Jeff Goldblum On The Style Of Director Taika Waititi

October 27, 2017

Some say the best compliments a man can get on his style aren’t directly on clothes at all–you’d rather your style draw attention to your best qualities rather than attract a lot of attention itself. Personally, though? Just once I’d like to set Jeff Goldblum’s brain on fire. In an interview with Vulture, Goldblum talked about actor and director Taika Waititi’s style:

“Sure enough, he had clothes in a trailer that he would change into while directing,” said Goldblum. “It was an array of suits and ties and shirts that he dressed up in, and I was very impressed.” That admiration for Waititi’s fashions has only grown since the film wrapped. “Seeing Taika on this press tour, he wore this pineapple-printed onesie of some kind that made a big impression on me and many other people. Oh! And at the premiere, he had this brown suit and … oh boy. It … uh …” Goldblum tried to find the words. His voice dropped to a whisper. “It set my brain on fire.”

Waititi has a strong personal style that, to be fair, is a little bolder than I usually go for. But the suit in question looks great on him, and he’s said before that he likes suits from Topman, which is a refreshingly budget-friendly choice for a big-budget film director. Waititi recently made the jump to blockbusters with the forthcoming Thor: Ragnarok after making a string of more modest hits like What We Do in the Shadows, Boy, and the Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Jesse’s done a couple of Bullseye Outshots on Waititi’s films.