Ryan Reynolds is perpetually stylish but even one of Hollywood’s most handsome regular dudes can kick things up a notch on occasion. For the occasion of guesting on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show on August 9, Reynolds let a pink quilted Bode shirt do the kicking for him.
The Bode shirt isn’t even one of the New York designer’s wildest layering pieces — compare to Bode’s fringed jackets and lace short sleeves — but Reynolds isn’t a guy known for wearing excessively out-there stuff, anyways.
Indeed, the delicate pink quilting that informs Reynolds’ shirt is indicative of both Reynolds’ knack for epitomizing effortlessly cool “normal” style and Bode’s move towards more accessible garments over the past few years.
When Emily Bode founded her eponymous brand in 2016, her adoration of vintage quilts and textiles manifested by way of one-off shirts handstitched in her Lower Manhattan studio.
To keep up with demand and expansion, Bode has since begun offering a vast array of items made in India of bespoke and limited-run fabric, often utilizing the handicraft of local artisans.
Reynolds’ Bode shirt, available on Bode’s site for $648, is one of these pieces. In a way, its approachability neatly dovetails with Reynolds’ own taste.
Worn with tapered chinos and a pair of classic high-tops — too retro to be Converse, not quite Spalwart — Reynolds looks every part the cool dude who cares just enough about clothing to get his proportions right without trying too hard to impress anyone.
He’s got the old-school sunglasses, an Apple Watch, and a beaded bracelet from his kids (cue “awww!”)
He was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! not to talk about his family, though, but to join Rob McElhenney as they dished on, among other things, Wrexham A.F.C Football Club, the Welsh team they own.
This certainly isn’t the first time that Bode’s been spotted on a famous torso before, either.
Having dressed stylish folks from Kendrick Lamar to Leon Bridges, Bode most recently dressed Jeremy O. Harris and women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe.
Also, not sure if anyone needs to hear this, but men can wear pink.
It’s crazy to think that there’s any kind of outrage of dudes wearing any particular hue these days but, amazingly enough, there’s still the occasional bit of outrage over men wearing colors that boomers might call “feminine” colors.
Reynolds isn’t exactly taking a risk with the Bode shirt, to be sure — he’s not exactly J Balvin — but even with fellas pushing the envelope of conventionality every day with their skirts, bare chests, and tiny tank tops, I still feel like you gotta pre-empt any naysaying.
Let ’em live and let ’em live in pink.