Tom Hanks picks up style tips from pal Tom Ford


Tom Hanks receives regular fashion tips from top designer Tom Ford.

The Toy Story star was impressed by the fashion guru’s directorial debut A Single Man in 2008 and the overall look of the movie, and turned to him for style advice.

“A Single Man and (Ford’s follow-up) Nocturnal Animals were, essentially, low-budget movies without any cheap aesthetics or sacrifices, which takes a strong hand and a soft touch,” Hanks says.

“I’ve made a lot of films, but I find myself listening to Tom talk about directing a lot. Of course I still ask him fashion questions like a pilgrim who has climbed a mountain in search of wisdom, and he has imparted the most simple of answers – button the jacket, as it slims your form, use the pockets, as a jacket is like a man’s purse – just don’t get bulky. Cap-toed shoes go with everything.”