First off, Theroux is a big fan of Aviator sunglasses. “I just like aviator sunglasses—they’re classic,” Theroux told Men’s Journal. “I also like glasses that are indestructible that you can throw in your front pocket.”
When it comes to footwear, Theroux likes to combine the functional the stylish with a pair of Common Projects combat boots, or if he’s dressing up for a night out, he’ll throw on a nice dress boot like a Yves Saint Laurent or Louis Vuitton. “A good pair of combat boots is always good to have; those suede Common Project boots are comfortable.”
As for the hair, it’s pretty simple for Theroux: “I get a haircut every couple weeks, I throw a little Shu Uemura, a hair paste in it, just run it through.”
Find out more about Theroux’s personal style in the video above, you can read all about it and much more—like Theroux’s fitness routine—in our full profile in the January issue of Men’s Journal, on newsstands now.
Our January cover star frequently changes his appearance. Justin Theroux routinely teeters between clean-shaven and bearded, as well as slicked back and intentionally disheveled—with a few bestubbled and tousled stops along the way.
Of all his looks, we know Theroux best for his textured, mussed hair, paired with a neatly manicured beard, full as it can be (as seen in our photo shoot with the actor and screenwriter). There’s toughness to this combo, and versatility. You could mimic it for the office without having to restyle for happy hour. You could match it with a leather jacket for a night out, or a wool blazer for brunch with the in-laws.
If you’re looking to flatter Theroux and mimic the look—and why wouldn’t you?—here’s some advice on how to do it best. All expertise comes from LA-based celebrity groomer Marissa Machado, whose clients include Nick and Joe Jonas, Rami Malek, Liam Payne, and more.
The kind of hair it requires
“This hairstyle works best on fine, straighter hair,” says Machado. “Straight, weightless hair is more likely to stay standing up (with the product you apply). A heavier head of hair would wilt over.”
If your hair is wavy or curly, however, fret not: Machado says you could quickly straighten it with a flat iron in order to replicate Theroux. (Try Sedu Revolution Styling Iron.) It’s also suitable if your hair is thinning, since it errs on the side of disheveled and “imperfect”.
“You can use the sides of your hair to push forward, therefore masking a receding hair line,” Machado says. “Plus, thinner hair is usually weightless, which will hold up easily [with the styling product].”
Machado says you can visit either the barber or a stylist for this cut, since it’s halfway between the two spectrums. She just warns that you need to use scissors all around—even on the tighter sides—so don’t let your barber click on their clippers unless it’s to clean up your neckline.
How much they cut will be determined by how much hair you have. You should get some texture cut into the top, which will be significantly longer than the sides. It’s easily replicated on shorter hair too, though you won’t get as much vertical unless the top is a couple inches long, or more.
“Next, blow dry using your fingers for a rough, choppy finish. Make sure to dry the hairs atop the head in an upward direction, using your hand to push the sides forward.” This can cover some of your hair recession. (We like Conair 1875-Watt Pro Styler.)
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