It’s official, summer is over. Sorry to mess things up, but all the signs are there: steady showers, shorter daylight hours, a new season of The Great British Bake Off on the horizon and uh… Ryan Reynolds wearing a corduroy suit for his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Yes, that’s right, the heyday of Reynold’s dad cool summer wardrobe are sadly over. Gone are the fun-but-wholesome short-sleeved shirts, white vests, children’s jewelry and tall tops, replaced by a corduroy two-piece accessorized with tortoiseshell reading glasses (prescription, we hope) and sensible big boy shoes.
Let’s be honest, it’s Reynolds who relaxes in the middle of his sartorial comfort zone: the actor has become well-known for his understated, casual dress sense of no-frills items. But if there’s one fabric we most associate with fall and the colder months, it’s corduroy. He talks about leaf-strewn walks in parks, red wine and pints by the pub fire.
Suits in the fabric typically come in warmer colors such as brown, burgundy, and camel, so Reynold’s choice in the cerulean hue is refreshing to see. If you’re tempted to try it, do like Reynolds and layer it with something relatively simple because corduroy is packed with substance and character. A simple turtleneck or white t-shirt will do.