Donald Glover is a triple threat. Not only is he a talented actor, but he’s also a singer, writer, director, and stand-up comedian. Is there such a thing as a quintuple threat? If so then, Donald Glover is about as unique and interesting as they come as a performer. Plus, his style is boldly daring with looks that showcase his offbeat fashion sense as he borrows looks from different eras. It’s a clever combination of vintage swagger that ends up looking very modern on him.
Most of the world started following Donald’s career when he starred on the NBC television show, “Community” as loveable Troy Barnes, a college student with a hilarious bunch of friends for five seasons. Now you can see him on an FX show he writes, produces, and sometimes directs called “Atlanta” where he portrays a music manager who dropped out of college. This role is a little closer to another aspect of Donald’s career, where he sings and raps, under the stage name Childish Gambino. His musical style is hard-hitting, politically aware, and with a beat that makes you want to dance right along with him.Embed from Getty Images
At 37-years-old, his career is on the rise and if you haven’t seen his stand-up special on Netflix, “Weirdo,” it definitely should be the next thing in your queue on the streaming service. His comedic bit about being considered for the first African American Spider-Man is hilarious. That actually led him to be cast in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Some of the other movies he’s appeared in are “The Martian” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” where he plays a young Lando Calrissian because he looks so much like Billy Dee Williams, the actor who originally played the character in the Star Wars films.
Rocking the Red Carpet Gambino Style
With regard to Donald’s style, as a multiple award winner, his appearances on the red carpet for premieres and at award shows are always a stand-out. Considering that he has two Emmys, two Golden Globes, and even a Grammy gracing the shelves of his home, it’s easy to see that he will be a fixture on the celebrity scene in the coming years. Even though he’s only 5’7’ tall, his style makes him look like he’s the most confident guy in the room.
The bold way he mixes in some traditionally feminine touches is very similar to the way that Jared Leto and Harry Styles sometimes do.
Overall, he’s not afraid to rock some bright colors, richly textured fabrics, prints, or even styles that are reflective of the 70s. The bold way he mixes in some traditionally feminine touches is very similar to the way that Jared Leto and Harry Styles sometimes do. Plus, he adores Gucci and routinely partners with their global creative director, Alessandro Michelle, for many of his red carpet fashions. For example, at the Met Gala in 2018, Donald wore a mauve Gucci suit with wide lapels, a white bow-tie and shirt, and white Gucci horse-bit loafers. Effortless and cool. The look was an outstanding success.Embed from Getty Images
Another memorable appearance was at the Lacma Film Gala in 2019 where once again he wore Gucci. The look was a single-breasted tuxedo jacket in bright floral print, black pants, and white bow blouse with a deep V style. Such a unique and utterly winsome look that has become something many young men emulate.
He went with a slightly more traditional look at an Emmy party in 2018 where he wore a head-to-toe tuxedo style that was pinstriped with a solid black bow tie. In another printed suit, Donald wore to the “Lion King” premiere, it was Gucci again in a 70s style that had flared pants, a wide lapel, and an open chested white dress shirt. The print was large red checks on white with rich brown shoes. It may sound a little out there, but on Donald, the look was effortlessly on point.Embed from Getty Images
If you are curious about the fashion stylist Donald normally works with for all of his looks, that task goes to Ilaria Urbinati. She also dresses such top talent as actors Tom Hiddleston, Bradley Cooper, and Rami Malek.
Jet Setting Around Atlanta
Even though he was born in California and has a 4.2 million dollar palatial mansion there, Donald maintains a residence in Atlanta where he films his television show. You can often see him around town in his offtime wearing styles that are still as cool as they get.
That may be a pair of slouchy track pants, Spiritual Gangster grey sweats, and shirts that are well fitted and comfortable. He’s often spotted wearing white Yeezy Powerphase sneakers as a staple accessory on his feet. That’s usually when the paparazzi photograph his at the LAX airport traveling back and forth for his job.Embed from Getty Images
Dressing up, you’ll catch him in an Ermenegildo Zegna couture tan suede jacket with skinny black pants and a white t-shirt. He loves a statement jacket that makes a man look his absolute best. Or you can see him in a printed shirt with plain pants and Gucci loafers, of course, with no socks.
When he performs as Childish Gambino, he’s usually wearing an open Hawaiian-style shirt and denim shorts. That shirt comes off most of the time during his high-energy performances where he rocks such songs as “This Is America” and “Feels Like Summer.” Unfortunately, Donald has stated that his fourth album as Childish Gambino would be his last. Hopefully he’ll go on to record music just under his regular name.Embed from Getty Images
Styles That Ooze the Confidence of Donald
If you want to dress like Donald, and of course, why wouldn’t you? He’s the coolest cat in any room he graces with his presence. Here are some of the best styles that honor this award winner’s fashion looks, so that you can capture a bit of his flair.When you want to exude the supreme effortless chic of Donald, you have to invest in some 70s style printed shirts. Think patterns like florals, Hawaiin styles, and bold geometric looks. It’s well known that one of Donald’s favorite design houses is perfect for this look. Gucci has a variety of printed style shirts like this one, the Gucci Liberty Floral Cotton Shirt ($790). Wear it with a pair of close-fitted trousers for a hot night out at the club or soaking up the sounds at the local jazz bar with friends.
Dressing up is something that Donald is quite comfortable doing on a regular basis as an in-demand celeb. You can be comfortable too in a suit style like his. Go with a monochromatic look in a bold color print, like this suit from Dolce & Gabbana. The Lamé Jacquard Martini-Fit Tuxedo Suit ($3995) with its wide lapel is exactly the kind of look that Donald might go for at his next award show appearance.
One of the downtime looks that Donald is often seen with is the simple polo shirt. It’s anything but basic though because the styles he usually chooses have interesting colors and patterns. They are close-fitted to show off his slim but muscular figure like this one from Bottega Veneta Polo ($1200) that is cotton with a chevron pattern and contrasting collar color. So sleek and reminiscent of the Rat Pack era of the 50s.
To complete practically any of these looks that Donald rocks, you need the perfect shoe. That is obviously the timeless loafer. This style of shoe looks great with dressed-down street wear like jeans and t-shirts to a more contemporary upscale menswear look with a well-cut suit. Go with Gucci, Zegna, Todds, or this one from Tom Ford, the Suede York Chain Loafers in brown ($890). The texture of the rich suede just oozes class and sophistication. It’s a must-have staple of any man’s closet in all different colors and styles.
Next Up for This Triple Threat
With a busy personal family life that includes his partner Michelle White, and their three young sons, Donald is always doing something. He is probably a super fun dad to his children who are all under the age of five. While working on many projects at the same time, his fourth album came out in 2020 to rave reviews. That album was called “3.15.20” which features collaborations with people like Ariana Grande, 21 Savage, and Ink.
You can also look forward to the third and fourth seasons of “Atlanta” coming out sometime in 2021 and 2022. It’s easy to see that with everything Donald Glover has going for him, he’s going to be a staple of the entertainment scene in one way or another for years to come.