you need full movement.
Well, a knit zip up hoodie paired with a simple tee and a comfortable pair of wool-blend trousers. Comfortable, versatile and practical.
So what have we learnt from Mr Porter & Andrew Garfield? Looking good in comfortable clothes isn't difficult. Mr Andrew Garfield isn't known for his sartorial graces. You wont often see him in the folds of GQ or Vogue, wearing high-fashion designer gear.
What you do see though, is a man that knows how to combine his creature comforts into layered class. Wearing the wardrobe staples right is important and that is an important lesson a lot of men, especially in Australia, must learn.
It goes beyond the brands and concentrating on what fits your body type. Just take a look at the photos, nothing is out of line, too baggy or over-done. It's trim and crisp, complementing his naturally slim physique.