We're mourning the end of Entourage today even though simply put, the final season really did not live up to the show's former glory days - it was a little bit too vanilla and way too predictable. In any case, being unable to see Ari manically ranting in his L.A power suit is kind of a big deal so we thought we'd do a small post on Ari Gold's style on the show.
Over the past eight years, Ari Gold has successfully become one of the best dressed men on television. No one would have thought this back in 2004 when the only time you may have seen Jeremy Piven was as the obituary-writing best friend of John Cusack in Serendipity. Looks-wise, he's certainly not the standard 6'3" Hollywood alpha, so clothes off-the-rack would quite frankly look rather ridiculous on him. His posture isn't great and while we're being honest here, he's a little bit on the stocky side.
The big secret behind Ari's brilliant look (and the legions of female fans that have ensued) is that he always wears clothes specifically tailored for him and the style is one that suits his features.
His dress shirts are flamboyant in print but always fitted exactly to his body. He never puts on a dress shirt unless it's got a spread or cutaway collar because his neck is on the thick side and this helps to balance out the look. He does the full windsor knotted tie (fitting with the choice of collars), which is often used for formal occasions, but the loud patterns of the ties counteracts the formality of the look. Ari's dark power suits are perfectly tailored and he wears a lot of pin stripes which makes him appear less stocky. We know that his suits are custom made because he dons the 5 button cuff which is a trademark of bespoke-suit flaunters. We're going to miss Ari - his style, his outlandish behaviour, his potty mouth, his tirades with Josh Wein-fck and of course his abuse to Lloyd :)
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