There have been constant rumblings about how the end of the suit is near. Or that the suit is no longer relevant in today's society. Or that no one really wears a suit nowadays. Well, no matter what the general consensus towards suiting may be, one thing is clear: you can't really go wrong with a good suit. But don't take it from me; if there's one person that has proven this theory in 2018, it's Timothée Chalamet.
You might recognise Timothée Chalamet from the coming-of-age romantic drama Call Me By Your Name, that premiered in cinemas early this year. The 22-year-old actor will also be starring in another film alongside Steve Carell, titled Beautiful Boy, that's slated for release by the end of the month. His acting chops have been getting him some critical acclaim but recently, so has his sense of style. Unlike most celebrities, Chalamet has expressed in an interview with Frank Ocean for V Man, that he doesn't "want to work with a stylist or anything", adding that he's liking the idea of having fun, and has been a follower of fashion designers such as Raf Simons, Haider Ackermann and Hedi Slimane (he does have that waif-thin physique that Slimane loves).
With no stylist to steer him towards a certain image or look, Chalamet has been crafting his own. And evolving. At the beginning of his press tour for Call Me By Your Name, he was already embracing suiting but kept the options rather safe. Instead of standing out in statement designs, he opted for subtle plays in proportions, with Thom Browne's shrunken suiting seemingly a favourite. While promoting Beautiful Boy, Chalamet has grown to be bolder with his choices—bright colours that are sometimes punctuated with statement prints, and almost always sans neckwear. If there's a look that he's stuck to, it's consistent slim tailoring.
His tousled hair does help keep the suits from looking old-school sartorial. But it's mostly his picks of contemporary designers, sleek footwear and minimal use of accessories, that show how the suit still has a place in modern menswear.