Monday 22 April 2019

Have bum bags become cool again? Jared Leto and Matthew McConnaughey think so

(L-R) Actors Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew McConaughey attend the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: Rihanna attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's the Dallas Buyer's Club reunion nobody wanted to happen.

Oscar-winners Jared Leto and Matthew McConnaughey are determined to bring bum bags back.

Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto
Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto

The acting duo starred together in the hit film earlier this year and their style seems to have rubbed off on each other.

Leto was spotted enjoying a day at the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, wearing a red bum bag, just two months after his pal debuted the look at a baseball game in New York.


While the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman has yet to explain his foray into practical fashion, dad-of-two Matthew was happy to defend his 'nerdy' new look.

"How many times are you around someone and they're like, 'I forgot my so and so?' I'm like, 'I got mine right here.'

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"You gotta kind of put it on the side to make it look a little not as nerdy, but still, practicality wins out," he added. Note he is careful to pose his bumbag as "a little not as nerdy" rather than "not nerdy".

They're not the only stars to try the style with Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker (wearing Chanel, of course) have both tried to add some flare to one of the biggest trends we've been trying to forget since the 90s.

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