Haven’t you heard? The 1970s are back, baby. The decade is popping up in movies and music—and yes, fashion: from slouchy suits to bold prints and beyond. And by the looks of it, Jonah Hill certainly got the memo. By now, it’s no secret that the well-dressed multi-hyphenate doesn’t shy away from fun when it comes to personal style. He’s given us looks that have included custom-made sibling merch, blissful patchwork denim, and a tucked-in Phoenix Suns jersey. Gone are the days of Hill’s all-black wardrobe, though, and in its place is a more playful way of dressing. And this week, his brightly colored sartorial hits just kept coming.
For the Los Angeles premiere of the newest Adam McKay-directed flick, Hill showed up in a dusty blue Gucci suit, which would have been a head-turner on its own. But Hill chose to take things up a notch, opting for a no-shirt look accented with a chain and finished things off with metallic smoking slippers. (The cherry on top of the advanced-level fit? His girlfriend wore the very same suit and shoes.) Even when posing next to castmates and red-carpet heavy hitters like Leo and Meryl, Hill’s look was still the star of the night.
Then, last night on Jimmy Fallon’s show, he showed up in a floral-print shirt from ERL, the label from GQ’s breakthrough designer of the year Eli Russell Linnetz. (This is just the latest celebrity co-sign for Linnetz, last seen dressing A$AP Rocky for the Met Gala and putting Kid Cudi into a wedding dress as the CFDA awards.) Rounding out the look: tattered denim, a purple beanie from skateboarder Jerry Hsu’s Sci-Fi Fantasy, and some pitch-perfect jewelry. Both outfits come via the funky and fun eye of stylist Erza Woods.
And that wasn’t all. Hill was snapped later in the week wearing an all-tie-dye ensemble. On his feet? Nike Dunks designed by the late Virgil Abloh, and socks from the artful streetwear label Gallery Dept.
These days, few guys seem to be having as much fun getting dressed as Hill. He’s long been as much of a fashion enthusiast as any GQ reader. His secret seems to be that he cares enough to look put together, but never forgets to have fun. He’s not afraid to try new things, either. Most of his red carpet outfits include little idiosyncratic details, avoiding looking like he was just handed a suit and told to wear it. These days legions of dudes aspire to dress like Jonah Hill—and this week proved just why.