CelebrityFor Some Rich Guys, A $450 Gucci T-Shirt Is Just What You Wear to the Beach
How 1%-ers soak up the sun.
Jared Leto might wear Gucci better than anyone else, but there's a whole host of guys looking to challenge Leto's lead. Young celebs vying for the title have been sporting everything from the brand's graphic tees to tailoring—but it's one of our more, let's say established, style icons that's coming for Leto and young Hollywood's love of the eccentric label's wares.
That would be Elton John, the 69-year-old rock legend who was spotted not once but twice wearing Gucci while on vacation. That's right, John doesn't save his Gucci for red carpets, he wears the luxe logo while casually strolling on the beach.
While hanging with family and his famous fiends (Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka were in tow) during a yacht trip to Portofino, Italy, John wore a shirt from the label's partnership with a mysterious collaborator GucciGhost, a tee that you can snag here, should you have $450 burning a hole in your pocket. John finished off his outfit with a pair of comfy Gucci kicks, a similar pair of which would set you back about $600.
And to further prove that Gucci is now the official brand for Men of a Certain Age Who Still Know How to Flex™, just look to Los Angeles yesterday where Mr. Salma Hayek, Francois-Henri Pinault (who also happens to be the CEO of the French luxury conglomerate Kering), stepped out in the brand's now-signature snake print T-shirt (just shy of a grand) proving that he's still got it. Makes sense, seeing as Pinault literally owns the brand, but it takes a man with a certain amount of swagger to pull it off.
So, sure, Gucci is totally bonkers, but we've now seen men of all ages pull it off. Which just goes to show that it's not how old you are, but whether or not you have a deep enough pockets to make Gucci work for you.