You can always trust a bonafide Hollywood action man to teach men how to rock designer sandals without looking like a delicate sunflower (or a modern-day hipster Jesus).
That’s exactly what Jason Statham did recently when he stepped out at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival – a formal red carpet event no less – in a simple black suit paired with a white linen granddad collar shirt and cross strap sandals.
The look was completely unconventional even by foreign standards but it was the way in which Statham wore it that got the Fast & Furious actor over the line. It’s not a look for everyone and you’d need to check how flexible the dress code was before pulling this one off yourself. If you do opt for it, make sure to keep the rest of your outfit clean and simple as a lot of attention will already be drawn to the sandals and you wouldn’t need anymore up top.
Later on in the night Statham relaxed the look even further by ditching the blazer and linen shirt for an untucked pinstripe shirt and a navy sports jacket to really nail that cruisey nautical look. Again, take caution with this look as you could easily be thumbing your nose at the dress code and being disrespectful – intentional or not.
Just don’t tell Statham his choice in formal footwear sucks…