The reason for all these bare breasts isn’t that deep, at least according to Barnett, Wade’s stylist. She considers not wearing a shirt a natural point in the cycle of menswear. After polo was strapped to turtlenecks, air laces and turtlenecks were firmly in place in the mid-2010s, we started our fashion trend to the opposite end of the spectrum. “It’s just part of a fashion where it’s like, ‘We’ve had enough. Now we’re going to the other extreme,” Barnett said. What began with what she calls a “man’s clone” – an unbuttoned shirt that reveals deep – has evolved into taking off the shirt entirely.
Of course, this is not only about the trend pendulum. As fashion moves towards its most free and exciting state, few things feel more carefree than going topless on the red carpet. Such was the case with Marte. He spent the morning trying and couldn’t perfect his ESPY look when Alan Suriel, Mets bilingual media coordinator (and in-a-pinch stylist) suggested some Tom. Ford — with one change. “[He]Marte wrote in an email. “I’m warming up [to] ideas quickly. Sometimes you just have to have fun and show off in an event like that. “
Also, do you think it’s horribly hot right now, with record-breaking heatwaves going around the globe? Seen through the lens of our rapidly escalating climate crisis, going topless seems quite sensible. Barnett said Wade will take advantage of “any opportunity he has to go shirtless, especially if it’s going to be hot outside.” For Barnett and Wade, the blazer-sans-shirt is a great way to meet some of the middle ground between formality, practicality, and statement style.
Going shirtless may seem like a simple two-step process — taking off your shirt, throwing a party — but no high-level process is complete without a guide. Barnett prefers a jacket with a high waistband, as opposed to a knurled lapel. “A high-end lapel feels more dressy and formal,” she says, “So it’s a combination of having this more formal, tailored suit and then you have bare skin.” Conformity is also important here. A single-breasted suit should be buttoned and tailored — “like a suit painted on your body,” says Barnett — but an oversized fit requires no shirt and no button. “Your body needs to be like a work of art,” she explains.
No matter how many rules you follow, going topless with a jacket probably isn’t something the average guy would try. Imagine showing up to your best friend’s wedding in a black tie without a shirt on and trying to explain that, in fact, it’s cold because it’s tailored and buttoned up. But going topless has become a reliable way for celebrities, constantly playing one-handed video games, to stay ahead of the competition — a logical endpoint in the race to stand out. It’s hard to imagine a statement better formulated for the important times. As Marte said of going topless, “I knew that was going to be the look of the red carpet.”
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