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Justin Theroux & His Dog Propose the Power of Hybrid Dressing

Justin Theroux & His Dog Propose the Power of Hybrid Dressing

Who: Justin Theroux

What He’s Wearing: Um, technically speaking, his dog.

Why It Works: The past week saw Justin Theroux and his pitbull Kuma execute the kind of white-hot couples style that would leave even the Beckhams breathless. Check it out, they are literally attached to each other.

As a person with zero interest in dogs, the idea of a leash doubling as a belt was an immediate revelation. So much so that I had to seek a second opinion from Highsnobiety copy chief and resident pooch expert Johanna, to see if it was actually a thing. “It looks like he is using the (expensive, for sure) leash as a ‘belt,’ to me,” she confirms. “I’ve seen dog walkers do this plenty of times — it never looks less lame.” Lame? One’s trash is another’s treasure, and I, for one, admire both the practicality and inventiveness.

There was a period around three years ago when Theroux — perhaps inspired by SoHo bros such as Jonah Hill — would mix his oh-so-telegraphed bad-boy biker style with brands like Supreme and Gucci. It did not look good. Maybe the leather looks will return when things heat up again, but for now, we’re digging the quilted jackets, massive knits, and even bigger wicker baskets (look at the size of the lad below!) — such cozy, wholesome dressing is entirely befitting a man whose Instagram feed is essentially a love letter to his adopted best pal, albeit we’re not entirely sure about the ethics behind dressing animals and making them sit for photographs at the dinner table.


Luxury dogwear (*grimaces*) is serious business these days, with brands such as Burberry, Heron Preston, and Moncler Genius all pumping out toys and wearable gear. Who knows, maybe “his and hers” pet and human capsules will soon be a thing? Come to thing of it, that’s already been done.

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