In case you somehow live under a pop culture rock, "Game of Thrones" came back for its seventh season on Sunday night, and there was one moment that had everyone losing their minds. Oh, wait, not Arya murdering the entire Frey family wearing Walder Frey's face as a mask... No, not Daenerys making her triumphant return to Dragonstone... Um, gross, no, not that montage scene with Samwell and the body fluids... No, not that weird Ed Sheeran cameo, either....
Okay, so there were several moments that had everyone losing their minds, but the one most relevant to this website involves one Euron Greyjoy and the sickest leather jacket this side of the Narrow Sea. Fresh from killing his brother and sending his niece and nephew running to the Dragon Queen, Euron and his Iron Fleet come to King's Landing to offer his support and, uh, "two good hands" to Cersei Lannister. Now, it should be pretty obvious at this point that Euron is a real bastard — the best kind of character on "Game of Thrones" — but he knows the importance of looking good when offering a proposal, so my dude cleaned up and got himself looking fresh-2-death.
With a new cropped haircut and full beard, actor Pilou Asbæk is looking like a mirrorverse Joshua Jackson — definitely not a bad thing. But apparently Euron found time in his short reign on the Salt Throne to attend the Johnny Depp School of Dressing Like a Pirate; with his leather pants, clavicle-revealing T-shirt and Rick Owens knockoff jacket, he could be leading a fleet of thousands or subbing in for Keith Richards at the next Rolling Stones reunion. (Get you a man who can do both, etc.)
Listen, there was a lot of black and a lot of leather on Season 7's debut episode, "Dragonstone," but none that looked as fly as Euron's jacket, that's all we're saying. The detail work is amazing, with stars cut out across the whole thing and just enough lacing to make you wonder how practical this jacket could be on a boat. Michele Clapton is a genius.
Stay tuned for our coverage of next week's episode, in which we discuss the beauty benefits of using someone else's face as a mask and how to grow out that awkward "public shaming" buzzcut.