Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Sam Claflin on goth style

Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin doesn't think bright clothing is "true" to his personal style.

The 27-year-old actor has been propelled into the limelight after landing the role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games franchise. With his new-found fame comes star-studded events where he must dress the part. When choosing pieces to don, Sam sticks to his normal attire and what suits him best.

"Oh no. I think it's the bright thing," he commented when asked by gq-magazine.co.uk where he stands on red trousers. "As you can see, I'm much more of a black, navy or a grey type of guy. I dress quite 'goth-like', so bright colours don't really ring true for me. But you know, some people need to express themselves in different ways which is totally understandable."

There is also another item of clothing which Sam tries to steer clear of, though he is open to wearing it if the right person dresses him.

"Definitely a pink shirt," he replied, stating what no man should have in his wardrobe. "Sometimes I think it can work, depending on who's styling me but I don't think I'd ever go to a shop and buy a pink shirt personally."

In general Sam has a relaxed approach to fashion. He finds certain ensembles make him stand out more, when he prefers to be inconspicuous.

"I'm not one to dress up smart and I think that's one of the good things about having the opportunity to wear some of these hugely expensive, nice suits that are tailored to you. If I lived like that every day, it wouldn't be special," Sam explained.

"I like to just mooch around and live a very normal life. I think if I walked in a suit everyday then people are immediately... basically you're asking for attention and that's something I definitely try to avoid."

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