Whether you're in love with Closer Jude Law, or Alfie Jude Law, or The Talented Mr. Ripley Jude Law (all of which are blonde playboy character characters but hey — if you got it, you got it), none of them stand a chance next to Big Pants Jude Law. While you all were making Young Pope memes, Law has been undergoing a major transformation and we need to talk about it. Behold, his greatest performance of all time: British man in oversized pants.
I first encountered Big Pants Jude Law while perusing through paparazzi shots of him, as one does. I was struck by one astounding picture of him running errands while wearing the largest pair of sweatpants I'd ever seen. (Think MC Hammer meets Aladdin's Genie.) I started Googling more and more, getting lost down the rabbit-hole of Law's pants (ha!) until I realized that disproportionate pants are kind of his "thing."
Turns out, he's been ahead of the curve. As the New York Times declared last week of Milan Fashion Week Men's: "In Florence, It’s All About Pants. Big Pants." An alternate headline could have read: "Jude Law's Pants Are Now Trending." Much like his character, Lenny Belardo (aka Pope Pius XIII), on The Young Pope, Law is here to shake things up — most notably his pant size — leaving people like me both intrigued and repulsed.