The key to perfecting Ryan Gosling's Style

The key to perfecting Ryan Gosling's Style

Ryan Gosling is the type of man who looks great with both anything and nothing on. It's a special kind of talent - what can you do about it? Well, luckily for you, we have put together everything you need to know to get Ryan Gosling's style (with clothes on).

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Ryan Gosling Style

Ryan Gosling is incredibly dreamy, effortlessly elegant and fiercely masculine all at the same time. This first look features a black leather jacket, striped T-shirt and black jeans. He pulls off the cool and relaxed look all too well, and so can you. The biker jacket is as easy to dress up as it is down, meaning that you'll have no worries for styling it. Versatility is key and this piece is a great one to have in your wardrobe.

Ryan Gosling Hairstyle

Ryan's signature hairstyle is a simple, yet timeless side part, styled with a messy or perfectly styled (depending on the occasion). If you're looking for a radical change, you'll definitely make one hell of a statement with this bleach blonde hairstyle.

For the classic Gosling look, you can always compliment your side parting with a well-groomed beard. First off, use a beard moisturiser that will leave your hair soft and healthy. Then, use a shave brush to help get a nice lather of shaving cream on your face. The end result will leave you looking polished like Ryan Gosling.

Ryan Gosling Glasses

The Gosling charm doesn't end at his facial hair. For centuries glasses have been a symbol of mystery and intellectual sexiness. Gosling's now infamous prescription glasses are by Barton Perreira which are a popular choice for other actors, too. When it comes to shades, Persol and RayBan seem to be a favourite.

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The affiliation with sunglasses in Crazy Stupid Love has now become one of Gosling's signatures


We totally understand that different glasses suit different face types, and if you're going to invest in a pair you want them to suit you. Unfortunately, just because they suit Ryan, it doesn't mean they'll suit you, too.

Ryan Gosling Fashion

Ryan Gosling in The Notebook

The Notebook introduced Ryan Gosling to film lovers across the world, and what an introduction that was. Ironically, he was cast because director Nick Cassavetes thought he wasn't handsome or cool, just a regular guy - yeah, right. Ryan Gosling's style from The Notebook is relaxed and sometimes gives off hobo-chic vibes, but that's ok - it works any casual occasion. To dress up this look, layer the T-shirt with an unbuttoned white shirt.

Ryan Gosling In A Suit

Ryan Gosling's suits are cause for inspiration. Don't limit your formal wear choices to the old, boring navy and grey. It's been done a million times. Granted, Ryan Gosling can be a bit eccentric with his electric blue suit, but it's not something anyone can pull off. Remember to have fun with it. Make sure your suit is well tailored and fits your true size.

If you haven't seen Crazy, Stupid Love you are crazy (and stupid). It's also loved for the scene of Ryan Gosling with no shirt. The film is the ultimate Ryan Gosling interactive style Bible; consider it a masterclass in Ryan Gosling-ness. From wallets to shoes, Gosling takes you on a guide to dressing like a gentleman. The gentlemanly style doesn't get more classic than the relaxed suit. Ryan Gosling's blazer is a timeless piece - a must have in your wardrobe.

Ryan Gosling Clothes

It's not hard to reproduce Ryan Gosling's style - all you need is a few key items to get the look he has mastered so well. Gosling has a few staple pieces - mainly bomber jackets, black, white, or striped T-shirts and Henley shirts. Below we have a classic example of an everyday look which can easily be replicated. All you need is a light jacket or an over shirt, a white T-shirt, some black jeans and you're good to go.

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Ryan Gosling's affiliation with jackets has made him own his style
PHOTO CREDIT: The Hollywood Reporter


How to Properly Roll Up Shirt Sleeves

In order to graduate from Ryan Gosling's Style University, you need to learn how to fold up shirt sleeves like a pro. Benefits include: showing off your arms and giving that effortlessly cool/bad ass/James Dean vibe. Shirts are one of the most versatile components of a man's clothing collection. They can be paired with virtually anything within the limits of good taste. Keeping it simple and casual is key.

Ryan Gosling Shoes

When it comes to shoes, the same rules apply as for hairstyles, glasses and basic tees: find what you like, stick to it and stock up. It wouldn't be surprising if Ryan Gosling had a section of his house dedicated to boots.

Ryan Gosling Boots

You think Ryan Gosling's style obsession was limited to hipster spectacles, white tees and folded up sleeves? Think again. Here's another little fact about Gosling: He's in a synth-jazz band with his mate Zach Shields, called Dead Man's Bones. We all know that musicians love to wear boots. The man loves his boots so much - the dirtier and more banged up the better.

Ryan Gosling Black Boots

Gosling also seems to have a special thing for black boots specifically. Realistically, Ryan Gosling wears boots so often that someone should make a documentary about it - you've heard it here first. Whether he's leaving the gym, landing in LAX, or taking his dog (George, if you were wondering) for a walk, his black boots seem to be his loyal companions. When it comes to black boots, you can do no wrong with a pair of classic Dr. Martens.

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Black boots are a favourite of Ryan's, make sure you've got a pair


How to Get Ryan Gosling's Style

  • Opt for casual pieces but in well-fitted designs - make sure you’re dressing to complement your body shape.
  • Buy simple yet effective pieces like plain T-shirts, light coloured shirts and slim fit chinos. These are all easily interchangeable and go with a range of looks.
  • Keep colour minimal and go for a subtle pop of it in your outfit. A striped T-shirt layered underneath a jacket is very Gosling.
  • Accessories are key - sunglasses and watches should be classic, timeless and sleek. Keep them minimal and don't go into overkill with too many.

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Ryan Gosling

On That Note

Congratulations, you're now an expert in the art of Ryan Gosling Style. You have mastered the theory, but it's time to put that into practice. It's time to take some risks with your wardrobe as well as your overall appearance. This is your chance to discover what suits your best features and develop your trademark style inspired by the wonderful Gosling. When recreating this look, be sure to keep things minimal and stick to the high-quality basics. T-shirts, jeans a pair of grey trousers will serve you well as you can transition them easily from outfit to outfit. A pair of black and brown boots are Goslings go-to, so find yourself a decent pair of each. Remember, the more expensive ones are much more likely to last - the investment is worth it.


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