George Clooney

Where George Clooney Gets It Wrong

George Clooney StyleWhenever I start working with new clients, one of the first questions I ask is if there's anyone (celebrity, newscaster, politician) whose style they'd like to emulate. More often than not, George Clooney's name shows up on the list. No shock -- Clooney is a boss on the red carpet. Has been for years. But GQ just released its annual 20 Most Stylish Men Alive list and, with it, took the following swipe at him:FWIW: George Clooney may be an icon of manliness to those of us who were born before 1985, but nobody under the age of thirty seems to think of him as particularly stylish.Under thirty crowd comment aside, I'm prone to agree that his casual gear could use some touching up. Here's why, and what you can learn from it:1) Tequila t-shirt: if you run a business, don't turn yourself into a human billboard for it. I get the irony -- Clooney's net worth is estimated at $180 million. He doesn't need to hawk tequila. But the t-shirt does nothing for him, and it makes him look like he's stepping out in old, dirty clothes.2) Dad jeans: it's no secret that dad jeans do not a style icon make. Some dad jeans are worse offenders than others, and while these aren't most awful ones I've seen, they are indeed very bad with their stumpy-leg and diaper-butt cut. Especially with his leggy new wife Amal, the last thing Clooney should do is wear jeans that make his bottom half look squat.3) Backpack and jacket: looking for a surefire way to look like a clod and ruin your tailored clothing while you're at it? Wear a backpack with your sport or suit jacket! This is one of the worst style mistakes a guy can make, and I am still trying to retrieve the contents of my head after its explosion thanks to the image above.What do you think of Clooney's style? Do you agree he's losing his edge? Let me know in the comments below.Cheers,Julie