Michael B. Jordan has been on a fashion quest, and while it isn’t quite as epic as traversing Middle Earth to destroy an all-powerful ring, it has resulted in some pretty impressive accessories. Since he started working with stylist Jason Bolden two years ago, MBJ has gravitated toward ultra-sleek, classic-leading-man silhouettes, paired with high-waisted trousers, crisp camp shirts, polished overcoats, and loafers, and favoring brands like Burberry, Prada, and Valentino. (Earlier this year, Bolden told The Hollywood Reporter that Jordan wanted “to create a look inspired by one that Mr. Sidney Poitier wore and how he made casual dressing so inspiring,” which resulted in Jordan hitting Nobu Malibu one day last summer in a Hawaiian Saint Laurent shirt similar to the one Poitier wore in Lilies of the Field.)
And if you’re looking for “timeless luxury” in the year 2022, you can only go so far before you find yourself reaching for the kinds of labels favored by the Upper East Side’s affluent women.
MBJ walked the red carpet for Amazon’s juggernaut Lord of the Rings prequel series, The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, on Tuesday night in a very svelte Chanel knit vest tucked into a pair of pleated pants from The Row (the Olsens make great menswear), paired with a pair of white penny loafers. While Jordan can pull off a sleeveless vest better than most, it is perhaps more impressive that he can pull off an outfit that can take him from a Hollywood premiere by night to lunch at JG Melon followed by a stroll around the Guggenheim the next day.