Nicolas Cage, eternally freaky dresser, at all times has a narrative behind the garments he wears. Lately, he’s actually been honing his craft—amping up the symbolism, even inventing straight-up suiting similes in actual time.
GQ’s April cowl star has been on the press circuit for his newest film, The Insufferable Weight Of Huge Expertise, an action-comedy wherein he performs…Nick Cage, a down-on-his-luck model of himself. If that conceit sounds heady, Cage is not less than dressing the half, all of the whereas providing downright philosophical explanations behind his crimson carpet appears to be like. For a screening of the movie on Sunday night time in New York, the actor wore what seems to be a glittery black lurex go well with—a sui generis look, the kind we have come to count on from him, and nothing greater than that. Proper? Incorrect! Nicolas Cage is dressing with storytelling at coronary heart—and final night time wasn’t the primary time he is performed so.
Whereas selling the movie at SXSW final month, Cage told a reporter that he’d chosen the crimson tartan go well with he’d worn that night time as a result of it reminded him of a field of shortbread cookies. (Given the hue, he’s gotta imply Walkers.) “I actually like shortbread, and every time I’m in England I’m going get a tin can of shortbread,” he defined, slyly. “I used to be feeling kinda blissful, kinda like I used to be biting into some shortbread, so tonight I wished to decorate like I used to be a can of shortbread,” breaking out into amusing.
Seems, Cage had been in New Orleans filming the upcoming Dracula riff Renfield when he realized he had nothing to put on to the pageant. “I walked to Brooks Brothers they usually had a plaid go well with and I used to be like, ‘I do know you guys do seersucker, I didn’t know you probably did plaid,’” he defined, unknowingly advancing the “past fits and seersucker” ethos of the current Brooks Brothers rebrand. “I mentioned, ‘Wow, I’m gonna put on this and what’s extra, I’m gonna actually take pleasure in that I’m in a plaid go well with as a result of I’ve by no means had one earlier than.’”
However the high-concept inspiration didn’t cease there—he double dipped along with his glittery black go well with for Sunday’s screening. On the crimson carpet, he explained that the ribbed material reminded him of the ridges on tree bark. (“Even my watch has tree bark ridges in it,” he added, tapping on the dial of his timepiece.) Matter of truth, identical to that: Nic Cage wore a plaid go well with as a result of it reminded him of shortbread, after which Nic Cage wore a shiny black go well with as a result of it reminded him of bushes.
Generally getting dressed actually is that easy. As Cage himself put it: “I like shortbread and I like bushes.” We’ll be right here to report on any additional adventures in suiting Cage undertakes on this press tour.