Chris Evans eating an ice cream cone with Lily James in a London park on July 8th: tight black jeans. Chris Hemsworth, last weekend, hair freshly faded, leaving a grocery store in Australia: tight black jeans. The same day, Chris Pratt hiking in LA with “ready to pop” Katherine Schwarzenegger: tight black…jeans?
And then, all summer, every time he’s photographed, Chris Pine, hair wild, mask up: corduroy shorts. One Hollywood Chris is boldly going where no Hollywood Chris dares to go—and you can, too, for less than a trip to the grocery store.
Pine has always had an innate understanding of how summer wardrobes work. We have celebrated his vacation caftans and pastel pants and linen suits for years. This most chaotic summer, Pine has toned down his fits to an appropriately lazy level, all without forgetting what he knows about summer clothes: it’s about airflow, comfort, and attracting attention, not unnecessary sunbeams.
The best part about Pine’s Summer 2020 flexing is you can do the same—without tailoring, without caftan-level confidence, with nothing but an Internet connection. Banks Journal, maker of Pine’s preferred short shorts, is a little surf-inspired label based in Tokyo and LA. Through the brand’s e-com site you can pick up the shorts—a style nod to the original OP corduroy cutoffs worn by surfers in the ‘70s—in three excellent colors. Ordering a pair is easier than anything you’ll do all week, even easier than waking up and putting on black jeans. And you’ll look
Hollywood Chris Pine good.