From movies like Twilight and Water for Mars to the array of stylish accessories he sports on-screen and off, it’s clear that British actor Robert Pattinson has a unique style all of his own.
The 38-year-old recently signed with luxury lifestyle brand Baggu to design a capsule collection inspired by his personal style. We take a look at the influential star’s everyday fashion choices, from his humble beginnings in Leeds to his eventual success in Hollywood.
Raised in Yorkshire, England, Robert Pattinson was the middle child of Elizabeth and Douglas Pattinson. He has an older brother, Luke, and a younger sister, Rebecca, who is a singer/songwriter. He attended Linton Park School in the suburb of Leeds and excelled at cricket, football, and athletics, before going on to study English Literature at the University of Nottingham.
Pattinson started his acting career in 2001, starring in small roles in TV sitcoms and dramas before landing his first lead role in 2004’s The Rover. Since then, he has appeared in acclaimed films such as the Ocean’s trilogy, Cosmo’s Asylum, and Emperor. He continued to build a reputation as a serious young actor in Hollywood, starring in the hugely popular Twilight and its sequels, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. He also featured in the romantic comedy The Best of What’s Left, and has since appeared in the comedy series A Night Out and the holiday movie Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
As well as being an accomplished actor, Pattinson is also a published author with several books, including the autobiographies A Sort of Solace and Twigs, which was released in October 2018. In addition to his written work, he has also made a name for himself as a fashion and style influencer, mostly posting about luxury brands and their accessories on Instagram. On the platform, he has over 500,000 followers, and as of April 2020, he had almost tripled his follower count to more than 1.3 million. The actor has also become a trusted consultant to high-end brands, such as Burberry.
It’s clear that Robert Pattinson takes his fashion and style seriously, and perhaps that’s why he has been able to rise to such heights in Hollywood. Take a look at some of his most stylish moments over the years and you’ll see what we mean.
We’ll begin with a look back at his humble beginnings in Leeds, where he was seen in a city-centre barber shop, getting a classic haircut. It was in this city that he began to develop his unique style. Check out the barber shop’s Facebook page and you’ll see a photo of Pattinson with his hair cut perfectly, and the barber offering a nod of approval.
Also in Leeds, Pattinson enjoyed a spot of tea at the famous Bedroom Taxi café. Owned by Natasha MacLeman, who also runs the award-winning Bedroom Taxi Gallery, the café is a hub for local creatives, and is the perfect place to enjoy a cuppa and a piece of cake.
The Classic Haircut
It would be remiss of us not to mention one of the most iconic photos of Robert Pattinson. The actor is seen here wearing a classic baseball cap, sunglasses, and a duffel bag over his shoulder, a look that would become his trademark. The photo was taken in 2006 at Bedroom Taxi café in Leeds, and it shows off Pattinson’s effortless style and charisma.
In 2007, Pattinson was pictured wearing a black mock turtleneck jumper with a white stripe running down the front on a night out in Leeds. The following year, he sported a white jumper with a blue stripe, playing football in the street with his shirt off. He would later explain that he was intentionally going for a minimalist look in keeping with the style of the time – the Great Recession.
The Minimalist Look
It’s clear that Robert Pattinson took a good look at his surroundings while in Leeds, and noticed how little there was to do there. There was no one-stop-shop for fashion, and minimalism was all the rage. Take a look at Pattinson in a white T-shirt and jeans, and you’ll see a man unfazed by fashion’s trends, and perfectly at home in the stark white interiors of Bedroom Taxi café.
While in Leeds, he also attended a concert at the city’s Roundhull Park in 2009, where he wore a black and white striped shirt, white jeans, and black shoes. The look was simple but elegant, and perfectly in keeping with the classic British style that would later make him famous.
As well as his distinct style, Robert Pattinson is also known for his eclectic bag collection. He is a man of luxury fashion, who doesn’t hesitate to show off his massive wealth. Take a look at some of his bags, and you’ll see a man who wouldn’t hesitate to drop millions on accessories and unique pieces of jewellery.
In 2008, he wore a black duffel bag on the cover of the music magazine Dazed, and since then, the luxury brand has honoured him with a capsule collection of bags and miniature sculpture.
Facebook And Instagram
While in Leeds, Pattinson got a taste for the fashion world, connecting with like-minded individuals on the social media platform. He began to use his newly found voice on his profile pictures and captions, posting about his projects and exhibitions, as well as sharing fashion and lifestyle tips.
Pattinson grew his Instagram account from 300 to 500 followers before expanding his reach to over a million. The account is a goldmine for fashion advice and an extension of his brand, with over 50,000 followers posting pictures of their outfit inspirations and asking questions about personal style.
Once settled in Los Angeles, California, Robert Pattinson began to thrive. He quickly made a name for himself, starring in the blockbusters The Rover and Cosmo’s Asylum, and continuing to build his profile in Hollywood. He also signed with the luxury lifestyle brand baggu, which produces designer handbags and accessories. He was photographed wearing a variety of leather and suede items, including a shoulder bag and a handbag.
While in Hollywood, Robert Pattinson continues to flourish and explore new opportunities. In 2019, he made headlines when he purchased a $20 million mansion in Bel Air for him and his boyfriend, Ben McKenzie. The news was broken when the star tweeted a photo of himself in front of the mansion, with a simple caption that simply said: “Bel Air.”
The estate, which was constructed in the ‘70s and features 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, is located on a quiet street in the wealthy Hollywood Hills. A sign outside reads, “Welcome to Bel Air. This is not just any ordinary street.”
Bags And Jewelry
As well as his style influence, Robert Pattinson is also a notable supporter of luxury brands and their products. He has been spotted in numerous photographs wearing a variety of luxurious accessories, from diamond earrings to neckties woven with precious metals.
It was during this time that he became closely associated with the luxury fashion house Ralph Lauren. The designer invited Pattinson to attend his Polo Classic Car Auction, where the famous British star helped raise funds for Children with Cancer. He has also been seen in numerous photographs wearing a diamond-encrusted necklace and matching bracelet set from the house.
It’s clear that Robert Pattinson is a man of many passions – a successful actor, author, and fashion influencer – and has no plans to slow down anytime soon. He would like to continue expanding his brand and becoming even more influential, and has stated that he looks forward to the future.