Chris Evans, star of the new Marvel film Captain America: Civil War, is currently doing his superhero-actor duty by traveling around the world to promote the new movie. Chris has always been pretty well-dressed, but recently we’ve noticed that his onscreen role and real-life persona are melding into one. See, Evans is stepping up his game of late—and, at least from where we’re sitting, in a distinctly modern American way. U-S-of-A staples like varsity jackets, slim suits (with slim lapels), and high-top sneakers have all become finely tuned weapons in his arsenal. Below are three of Chris’s most all-American looks, along with how you can get them for yourself.
The Unconventional Suit
Navy blue suits like those worn by J.F.K. are considered the American staple, but these days fashion-forward labels like Calvin Klein and up-and-comers like David Hart are putting out styles in unconventional (and way cooler) colorways. Even old-school tailors like Martin Greenfield are making jackets in out-there hues. And as Evans shows, they’re no harder to pull off than stars-and-stripes navy—and they don’t even have to be made by an American brand to look like a modern Stateside staple.
The good-looking guy in a leather-sleeve varsity jacket is an iconic American image that’s beaten into us since the first day of high school. Hell, Evans himself played that very type in the 2001 classic Not Another Teen Movie. But the more modern version ditches the leather sleeves in favor of luxurious wool, and keeps the preppy details like contrast ribbing.
Hihg-top sneakers have been an American classic since the Chuck Taylor first hit shelves in 1917. Every guy owns a pair, but the new modern and extra-stylish way to wear them is to pick up a pair in suede. As Evans shows, they can even take something as simple as chinos and a crewneck sweater to a level that’s slightly more elegant than (but just as American as) a typical casual look.