Pete Davidson's GQ Profile Was Full of BDE Fashion

Pete Davidson's GQ Profile Was Full of BDE Fashion

BDE is more than an attitude: it's a look.

BDE is more than an attitude: it's a look.

Text: SAMUEL ANDERSON

Perhaps not surprisingly, Pete Davidson doesn’t directly address his so-called “big dick energy” in his September GQ profile. After all, big dick energy cannot be self-diagnosed, and while Davidson’s own slouchy yet sexually viable appeal inspired the viral Twitter theory, analyzing his own BDE would be very un-BDE of him.

While it may be an attitude, BDE also often involves a particular sartorial aesthetic, and the fact that Davidson’s shoot was apparently guided by his BDE confirms that theory: “He's not the kind of guy who lays his outfits out the night before,” the magazine states in a photo caption. “So we ditched the rack and embarked on a sartorial Choose Your Own Adventure with the SNL comic that took us to all corners of a modern man's wardrobe—even the corner where he keeps his bright pink cycling jersey.”

In addition to the fashion on display, the Davidson profile is full of minutiae illustrating that theory. While the writer waits until paragraph seven to explicitly mention BDE, in paragraph one, Davidson offers a useful summation of the ineffable quality, saying “"I dress how I dressed when I was, like, 10," he explains. "I'm like, 'What would be cool? Purple pants.’”

In addition to offering anecdotes about how Davidson pays for Ariana Grande’s groceries, the profile also serves the best guide for this achieving the BDE aesthetic we’ve had to date. “The swishy $280 Acne Studios warm-ups have a drawstring waist and zippers at the ankles, and they are the easiest decision Davidson will make all day,” the writer Allie Jones reports, affirming the theory that brands, like people can have BDE.

Illustrating just how intertwined Davidson’s BDE essence is intertwined with his unique fashion sense, the article ends thusly: “[Ariana Grande] greets Davidson by burying her head inside his Balenciaga T-shirt. ‘The universe works in weird ways," he says. ‘All I know is that I'm the luckiest guy in the world.’ He wears the purple pants right out of the studio.” Can a celebrity profile have big dick energy? Apparently yes.

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