Justin Theroux's Style Mantra: It's 'Always Winter From the Waist Down'

03/21/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

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Looks like someone may be giving Jennifer Aniston a run for her money in the style department: fiancé Justin Theroux.

He’d already hinted that he was more fashionable than the average guy when he ID’ed Aniston’s dress as “Valentino red,” but he confirmed our suspicions with a piece in April’s Esquire magazine.

The topic: His go-to uniform of dark jeans and combat boots, regardless of the weather. Even he questions the logic of this look, “especially when it means dragging myself through a New York summer with a clambake happening in my boots and my body maintaining the same core temperature as fondue,” he writes.

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But, he goes on to say, he just can’t find a decent alternative. “Other options seem almost too grim to contemplate,” he says. “Sweatpants? Cargo shorts? Light slacks?! Just the word slacks makes me anxious.”

His boots, too, are the only acceptable option. They might be “functionally useless, but Teva sandals with Velcro fasteners? What’s the thing with guys who wear those?” he wonders. “I may not be panning for gold anytime soon, but are they going on a hike under a waterfall?”

When he puts it like that, it’s a little easier to understand why he subscribes to the “always winter from the waist down” philosophy. And we get a little glimpse into why Aniston loves him so much: he may lack weather-appropriate dress sense, but at least he’s funny! Read Theroux’s full essay here and tell us: Are you into Theroux’s bad-boy style? What’s your favorite look for guys?

–Alex Apatoff

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bmardem on

I bet his legs are too skinny to show so he bags on guys with regular legs. If you go hiking in Tevas you probably can’t fit your toned legs in skinny jeans

choyce2020 on

This man is too old to try to keep dressing like an outlaw biker dude. He’s plain lazy to dress nicely & age appropriately….he looks like a grown-up Eddie Munster & that’s funny not “bad” as he would like it to be….sorry, this isn’t working for you, Mr. Theroux…..sheesh, can you imagine the smell during the summer & he’s dressed it that? OMG!!! LOSER!!!

choyce2020 on

This man is too old to try to keep dressing like an outlaw biker dude. He’s plain lazy to dress nicely & age appropriately….he looks like a grown-up Eddie Munster & that’s funny not “bad” as he would like it to be….sorry, this isn’t working for you, Mr. Theroux…..sheesh, can you imagine the smell during the summer & he’s dressed it that? OMG!!! LOSER!!!

Guestav on

I mean, this is a guy planning to marry a woman who lives at the beach and spends an inordinate amount of time in Mexico…
bec215 I’m with you. Seems like an odd pair. She’s always half naked at the beach and he’s always completely covered in black from head to toe.

Cynthia on

Justin can wear a light weight cotton pant & a dark loafer sans socks in the summer if he wants to maintain his dark side look…I’m sure he’ll figure it out..looks like he has skinny legs so I don’t blame him for not wanting to wear cargo shorts..he could beef up a little too.

Cynthia on

Dark loafers no socks..dark cotton or linen slacks for a NY summer, otherwise I would like to see him in khaki’s , a white T-shirt & dirty sneaks ala James Dean.

Carolyn on

He’s hot, smart and funny. Yum.

macy on

I love it. Saw the guy in person pretty close up..photos do him no justice..he’s a hunk

Leslie on

think he is super handsome. I am sure that he could find a way to make the cargo shorts work ;-).

Carla on

He is repulsive.

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