The Insecure season five premiere was last night in Hollywood and Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji brought it in tan and pink and underboob and corset and matching feathers…
…and ordinarily that would be enough for the Outfits of the Week. But one of their co-stars decided he wanted to throw his name in for consideration and served up a men’s fashion moment that might be one of the best of the year. Lawrence Hive, where are you? Look at Jay Ellis!
Now here is a man who wants to share clothes with me – or could share clothes with me, he might not want to. But my point is, I want this whole fit! All of it goes well together, but break it up and each individual piece works on its own. I love a dude in a turtleneck. I love a dude in a turtleneck under a sweater. I love a dude who is not afraid of a patterned pant. But do a double finger zoom on these pants and check out the texture! All of it is finished off with the perfect shoe choice.
Jay looks like he’s feeling himself… and he should! Can we also appreciate how pretty his smile is?
We’ll talk more about Jay and Lawrence and Insecure in the weeks to come. For the record, I am not Lawrence Hive, but I do really want to know how he and Issa will work through – or not – their relationship now that Condola’s had the baby (!!!).
He, Issa, and Yvonne are on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly:
While Jay’s repping Insecure in EW, he’s repping another project in the new Vanity Fair. Did you know that Jay’s a Top Gun? A new Top Gun?
Jay’s making big moves. As he said on IG, it’s “two dreams in one”. Now I can’t wait to see his wardrobe for the Top Gun: Maverick press tour.