Back in mid-September, the beau snapped some pics of his soon-to-be bestie, Denzel Washington. Denzel was in town for what has become an annual appearance at the National Press Club, and, just as he did last year, my boyfriend managed to chat with the actor afterwards. Ok. Yes. I’m jealous. How many times must I click through pics of him and Denzel palling around without me?!?! Alas.
In honor of their budding relationship, here is Denzel in my very first, men's Friday Fashion post wearing Calvin Klein, J. Crew, Boss and others for GQ. The beau and I agree, at 57, Denzel is looking good!
He's talented, he's handsome, but is he a nice guy? I asked my boyfriend for his impressions. A writer by trade, he couldn't help but type up a thoughtful response:
Gauging sincerity is easy enough when you’ve lived awhile in the political environment of D.C., and it’s especially appreciated when packaged in the form of a Hollywood legend. Denzel Washington recently returned here, to Capitol Hill and the National Press Club, for meetings with lawmakers and to advocate for the nation’s youth through his work with the Boys and Girls Clubs. The visit actually coincided with his cover-photo and profile in the October issue of GQ.
Where those pages deliver an iconic, cool figure with a firm sense of fashion, the actual man offers a bit more. He is an unfailingly polite and personable humanitarian. He is also a passionate activist who uses his celebrity to focus attention on social causes. During conversations beyond hot microphones, Denzel Washington represents a thoughtful citizen who thinks character and ideals—not clothes—make the man. - SML
Well said, my dear.
Images: Nathaniel Goldberg, GQ