The former Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson is truly living the high life as an international man of mystery. The British actor and musician has gone semi-private since splitting from his long-time girlfriend and muse, the French singer Bella Union in 2016. But now that he’s single, Pattinson is enjoying a new sense of freedom as he travels the world in style and enjoys luxurious hobbies like scuba diving and sky diving. The actor has also been seen out and about partying in New York City with his eclectic group of friends, which includes A-list celebs and other famous faces. We’ve tracked down the tracksuit that got us interested in Pattinson, as well as the other luxury items that he’s been spotted with (and, in some cases, off). Take a look through the gallery to learn more about the jet-set lifestyle of the handsome Brit, and be sure to check back often because we’ll be adding more photos as time goes on.
The Acclaimed Robert Pattinson Bandanna
While in New York City over the summer, Pattinson was photographed wearing a bright orange bandanna around his neck (shown at left). Intrigued, we decided to track down the source of the bandanna and see what else the famous guy was wearing. Turns out, we weren’t the only ones interested in the actor’s fashion choices. A quick search on Google showed us that the orange bandanna is one of the most popular items among fans (and even non-fans) of Pattinson’s music. The singer has sported the orange hue on his social media accounts for years, so it seems that the fans have finally found their voice (no pun intended).
Many Pattinson fans have theorized that the bandanna represents the colors of the British flag, which he is officially known to support. Not too shabby for a guy who was once romantically linked with a Playboy model, eh? We can see how this tie to his English heritage wouldn’t be a bad fit for the actor. For those interested in the history of the British flag, here’s a quick lesson: The Union Jack was originally designed in the 1800s as a combination of the red rose and the white swan (the two lions are from the former Kingdom of England, while the eight pointed star is from the Royal Arms of Scotland). The combination of all those items is meant to represent the British Union—a group formed in 1801 “to unite all efforts to promote trade and friendly relations among the nations of Great Britain.” So, basically, the orange bandanna is a symbol of unity and pride for fans of Robert Pattinson!
While we’re on the topic of British pride, let’s take a look at some more items that Pattinson has been spotted wearing. In a video published by The Sun in early July, Pattinson is seen wearing a charcoal grey suit and a green shirt with a collar as he arrives at a restaurant in London. A bit later, he’s seen walking through a cemetery in Cadogan Square in another suit and tie. Following the video’s publication, many news outlets picked up on the story and ran with it, remarking on the star’s good taste in fashion. While some were critical (one London newspaper, The Standard, quipped, “It’s not a good look for a middle-aged man who looks like a dad from Millie’s school”) most were either amused or impressed by the fashionable choice. In the grand scheme of things, we suppose that the public is reassured by seeing a famous face among the graveyards wearing a tie and suit.
Robert Pattinson’s Favorite Luxury Brand Is…
We all know that celebrity is fleeting, and that soon enough, our favorite A-listers will be back in our hearts again. But until then, we can take comfort in knowing that our favorite stars will always have a place in our wardrobe. And for the stylish and fashionable among us, Robert Pattinson is one of the ultimate fashion escapes. From the iconic bandanna to the orange suit and green shirt with collar, we’re bound to find something that suits our fancy. So let’s take a closer look at the luxury brands that have been on Pattinson’s frequent shopping lists (and off). According to a 2017 report from the Global Luxury Hotels and Resorts, his favorite brand is undoubtedly Dior, followed by Fendi and Burberry. Here’s a breakdown of what his favorite luxury brands are and what they have to offer.
The French luxury goods company founded by Christian Dior in 1986 was the designer’s first big brand hit, and it wasn’t hard to see why. For decades, Dior has crafted some of the most iconic luxury items, like the Diorsignature Ballerina Pins and the Diorsignature Dior Bag. Today, the luxury house holds the record for the most expensive piece of clothing sold at auction—the Christian Dior yellow leather jacket worn by Grace Kelly in 1954. The luxury brand will also release a Christian Dior capsule collection this fall, which will include tracksuits, luxury dresses, and accessories for women. We’re sure that fans of Christian Dior are happy to know that their designer has “returned” to the luxury house, as it was previously owned by the French luxury goods group, LVMH, from 1954 to 1986. As a mark of respect to Christian Dior, it’s been reported that the LVMH group is planning on renaming one of its hotels after the designer. But more importantly, with the luxury brand enjoying something of a renaissance (thanks in no small part to the resurgence of the French fashion industry since the pandemic), we’re sure that Christian Dior is more than worthy of our attention.
Federico Fendi founded his eponymous brand in 1921, making it one of the elder statesmen of the luxury goods industry. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the most recognizable names in high fashion—especially known for its leather goods and extravagant fur coats. Today, Fendi is best known for its extravagant fanny packs and bags—like the famous Satin Damen purse—as well as luxurious ready-to-wear and designer goods. The brand also enjoys a close relationship with other high-profile fashion houses, as seen with its collaboration with Emilia Wickstead for a capsule collection of women’s ready-to-wear. Whether worn alone or in conjunction with other items, Fendi products are a wardrobe staple for the famous and the fashionable. The brand is also committed to sustainable fashion, as evidenced by its use of ethically sourced ivory, leopard print, and crocodile print.
Burberry was founded in 1881 by a silk merchant named William Burberry, who wanted to design a coat that would keep the British warm during the winter. The company then branched out to include a full men’s and women’s wear collection, as well as travel wear. In the early 20th century, Burberry became even more famous when it began embroidering the famous tartan pattern on the bags and jackets that it produced, creating a fashionable accessory that was eventually named after the brand. Today, Burberry is most well known for its luxury travel wear and for its stylish handbags, as well as its ready-to-wear and designer collections. In fact, Burberry was one of the first luxury brands to embrace social media, initially using Instagram to share updates on fashion and lifestyle trends. But it wasn’t long before the luxury brand was using all the major social media platforms to keep customers apprised of new product launches, promotions, and events around the world. It continues to use social media to this day, though it mostly focuses on its fashion and design accounts.
Italian luxury goods company Prada was founded by a fashion designer named Miuccia Prada in 1921, and over the years, it has become one of the most prominent brands in luxury fashion, as well as accessories and leather goods. In 1966, Miuccia married Renato Rangone, a successful textile industrialist who helped the fashion designer learn the ropes of business. Today, Prada is one of the most recognizable names in luxury fashion, known for its luxury leather goods (it’s been cited as the supplier of luxury brands’ goods due to its popularity and reputation). The company continues to grow, now with multiple fashion and lifestyle stores around the world. Just like many other luxury houses, Prada has also become a major player in the world of social media, using platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to connect with customers. While many luxury brands are careful about what they show on social media because they don’t want to ruin their “cool” factor, Prada seems to find the balance between being fashion forward and maintaining an image that is relatable to the general public—something that can be difficult for other luxury brands to achieve.