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In Praise of Bradley Cooper's Confounding Airport Style

Fame Flynet

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Bradley Cooper, the actor whose handsomeness equivalent is "that guy who was slightly out of your league in college," is not immune to momentary lapses in aesthetic judgment. Despite his general suaveness and ability to make a suit look good even whilst standing next to Don Draper, Bradley Cooper has one weakness: He wears truly confounding outfits to the airport.

Starting from the top down, this particular one, which he wore while arriving at LAX yesterday, begins perfectly normally — it starts with an Eagles hat, which pays tribute to his hometown of Philadelphia. It's when we scan down towards the face and neck region where things get interesting. The sunglasses are Smash Mouth blue, a nonexistent color which we just made up. Also Smash Mouth blue: his t-shirt, his jacket, and his giant duffel bag.

Furthering the vaguely '90s ska-band-playing-a-beach-concert vibes are a set of tropical beads hanging around Bradley Cooper's neck. It's so far unclear the reason for the necklace, whether a souvenir from vacation, related to a move a role, or simply an adventurous style move.

Photo: Fame Flynet

The look in its entirety is topped in bizarreness only by an outfit Bradley Cooper wore to the airport in 2014, which included a Hollister-branded visor over the haircut most associated with Guy Fieri, plus aviators:

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Then there was the time in 2010 when he wore the uniform of every dad on vacation ever: camo print, windbreaker, khakis, and old sneakers.

Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

And most of the time he just wears baseball caps:

Photo: Fame Flynet

Photo: Fame Flynet

Photo: Fame Flynet

Here is a theory: Perhaps Bradley Cooper has all the answers when it comes to airport style. Baseball caps do provide a cover for greasy plane hair (and are far better space-savers than a giant panama hat). Loose-fitting khakis, too, are considerably more comfortable than skinny jeans. The beads, however, remain a mystery.