Shia LaBeouf's Questionable High-Waisted Sweats Will Give You a Laugh (Or Make You Scratch Your Head)

02/19/2014 at 12:54 PM ET

Shia LaBeouf sweatpantsCousart/JFXimages/WENN; AKM-GSI

If you hadn’t noticed, Shia LaBeouf loves to make a statement. (This is the same guy who recently hit the red carpet with a bag covering his face and a chipped front tooth.) So for today’s edition of “What’s Going on in LaBeouf’s Brain,” we’re turning our attention to his sweatpants, which he’s been wearing, Steve Urkel-style, all around L.A. this week.

We’re really intrigued by how LaBeouf is styling his new star-off-duty look. Not only does he wear the comfy pants up around this navel, but he also likes to pull up the bottoms of the sweats so they hit around his shin, a choice we presume he made to show off those boots. So far, he’s been a fan of Uggs and lace-up work boots, but we wouldn’t be surprised if he brought out the combats soon. As for a top, he’s been showcasing a selection of graphic tees to really drive that “statement” thing home.

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Maybe LaBeouf has once again decided to “retire from all public life” and these pants are part of said retirement. It could be that he’s just exercising his right to wear comfortable bottoms outside of the gym and his couch. Or perhaps he’s plagiarizing this look from your grandpa? Regardless, we want to know: What do you think of his look? No big deal or early signs of a style meltdown?

–Brittany Talarico

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Guest on

You want to know what I think? Your journalism just crossed over to bullying. Let him be.

Frances on

I agree. Leave him alone and let him wear what he wants. What he’s wearing makes me feel better than reading about these actresses carrying around purses that cost more than my car.

Kim on

Totally agree! Calm yourself People Magazine. Who cares what he is wearing. He’s never claimed to be a fashon icon.

peppermintmochamama on

Why pick on him over his choice in pants – or anyone for their choice in clothing. This isn’t entertainment news at all, just being ugly.

Clean it up and rise above such junk, People. You’re better than this.

Jalyn on

Slow news day, People? Make fun of Kimye or something..something we would all agree with..

Mamagirl31 on

It is a different look for him but live and let live! We need to worry about the more important things in life….

guest on

@Frances.. sigh. valid point: seeing purses that cost more than my yearly rent (don’t own a car), “the Hermes Birkin”, for example, is obscene/depressing !

lynne on

I think high waisted actually looks nice. Anyone remember Sully from Dr. Quinn? High waisted trousers. I think it’s flattering. I always wear high waisted jeans as opposed to “hip huggers” that show my butt crack, and I’ve no complaints…

Amanda on

Very rude story. Why does it matter what he chooses to wear? Leave him alone.

KC on

Brittany Talarico,

Leave Shia Alone!

realitycheck on

I love this guy… back off! He is playing the part of wanting his space from fame (aka claimed retirement). Yet, you guys are following him and giving him press exposure. Don’t you have a Kardashian you can report about?

Zeze on

@ lynn, those are called mom jeans.

Yvonne on

Someone needs to get that man to a mental health facility, he’s coming unglued.

confused on

Why do some of you jump to defend him but bash every pretty woman they post about on this site? This guy is a nutcase and those sweats are hideous?

TXlady130 on

Totally agree with other posts on here – LEAVE him ALONE!!! For once, we see a celebrity looking like one of us “commoners” and it is a welcoming sight. Why bully the guy over his choice in clothing? I don’t care what he is wearing – at least he is wearing clothes as opposed to most of the celebrities you showcase on People that are 80% naked!

Christine on

I think he’s just being silly on purpose since the paparazzi drive him crazy. Looks pretty comfy lmao.

melissajean0 on

I, for one, am pretty stoked that they’re not hanging off of his ass.

emma on

I have to agree with basically everyone on here, People Magazine has really sunk very low with this form “journalism”. Just leave him alone.

I pray whatever is happening in his personal life, that he finds peace and seeks out professional help; but bullying him is pretty low.

Megan on

Reblogged this on It's The Poll Vault and commented:
Getting closer to shacking up in the whacko basket is sexy, no?

Janine Marie Max on

Remember: He’s no longer famous, per paper bag, so who cares how that freak show dresses?

Percoco on

I really feel sorry for this guy, something is seriously going wrong with him. I’m more concerned with his mental state at this point rather than his fashion sense. Hope he bounces back soon.

gen on

Well, he is retired… Let him wear what he wants.

Pam on

Who cares? He’s comfortable. I’m a new stay at home and I basically never get out of my sweats/pajamas, sometimes I even wear my Husband’s sweats, lol!

kellyharris1984 on

Praying for this young man. It sounds like he’s been having a hard time lately.

“People”: Leave him be.

kellyharris1984 on

Praying for this young man. It sounds like he’s been having a tough time lately.

“People”: Let him be.

Lou on

Funny that all of a sudden you guys are talking about bullying – when there are nothing but rude comments when regarding Kim kardashian ex.?! Whats the difference I May ask?

I Think he looks like a total geek. There – Said it:-) Did not bully hun as a person, just commented on the trousers/the look….

Ashley on

I will always think he is so cute. i loved him since even stevens. crazy pants and all! LOL

wow on

Media. A prime example of what is WRONG with Hollywood. Paparazzi don’t know when to stop and leave well enough alone. The almighty dollar is more important to people than a person’s peace. They would rather drive someone crazy stalking them for the pictures that will bring in the dough than to think about the effects it is having on the person being stalked. You know, they are human and need space too, right? Media, People, TMZ, all of these celebrity gossip websites are what is wrong with Hollywood. There need to be laws put in place to quit this nonsense. TRULY!

Erika on

So what??? Leave him alone… it could be a lot worse!

Richard Stewart on

Has anyone seen Her?
Leave him be. He’s fine.

jwcgd23 on

Reblogged this on Lita's Corner.

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