Look into Jonah Hill's eyes. These are not the eyes of a man who is about to take your shit. No, Hill is on a tear of self-fulfillment, and that includes forgiving himself for his former insecurities. The Wolf of Wall Street actor is putting all the negative thoughts and detractors in a rear naked choke (a deadly jujitsu move I just googled) and moving toward a lifestyle filled with confidence by trying new things that previously scared him. But this isn’t a solo venture: He’s advocating for his followers, us plebs, to do the same.
The actor turned director—he midwifed last year's skater hit Mid90s—started on this path in a very public way. His style began edging into the territory of an unlikely fashion rebel. In April 2017, the Instagram @jonahfits cropped up and began posting Hill’s outfits, framing him as an arbiter of good taste and pushing him into the ruling classes of celebrity street style. (Other famous menswear eccentrics include Shia LaBeouf, DeAndre Jordan and Jeff Goldblum.) He hasn't exactly spoken about whether or not style was an area in which he lacked confidence. But now he forgoes using a stylist to dress him up.
“Your style is who you are. Don't let people put you in clothes—fuck that!” he said in a recent episode of Complex's Sneaker Shopping. “From now on … I'm gonna come out here as me." And the dude looks good, often photographed walking around SoHo in NYC or on the way to his weekly Pilates class.