Wear It Now: Model Tee
Lauren Bans, GQ Magazine
Only the greatest country in the world could turn underwear into the national uniform. Nothing says red-blooded American male like a T-shirt, even when the guy wearing it is Australian. Here, Avenger and rising star Chris Hemsworth wears the hell out of the most simple American wardrobe.
Chris Hemsworth is struggling with his body image—which is to say, his body has an amazing image, and he's kinda struggling with that. "It's helped me get a job, sure," he says, folding his gigantic Australian arms behind his head as if he might do a few stomach crunches. "But you hope it's not the only thing that helped." Hemsworth has good reason to worry. This summer he's appeared hyperbuff and sweat-slicked in The Avengers (reprising his role as Thor) and in Snow White and the Huntsman. To nail his Huntsman character—"a lost soul and a drunk"—he went quasi-Method, spinning around in circles before shooting his boozing scenes. That's when he discovered how much he likes a good twirl. "It really shakes everything up, and you feel a bit more alive," he says. "I actually started spinning in circles before the scenes where I didn't need to be drunk." He's witnessed stranger rituals: "I worked with a guy once who would chant, I'm beautiful and I have a secret, I'm beautiful and I have a secret." Please let it have been Mark Ruffalo.
T-shirt, $25 by A|X Armani Exchange. Khakis (throughout), $595 by Giorgio Armani. Sneakers, $50 by Converse. Bracelet by Miansai by Michael Saiger.
Photograph by Paola Kudacki
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