It occurred once more this week, with a brand new picture of Mescal in London sporting his tried-and-true black O’Neills exercise shorts. This time, he paired them with an Aimé Leon Dore-branded Mets cap, well-worn Adidas Gazelles, and a merch hoodie repping the beloved bedroom-pop star Clairo. As such, the $70 “Clairo Canine Hoodie” is now bought out on the artist’s web site. (This garment introduces one other level of intrigue right here, which is that Mescal beforehand dated indie celebrity Phoebe Bridgers, with whom Clairo shares a musical milieu.) The sweatshirt options an illustration of a fluffy bichon frisé sporting over-ear headphones; Mescal himself was sporting headphones, too, of the “sizzling woman” wired selection.
By the sum of its components, Mescal’s very regular outfit is a masterclass within the artwork of the sluttiest factor a person can do, insofar as sporting an amalgam of web winks (sexy athleisure, indie-pop merchandise, divisively commonplace footwear and/or private audio tools) will induce lots of on-line tongue-wagging. “Teardrop quads out with the Clairo hoodie,” GQ columnist Chris Black wrote alongside a photograph of the actor. “This man is a professional.” (In the meantime, GQ’s senior net producer and resident thighmaster Gabe Conte chimed in with a private peccadillo: “I seem like this btw.”) Although not everybody could be Paul Mescal, anybody can gown like an web boyfriend. Even you.