Next up, Harrison Jr. will be playing the Creole musician Chevalier de Saint-Georges who rose to prominence in the 18th-century French court, a young Scar in Barry Jenkins’s upcoming The Lion King sequel, and Jean-Michel Basquiat in a new biopic of the artist directed by Julius Onah. Having stepped into the shoes of a wide array of cultural icons over the past few years, does Harrison Jr. ever find their distinctive style rubs off on his own, even when the cameras stop rolling? “I’m really into the whole streetwear thing now, especially because I’m preparing for Basquiat,” he says. “I just have a big collage of him all over the wall in my apartment, so I’m constantly looking at the stuff he was pulling together—I’ll go thrifting or mix and match and see what my version of that is. All my characters and I, we all support each other!” Still, for Harrison Jr., that style inspiration can come from anywhere—even his favorite cartoons. “I might be feeling inspired by Lenny Kravitz that day, or Prince, or maybe I’ve just done a period piece so I want to wear a shirt with a really big bow on the neck, or maybe I want a big double-breasted jacket because I just watched Malcolm X,” he says. “Or maybe I just want to look like I’m in Looney Tunes! It’s just a constant flow and exploration to find that fun in fashion.” We are living in a time where jean shorts are no longer itty-bitty, and flirty cheek-revealing Daisy Dukes are things of yore. Instead, in this humid world, the shorts du jour are jorts: stretching out like Gumby and hitting between the lower half of the thigh and just past the knee. At times, their languid cut reminds me of the sophisticated Giorgio Armani men’s shorts silhouette—long, wide, and artfully, ever-so-slightly flared. Yet, that polished and elegant shape is offset by the gruff sturdiness of that all-American, Eminem-core denim. Still, they’re everywhere.