Our September cover star and leading man turned out two stellar fits in just a few hours
Robert Pattinson left his brooding vampire ways behind him a long time ago (or, more accurately, when he stopped playing a moody vampire in 2012). But the the actor has remained loyal to one vampiric move: wearing all black. In fact, the Good Time star stepped out not once but twice yesterday in blacked-out fits—and in the span of only a few hours.
But nowadays Pattinson is a new kind of leading man and he dresses like one, too. He’s like Justin Theroux, Tom Hardy, or The Place Beyond the Pines Ryan Gosling: guys who dress like badasses and make you want to do the same. While he remains committed to monochrome dressing in the darkest colors (a time-saver for any guy), he knows that an all-black fit can be tricky to pull off. His solution: just break it up.
By day Pattinson layered a black blazer, a simple black tee, and black denim, along with his signature black ball cap, round sunglasses, and, naturally, black combat boots. A light-wash chambray shirt sandwiched between his blazer and worn-in tee broke up his dark-toned basics—think of it as the best supporting actor here. And leaving it unbuttoned secured his off-duty movie star vibes.
By night he took a page out of the Mick Jagger style playbook. Let’s call it rocker dandyism: awning stripes, slim tailoring, and pop royalty shades. Pattinson toned down his sober black suit with a graphic striped dress shirt buttoned all the way up—and left untucked. Pattinson swapped out his combat boots from earlier in the day for a pair of high-shine black lace ups, and his hat stayed home, because dude wasn’t trying to break every style rule in the book.
In both instances. Pattinson freshened his monochrome fit by breaking up the continuous color with pops of lighter fabrics and pattern. If Robert Pattinson has learned one thing since his vampire days, it’s that there’s a difference between looking like the literal undead and looking a little goth in a very good way.