One Direction at the Japanese premiere of 'This Is Us.'
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While the cover of their upcoming album, Midnight Memories, made it seem like the five members of One Direction were traveling down divergent style paths, the Japanese premiere of This Is Us brought coordinated clothing back into our lives. The boys all wore pieces that are characteristic of their personal styles, but decidedly stuck to a black and red palette.
Harry wore a black tuxedo jacket with those ripped knee jeans he always wears. No, really. He only wears those pants. Thankfully, their Take Me Home tour just ended, so now Harry will have a chance to buy new pants back home in London (where the stores are full of 'em). Next to Harry was Liam, who curiously wore a black, fully buttoned, sash-tied trench coat indoors. Directioners may recall the time he wore a similar blue trench to the New York premiere of the movie, so maybe it's his premiere look? Under the coat, he appears to have on a plaid shirt, which matches one of his bandmate's accessories perfectly.
A still from One Direction's "Best Song Ever" music video.
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Directioners, are you still breathing?? It's been several hours now since the release of One Direction's "Best Song Ever" music video (#BestVideoEver), and I'm still barely able to process all my incredibly, overwhelmingly positive feelings about it. I can only imagine how the most die-hard 1D Stans are doing right now. If you haven't watched it yet, do yourself a favor, scroll to the bottom, and watch it already. Granted, I am also a fan, but come on, how can you argue that this isn't the science of the Boy Band (which, OK, is more like one-third science, one-third pop magic, and one-third hormones) vacillating at its highest, most unquestionably adorable frequency?
The "Best Song Ever" music video a One Direction masterpiece that will go down in these dudes' history of group iconography in much the same way that "It's Gonna Be Me" does for *NSYNC. LOADED COMPARISON, I KNOW. But y'all, this video is good. And what's one of the biggest parts of why it's so good? THE OUTFITS. *puts hand to ear and looks off in the distance* Hear that? It's a Look By Look. And it's coming your way in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!
This is it! The moment that LEGIONS of Directioners (ourselves included) have been waiting for. The full One Direction movie trailer for 1D: This Is Us is out now and ready for our repeated playback, screenshotting, and general ogling pleasure. The teaser clocks in at just over three minutes of rowdy boy action, a sneak peek at the dudes' new track "Best Song Ever," and ACCENTS. The guys' goofy antics are way reminiscent of *NSYNC in their prime and fully remind us why the whole "boy band" thing has been begging to come back, but rather than following in the carbon-copy clothes and well-choreographed footsteps of their boy band predecessors, 1D is the cheekier, slightly less regimented, INFINITELY better dressed iteration for present day. Their This Is Us trailer reflects all of the above accordingly, SO we're breaking down our top ten style moments from it for you. (And yes, that does mean we captured still images of Harry and Liam with their pants down.) Enjoy!
OLBLIGATORY GROUP SHOT
A still from One Direction's "1D: This Is Us" movie trailer.
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THIS is what sets One Direction apart as a next generation boy band. Gone are the days of matching shapeless jumpsuits. 1D reps experimenting with textures, color-coordinated layering, and pants that actually fit.