Jeff Goldblum Has an Appetite for Comfort

GQ’s Best Stuff unpacks the suitcase of the internet’s favorite person and finds out it pays to fly like “a little bit of a fancy lad.”

As you may or may not have noticed, Jeff Goldblum is living an enviable life. Just look at that “demented smile”—Glenn Close’s words, not ours!—and you’ll see that he knows it, too. Goldblum carries his contentedness all over the world, from the streets of West Hollywood to the gladiatorial rings of Sakaar to the memes of Instagram. And, you know, journeying, like everything else in Goldblum’s existence, has been, uhhhhh…perfected. We caught up with our favorite sexagenarian to find out what’s always in his travel bag.

The Carry-On

“I’ve got this Rimowa luggage that I like. It’s a little carry-on thing that’s kind of stylish and good and sturdy, and that I like to touch and deal with and put in the overhead compartment. It comes in several different colors, but I have a sort of silver. And it’s a four-wheel rolling, which has really changed my life from the two-wheel.”

Rimowa Classic Flight 26″ Multiwheel

The Charger

“I sure like to bring my Apple charger on the plane in case they have something lovely to stick it in and be able to charge my phone. I feel quite anxious these days if it gets too low—how I used to feel when my gas got too low in the car.”

Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable

The Outfit

“I’m partial to this Saint Laurent jacket that I have right now. It’s kind of a black leather safari jacket that’s got a bunch of pockets with snaps. I’m not nervous about anything falling out, and it’s got plenty of room for my boarding passes and my wallet and my phone.”

Saint Laurent classic biker jacket

“If you’re in first class, which sometimes I’m privileged to be in, they give you those pajamas. I never accept them. I’m caught between my appetite for comfort, which I love, and being unconstricted, but I can’t jettison my aesthetic sense so completely that I put on one of those suits. I’m usually wearing something like Saint Laurent Chelsea boots and black Acne jeans with a little stretch in them, which helps on the plane and with all sorts of contortions. I come on the plane with what I’ve got and really once I get to sleeping, if I’m tired enough, I don’t have a problem. I put that blanket over me and sometimes unbuckle my pants, if you must know.”

Acne Studios “Max” Stay Black jeans

St. Laurent Chelsea boots

“I just got these pair of Dries Van Noten shorts that have replaced my Puma black shorts as what I mostly wear around the house. They’re a kind of green, leafy pattern, like the Beverly Hills Hotel motif. I try not to be such a fancy lad, but I guess I am a little bit of a fancy lad. And I like to feel something good against my…I’m tactilely particular, as you know, and I guess visually, too.”

Dries Van Noten Hebda Jungle Print Short

In-flight Entertainment

“I’m reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson, to try and upgrade my physics sensibility. Surprisingly, people have all sorts of ideas that the Earth is flat. The book tells you about the Big Bang and what happened in the first couple of minutes and what we’re made of. It talks about dark energy, the cosmos, invisible light between the planets. He’s poetical, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I’m just a humble student, but I’ve met him. And he wanted me to be on his show, “StarTalk,” which I’m hoping to do it at some point. I know he likes movies that are about science fiction—well, he likes some of them and doesn’t like some of them. Of course, I’ve done movies about alien life, which he has views on, and teleportation, and the possibilities of bringing dinosaurs back to life.”

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Extras

“I try to be unaddicted. But if they give it to me in that little case, I’ll put a little lip balm on. I’m open-minded. But my lips seem to be a fine balance of moisture. If I start fooling with it, I’m frightened it’ll upset the natural order of things. My lips are like one of the islands of Hawaii and I don’t want to bring any mongeese onto them. But I like a nice cough drop! Either Ricola or Hall’s, the non-sugar kind, with the most mentholation. You can get a 3.5 or an 8.5, and if it’s got 8.5 mentholation, you’re in good shape. Boy, it’s gonna really clear out your whole eyes, ears, nose, throat. The more, the better. If I could be a koala bear…don’t they eat eucalyptus leaves?”

HALLS Sugar-Free Cough Drops

“I like a nice sleep mask. I’m very fond of the one I have from Dream Essentials. They give you one on the plane, but this one has a nice shape around your nose, and it doesn’t cling to your eyes. It’s silky on the inside, and the outside is like the material that wetsuits are made of. And it’s got a nice Velcro band in the back to adjust for your noggin size. I’ve got an average size gourd, I guess. My hat size, if you must know, is 7 1/8. My wife, Emilie, has the same size head, believe it or not. I’m almost a foot taller, and I weigh a lot more, but we wear the same size hat. She’s got a big melon. Oh, she’s impressive in every way.”

Dream Essentials Contoured Sleep Mask

The Watch

Editor’s note: Jeff didn’t say anything about his watch, but he’s in good company with a Cartier Tank.

Cartier Tank Solo large 18K yellow gold watch

Check out Jeff as the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok, now available digitally, on Blu-ray, and DVD.

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