Chris Pine Kicks Off the Weekend in the Perfect Summer Shoes
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Chris Pine—weird-hat-lover, maestro of big fits—has captured our attention yet again. Twice in one month might seem like a lot, but as long as the guy keeps freaking it we’re obligated to tell you so you can freak it, too. By now, he’s amassed enough noteworthy outfits to make a pretty epic run for the sartorial Hall of Fame. During a panel on his upcoming film (Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, FYI!) at San Diego Comic Con, Pine took the stage in front of an adoring audience wearing a pale lemon camp shirt and dusty pink pants—relaxed enough to perform a few high kicks, natch—accented by key hits of gold jewelry.
Aside from nailing the high kick (we presume), he also nails the building blocks of a stellar summer fit. Camp shirt + relaxed chinos = infallible late-July get-up. (We love an easy math problem!) But because he’s Chris Pine, he updates the equation ever so slightly. Where you might expect a splashy print or juicy jewel tones, you get a subdued print and soft pastels. Add a dash of gold jewelry and a ‘90s boy band haircut to the mix and his outfit becomes one for the books.
Then there are the shoes. What pair does a style vet with Pine’s degree of expertise wear with this kind of summer get-up? Sneakers aren’t quite dressy enough. Loafers would be a good choice, true, but perhaps a bit played out. Instead, Pine completed his fit with a pair of huarache sandals nearly identical to the ones Nisolo makes (no word yet from the brand on whether they’re an exact match, but they sure look it). Those woven leather uppers give his otherwise subdued outfit texture, pattern, and warmth, thereby rounding out the entire look.
Practically speaking, huarache aren’t just a great summer shoe: they’re an easy fix to a host of head-scratching sartorial problems. They’re not as casual as sneakers, but they’re way more comfortable than loafers thanks to their breathable uppers and cushy crepe soles. They’re the kind of shoes that say you regularly vacation on the Amalfi coast—and you fly there first class.
How much do these easy-wearing slip-ons cost? A mere $150. As Pine, no stranger to a shoestring-budget indie production, well knows, you don’t always have to go full rich-guy to ape his style.
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