I started realizing how muscular Michael B Jordan was when the first Creed came out. Even he admitted he went through rigorous training to prepare for the role as Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed from the Rocky movie. It seems like he kept the muscle gain for his role in Black Panther and gained some more for the sequel Creed 2. I started noticing his sense of style outside of the movies and being that he is a fit man, I thought it would be cool to analyze it.
When it comes to casual wear, I don’t think there is anybody in Hollywood. He tends to lean more on the urban street wear of style. Tall people got it good when it comes the style, standing at 6 ft everything he wears fits him perfectly.
When he isn’t wearing jean, leather and varsity jackets, he is wearing form fitting long or short sleeves that accentuate his bulging biceps and shoulders. From his obvious choice of crew necks over v-necks, I take it he like to move under the radar with his physique, pretty much he isn’t a show off even though it’ll be hard to miss him. Even in the rare occasion you see him in a V neck, it isn’t a deep V to show off his chest and button up shirts to are button all the way up. If You got it you don’t have to flaunt it. Through my quest to find him in casual shirts, I only came across one that he is wearing a polo and another he’s wearing a henley that are unbutton and shows a bit of man cleavage. The key to his shirt and even his sweaters is being form fitting and comfortable without being a size too tight, really showing off his physique but very comfortable. You can see his confidence within himself in the clothes he wears.
Jeans and chinos are his go to. Taking the same approach with his tops, they seem to be form fitting. Not tight. Not baggy. Just right. The form fitting nature of his pants seem to create a tapered silhouette elongating his legs a tad bit more than his torso. Not necessarily a good or bad thing, you just notice it.
His suits and tuxedos are truly a hit or miss. Sometime he knocks it out of the park and other times it leaves you scratching your head.
The times he’s wearing a suit/tuxedo right it is perfect and something to take pointers from. Wide lapels for his broad chest, sits well on the shoulders, drapes properly down the body, no X when the suit buttons, pants are tapered not tight (he may fair well with a single pleat pant). All things I preach about on this blog on how a fit man should pay particular attention to these things, whoever his stylist is, perfectly executes it.
Well, then there are some suits that go against what I preach on this blog for a fit man. Thin lapels-no no. Biceps bulging through the suit- too tight, go custom. Tight on the shoulder - I know that’s uncomfortable. Extra suit accessories that don’t traditionally find on suits. Perhaps he’s just experimenting and in Hollywood you can walk down a red carpet in a tea pot costume and no one will blink. I’m a traditionalist at heart, I believe if you’re going to wear a suit wear it right, modern menswear has tainted that a bit
Great actor, great casual style, formal style has potential,I’m going to continue to see how his style evolves in the coming future. I’m definitely going to incorporate some of his casual looks into my wardrobe.