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Nylon Guys magazine fetes cover boy Paul Rudd

August 18, 2011 |  2:48 pm

Paul Rudd September issue

Nylon magazine and Swedish streetwear brand WEsc threw a party to honor the stylish subject of the Nylon Guys September cover -- actor Paul Rudd -- in Venice on Wednesday night.

Fresh from taping a "Conan" appearance, the titular star of the upcoming movie "Our Idiot Brother" turned up at Gjelina restaurant looking anything but idiotic in a Rag & Bone blazer and trousers (both in navy blue) and a Lanvin dress shirt.

In between mingling with attendees at the VIP dinner including host Marvin Scott Jarrett (Nylon's editor in chief), Adrian Grenier ("Entourage"), shutterbug Mark "the Cobra Snake" Hunter and Rudd's wife (of eight years) Julie Yaeger, Rudd took a few minutes to shed some insight on his personal style, which he described as: "sort of English Department -- tweedy and professorial."

"I was much more interested in standing out -- with what I wore and the music I listened to -- when I was a kid growing up in Kansas City," Rudd told us. "I was much more into it then. Now we live in a small apartment in New York and I'm not into having a lot of stuff."

We put him on the spot, and asked him to flip through the magazine whose cover he'll be gracing for the next month (appearing in dark wash Gap jeans, a micro-check button-front shirt from Hugo Boss' Boss Orange and a knit Boss Black tie) and tell us which of the looks from the six-photo spread were closest to his personal style. 

After a few minutes of leafing back and forth, Rudd pointed to a shot in which he's wearing a red and black plaid Burkman Bros. shirt, worn a.p.c jeans and a pair of red athletic shoes from Nike sportswear. "That's kind of the way I go out of the house most days," he said. (He also volunteered that the eyeglasses with thick, tortoiseshell frames he wore on the cover were his.) 


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Photo: Attendees at the Nylon Guys and WEsc celebration of the magazine's September issue at Gjelina included, from left, WEsc's Tracy Anderson and Eric Ruhle, cover model Paul Rudd and actor Adrian Grenier. Credit: Wireimage