Jared Leto’s 3 Most Stylish Looks (and How to Pull Them Off)

Jared Leto


The Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman is well known not only for his amazing acting chops, but his ever changing wardrobe and evolving style — so much so that it’s nearly impossible to pin down a consistent look for him. That’s also, however, what keeps him so intriguing. Whether he’s growing out his mane, single-handedly starting the man bun craze, or dying his eyebrows and hair platinum blonde — with an outrageous outfit to match — he is being seen and heard through his clothing choices. We’ve picked some of our favorite looks of his from over the years. We won’t even think about suggesting what he wore to Paris Fashion Week this past October, mainly because bubblegum pink hair, a multicolored tribal poncho, and cartoon-covered trousers are probably not your thing anyway. Here are our top three style picks of Jared Leto’s, along with tips on how to get them.

 1. Classic glam rock look

Jared Leto

Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Fast Company

Several years ago, Jared Leto was photographed by MTV in what can best be described as his glam rock frontman alter ego — his “bad boy” style if you will. The look is one that pays homage to the punk rockers of the 1970s, with rimmed aviator glasses, a torn navy blue tee, a studded leather jacket, and dark slim jeans. It’s easy to steal this look.

Aviator shades

A rock star needs a good, oversized pair of glasses.

Prada PR55RS, sunglasshut.com

Torn navy blue tee

For this one, you’re going to need to get a little crafty. Buy a plain navy blue T-shirt one size too big and grab a pair of scissors. First things first, cut away the collar band of the shirt. Next, cut off the sleeves, then, starting at he armpit, cut (or tear) down the side seam of the shirt stopping about 5 inches before the bottom hem of the T-Shirt. Repeat the same technique on the other size.

Hanes Mens ComfortBlend EcoSmart Crewneck Short Sleeve T-Shirt in Navy Blue, bigtopshirtshop.com

Dark slim jeans

A nice fitting slim jean in a darker color of your choosing works perfectly. Just remember, Jared Leto would never wear a pair of baggy jeans, so make sure they’re tailored to fit your body perfectly.

Levis’s 511 Slim Fit Jeans, levi.com

Studded moto jacket (or opt for no studs if it’s too much)

For this one, you have the option of looking for a vintage motorcycle jacket, buying a new one and wearing it as it is (or studding it yourself). Our recommendation is to opt for the former so you don’t go overboard.

BLK DNM Leather Jacket 5, eastdane.com

2. The Academy Award-winning look

tux jacket

Source: Bloomingdale’s

We would be remiss if we didn’t pick this winning, iconic look. Never one to dress boring or miss out on an opportunity to stand out, Leto didn’t let anyone down with his take on the classic tuxedo that was a standout on the most important night in the entertainment industry. Wearing a white dinner tuxedo jacket, classic black tuxedo pants with a satin cranberry bow tie, with free-flowing long locks, he looked like a rock star at the big kid’s party. Steal this look if you dare.

White dinner tuxedo jacket

John Varvatos Luxe Shawl Slim Fit Dinner Jacket, bloomingdales.com

Black tuxedo pants

Theory Marlo P Tux Trousers — regular fit, bloomingdales.com

White dress shirt

Theory Dover Spread CPFC Dress Shirt in Noville, theory.com

Cranberry bowtie

The Tie Bar Industry Solid in red, thetiebar.com

3. The fedora statement

Jared Leto

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

If we had to pin down only one of our favorite Jared Leto looks, it’s his low-key sophisticated rocker vibe at the The Hollywood Reporter’s Nominee Party in 2014. We also happen to think that this is a look that almost any man can rock, no matter your style confidence level. The base of the outfit is black, which is always a yes, with a grey and black lapel dinner jacket, topped off with a black statement fedora. If this doesn’t make you want to try wearing a fedora, we’re not sure what else will. Also, be prepared to undo a lot of top buttons on your black shirt.

Grey dinner jacket

J.Crew Ludlow Tuxedo Jacket in Japanese Champray, jcrew.com

Black shirt

Express Modern Fit Button-Down Collar 1MX Shirt, express.com

Slim black jeans

Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Jeans, levi.com

Black fedora

All Saints Bronson Leather Fedora Hat, allsaints.com

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