What can we learn from Hugh Jackman’s style? The Wolverine star usually keeps things classical and understated, eschewing a complex tie or pocket square in favor of the simplicity of a great suit and patent leather shoes. He nearly always wears a black, dark gray or navy suit – all the classic colors – and you rarely see him taking a risk with his garments. This might strike some people as unadventurous, but you have to admire a man who knows what looks good on him and sticks to it. The suit he was photographed in yesterday – a very black two piece – looked slimmer than his typical fit and was paired, for the win, with a pale blue shirt and silver-gray tie. If any of my readers own a black suit, make sure you also own a sky-blue shirt. In my opinion, pale blue and black are one of the coolest color combinations. The blue will also stop you falling into the black-suited “chauffeur,” “waiter,” or “clergyman” look, which is always a risk when pairing a black suit with a white shirt.
You might think that the cleanness of Jackman’s look would lend itself to a clean shave, but these days the mature actor is nearly always spotted sporting a bushy beard. Everybody knows that beards are popular right now, and to be fair, in this instance the “untrimmed” look creates an interesting contrast with the overall smartness of his appearance. But in my opinion it ages an already mature gentleman. Returning to my original question, then – what can we learn from Jackman’s style? – I would hazard to say that he can teach us how to dress classically and maturely without indulging in excessive details or the whims of passing trends. He’s certainly a model for how to dress once you’ve reached a certain age and no longer want to wear a very slim-fitting, hipsterish suit. Click on “Get the Look” for a Jackman-esque black suit.