In a roughed-up, textured mix of tweeds, denim, canvas and leather, actor Luke Grimes brings out the tougher side of fall fashion.
For actor Luke Grimes to take on a role, it has to meet certain criteria. “I look for things I want to obsess over and learn about intensely for a short period of time,” says the 32-year-old East L.A. resident. “A lifestyle that is maybe different to mine, or one I’ve always wondered about, can be quite thrilling.” Most recently, that meant stepping into the shoes of a gunslinger for Antoine Fuqua’s fall remake of The Magnificent Seven; previously, the Ohio native played the part of a Navy SEAL in the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper (2012) and protagonist Christian Grey’s brother, Elliott, in the screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey—a role he is set to reprise in 2017 in the second part of the trilogy. And when Chanel came looking for a handsome equestrian to star in the new campaign for its Allure Homme Sport cologne earlier this year, Grimes was up for the challenge. “I am a big believer in fine-tuning one’s craft,” he says. “It’s like that old tradition where people throw pasta against the wall to see if it sticks. If it does you know it is ready. I have watched a lot of careers thrown against the wall too early, and that has been a lesson. I want to stick.” • LESLEY McKENZIE
Photography by David Roemer.
Styling by Alison Edmond.