You can take the boy out of Essex… Mark Wright stands out from the Hollywood crowd in his tight jumper and white shorts
15:07 GMT, 18 May 2012
When we were first introduced to Mark Wright in the debut series of The Only Way Is Essex, he described the home county as the 'LA of England'.
But its doubtful the average Hollywood stud would be seen wearing this bizarre ensemble on the street of Tinseltown.
Currently filming his new reality TV show in LA, the 25-year-old stood out from the crowd in his signature dapper-meets-casual Essex style.
Bringing Essex style to LA: Mark Wright stands out from the crowd in his white shorts and blue sweater at LA shopping centre The Grove
It looked like the ex-TOWIE star wasn't sure if he was dressing for summer or autumn in his tight white shorts and clingy blue sweater, which he teamed with a pair of brown tasselled loafers.
His nearest U.S. comparison would probably be Keeping Up With The Kardashian's Scott Disick, who has a penchant for knitwear and loafers.
And it looked like his style was catching on, with one of his friends also wearing shirt shorts and loafers as the group filmed scenes for Mark's new ITV2 show Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights.
Leggy: Mark was accompanied by a blonde companion in denim shorts, presumably a member of his TV show's production team
Accompanying the group was a mystery blonde companion – wearing a pair of denim shorts and cowboy boots – presumably a member of Mark's production team.
He tweeted: 'On the way to Rodeo Drive with the crew for some shopping and filming for #markwrightshollywoodnights june 3rd itv2 10pm.'
Ahead of his shopping trip to The Grove and Rodeo Drive, he also checked out some girls' volleyball.
Clingy: The sweater showed off the outline of Mark's ripped abs
He wrote on Twitter: 'A nice day on the beach with the USA girls volleyball team. It was hot 2day in many ways haha.'
Mark arrived in LA last week with some of his best friends from back in Essex – DJ Nick Da Funk, Tommy Smith, his cousin Georgie Wright and his manager Neil Dobias.
Despite her reputation as a lothario, Mark recently insisted he doesn't have one-night stands any more.
His last relationship was with Sam Faiers last December, but she called it off during an episode in Series 3, complaining she couldn't trust him.
Shop till you drop: The reality star was keen to see all the top shopping districts in Beverly Hills
He said: 'When I'm out, I don't like to look at a girl and think, 'Oh I really want to sleep with you, but I'm not going to do it because of my job.
''When I was younger, I suppose I got a lot of action but I've got to calm it down now I'm a bit older.
'It doesn't really appeal to me. I don't see the interest in going home with random girls and waking up the next morning with a girl you don't know.''
Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights starts on ITV2 on June 3.