When Ryan Reynolds was training for his role in Blade: Trinity, few people thought the skinny titular star of Van Wilder could pull off such an overtly action role. Then he bulked up incredibly while also getting his body fat down to 3.8%.
To put that in perspective, most participants in bodybuilding comps rarely get below 4.5%. So as you’d expect, clothes have a habit of looking extremely well on him.
As we’ve mentioned before, it really does come down to build; strong shoulders and a toned torso make the difference with fitted suits and clothing in general. JOE has met Mr. Reynolds before and was surprised by how compact he looked; he’s not a tank who looks like he’s about to take part in a heavyweight UFC event, but rather a lean, if muscular guy who doesn’t advertise the fact that he’s in such good shape – meaning he’s not wearing a white vest and tracksuit bottoms (we’re looking at you Vin Diesel).
With a lot of actors, models and men in the public eye what their style really comes down to is how they hold themselves; but with Reynolds it’s really more about the attitude. This guy has made a check-shirt/hoodie combo look fantastic (Safe House) and even wore the hell out of a backwards baseball cap (Van Wilder); but it’s his easygoing, comedic sensibilities that keep him ahead of other A-list stars.
A recent campaign modeling for Hugo Boss came as little surprise; Reynolds is a movie star and Style Icon because women fancy him and men want to be like him, but also maybe have a beer with him.
That’s a recipe for success if ever there was one.