Summer is slowly asserting its dominance over winter, evidenced by the emergence of short shorts, cropped tees, and ’fit god Jonah Hill’s obsession with tie-dye T-shirts. The actor is well known for his style and is considered in certain circles to be something of a streetwear style god. Whether he’s rocking the latest Gosha Rubchinskiy x adidas Originals collaboration, dressed head to toe in Palace, or, as the latest Jonah Hill ’fit watch pics show, is investing heavily in tie-dye, his style is unquestionably on point.
Tie-dye is a bold but logical choice for the summer months, with richly saturated colors, glaring contrasts, and elaborate patterns drawing in the eye and standing out in stark contrast to the, sometimes, monochromatic nature of winter style.
While a number of brands offer tie-dye pieces, Online Ceramics, a brand that started as a joke between friends, is one of streetwear’s favorite psychedelic brands, selling otherworldly T-shirts and sweatshirts featuring elaborate, chaotic designs. The brand officially printed shirts for the Dead & Co. — the band formed by Jonah's fellow style god John Mayer and original Grateful Dead member Bob Weir — tour last year.
Thus far, we haven’t seen Hill in one of Online Ceramic’s tees but it’s probably only a matter of time. Instead, he’s opted for vintage Grateful Dead tees, as well as a Lithuanian basketball effort from Skullman.
Above, Jonah as paired a vintage Grateful Dead tie-dye shirt with a pair of sports shorts and Gosha Rubchinskiy x adidas sneakers. This particular T-shirt was seemingly bought off @deadhead, a renowned peddler of vintage tie-dye garms, and is an original from 1993.
Below, Hill can be seen in the aforementioned Skullman Lithuanian basketball tee, worn by the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team – sometimes called the “Other Dream Team” – to accept their bronze medal in Barcelona. Hill pairs the colorful shirt with a white Polo Ralph Lauren hat, white pants, and white loafers, letting the T-shirt speak for itself.
On 4/20 this year, Jonah Hill was hanging out with Chief Keef wearing another tie-dye garm featuring a skeleton peace sign on its front. The casual look is complemented by his buzzed head, sunglasses, and gold watch.
Next, the actor steps out in another vintage Grateful Dead tee, this time opting for the long-sleeve variant paired with black shorts and long black crew socks. Again, blue is the predominant color here, with a red and yellow ring directing the eyes towards the Grateful Dead graphic on the chest.
Tie-dye might seem, at first glance, hard to pull off because of the bright, contrasting colors, but really it can be paired with a variety of pieces. You can go the black, white, or indigo jean route, or you can pair the tees with similarly colored shorts.
Hill often pairs his tie-dye with sports shorts that have some sort of trim or logo on them. In doing so, he shows that tie-dye is easier to get a ’fit off in than it seems, and that summer 2k18 might just be the summer of tie-dye and other psychedelic graphic tees.
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