There's cool. And then there's ... uh ... Jeff Goldblum coooool. That's, at least, how we imagine he'd put it, in his uniquely rhythmic Goldblummy voice—once described by costar Willem Dafoe as a "long ribbon of transmitting verbiage with hiccups in it." His freewheeling four-decade acting career has resulted in some of film's most quotable characters. But if his voice is what makes us remember his work, it's his style that makes us notice him offscreen.
The bespectacled actor is further proof that good fashion choices can, indeed, make the man. "Clothes, style, yes, I've always liked them," he confessed to British GQ. "Not so much as trophies or things like that, but the power they have over the image one can project of oneself to the world." Spoken like a true poster boy for late-blooming style icon status. Follow his lead and swipe a few of his go-to moves.
Keep It Tonal
Dressing in one color head-to-toe can be boring, but varying the shades and tone of that color? That's a whole lot more interesting. See what Goldblum is doing here? Whether you pull on various layers in smokey hues of grey or contrast a tan top and trousers with a black jacket and shoes, the look is modern and minimalist yet comfortably cool. It helps you look leaner and taller by creating a streamlined silhouette—as long as it's not interrupted by a different color belt, which bisects the illusion of a long line.
Embrace a Signature Piece
We rarely see Goldblum without his chunky squared-off glasses. He flirts with other brands, but mostly wears Tom Ford's "Classic Soft Square" in black acetate. Those are a signature, of course. But he also embraces other pieces that work for him. Lately, it's been a graphic pair of black and white loafers. His are Saint Laurent. Those quickly sold out but you can get an impressive (and affordable) pair from the grandaddy of loafer brands, Bass.
Soft square optical frames,
$520 by Tom Ford
Larson colorblock Weejuns,
$110 by G.H. Bass & Co.
Goldblum is someone who appreciates how the right hat can take an outfit to the next level. Do you need it? Not really. But it adds intrigue and a touch of classic masculinity to a simple T-shirt and jeans. It dresses up a leather jacket and makes a suit look more rakish and dangerous. There's a slight eccentricity to wearing a hat that pairs nicely with his personality. And while Goldblum has a taste for the well-crafted hats from Nick Fouquet and Gunner Foxx, there are more affordable options out there as well.
$1,325 by Nick Fouquet
Sugar blues fedora,
$140 by Goorin Bros.
Rabbit felt trilby,
$300 by Larose
Want to know something really wild? According to his wildly honest Reddit AMA, Goldblum has never had a cavity or ever required a filling.