Three handsome Swedes, three great ways to suit up.
Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard has a number of sons, at least three of whom are actors: Gustaf (36), Bill (27), and Alexander (41).But this isn’t an old-timey Swedish folktale. It’s a story about a stylish family. All three sons descended on the red carpet last night to celebrate the youngest Skarsgard’s new movie, It, in which he plays a most terrifying Pennywise. All three men stand 6’4” tall and have sparkling Siberian Husky eyes, and all three can wear a suit damn well, too. If you haven’t exactly snapped out of cargo-shorts mode just yet, the photo of these three standing together looking like they’re about to storm down a runway and/or annihilate a pitch meeting should help.
But this isn’t just thanks to some recessed Skarsgard suit-wearing gene. There’s a more practical lesson here: the three brothers represent three different, all equally respectable ways to suit up right now.
Gustaf is the minimalist in the group, accessorizing his slim dark suit with nothing but some chest hair and a signet ring. If you want to look like the guy who signs the checks, follow his lead. Bill’s layered-up Prada look, meanwhile, is the ultimate young-guy fashion play—what to wear when you’ve got (or want) the top job in a creative field. Given that Alex is the oldest—and the most famous—it seems fitting that he played the part of the superstar. His double-breasted Ermenegildo Zegna Couture suit even manages to steal some attention away from Bill’s out-there ‘fit, which says a lot. Want to look like you’re on a first-name basis with the oldest, coolest tailors in all of Italy? Peak lapels are your answer.
But the Skarsgards aren’t just one-suit ponies. They’re ready and willing to out-dress you in other style arenas, too. Bill’s ‘fit on Jimmy Kimmel yesterday—a soft leather bomber, not-too-skinny black jeans, and suede boots—is the kind of off-duty style that outclasses vacation shirts and graphic tees. If you want to give onlookers chills when you walk by, wear this exact outfit, down to the not quite blacked out shades. That, and find a day job that involves you playing child-eating clown.