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Ryan Reynolds Keeps a Bare Closet

By Bee Shapiro

 
Krista Schlueter
 

Ryan Reynolds, 42, is known for comedic leading-man roles like the Marvel superhero Deadpool, who wears a full bodysuit. Turns out, Mr. Reynolds wears a uniform in real life, too.

When he’s not on set, or being the face of the Armani Code Absolufragrance, he can be found at home in Westchester County, N.Y.,wearing a favorite T-shirt, well-worn trousers and trusty pair of boots. “My wife sort of jokes that I don’t need a closet, I need a drawer,” he said, referring to Blake Lively.

I have an old T-shirt that I’ve had for maybe 18 years. It was black, but is gray now. And on the front it says Zukey Lake Tavern. I don’t even know where that is, but it’s a real tavern somewhere in the United States. I’ve had a couple of people say, “No way! That’s from my hometown.” I got it at a vintage store shortly after I moved to Los Angeles from Vancouver, way the hell long ago. Maybe this was in 1998 when everything in vintage stores was like four bucks.

I always wear these Rag & Bone pants that I really like. They make three different colors, and I have them all. They’re cotton pants and not jeans, so they’re trousers I guess. In general, I don’t have a lot of clothes. I don’t have one of those expansive closets full of fancy stuff. Marie Kondo and I would get along great. I just feel like there are a few things that make you feel like they’re you, and are special, and you stick with them.

Navy blue zip-up hoodie by a Canadian company called Reigning Champ.
Navy blue zip-up hoodie by a Canadian company called Reigning Champ.

I have a sweatshirt that I am a bit obsessed with. It’s a navy blue zip-up hoodie by a Canadian company called Reigning Champ. I feel an enormous amount of Canadian pride. I make no secret of that, and I do love my home country and my hometown Vancouver. I guess style is a bit about where you grew up. I grew up in a super middle-class house. Everything I wore was at one point worn by my three older brothers (I’m the youngest of four), which is probably why I tend to find something and stick with it. I think I have some appreciation for things that last and are quality and like things that are not disposable.

I have a pair of shoes that I love by McCaffrey. I got them from a movie. That’s where a lot of my clothes come from by the way. Actually for the Armani Code shoot, I wore one suit and an overcoat, and I definitely took them. I mean they were tailored to me, so where else are they going to go? Anyway, the McCaffrey boots are three-quarter and are brown suede and super comfortable. I actually asked if I could get an extra pair, but they don’t make them anymore.

Krista Schlueter
 

I’ve had a hat for 15 years that I still love. It’s a hat that my wife would kill me if I ever got rid of it. She thinks of it as just indelibly me. It’s an old driving, newsboy kind of hat. It’s made by a guy named John Hanly. It’s called a John Hanly Ireland cap. I don’t know what that means. I only know that because I’ve looked at the back of it for 15 straight years. It’s threadbare. I don’t think it’s going to last. I don’t wear it as much as I used to because I’m afraid it’ll fall apart.