Chris Pratt has taken on prehistoric man-eaters in Jurassic World and let justice be his guide as an interplanetary policeman in Guardians of the Galaxy. He really is one of the biggest heroes in Hollywood right now and is currently filming his next take-on-evil role in The Magnificent Seven – to be released in 2016.
We can’t wait to see Pratt light up the screen again. But for now, we’ll settle with an appreciation of the actor’s personal style – rugged and refined – making him a hero with the ladies and the envy all the skinny men out there.
Breaking It Down
Pratt is no Gosling or Cooper, yet. But he’s not trying to be. Relishing in his natural gruff and brawn, the heavyweight actor knows his sartorial limits, sticking with iconic men’s wear items – sans of-the-minute trends.
On-duty, the blue suits and superwool checked three-pieces play the lead, often worn on varied-shade brown shoes and timeless men’s accessories.
The Big Blue
Blue is the best colour for the ultra masculine Pratt. The actor favours the boyish hue for his single-breast suit, looking to navy checked and open collared shirting (yes, in pastel blue) for a summery take on evening tailoring. One of the best slimline watches adorns his cuff-exposed wrist – replacing a standard belt across the flat-front pant.
Elsewhere, a mohair navy suit is a touch of sparkly sheen at film premieres. The razzle dazzle exemplified with a gingham check shirt under a statement black long tie and matching silk pocket square. It’s the best sartorial look we’ve seen from Pratt.
Cool Dude Jacket
From the bomber to the moto, Pratt likes a classic casual jacket. Getting even more specific, the cropped coat is usually black and square on the shoulders adding sharpness to his large frame.
The remainder of Pratt’s off-duty look is naturally monochrome, going for a grayscale tee and bomber combination at the MTV Awards over straight-leg black jeans with a vintage wash through the top of the leg.
A day time mood involves a white basic t-shirt and khaki jean chinos, the leather moto jacket worn slick over an exposed brown leather belt, due to the cool-guy shirt half-tuck.
Well-worn leather boots (always in good condition) are Pratt’s go-to footwear, adding ruggedness to the iconic jackets.
Pratt does look dapper in a smart sweater. The actor channels minimalism in an all-black ensemble, layering a v-neck cashmere sweater over a round neck dark charcoal t-shirt – going for texture au lieu of bold coloured prints. The hefty cotton chinos add a workwear aesthetic to the autumnal bottoms, over a smooth leather Chelsea boots. Nothing hard yakka about this chic look.
In Europe, Pratt plays fashion chameleon and owns the smoky grey marl sweater. Layered under a sharp single-breast blazer the navy blue is cut sharp with a structured shoulder and pops in hue over raw denim chinos – again straight cut.
The vintage brogues are also something out of old-world Europe in black-brown leather that is typically associated with boots. Great contrast to the clean lines of the clothes.
Pratt has been hanging out with David Gandy it seems, judging by his penchant for classic three-piece suits. Channelling gentlemanly mid-century style, Pratt is another aficionado bring the woollen single-breasted suit back – with the all-dapper waistcoat to boot.
Pratt still likes to match his waistcoat to his separates (he’s not a fashion head- yet) leaving the playfulness to the fabric care of chalked windowpane checks. A tie in marsala is very on trend and adds some warmth to the neutral suit over autumnal brown shoes.
Fashion-ing about London, Pratt ramps up his accessories via a kingpin timepiece with buttery leather band and diagonal stripe tie. Classic with just-enough pazzaz to mingle with the male style icons.
Key Pratt Fashion Items
Suits: Navy mohair (Burberry Brit); grey three-piece windowpane (Dunhill); charcoal mohair (Alexander McQueen).
Jacket: Blue sports jacket (Gucci); grey bomber (Reigning Champ or Belstaff); leather moto jacket (Allsaints).
Tops: Henley shirt (Rag & Bone); basic t-shirt (Michael Kors); pastel blue shirt (Canali); white shirt (Brioni); cashmere sweater (Bottega Veneta).
Bottoms: Thick black chinos (Levi’s); raw dark denim jeans (Jean Shop); khaki chinos (J.Crew).
Shoes: Black Chelsea boots (R.M. Williams); burnished leather Brogues (Edward Green); worn-in boots (Officine Generale).
Accessories: Streamline watch (Daniel Wellington); polka dot pocket square (Paul Smith); marsala tie (Charvet).