If you’re reading this, I assume you’ve either recognised the name Robert Pattinson or are curious about his unique look. If not, then maybe this article won’t be for you. But if you’ve ever heard of him, then you’ll know that he’s become famous for his unique style, which has been compared to that of his father, David Pattinson. That’s right, David Pattinson is Robert’s father. We know this because Robert has spoken about his family in the past, referring to his father as his “hero”. In an interview with Wonderland magazine, Robert said:
“I’ve always looked up to my father. Growing up, David was the person I admired most in the world. I think that’s partly because he was the strongest person I knew. He could lift me up in his arms and carry me around the house. I wanted to be just like him when I grew up.”
While we don’t know for sure, we can assume that Robert’s strong willed nature and athletic build must have come from his father. However, as far as we know, Robert isn’t actually related to his father by blood. He is distantly related to the family through his mother, Laura. So, although he may look a little like his dad, technically speaking, he isn’t related to him at all. Nevertheless, David has always been there for Robert, and vice versa.
Apart from being strong, David also has a unique fashion sense that has been copied by his son. In an interview with Wonderland magazine, Robert said:
“I think my dad has always been influential in my life. When I was growing up, he used to let me paint his nails. He’d wear really cool t-shirts and shorts when I was little, and he always watched my performances and gave me advice.”
Although they may not look like it, Robert’s fashion choices were definitely influenced by his father. Most notably, Robert’s “dad bod” – the nickname given to his unique looking silhouette – is very similar to his father’s. In an interview with Wonderland magazine, Robert compares his dad to Charlie Chaplin, saying that his father has a “sense of humour that sometimes gets him into trouble”. Indeed, whilst his fashion choices may not be shocking, it’s the way he presents himself that is – with a very strong resemblance to his father.
The Evolution Of A Stylist
Although David doesn’t seem to have an exact title, he is the manager of the family’s band, The David Pattinson Group. They’ve released three albums and are known for their haunting, yet powerful sound. Fans of the band cite the group’s unique blend of blues, jazz, and rock as influencing their work.
Whilst the band’s style may be a little different to what we see today, it’s clear that they’ve always had an influence on Robert. In particular, the band’s first album, Just Like Heaven, which came out in 2015, was highly influential on Robert’s style after he heard it. Frontman David Pattinson told Wonderland magazine:
“We saw a lot of ourselves in [Robert]. He’s got the same kind of humour and enthusiasm – and he loves his music as much as we do.”
Clearly, it’s not just about having fun. Robert has always liked to pose a question to the audience during the band’s live performances:
“Do you believe in love at first sight?,” he asks. “Because that’s how it was for me and my father.”
The son has followed in the footsteps of his father, as he has always admired and looked up to him. The stylings of both are as unique as they are attractive.