It's been years in the making, but the Entourage feature film, based on the HBO hit series created by Mark Wahlberg and Doug Ellin is finally here. Its diehard following, which kept the show running for eight seasons, will be happy to learn that not much has changed for the boys from Queens, NY. Vinny is still making movies, E is making deals, Ari is making fun of E, and Johnny Drama's life is, well, dramatic. What may stand out to fans currently binge-watching seasons of the series in preparation for the film's release this week is the dramatic body and style evolution of Turtle: former punching bag, now mini-mogul of the crew.
Ari Gold, played by Jeremy Piven, even remarks on the change during a scene in the movie, in his typical take-no-prisoners fashion, "You look like Karen Carpenter."
During a recent visit to New York, and looking just as fresh as his character on screen, Jerry Ferrara revealed that Turtle's health kick took place hand in hand with his own. He currently stays in shape with frequent visits to Jay Glazer's gym, Unbreakable, in West Hollywood, and a couple of pickup basketball games a week. While some Turtle basics remain the same, with the introduction of a few key elevated elements it's become a West Coast look worth emulating. We had Ferrara break down the finer bullet points.
The Collection-Worthy Kicks
"First and foremost it's all about the sneakers," Ferrara says. In particular it's about the Jordans, which have been a long time staple in the show. The brand even created a special edition pair for the boys of Entourage (which you can see here). Ferrara practices what he preaches on screen: During his time in New York, he wore a pair of Jordan Cement 3s. "It started to feel like a waste just having them stored away in some closet." [Air Jordan 3 Retro 88; $625; flightclub.com]
The Billionaire Basics
For the casual observer, the tee-shirt and jeans look may look like standard fare, but anyone who matters knows that comfort is a sign of not needing to try too hard. If you find your eye catching his collection of tees, it's most likely from Billionaire Boys Club, the label founded by Pharrell Williams. Ferrara's jeans are also a grade or two above typical: He wears Vince denim, and no, that doesn't mean he borrowed them from Adrian Grenier. [Billionaire Boys Club Tee; $60; bbcicecream.com] [Vince Slim Fit Denim; $195; vince.com]
The Hometown Hat
"It all ends with the hat and the hat needs to cap off the shoes," Ferrara explains. Show a little pride for where you've come from by supporting the team despite your surroundings. Loyalty is a good look and it runs deep for Turtle, whether he's cheering Vince's new project or the New York Yankees. "I'm the one celebrity who's more recognized wearing a hat than I am without one," he laughs. [New Era 59Fifty; $35; neweracap.com]
The Timeless Details
When your look is about the basics, accessorizing to impress is imperative. During the film, your eyes may look toward Turtle's wrist on more than one occasion. For good reason: Audemars Piguet knows how to get attention. The cast on a whole can be found sporting AP timepieces, except for Vince, of course, who keeps people around to tell him what time it is. [Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Rose Gold; $54,000; audemarspiguet.com]
Suit The Occasion
When cleaning up for the big premiere, it's time to fully embrace the buttoned-up look and keep it classic. Fans of the show may remember early in the series when Turtle commited a major faux pas by wearing sneakers on the red carpet. It's a mistake he made sure not repeat. When the boys show up to the Golden Globes in the movie, Turtle looks movie star sharp in his tailored Calvin Klein suit. [Calvin Klein Collection Slim Tuxedo; $1,725; calvinklein.com]
Now you have everything you need to stand out in any entourage.