Most celebrities are best recognized for their flashy style and glamorous lifestyle, but there is another side to Robert Pattinson. Known for his quirky sense of humor and honest nature, the British actor celebrated his 23rd birthday with a blue collared shirt and jeans, a simple but classy look that exuded masculinity and wit.

The actor, who recently wrapped shooting on the sci-fi flick Oblivion, was spotted leaving his London residence on Tuesday afternoon in a stunning black suit and white shirt. While some men opt for classic black-and-white checkered pants with a white shirt and tie, Pattinson chose to embrace a modern approach and wear a bold color combination.

The Modern Man

“I feel like my style has gone through so many changes since I was 26,” Pattinson recently told The Telegraph of his wardrobe evolution. “I used to wear a lot of color and a lot of pattern and a lot of fun fashion, but now I just try and go for a more minimalist look.”

With the exception of a few flashy dressing choices in his early years, Pattinson has mostly opted for basic, easy-to-wear clothes in recent years. Since starring in Twilight in 2008, the actor has slowly transitioned from style icons to fashion forward men. Now, at age 35, he presents as a self-assured and comfortable man, confident enough to wear whatever he wants.

A Sense of Humor

Pattinson’s sense of humor has always been a source of amusement for those who know him. While the world may recognize him for his acting talent, they also enjoy watching him crack jokes and carry on light conversations with those around him.

“I find it really funny how the media can portray me as a comedic genius when I’m actually just kind of an ordinary guy,” he told Esquire in 2016. “You’d never guess I came from a funny family if you saw me walking down the street, but inside I’m bursting with laughter every day.”

Classic Jeans

One of the modern-day essentials that Pattinson can’t live without is his trusty jeans. On this particular occasion, the jeans he wore were classic: high quality, low-waisted, and super-skinny. The British actor paired the jeans with a simple white shirt and tie for a classic look that even the most fashionable men would kill to emulate.

“I don’t think there is anything more classic than a good pair of jeans,” he said. “There is something wonderfully masculine about slipping on a pair of jeans and feeling ready to take on the world. I don’t think there is any other type of clothes that can give you that feeling.”

The Ultimate Classic

While his style has evolved over the years, one look that has remained consistent is the combination of white shirts and classic blue jeans. While many may see this simple look as old-fashioned, the British actor sees it as a timeless classic that can be worn with impunity.

“For me, there is nothing more timeless than a white shirt and a pair of jeans, and there is also nothing more classic than a classic white shirt and a pair of jeans,” he said. “You can dress them up a little bit with a blazer or a formal shirt, but at the end of the day, it is what it is. It’s the most minimalistic and the most basic look possible, and it’s wonderful because it is so versatile.”

For more than a decade, Robert Pattinson has embodied the quintessential modern man perfectly. From his debut in the music video for Green Day’s Holiday Heart to his stunning appearance in the 2017 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, the British actor has consistently looked chic and comfortable in whatever he wears.