Celeb Style: James Clayton

 Celeb Style: James Clayton

Questions by Tybie Lipetz @Tybielipetz

Most recently, James wrapped an episode on the fourth season of Fox’s hit series “Fringe”. The seventh episode of the season (featuring James) airs in mid-November. James plays a character named Ned, who happens to hit on a girl the killer in the episode wants to get involved with. The killer tracks Ned down and their story unfolds.

Since booking his first role in “K19: The Widowmaker”, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this young talent has been adding versatile credits to his acting resume. His other film credits include a supporting lead role in “Adam and Evil”, where he played a teen suspected of murder, and a lead in the independent feature, “The Bentley Box”, where he played a courier in charge of delivering a box with mysterious, deadly contents. James also honed his comedic craft in the short film “Bethany”, where he played an overzealous actor desperate to be cast in a role. On television, James also appeared on the hit CW series “Supernatural”, giving Jared Padalecki’s character Sam a rough time as a surly bartender.

 

 

 

 

Since booking his first role in “K19: The Widowmaker”, starring Harrison Ford and directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this young talent has been adding versatile credits to his acting resume. His other film credits include a supporting lead role in “Adam and Evil”, where he played a teen suspected of murder, and a lead in the independent feature, “The Bentley Box”, where he played a courier in charge of delivering a box with mysterious, deadly contents. James also honed his comedic craft in the short film “Bethany”, where he played an overzealous actor desperate to be cast in a role. On television, James also appeared on the hit CW series “Supernatural”, giving Jared Padalecki’s character Sam a rough time as a surly bartender.

James isn’t slowing down anytime soon: He is currently in the process of finalizing talent for the feature film entitled “Candyland”, based on the novel of the same name by award-winning author Elizabeth Engstrom and set to shoot in Louisiana this coming March/April. It is James’ first foray into producing and will be another starring vehicle for him. This project is six years in the making. James wants to be able to create his own work following the footsteps of many of the greats he admires, including Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood and Michael Douglas.

 

What are the top 3 must haves in your closet?

A wide selection of dress shirts, a James Dean style long coat, and sweats for those lazy days.

What’s your go-to outfit?

Suit. Its classic and will never fail for a gentleman.

What’s your go-to store?

Wide variety. I like well-crafted cloths but they must be reasonable in price for what you receive. I don’t buy into the pay big money for a brand but you look ridiculous.  I will shop at any store I can find a great deal. Whether I’m at Mexx orValueVillage. They have some gems there!

Who’s your favourite designer?

I have to pick! There are too many greats.

 

 

 

 

Are you affected by trends? Are there any trends at the moment you love or hate?

Some trends I will adhere to but I prefer keeping it simple. Classic never goes out of style.

 

What advice would you give to young women/men trying to find their personal style?

Don’t be afraid to experiment with style. I did. I still have a lot to learn but it provided me with a greater sense of self. Fashion is incredibly important.

 

What’s your opinion of fashion magazines? Do you read them?

-I don’t regularly read any magazines but when I do pick up a fashion magazine I find myself fascinated.

 

What was your favourite style decade? (grunge, hippy, 40’s, …)

-60’s. Let me sit down with Cary Grant and the Rat Pack any day!

 

What does style mean to you?

A sense of self-confidence and expression.

 

Do you dress for yourself or for others ?

That’s a funny question. I dress for myself on my down time, and for others for work. I’m an actor! I don’t get to choose what I want to wear.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have any beauty or fashion tips you’d like to share?

Make sure you always have a great scarf.

 

How has your personal style changed over the years?

Hasn’t changed at all. I always knew I preferred the classic suit look and when I’m doing chores the good old dependable T-shirt and jeans.

 

What do you think about the way men/women dress in this city? Do you findVancouver’s style different from other cities you’ve been to or lived in?

Besides the yoga pants?

 

Have you ever felt pressured to look a certain way? Why? What did you do about it?

Never felt any pressure to look a certain way. I make myself look as good as possible  but for me because it makes me feel good. Although, who knows what I truly look like. I could be blowing it!

 

 

What do you think about the Yoga craze inVancouver? Would we ever find you out for lunch in yoga pants?

I like yoga but you’d never find me in those pants.  I don’t think I could pull them off.

How would you describe your city’s style?

hip

 

How would you describe your style?

Simple

 

What’s your favourite accessory?

Ties

 

How do you like to dress for the Red Carpet?

Suit. Always

 

 

 

 

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