There is nothing that brightens up my cold, empty soul more than a Timothée Chalamet press tour. The king of bagels and gold chains knows how to serve a look on the red carpet, and the latest press junket for his film The King is blessing us with more opportunities to see him experiment with menswear the only way he knows how: fashion with a capital F.
Chalamet's most recent stop finds him at a photocall in South Korea, and true to form, he did not hold back. He wore a pair of paint-splattered denim overalls and matching button-down underneath, as well as a pair of white chunky thick-soled boots. It's giving us art buff–meets–streetwear aficionado–meets–painting contractor realness.
The hand-dyed SOTO overalls and shirt are from famed artist Sterling Ruby's first fashion line, called S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA, which debuted on the runway this summer at menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence. (Prior to launching his line this summer, Ruby was most known in the fashion world for his collaborations with acclaimed Belgian designer Raf Simons.) Curiously, the boots are dubbed the "Therapist Boot," perhaps because rich artist-type power brokers everywhere love a killer statement shoe to see their shrink.
This look is hardly a departure from Chalamet's signature style. While he definitely knows how to pull off a modern tuxedo, he's been mixing it up with more relaxed (yet expensive) pieces like sequined hoodies and printed joggers. He loves a streetwear moment, but he's skilled at balancing out casual elements with high-end tailoring. (Basically all of his Haider Ackermann looks fall right in that wheelhouse.)