If there is a guy out there who can effortlessly transcend being good looking, with being even better looking in a matter of months, than his name must definitely be Ryan Gosling. The actor, producer, musician and style icon is clearly a man of many talents and sporting a flawless aesthetic on top of it all, on and off-screen doesn’t hurt either. Ladies adore him and guys don’t exactly hate on his laid back, cool attitude.
During the past few years we witnessed Ryan Gosling under a constant evolution, releasing a sequence of solid movies, assuming risks that eventually paid off and transitioning from the slouchy denim jacket kind of guy, to the perfectly put-together, stylish man he is today. With ease and subtle grace he proved its flawless taste time and time again. This month marks the release of ‘The Place Beyond The Pines‘ out in the Unites States, a perfect moment to celebrate Ryan Gosling’s impeccable style.
If you care to learn a few tricks or borrow some inspiration from the casual-cool/sartorial expert, read on to the full article where we gathered five of Gosling’s best movie looks, as well as the elements that help define his personal aesthetic. With that being said, here’s how to dress like Ryan Gosling.
Ryan Gosling in Drive
Ryan Gosling’s character in Drive might not have had an actual name or that many lines as a matter of fact, but his style definitely made up for all of that. From the signature scorpion bomber jacket, to his customized denim jacket and driving gloves, everything pointed towards and edgy revival of the 1980s. Complete your look with a short sleeve Henley shirt, a pair of dark gray distressed Dockers pants and a pair of distressed taupe leather ankle boots.
From left to right, top to bottom: Steady – Drive Mens Replica Racer Jacket; Levi’s – Standard Fit Trucker Jacket; Levi’s – 510™ Skinny Fit Jeans; Diesel – Waffle Knit Henley T-Shirt; All Gloves – Black leather snap close driving gloves; Stacy Adams – Men’s Madison Cap-Toe Boot
Ryan Gosling in Gangster Squad
While it’s true that Ryan Gosling would probably look good in any given suit, it’s not less true that he did justice to the 1940s gangster image by confidently sporting a zoot rendition. Characterized by a high-waist, wide-legs and wide padded shoulders, this suit isn’t the easiest to pull off but the one thing Ryan Gosling is not missing is pure confidence. Complete your look with a classic fedora, a maroon patterned tie, a pair of lace-up oxfords, and Gosling’s Gangster Squad hairstyle.
From left to right, top to bottom: Smartcare – Traditional Fit Dress Shirt; Vincero – Light Gray Three-Piece Suit; Stitch to Size – Box Patterned Maroon Tie; Borsalino – Cashmere Fedora; Allen Edmonds – Strand – Cap-toe Lace-up Oxford Men’s Dress Shoes
Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love
Impossibly handsome and sporting a flawless style, Ryan’s character in Crazy, Stupid, Love might just be the closest version to the real Gosling, if the magnetic smile, impossible charisma and fit body stand for something. If you seek for similar looks, opt for custom-made suits and shirts, loose the tie, leave the second button undone and add a classy leather-strap watch, plus a highly masculine ring into the combination.
From left to right, top to bottom: Albert Hammond Jr. for Confederacy Suit ; Smartcare – Traditional Fit Dress Shirt; Frieschskys – Olive Green Pocket Square Handkerchief; Oliver Sweeney – Offida Double Monk Strap Slip-On; David Yurman – Petrvs Horse Ring; Uniform Wares – 250 Series Steel Wristwatch
Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond The Pines
Bleach blonde, covered in tattoos and embodying an even edgier character, Ryan Gosling switched the suits and white shirts for skull pants and red leather biker jackets in The Place Beyond The Pines. The wildman look was recreated with the help of ripped t-shirts, flashy pants and biker boots, but a lot had to do with the bad boy attitude as well. When recreating this look go for vintage pieces that have a worn-out feel and for 80s and 90s band t-shirts.
From left to right, top to bottom: ARROW Mens – Red Leather Zipper Motorcycle Jacket; Vintage – 1980’s Mens Totally Baggy Pants; The House Milwaukee – Men’s Finish Line Sleeveless T-Shirt Tank Top; Xelement Mens Laced Antique Grey Motorcycle Boots
Ryan Gosling in Ides of March
A navy suit, a light blue shirt and a confident smile, that would be all you would need in order to successfully recreate Ryan Gosling’s presidential campaign manager look featured in the Ides of March. Accent your sharp and conservative outfit with a dotted tie and a classic top coat. Perfect for office hours, as well as for business meetings, this type of clean look will assure a smooth transition from day to night.
From left to right, top to bottom: Burberry London – Slim-Fit Wool and Mohair-Blend Suit; Burberry London – Cotton-Gabardine Trench Coat; Salvatore Ferragamo – Faraone Cap Toe Oxford; Blue Silk Polka Dot Tie By Brent Morgan; Paul Smith London Cotton Shirt
Ryan Gosling’s off-duty fashion essentials
Apart from the perfectly put together looks worn in movies, Ryan Gosling is an example of how a man can look both casual and fashionable with apparently little effort. By paying close attention to his off-duty essentials and by learning how to style the outfits in a manner that feels classic, young and relevant, you can attempt to turn the laid-back coolness into your personal aesthetic. Make use of fitted jeans, chino’s, scoop neck and button-up t-shirts, cardigans and leather biker jackets as go-to pieces and accessorize them with cool pairs of specs, backpacks, men necklaces, beanie hats and statement watches.
From left to right, top to bottom: Acne – Grey Scoop Neck T-Shirt; Nycparis – FRONT HOODIE; All Saints – Fort Henley; Dean Harris – Black Diamond Star Pendant Necklace; Moscot – Black Mensch Glasses ; Bed Stu – Ohara Backpack; Timex x J.Crew – Timex 1600 Stainless Steel Watch; Ray-Ban – Original Wayfarer Sunglasses