Denim is the most humble of materials—it is the Saltine cracker, the cardboard box, the pigeon of fashion. But when you combine multiple denims, they become something transcendent. A package of crackers. A box of other boxes. A flight of pigeons.
If that was a little too philosophical for those of us still working on the Fit 1.0 operating system, check out John Malkovich’s extremely 3.0 outfit for elucidation. Warning: you may need to update your browser to feel this energy.
Carpenter jeans, a denim chore coat, and an indigo button-up shirt beneath. That’s not humble—it’s majestic. Three layers of denim. A jean ménage à trois. A dungaree-driven triptych that would get even the most denim-agnostic among us to bow our heads in worship.
Even if we discovered a portal that allowed us to crawl into John Malkovich’s head, we would not have been able to conjure the supreme denim splendidness of this Big Fit of the Day. But we’ll bet you have all the ingredients in your closet right now. Add a beret and a scarf—two certified Incognito Celebrity staples—and you’re basically John Malkovich. Well, probably not. Remember: you can’t really be John Malkovich, but you can definitely dress like him.
Originally Appeared on GQ