Grace Under Fire
Wear It Now!!!
A formfitting leather jacket looks great on any guy, no matter the occasion. Just ask Topher Grace or better yet, his preposterously sexy friend here
"I had to call to thank you—all of you—at GQ for this photo shoot." That's Topher Grace speaking. And if you take a glance at the photos—of him and Victoria's Secret model Izabel Goulart—you'll understand.
But beyond simple manners, it was good of the 31-year-old actor to pick up the phone, because a lot of people had been wondering where the hell he's been lately. See, back in 2007, Grace got the role of a lifetime: the villain in Spider-Man 3. Then bang, poof, gone. Dude disappeared. He went from being the next Tom Hanks to off the Hollywood grid. "It wasn't a scheduled thing," he says. "I was on That '70s Show until I was 27, so I got a place in New York and crammed my entire twenties into a couple of years—doing things that I'm not going into detail about."
Fair enough. Manhattan conquered. We're just happy the young man is back, starring in fare as varied as this month's Valentine's Day and the Predator sequel he's currently shooting in Austin, Texas. But ask him what project he's most excited about and he'll happily tell you: a TV version of St. Elmo's Fire he's producing for ABC. "The first draft of the script just came in. I talked to [That '70s Show co-star] Ashton Kutcher a bunch about it, because he has a lot of TV-producing experience." Grace stops, reflects on how far he and his friend Ashton have come, and laughs. "And you know, his wife was in the original!"
Tip 1: Times Are Tight
You know how motocross jackets fit close to the body? That's how these are designed to fit. Make sure you buy the right size.
Jacket, $5,250, by Yves Saint Laurent. T-shirt, $80, by Woolrich Woolen Mills. Jeans, $1,335, by Balmain Homme. Sneakers, $375, by Common Projects. Dress by Opening Ceremony. Watch by Rolex.Photo: Paola Kudacki
Tip 1: Times are Tight
Jacket, $830, by Diesel. Shirt, $100, by Save Khaki. Chinos, $125, by Converse by John Varvatos. Necklace by Rogues Gallery. Watch by IWC. Tank top by Rag & Bone. Shorts by Acne. Watch by Rolex.
Tip 2: Get Some Color
Remember, leather jackets come in colors other than black. Don't be afraid to broaden your spectrum.
Jacket, $695, by Andrew Marc. Shirt, $295, and tie bar by Thom Browne New York. Tie, $108, by Oliver Spencer. Pants, $655, by Prada. Shoes, $488, by Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. Dress, t by Alexander Wang. Watch by Rolex.
Tip 2: Get Some Color
Jacket, $2,771, by Neil Barrett. Henley, $750, by Michael Bastian. Jeans, $80, by Calvin Klein Jeans. Belt by A.P.C. Tank top (cropped) by C&C California. Shorts by Maison by Martin Margiela.
Click here to see Topher Grace show off the fitted leather jackets that can make a regular guy look like James Dean
Sexy friend here!"