Going through the latest celebrity pictures, I can safely say that a burgeoning men style trend is about to take over the male population and your call is needed in establishing whether it’s a good trend or a rather ‘meh’ one!
Adrien Brody and Jude Law has been seen adopting this style in two separate occasions, both on the casual and on the formal side of the wardrobe! Starting off with Cannes as it’s the fashion ‘du jour’ with Adrien Brody attending a photo call for his latest movie, Emperor wore a slick grey suit complete with vest but sans tie or bow tie.
The cool factor of his look was declared by his unbuttoned shirt. It’s something we’re all accustomed with, a loosening gesture men and women alike adopt when wearing buttoned shirts. Usually, though, a single button is enough to express the outfit’s cry for freedom. Going deeper with the unbuttoning usually gets by with an ‘ok’ for women. But men? Chest hair in full display while attending formal events?
Jude Law is showing the casual style of chest hair display while out groceries shopping. There have been previous discussions about Jude Law and his outfit choices (notably about a certain pair of jog-like pants worn with a formal vest) but he appears to be highly insouciant about it. The very low v-neck décolleté on Jude’s cotton t-shirt puts an unnecessary strain on his receding hairline (head hair, that is) by showing off his hairy cleavage.
Actually, the men hair chest issue has been a continuous subject of dispute both in and out of haute fashion circles. Some very esteemed and appreciated male actors have been showing their hair chest since the 20s (Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood) the 50s (Marlon Brando’s Streetcar Named Desire), ultimately culminating with Travolta’s 70s Saturday Night Fever.
It was like reaching the Himalaya of chest hair displays as fashion went into chest hair recession until Ford’s Gucci reign. The designer was famous for attending events in very formal wear with really deep unbutonned shirt (waist-deep, that’s how deep!). Since then, the heavage as it was fashionably named has been seen on catwalks and in stores, in formal wear trends and athletic gear collections. From magazines covers to TV screens, men hair chest is there is we stop and become aware of its peaking from underneath dress shirts and cotton Ts. (images getty, INF)