As a woman that’s been told that she bares resemblance to Beck, the main female character in the new hit Netflix series YOU, I’m both intrigued and rather disconcerted by fictional stalker Joe Goldberg. However, Penn Badgley, also known for his role as Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl, is a fantastic actor and fashion icon to follow in 2019. So here it is, the Penn Badgley style profile.
So, we have to take note of Penn’s post from October in which he states ‘the only suits’ he owns are bespoke from Robinson Brooklyn. This is supported by the fantastically fetching image of the actor in a perfectly tailored stone wash suit. The American, men’s haberdashery, specialising in made to measure and ready to wear fashion is a perfect example of ‘classic tailoring meets contemporary design’. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, the Brooklyn based brand provides everything from suits, to shirts, to shoes. Get a similar style tie to Penn: the textured black woven silk with red navy and gold boss stripe tie is available on the brand’s online store.
Penn Badgley showed us his more casual style as he discussed YOU during SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations at The Robin Williams Center.
The relaxed flannel shirt over tee combo is a timeless style. Here, Badgley opts for a blue base layer under a grey flecked, partly unbuttoned shirt. A similar shirt is available on FARFETCH. This Duca D’aosta 1902 band collar shirt has many great details such as the curved hem, band collar, and softly shaped cuffs. FARFETCH style the shirt open with a check shirt below, highlighting the versatility of the style.
Something as simple as a t-shirt can be difficult to get right: fit, cut and colour are all significant factors that need to be taken into consideration. Sunspel host a variety of styles, cuts and colours of t-shirts on their website and in store. It is important that you find the right look for you and the shirt it is accompanying.
The actor’s subtle, suede, light shade trainers in a soft rounded silhouette, bring together the look brilliantly. A similar pair by REISS for a smart casual style. The Darren sneakers have been crafted from a smooth suede for a luxurious take on the sportswear inspired shoe.
Penn Badgley chose an Italianesque look to accompany his dark hair and olive complexion at The Paley Center for Media’s 2018 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview.
The simple, casual short sleeved shirt and tailored blue trouser combination is always a safe yet stylish go to option for a smart casual occasion. For a white shirt with individuality this Dunhill design has a retro camp collar that adds a relaxed feel to it. Made from breezy white cotton this MR PORTER product is perfect for the upcoming summer months. Details include pearlescent buttons at the clean, square chest pockets and along the wide placket.
These slim fit, pleated linen and cotton blend chinos by Brunello Cucinelli for SS19 were inspired by Jay Gatsby, the well-clad character from The Great Gatsby. The lightweight, softly structured trousers have front pleats that emulate the relaxed suiting of the ’20s.
As for the shoes you can never go wrong with a spotless pair of Derby shoes. Tod’s lace ups are a splendid take on a classic style. Find them on FARFETCH.
Back in September Penn Badgley helped to set the check trouser trend at the You Series Premiere Celebration hosted by Lifetime. Again accompanied by a white shirt, (made casual with turned up sleeves and top button undone) and smart black shoes, the style icon carries off the colorful trousers commendably. FARFETCH feature a number of check trousers on their online store: in different fits, styles and colours. You can’t go wrong with these Burberry tailored cotton trousers in their classic check print. But, for something less colourful try the PT01 black and grey preppy fit trousers, ideal for work days and weekends alike.
As for the shirt, AllSaints are masters of the smart casual style. The Huntingdon Shirt is cut from a thicker cotton than the brand’s usual Ramskull shirts, making it perfect for casual layering. Featuring a concealed buttondown collar for minimalist styling and to let the trousers do the talking. Recycle your Derby shoes and you have another great look inspired by Badgley.
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