Thursday, August 31, 2017

Why the Menswear World is Obsessed With Shia LaBeouf

By The Cut, Aug. 30, 2017 

Bobby Whigham started the Instagram account Shia’s Outfits in April of this year to collect images of Shia LaBeouf. He has since amassed nearly 10,000 followers, including big-name stylists, editors from GQ and Vogue, and a fashion reporter at the New York Times.

For Whigham, who lives in Philadelphia and works as a creative director at a major retailer based there, it began as a silly side project. “I started it because I wanted it to exist and it didn’t already,” he says. His friends had been teasing him about his love of Crocs, and he’d argued that both LaBeouf and Alexa Chung were seen in the divisive footwear, giving it instant street cred. Because of his impassioned defense, friends started sending him pictures of the actor, and Whigham saved the images to his phone. “And then I thought, This is like the best Instagram, I need to follow it,” he says.

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