How I Dress Now: Justin Theroux
On boots, jeans and the merits of winter from the waist down
- Dustin Aksland
A friend once shared with me an idiotic maxim: Regardless of the season, a guy's attire “should always be winter from the waist down: jeans and boots.” Chuckling, I dismissed the quote until it dawned on me that he had just described a hips-down uniform I've slavishly adhered to ever since I stopped wearing training pants and Grip 'n' Gos.
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I'm the first to admit that jeans and combat boots might not always be the practical choice. Depending on whom you ask, denim was invented for either prospectors or cowboys, and seeing as I gave up wanting to be either of those things when I was six, why do I still leave my apartment ready to be dragged behind a horse or to operate a sluice box? Especially when it means dragging myself through a New York summer with a clambake happening in my boots and my body maintaining the same core temperature as fondue.