Brad Pitt firmly believes he’s not a style guy. “If I have a style, it’s not a style,” he tells me on the phone. For my part, I disagree. There’s a damn good reason Esquire has covered his red carpet and casual looks with some regularity over the years, and it’s not just because he’s Brad Fuckin ‘Pitt, one of The Last True Movie stars. That’s because the man seems to have an innate idea of what works for him in getting dressed, whether walking the red carpet in a classic black tie or teaching an impromptu masterclass on casual dressing while stopping by for coffee. (Being Brad Fuckin ‘Pitt helps, however.)
I’m just about to step in and tell him exactly that when he begins to expand on this “no-style” idea, and I realize we don’t disagree – we just have good old-fashioned language to do barrier. “I like monochrome without it being a uniform,” he explains. “I like simplicity. I like the details in the seams, how it feels. If anything, that’s the only dowsing rod I have. ”In other words, unlike so many people who are primarily concerned with the facade, Pitt is opening up something deeper. He focuses on how he lives in what he wears. How it works with its own peculiarities and preferences. It’s a personal style, distilled – he just doesn’t call it that.
“It is guided by comfort,” he continues. “I like the feel of a Lecia camera or the feel of a watch. I don’t want to be pretentious, but when you get closer you can tell. I like how the lining feels. It is these details that are important to me. It’s too exhausting to follow trends. And I despise billboards; I just don’t want to be a billboard. ”
However, he is ready to represent for the brands he really loves which is why we speak in the first place. Pitt just signed up to be the face of the latest campaign for De’Longhi’s Italian coffee experts. “I’m a serious, professional, and dedicated coffee drinker,” he says. “I usually drink three cappuccinos in the morning, and in the afternoon I can switch to an espresso depending on my work.” When my nerves start to rattle over a personable caffeine overload, he explains why he decided to work with De’Longhi. “I try to do very few of these things,” he says. “But it made sense for me to ride with De’Longhi. If you have confidence in your product, you don’t have to shove it down people’s throats. You can do that well. “
In practice, it means a video by Damien Chazelle in which Pitt drives his motorcycle along the coast to fetch fresh beans before returning home and enjoying a cappuccino. Although he is quick to admit that days like this don’t happen too often, Pitt calls it “a little slice of life”. And true to life, instead of wearing something from a costume department, he wears his own jacket – one that embodies Pitt’s sense of style pretty perfectly and that I’ve pretty much seen before.
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“Yes you have!” Pitt confirmed. “It’s Loro Piana, it’s cashmere, and if I make it to 86 I’ll wear it with moth holes. It’s expensive, but if I can wear it for 30 years it won’t be forever. It’s so simple, so elegant. For me it’s perfect. ”It sounds like someone has explored basic elements of personal style so deeply that they have basically bypassed the language necessary to explain them, non-style or not. Besides, the thing is convenient. And as 57-year-old Pitt explains to me: “You get older, you get more moody and comfort is more important. I think it’s that simple. “
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