Versatility is the name of the game for both actors and fashion designers. Josh Young, who earned a Tony nomination for playing Judas in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, is now playing slave-ship-captain-turned-evangelical John Newton famous for writing the lyrics for the musical’s namesake Amazing Grace. Since Young can go so seamlessly from B.C. to A.D. onstage, Broadway Style Guide thought it would be fun to show off the variations on Stephen F’s classic, navy blazer. Each look is all about the jacket, but the addition of different accessories and materials make the transitions seamless!
Khaki chinos and a chambray shirt are the quintessential weekend look – whether you’re in the Hamptons or mainlining Bloody Marys with friends. The blazer adds an air of sophistication so if you’re meeting the girlfriend’s parents for the first time, you’re dressed to impress. The brown leather wing-tip ankle boots pull together the look with the matching suspenders and backpack. Put a blanket and some snacks in the bag for an afternoon in Central Park later!
A Day at the Office
Let’s be honest, Young probably isn’t going into an office to work, but in this look, he could fool anyone. The dark grey pants paired with the blazer give the look of a suit, and the light-blue button-down and tie definitely make it professional. And the polka dots on the tie add a bit of fun! We have no doubt Young could pass for any young CEO or entrepreneur in this get-up.
Ladies (and men!) love a guy in flannel, and with the cuffed, dark denim jeans, this look is just dressed up enough for a night on the town. The navy neck tie and the plaid pattern complement the blazer and are sure to land you a great impression, whether it’s the first date or the tenth. The mix of materials with the denim, flannel, and black leather sneakers give this look an interesting texture—your date will have more than one reason to get cozy during the evening!