Zachary Quinto is something of a trailblazer. In addition to being one of the few Hollywood stars who’ve publicly come out, he’s played everything from a brain-harvesting mutant in Heroes, to an Emmy-winning turn as a manipulative psychiatrist in American Horror Story.
He’s even – dare we say it – made Star Trek cool again. And that adaptability extends off-screen as well.
Quinto’s Spock is still all pointy ears and bowl cuts, but the star’s personal style is more Ralph Lauren than Lloyd Christmas. To mark the USS Enterprise’s latest venture in Star Trek Beyond, we’ve unpicked Quinto’s sharpest looks from recent years. Go boldly into better dressing.
Tonal tailoring is the smart way to stand out without ignoring dress codes.
On paper, the combination of tan leather brogues, a navy tie and Shiraz-coloured suiting might seem ridiculous. But the wine shades are subtle enough to drink in. Chin chin.
Keeping Up With The Quintos
Proving that Balmain isn’t all bodycon and Kardashians, Quinto wears this sharp geometric jumper with ease.
All-black everywhere else means his look pops, without having to consult a colour wheel. The wire-rimmed glasses and silver toe cap boots sing a statement note.
An actor’s calendar may be full of events that demand suiting, but Quinto is quick to jump on the Cuban collar shirt at the more casual Nantucket Film Festival.
Summer’s biggest trend is best paired with muted staples (in this case, cropped navy chinos and brown Derbies), which allows the sophisticated print to speak for itself.
Blue is a man’s best friend and Quinto is only one Oxford shirt away from a full-blown relationship.
Menswear’s most versatile hue not only sits well with almost any other colour, it also complements most skin tones. So, if you’re on the pastier side, try mixing and matching shades of sky, eggplant, navy and royal blue – then anchor with your best white trainers. #BFF.
Tucking your polo into chinos is a move more vintage than your grandpa, but it hasn’t aged since the days of healthy smoking adverts and food rationing.
Better yet, Quinto revitalises the classic formula by contrasting a deep blue top with terracotta trousers. The right way to respect your elders.
Rank And Style
Black tie is the most rigid dress code to navigate, but Quinto makes his own mark with a rounded cravat, in lieu of the done-to-death bow tie.
It’s the subtle alterations which prove that the devil really is in the red carpet detail.
Deep Space Fine
All-black-everything always flatters, but it can also flatten – with no colour contrast, your look ends up uniform (read: boring).
Quinto does the smart thing by combining textures: a slubby jacket, a rich cotton Henley and some shimmer from that pocket square and those gleaming shoes. The result? Monochromes with black hole depth.