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Colin Hanks used to think fashion was 'silly'

Colin Hanks' "tall and lanky" stature means it can be difficult to find clothes to fit him properly.

Colin Hanks used to consider high fashion to be "silly".

The American actor and documentary filmmaker likes to keep his look casual and never fully understood why there is so much hype around couture and fashion designers.

Colin, 38, always chooses to wear brands which have a story behind them and used to view high fashion as "kind of silly and sometimes pointless".

However, he changed his tune when he saw Project Runway style mentor Tim Gunn make an appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show and was inspired by the sartorial star's take on the fashion industry.

"I saw Tim Gunn on the Daily Show one day, and that kind of blew my mind," Colin told The New York Times. "He said fashion is like a time capsule: it’s of a place and of a time and shows that place in the world at that moment. I’ve never had anyone explain it to me so simply. That made me think of what fashion could mean from an artistic standpoint."

Colin, who plays the White House lawyer Egil Krogh in the recently released comedy Elvis & Nixon, adds that as a "tall, lanky man" he has to be quite careful about making sure his clothes fit properly, and favours brands like Tankfarm & Co. and Scotch & Soda for their shirts and jackets.

"My adult life has been spent finding things that look good on my frame. Definitely, arm length can be an issue for me," he shared, adding, "For the last three years, I’ve been pretty much wearing this Levi’s jean jacket that my wife (Samantha Bryant) now despises."

The eldest son of Hollywood icon Tom Hanks also explains that he's reached a point in his life where he likes things that are "tried and true", so when it comes to quality jeans he always goes for Levi's 511s. But he admits he isn't big on the trendy torn look.

"I’m not really big on rips," he shared, "Unless you’ve earned them."

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