Brad Pitt needs no introduction: women want him and even more, men want to be him.
While he’s come a long way since his boyish violence in ‘Fight Club’ and as a suffering demi-god in ‘Troy’, he remains quite the victor in the wardrobe.
Rocking long hair, a buzz cut or that killer army shave from ‘Fury’, Pitt is – and was – one of the past three decade’s biggest style icons. Not just his hair, but his clothes too. Let’s take a closer look at how to score his style.
Breaking It Down
Brad Pitt has relaxed a lot in the last five years. His dress sense is looking to darker tones and silhouettes are looser and lighter; opting for elegant comfort pieces inspired by the contemporary active and Japanese influences taking men’s wear by the throat this season.
More casual in his off-duty looks, his suiting remains on game; sticking to the foolproof two-piece in recent events, snubbing his previous obsession with waistcoats. And accessories are everything: hats, glasses, and even a cane. Don’t believe it? Read on for the key Brad Pitt looks.
Meet Brad Black
Rock accents play out on Pitt’s all-black stage. Denim – in a wax-coat or matte finish, walks in a slim-to-straight fit – under a black crew neck tee tucked loosely at the waist. The muso’s nonchalance is lifted with rolled three-quarter length sleeves and untamed wrist jewellery – the metal frame sunnies and trilby in moss green, breaking up the black.
In winter, the black comes layered with a hooded sports jacket playing the role of waistcoat under a black top coat. Leather Derbies in a charcoal hue bring back the sophistication and again Pitt’s chains and aviators bring out the zips in the sport-inspired layering.
Pitt adores a summer suit. From the colour to the fabric, the actor – in Cannes – opts for an all-white, très français version of the two-piece. Accessories make this outfit, with Euro-money gold chains and tortoiseshell frames tying in the warm tones over the blank suit. Slick hair is essential here.
On the move, Pitt continues with the white tee tailoring, adding to cream to the equation with cotton chinos and a beige-y, unstructured jacket. The straw fedora is a textural touch and looks better a little worn-in – very Japanese in its direction.
In rolling with his samurai-inspired man-bun, Pitt looks to Japan for sartorial inspiration. On the red carpet, the monochrome black plays support act to a relaxed jacket in matte silk and cotton. The sleeves are longline and the jacket is severely unstructured, promoting the texture and fit as more a cardigan than blazer.
A thin cotton henley adds to the organic, natural feel; kept slightly tailored with black chino trousers and matching black boots. En route, Pitt looks all the more a Japanophile with super relaxed cotton salwar pants in cream, under a roomy white tee and shacket (shirt jacket) giving back a touch of Seventies safari coat, without the horrible collar.
The earthy cream, taupe and beige from the jacket to the sneakers offer a neatness to the untameable silhouette of the comfort-is-style look.
Highly monochrome, dune (think ashy grey) is Pitt’s colour of the season, adopting tonal outfits in the desert hue. When travelling, an ultra thin, cotton tee in slim fit tops lounge-inspired pants reimagined with sporty accents such as cuffed ankles and a drawstring waist.
Minimal additions – aviators and a neck chain offer a touch of army to the desert explorer colour, before white trainers kick it back to the gym.
Other times, a sports jacket in jersey cotton blends in over the actor’s go-to sheer tee, but with sturdier trousers this time; more militant in heftier twill cotton and desert boots. It’s dystopian, all the way.
When the occasion calls for it, Brad Pritt Esq. arrives on scene, cane in hand. He may have torn a ligament while skiing to require the dapper stick but the accessory goes well with the sleek black two-piece suit with satiny, peak lapels.
The white gold tie blends tonally with the actor’s shirting, offering a modern shimmer to the otherwise conservative attire. Short hair, long hair? You decide.
The silver streak in suiting continues on the red carpet, this time as a muted, charcoal tie. The suit gets an update too; swapping from black to midnight blue. The jacket is slightly more relaxed but fitted all the same, black Oxfords and sneaky pocket square completing the finer details.
Key Pitt Fashion Items
Suit: Something British like Paul Smith or Richard James for the formal types and something Japanese such as Yohji Yamamoto.
Blazers: Washed cotton from Margaret Howell, cream jackets by Faconnable or Officine Generale.
Tops: Light cotton tees from Allsaints, Bassike or Sunspel.
Bottoms: Jeans from G-Star, A.P.C and Edwin.
Shoes: Boots from Belstaff, Oxfords from Berluti, and sneakers from Common Projects.
Accessories: Neck chain from Paul Roman or Alexander McQueen. Hats from Horisaki Design & Handel or Canali. The cool cane comes care of London’s James Smith & Sons.