When it comes to personal style, Ben Affleck is a man of consistency. For decades, the actor has relied on nondescript designer jackets, worn-in flannels, graphic tees, and hypebeast sneakers—the de facto uniform of many Gen-X, A-list men. (In fact, Ben’s been so unfailing with his style that he kept the custom Franck Muller watch his then-fiancée Jennifer Lopez gifted him in 2002 through the intervening two decades before they reunited and got married.) In the last month, Affleck has narrowed his scope even further to a single go-to formula, riffing on the same general ensemble (head-to-ankle Brunello Cucinelli casualwear accessorized with an iced coffee) with a rotating selection of eye-watering Nike Dunks.

Last week, Affleck was photographed outside of his children’s school in Los Angeles wearing his chosen look—a shearling-lined, cranberry-hued corduroy jacket layered over a zippered Fair Isle cardigan and straight-leg jeans, all by Brunello Cucinelli—and demonstrated his New England pride in a pair of limited-edition Ben and Jerry’s Nikes.

Ben Affleck in Los Angeles on January 18…

Ben Affleck in Los Angeles on January 18…

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…and later on January 25.

…and later, on January 25.

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Affleck, a longtime sneakerhead, has an expansive collection of hard-to-find footwear—but this latest pair ranks among his rarest. Released in 2020, the Ben & Jerry’s x Nike SB Dunk Lows feature the brand’s signature blue sky/green meadow motif, faux cowhide detailing, tie-dye lining, and a dripping yellow swoosh whose “melted” edges are meant to evoke, say, a double-scoop Cherry Garcia cone on a July afternoon. The sneakers—unfortunately nicknamed “Chunky Dunky,” in honor of the Vermont dairy proprietors’ popular banana ice cream flavor Chunky Monkey—regularly fetch four figures on the resale market.

But just a week earlier, Affleck sported a nearly identical ensemble save for a different (but still covetable) pair of kicks: colorblocked “Friends and Family” Parra x Nike Dunks designed by Dutch artist Pieter “Parra’” Janssen. A day later, he swapped out the cardigan for a nubby blue crewneck and one pair of Parra SB Dunks for another, opting then for the patterned “Abstract Art” colorway from 2021.

On January 19 the jacket and Dunks reappeared.

On January 19, the jacket and Dunks reappeared.

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