Michael B. Jordan has been on a fashion quest—and while his journey is not quite of the same caliber as, say, traversing Middle Earth to destroy an all-powerful ring, it has yielded some other pretty impressive accessories. Since he began working with stylist Jason Bolden two years ago, MBJ’s gone full-force toward ultra-sleek, classic-leading-man silhouettes, fit with high-waisted trousers, crisp camp shirts, polished overcoats, and loafers and in favor of brands like Burberry, Prada, and Valentino. (Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year, Bolden recalled a time when Jordan wanted “to create a look inspired by one that Mr. Sidney Poitier wore and how he made casual dressing so inspiring,” which resulted Jordan hitting Nobu Malibu one day last summer in a Hawaiian Saint Laurent shirt like the one Poitier wore in Lilies of the Field.)
And if you’ve found yourself on a quest for “timeless luxury” in the year 2022, you can only travel so far before you find yourself reaching for the sorts of labels favored by the monied women of the Upper East Side.
On Tuesday night, MBJ graced the red carpet for Amazon’s juggernaut Lord of the Rings prequel series, The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, in a very svelte Chanel knit vest tucked into a pair of pleated pants from The Row (the Olsens are makers of great menswear), paired with a pair of white penny loafers. While Jordan can pull off a sleeveless vest better than most, it is arguably more impressive that he can swing an outfit that could take him from a Hollywood premiere by night and onto lunch at JG Melon followed by a stroll around Guggenheim the next day.
And maybe he’d hop downtown after—he’s a Bode guy, too.