He has been jokingly described as the man who likes to dress as his girlfriends, but lately Brad Pitt seems to be making a much better effort at developing his own sense of style.
Not that Pitt has ever been a bad dresser. The 58-year-old has always understood how to best wear a cashmere knit or a classic suit. There was the occasional mishap – over-whiskered denim flares here, a blue leather jacket there – but for the most part Pitt has navigated the precarious ’90s and early ’00s with aplomb.
That has, perhaps with the comfort that comes with age and knowing what works for you, been finessed into something much elegant and playful even.
While on the publicity tour for his most recent flick Bullet Train, Pitt has been delivered hit after hit with a red carpet style that’s both flattering and comfortable courtesy of a collaboration with slow fashion designer Haans Nicholas Mott – a referral only designer based out of New York. It’s a fairly simple formula, too – loose, linen suits elevated by subtle details such as contrasting piping or hook and eye closures on a v-neck Tee as opposed to buttons. Each appearance was a variation of the same theme, from the relaxed fit to the drawstring trousers in rotating colourways.
For the Paris stop, a cantaloupe-orange ensemble was perfectly suited to the warmer weather (or heat wave, to be fair) and rather than the usual black or blue, made sure Pitt was the standout in the lineup. In the UK stop, it was a chocolate brown affair for the evening gala while the London photocall received a teal version. For the first of two Berlin appearances, it was a dusty pink number. But perhaps the outfit that has most writers writing was the one chosen for the red carpet premier at Zoo Palast – the brown linen skirt and blazer.
Love it or hate it, it’s become one of the biggest talking points of what can only be described as the Bullet Train Fashion Pitt Stops. Skirts have become a big thing in menswear right now and to see one of the most established action stars choose to to wear one one speaks volumes to how far they’ve integrated into the menswear lexicon.
Perhaps he’s been inspired by the work of fellow thespian Ryan Gosling who has also had a style renaissance of sorts.