The Double-Breasted Man! Style Icon: Chris Pine

Next up in my Fashion Icon 2014 series is none other than Mr. Pine.  Look for a series of posts featuring the ‘Star Trek’ actor that highlight his dapper choices!

For a hot second there the thought of a double-breasted jacket as a viable option for men’s suits conjured  up all kinds of stressful and scary images for many stylish (and not so stylish) gentlemen (especially the young ones). Pictures of  tacky, shapeless, ill-fitted sack suits worn by your grandpa and other old fuddy-duddies haunted us fellas for years on end!  And then came a fashion breakthrough…in the form of Mr. Pine!

Mr. Pine first splashed upon our eyeballs when he appeared in moves like, “Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” and “Just My Luck” with the infamous Ms. Lohan before she…well, you know…  However, it wasn’t until Mr. Pine landed the much coveted role of Captain Kirk (a character first made famous by the legendary Mr. Shatner) that his career skyrocketed into epic proportions and made him a household name.  In other words, Mr. Pine was everywhere! In our newspapers, magazine articles, television screens, movies and internet homepages.  And judging from his fashion choices, Mr. Pine is well aware of the fact that many of our eyeballs have been forced to gaze upon him as a result.  It’s obvious that Mr. Pine took heed of this notion!

While the ‘Unstoppable’ actor may be relatively new when it comes to Tinseltown, I will have you know that he wasted no time raising the bar when it comes to men’s fashion.  And what is that bar you ask? Well, I’ll tell you…the DOUBLE-BREASTED suit that’s what!  Mr. Pine reached way back to yester year, pulled out the aforementioned suit, dusted it off, tailored it and POOF!  A modern, fresh, young and sophisticated take on the classic wardrobe staple was thrust back out into the spotlight in the blink of an eye…or two. Mr. Pine has grabbed on to the double-breasted suit train and won’t let go! And I don’t blame him. The double-breasted suit does him good, it’s his BFF for life!

However, Mr. Pine’s stylish and dapper choices don’t end with just one style of clothing, he’s bringing the A game to every nook and cranny of men’s fashion and that is why he is my Fashion Icon.  Don’t believe me?  Judge for yourself, but you’re just going to agree with me anyway!

In Brunello Cucinelli (Image: gq.co.za)

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In Prince of Wales (image: AFPRELAXNEWS)

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In Ralph Lauren (Image: Victor Chavez/WireImage)

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Flawless: Although the navy tux seems to be the color of choice at the moment (and with good reason), Mr. Pine is the epitome of what  Beyoncé would call “flawless” in a classic  black double-breasted tuxedo. I’m certain he “woke up like this”. In Ermenegildo Zegna (image: John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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In Ralph Lauren (image: Getty)

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What do you think? Love my choices? Hate them? If you have a butthole then you have an opinion…and now would be a good time to share it! Comment below (but please be respectful).

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