ben stiller in rag & bone's deep v neck
His SNL skit and fashion highlights - Derek Zoolander, Chas Tenenbaum and more.
As Ben Stiller can surely attest to, perhaps the only thing harder than pulling your underwear off without removing your trousers is pulling off a deep V neck t-shirt. On a recent episode of SNL, things got a little heated when the comedian/director/actor/writer/producer found himself competing in a walk-off with less seasoned V neck wearer Andy Samburg over who could go the lowest. And take note, American Apparel ? deep V-necks on men can be a fashion crime so hideous as to warrant arrest.
Perhaps the best thing about this skit ? besides the nipple-bearing atrocity named the "double V" (pronounced "doub-leh-vey") ? is that it takes place inside a Rag & Bone store. Samberg initially doesn't think of himself as a "v-neck kinda guy," but after witnessing a macho and slightly weather-beaten Stiller slow-mo his way out of the fitting rooms in a "double deep V" from the "out of bounds collection" he's hypnotised by the V's hair-bearing abilities.
Here are some more Ben Stiller fashion moments that are possibly even more amazing than this skit:
There are many great things about this film segment. There are the Orange Mocha Frappuccinos, the bouncy Wham! soundtrack, Alexander Skarsgard, and most importantly the colour coordinated outfits with matching sunglasses. Zoolander has many incredible fashion moments, but even Derek's eugoogoolising suit can't detract us from entertaining the possibility of a future Prada collection being inspired by freak gasoline fight accidents.
"Nobody bleeds my own blood ? Nobody!" This quote alone is reason enough to love White Goodman, but he's also a big fan of wearing shirts open to achieve the same effect as a dangerously deep V. White also earns fashion cred for trying to work the colour purple (it's no more attractive than a handlebar mustache, but he gets points for trying).
Whoever said three was a crowd obviously wasn't talking about red Adidas tracksuits. The matching outfits worn by Chas Tenenbaum and his sons are almost as awesome as when Chas wakes said sons up in the early hours of the morning for a timed fire drill. Apparently tricot fabric isn't always practical, however, as all of them die. Burned to a crisp. Hopefully Fergie's Adidas tracksuits come with a more effective flame retardant.
There is no part of watching someone chase down bad guys in a navajo cardigan that isn't awesome. Starsky was on to this trend way before Urban Outfitters were, and Starsky and Hutch also shows Ben Stiller tackling a neckline even more challenging than the deep V ? the turtleneck.
The title character of this film is neurotic, aimless and forty. The primary indication of this is not the storyline, but the fact that he continuously wears a brown puffer jacket. Even to a child's pool party. Roger Greenberg is actually ahead of the trend, as are Rag & Bone's current puffer jackets ? Stiller's character just didn't get any credit for his fashion foresight because he unfortunately decided to team his puffer with flares.
Words: Hannah Ongley