Dress Du Jour: Ryan Gosling Rocks a White Suit

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Hey girl — his latest flick may be getting mixed reviews, but at least the actor looked good at its NYC premiere this week.

The Dress: Uh, in this case, the suit — a two-button, off-white number by Ferragamo complete with a contrasting brighter white button down and brown leather shoes, both by the brand, too. 

The Wearer: Ryan Gosling, who hasn't made a major red carpet appearance since March. Welcome back. 

The Event: The July 16 New York premiere of Only God Forgives, Gosling's latest flick which hits theaters Friday. 

Why We Dig: It takes a special man to properly pull off a white suit. Historically, some of the biggest badasses of all time have successfully sported the look — Tony Montana, Detective Crocket, Mr. Roarke and Tattoo, Colonel Sanders and Tom Wolfe, of course. And who can forget John Travolta's Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever? Certainly not us. But that doesn't mean the look is easy. What passes for "drug lord chic" on the big screen isn't usually the best option for dinner at the Soho House (depending on which night you choose to dine, of course). But with Ferragamo's dapper off-white hue, no man bling in sight and lack of visible chest hair, Gosling takes the typically, uh, striking ensemble out of Miami circa 1985 and straight into our dreams. Does this mean the return of the white suit is upon us? If all wearers can mimic Gosling's swag, we sure hope so.