Is Greta Thunberg too shrill and preachy for you? Looking for an environmental activist who’s proposing simple, relatable changes you can make in your daily life to help combat climate change? Look no further than Joaquin Phoenix who already offered you a simple solution of not always taking “private jets to Palm Springs for the awards sometimes or back” in his Golden Globes acceptance speech. I don’t know about you, but I felt that. I felt he was speaking directly to me, someone who is admittedly guilty of such waste. I’m embarrassed to admit this but I once fueled up the jet to go grocery shopping, realized I had forgotten my wallet at about 20,000 feet, and had to turn right around and go back. Derp! Now, according to The Independent, Joaquin has another completely relatable and plan for the environment. He’s going to wear the same tuxedo “for the entire award season to reduce waste.” It’s bold, it’s brave, it’s risky, but it’s doable. Greta’s too scary, you guys!
The suit Joaquin wore to the Golden Globes was a custom Stella McCartney tuxedo. Stella revealed Joaquin’s plans to reuse the suit via Instagram.
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This man is a winner… wearing custom Stella because he chooses to make choices for the future of the planet and all of its creatures. He has also chosen to wear this same Tux for the entire award season to reduce waste. I am proud and honoured to join forces with you Joaquin, keep inspiring and keep shining your light x Stella Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor at the 77th Golden Globe awards, wearing a custom #StellaMenswear Tuxedo. . #JoaquinPhoenix #StellaMcCartney #GoldenGlobes #InStella
I don’t know how many dollars one of those costs, but it’s probably a lot of them. More than the $4,000 white Alexander McQueen dress Tiffany Haddish wore for the better part of 2017. I might be more impressed if he’d agreed to wear a cheap, scratchy, second-hand Men’s Warehouse number. Wearing the same bespoke designer tuxedo more than once doesn’t seem like that much of a sacrifice, at least not until you take Joaquin’s lifestyle into consideration. Picture the smell. The cigarette smoke alone would probably make anyone around him gag. And according to Stella, she doesn’t believe in washing or dry cleaning at all, for environmental reasons (never mind the fact that the Indonesian factory workers who make her new sportswear line in collaboration with Adidas reportedly only earn $1.29 per hour.) Her recommendation is “when it comes to a bespoke suit, ‘you let the dirt dry and you brush it off.’” Stella says she can do that because she’s “incredibly hygienic,” but can we say the same about Joaquin? I’m actually excited about this now. I wonder if they’ll be serving vegan tomato soup at the BAFTAs! Let Dirt Watch 2020 commence!