Ryan Gosling: Leather Jacket Designer?

Ryan Gosling wearing his favorite 3.1 Phillip Lim leather jacket.
Photo: Courtesy of GettyImages/3.1 Phillip Lim

Buried in an unseen crevice of a recent interview with U.K.'s Independent, we're made privy to news that the beloved movie star slash heartthrob Ryan Gosling may be pulling a Franco and moonlighting as a leather designer. Wedged between accounts of his childhood raised by women and charmingly self-chiding remarks is this morsel of a hint:

“I’m just so sick of myself. I can’t imagine how everyone else feels. And there’s just nowhere to go but down really from here. So, hey, it’s been nice. It’s been real.” He laughs hard, puts on his grey, self-designed leather jacket and feigns leaving, with some good reason."

*cue the double take* YUP. You read that correctly. "Self-designed leather jacket." And a GRAY one, at that? *swoooooooon* He just doesn't QUIT with the impeccably unexpected man-taste, does he??

If this has sent you down a rabbit hole dream sequence where you're donning garments that originated as lovingly scrawled sketches in Gosling's Moleskine, don't get your hopes up too high. Ry Gos may have had a little creative input in the production of an article of clothing, but that doesn't mean he's going to go all Justin Timberlake/William Rast on us (yet). As our friends at Stylite have uncovered, Ryan had a black 3.1 Phillip Lim leather bomber that he loved SO much he asked the label to make him another in gray! While this is the only foray into fashion design we're aware of for Ryan, with his style rap sheet, we'd be first, second, AND third in line for a range of creations by the hot young star.

{via Independent, Stylite}

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