Right here’s one thing you most likely by no means observed as Larry David was pissing off strangers, disrespecting the lifeless, and waxing rhapsodic about baldness: his fashion. Properly, that’s most likely as a result of it doesn’t insist upon itself a lot as exude a “‘what you see is what you get’ confidence,” so that you’d be forgiven for not admiring his assortment of unobtrusive sweaters and blazers. (Although who can neglect his love for golfing outfits?)
The parents at MEL Journal have observed, nonetheless, and used it as a framing machine in their recent revisitation of a few of Curb Your Enthusiasm’s most cringeworthy moments, from the drama surrounding Chet’s shirt to the, effectively, drama surrounding his beloved Yankees’ jersey.
For instance, right here’s MEL’s ideas on Larry’s outfit in season six episode “The Freak E-book”:
“The Freak E-book” (Season 6, Episode 5) sees Larry sporting his most acquainted combo — a darkish jacket over a gentle blue sweater for beautiful distinction. (Right here it’s a V-neck, however typically it’s a thin long-sleeve tee with a standard crew neck). This ensemble is a standout for all of the dangers it takes: matching black chinos to the seen black undershirt, each offset by the deep earth tone of his (corduroy? velour?) jacket, which he permits to operate as a unfastened cardigan. The layering right here is nothing wanting masterful.
The perfect factor about that is that, even should you couldn’t give a rip about fashion, the accompanying picture of Jeff and him cackling over a man with “three penises!” is sufficient to make you snicker in recollection at one of many sequence’ greatest bits: Larry’s lack of ability to take a look at a ebook of “freaks” with out devolving into the unhinged cackles of a preteen. If you consider it, it’s the class of Larry’s apparel that makes it that rather more hilarious.
One factor’s for certain, nonetheless: You’ll by no means discover him in one of these.