Ryan Gosling Crazy Stupid Love

Ryan Gosling: Crazy, Stupid, Love Star and Style Inspiration

Ryan Gosling is first up on Kinowear’s list of successful men to follow this year.

Here’s a fun clip of him looking sharp and acting smooth in Crazy, Stupid, Love:

Just last year, TIME Magazine’s Joel Stein dubbed him “Coolest Person of the Year,” and while some may vaguely remember Gosling from The Notebook many years ago, Gosling is now a household name after his most successful year as an actor.

He starred in the widely praised Drive (superb acting)and co-starred alongside George Clooney in Ides of March – being nominated for best actor in each movie. He’s also been called New York’s real-life “Batman” after randomly being spotted breaking up a fight in the city streets.

It’s been almost impossible to go a full week without hearing a female friend swoon over how “hot Ryan Gosling is in Crazy, Stupid, Love.” There’s even a website dedicated to women who are obsessed with him called F**k Yeah! Ryan Gosling with photos of him and tongue-in-cheek captions.

While the famously funny Steve Carrel was the lead in the movie, Ryan Gosling stole the show with his charm, incredibly fit body, and magnetic style.

Many of my clients and friends also seem to keep bringing up Ryan Gosling’s role in Crazy, Stupid, Love. Particularly asking what brand of clothes his character wore in the movie.

Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love

(2011, Warner Bros., screen capture)  

Where exactly are his character’s clothes from?

Many of his suits worn in the movie were designed by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. and Ilaria Urbinati, co-owner of L.A. boutique Confederacy. Wardrobe stylist Dayna Pink says she used Parisian brand Gossuin’s custom-made shirts and some pieces from designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Simon Spurr to pull together Gosling’s wardrobe. The sunglasses he wears are specifically Chad Sunglasses by Selima Optique.

Here are some style tips to steal his look from the movie:

1. Try custom-made suits/shirts and get a perfect fit like Ryan

2. Choose custom details like:

  • a peak-lapel instead of the typical notch
  • double-vents for a suave European look
  • a customized colored lapel buttonhole (a small detail that stands out)

3. Lose the tie and leave the second button undone

4. Get a pair of masterfully-crafted Ferragamo dress shoes

5. Add tasteful accessories (e.g., classy leather-strap watch, masculine ring)

6. Try his iconic haircut from the movie

Want to wear something more casual?

Get yourself a henley shirt like he wore in the movie (which looks great on him after he bulked up for the role):

Ryan Gosling Style

Still, what makes women so attracted to Ryan Gosling is not model good looks, but a uniquely charming personality, style, and overflowing charisma.

What does Ryan Gosling have to say about all his recent success?

You know how sometimes department stores have these things where, if you win, you get 10 minutes and go in and take anything you want from the store? That’s basically what I’m doing. I’m running in and just trying to grab as many characters as possible before they pull the plug on me.” 

Ryan Gosling is definitely a man to continually check in on, inspiring us in both success and style.

What’s your personal opinion on Ryan Gosling? 

Also, what other actors or celebrities would you like us to write about on Kinowear?

Leave a comment below!

Want to learn how to dress more like Ryan?


  • Mikey

    Very well written and researched!

    Can’t forget Johnny Depp, Ed Westwick, George Clooney, John Cho (in person has a really edgy laid back style), etc.

  • CaliforniaMountainSnake

    Joseph Gordon Levitt would be good to see you pick apart. His character’s style in 500 Days of Summer is what originally inspired me to start taking my dress up a notch.

  • Adrijus

    Def. great style in Crazy, Stupid, Love by him. I really liked it and decided it’s time to pay more attention to tailor and suits. Try to find that mix between young but professional at the same time…

  • Jude

    Great post! Certainly your take on david duchovny as Hank Moody in Californication would be a very interesting one!

  • Scott

    Ah. All my questions answered. Thank you kindly, Jae. You’re a gentleman and a scholar.

  • Adrijus

    Please write about Will Smith! Never seen anyone do it yet and I think he has a good taste from some interviews I’ve seen with him.. 😉

  • Mladen

    Love this post! I would like to see one about George Clooney! Also I think it would be a great idea to make some lookbooks (like you used to) but especially for this style! Thanks

  • DarianFrey

    Great post! I too would like to see you analyze the style of David Duchovny’s character Hank Moody in Californication (awesome show).

  • William

    I’d love to see something about Johannes Huebl’s style. He dresses very well. Simple, but elegant. I love it! He and Olivia Palermo are such a dashing power couple.

  • Ryan Gosling did have an amazing look in Crazy, Stupid Love. That costume designer did a great job giving him the perfect suave professional look without making him look cheesy. I totally agree with CaliforniaMountainSnake that Joseph Gordon Levitt would be another great person to pick apart. Both JGL and Ryan Gosling seem to have great style both on and off screen. I hope more guys can take some cues from their style choices. If nothing else, just to realize that wearing things that actually fit your build does a wonder on how your clothes look on you!

  • Gizzo

    I’d love to see johnny depp and zayn malik

  • Stian

    Great article once again Jay, awesome read 🙂 I’d really like to see you analyze Jeremy Pivens style from Entourage, love his business style combinations !


  • I would like to see an article on David Beckham’s style.

  • Issaka

    Hey, great article. Just saw the movie and developed a man crush on ryan gosling. In your article you mentioned for a more casual look purchasing a henley shirt. Any tips on wear to buy a high-quality, nice looking one? I’d appreciate your help and thanks in advance.

  • AJ

    I second Stian, would love to read your take on Ari Gold’s executive styles.

  • john

    Does anyone know where to buy similar-looking glasses like the selima optique ones the do not cost a fortune?

  • @john Check out WarbyParker.com

  • rjbrantly

    can anyone tell me the brand of the black henley shirt gosling is wearing in one of the photos

  • Loven

    I haven’t watched this movie yet but he looks awesome in the movie.

  • Ben Ruddick

    I cant believe Robert Downey Jr hasnt been mentioned. That guy has the same amount of class and charm as Tony Stark on and off camera. Great person to be featured I think.

  • Jeff

    I’d love to know about the clothes that Brad Pitt wears in the “Ocean’s” movies.

  • jordan aj11

    I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for great information I was looking for this info for my mission.

  • David

    Ryan is one of my all time favorite actors, i not only his great performance but his amazing sense of clothing and fashion style. From his trend-setting scorpion jacket in Drive to his dapper suits in Crazy, Stupid, Love i love his every single movie outfit. By the way thanks for sharing this post with us!


  • If you can carry the look, why not? 🙂