Wes Anderson Wears the Same Suit Every Summer (And You Should, Too)

Wes Anderson likes to remain firmly in his wheelhouse. Critics are calling his newest, Asteroid Metropolis, which premiered at Cannes yesterday, “the epitome of a Wes Anderson film”—anticipate mannered dialogue, symmetrical set design, and loads of pastels. Your mileage might range, in different phrases, relying on the way you felt about his final 10 efforts. 

In relation to his wardrobe, although, his dedication to doing what works is tough to seek out fault with. As an example: If the climate is wherever above 60 levels, you’re virtually assured to see Wes Anderson in a seersucker swimsuit. He wore one to be profiled by New York Journal in 2007. He wore one to advertise Moonrise Kingdom in 2012. He wore one, cuffs rolled excessive, to trip a Citibike in 2015. He wore one to the Rome movie pageant in 2019, after which once more to a Prada trend present later that very same yr. And, most notably, he retains carrying them at Cannes—first in 2021, on the fashion-happy purple carpet for The French Dispatch, and now this yr, too, for Asteroid Metropolis

Wes Anderson’s newest deployment of his go-to summer time swimsuit: At this yr’s Cannes Movie Competition, sans tie, for the premiere of Asteroid Metropolis

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Anderson’s fondness for seersucker isn’t terribly arduous to know. He seems to be rattling good within the stuff. It’s {the summertime} equal of the corduroy fits he favors within the fall and winter: preppy and professorial, hardy sufficient for lengthy days on set, dressy sufficient for lengthy nights at fancy events. Seersucker is supremely light-weight and breathable, which is why it’s been a favourite of Southern legal professionals and Kentucky Derby attendees for generations, and it’s simple to decorate up or down at your pleasure. In Cannes yesterday, Anderson cut up the distinction by pairing his traditional blue-and-white quantity with a tieless white linen shirt, splashy yellow socks, and a pair of stealth-wealth Loro Piana loafers. 

At Cannes 2021, with the forged of The French Dispatch, Anderson rocked the identical swimsuit within the menswear-iest photograph of the yr.  

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Anderson’s greatest swerve but: A pink seersucker swimsuit, in lieu of his typical blue, on the Rome Movie Fest in 2019. 

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Better of all? Seersucker is wildly reasonably priced. J.Crew’s snappy model, eerily just like Anderson’s personal, clocks in at simply $376—an absurd steal in the event you take into account all of the methods you’ll be able to and will put on it this summer time (and each summer time hereafter): with a shirt and tie at your buddy’s marriage ceremony; with a knit polo and shades at your in-laws’ backyard occasion; with a tank and sandals on a seaside date night time. And it’s best to most likely put on it to see Asteroid Metropolis when it hits theaters subsequent month, simply to thank Anderson for introducing you to your new, unbeatable heat climate uniform.  

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