Man at His Best

Why is Jared Leto wearing a tie-dyed onesie in the desert?

A highly unscientific investigation, involving an empty 887ml beer

BY MATT MILLER | Jan 26, 2016 | Culture

Photograph from Jared Leto's Instagram

Jared Leto: sometimes he looks like Fabio going to Coachella. Sometimes he thinks he's a deranged clown. Other times he looks totally fucking normal, and really damn cool. Most famously, though, he acts and makes below-average alternative rock.

So here's our latest version of Leto, in which he's wearing a tie-dyed onesie in the desert while standing over what looks to be an empty 887ml of malt liquor. He provides no explanation other than a delicious pun: "Onesie with the universe #deserteagle #woosahhhh #wolfmoon #tiedyesoldier."

Maybe he just did it for the 'gram. But we prefer these other possible explanations:


  • Hoping to regain his sanity after going full Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto went on a vision quest and did a bunch of peyote.
  • His band abandoned him in the middle of the desert after he hit a bad note in a live rendition of 2005's "The Kill."
  • After a night of heavy Old English consumption, Leto wandered off unattended. He woke up in the desert with a tie-dyed onesie and a 887ml bottle filled with urine.
  • He was reenacting the hot-pepper trip from The Simpsons.


First published in Esquire US.