HOW I GOT MY STYLE: ANSEL EL­GORT

Esquire (Malaysia) - - STYLE -

I had my nails painted up un­til to­day. My dad needed a pedi­cure, so we went there to­gether and I got them done. There was this wo­man there, she had seen Baby Driver, and she said, “You might know my hus­band—his name is Wayne Gret­zky. He’s com­ing to pick me up for lunch.” So I was get­ting my nails painted, and then Wayne Gret­zky came, and I couldn’t shake his hand be­cause my nails were still dry­ing. My style changes all the time. The sec­ond I start to feel like I have some­thing that’s a go-to, I throw it out the win­dow. Right now I’m re­ally into color. I was ob­sessed with dee­jay­ing, and I didn’t want to just be a com­puter DJ; I wanted to use the hard­ware. So I went to Gui­tar Cen­ter and I bought two CDJ 2000s, a DJM-2000 mixer, and a pair of Atom mon­i­tors. It cost al­most ten grand. I had just done Car­rie and that was my first pay­check, right out of high school. The smell of Red Rush is great. It’s clean and fresh. I’ll wear it when I want to let loose. Plus, Polo is so iconic. And yeah, I’m down to rep­re­sent Polo. When I was work­ing [on The Goldfinch], I wore th­ese be­spoke suits. I felt that char­ac­ter was tak­ing over my life. I needed to re­mind my­self that I was this col­or­ful kid and not this dark, de­press­ing guy. So I would wear this pur­ple jacket from Canada Goose and Open­ing Cer­e­mony. It was nice to put on my clothes at the end of the day and know I could go home and go to sleep as my­self.

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