Taylor Lautner Channels The Rat Pack On The Cover Of ‘GQ’ Australia

Taylor Lautner for “GQ” Australia.
Photo: Courtesy of “GQ” Australia

Just when you thought you had Taylor Lautner’s cover boy routine down to a science—it’s either the smiley-eyed all-American boy à la Seventeen or the brooding mystery man, dark and lusty on the cover of VMAN—he turns out a curveball like this. Dripping in Old Hollywood style, from the slicked back side part and the cleanly knotted skinny tie all the way down to the Rat Pack swagger one-hand-in-pocket stance, Tay Laut is a tall drink of water fronting GQ Australia’s November 2011 issue and to date, the 19-year-old has never looked more classically handsome in our eyes.

Taylor Lautner for “GQ” Australia.
Photo: Courtesy of “GQ” Australia

You’d think donning a pastel like this very faint salmon button-up would infantilize the teenager (who, might we add, is so kind to let us in on his roller-coaster ride adventures with facial hair), you know, bringing out the rosy cheeks and visions of Easter morning and all that. But the casual confidence of a little forehead wrinkle and a crisp navy blazer with a nautical red-and-white pocket square slung over his shoulders with so much reference to Sinatra and Davis and Martin is suuuuuuch a panty-dropper. And another single hand in a pocket?? Ajfhalkghafjkaklfahfh DEAD.

Taylor Lautner for “GQ” Australia.
Photo: Courtesy of “GQ” Australia

And this is where I just totally lose it. Aviators are a kind of kryptonite for me, somehow embodying all the appeal of a man in uniform in a single accessory worn with everyday streetwear, and in my humble opinion, the only thing better than a dude in aviators is an exquisitely well-dressed dude in aviators. I mean, a perfectly pressed camel trench and slate blue slacks (look at that crease!!), NOMNOMNOM skinny tie, and the most drool-worthy patent chocolate belt and tasselled loafer combo?? *swoon*

Taylor Lautner for “GQ” Australia.
Photo: Courtesy of “GQ” Australia

Finally, we’re left with a grayscale photo of TayTay impeccably dressed, looking off in the distance. What is he thinking about? His next car purchase? How deliciously skinny his lapel is? A flashback montage of all his shirtless scenes in Twilight? Oh, right, that’s us.

Like us on Facebook so we can be friends and follow us on Twitter @MTVstyle to talk.