Actor Brad Pitt poses on the red carpet before the screening of "Bullet Train" in Berlin.
Brad Pitt turned heads when the actor opted for a skirt instead of trousers at the Berlin premiere of his forthcoming film Bullet Train. Now, the Hollywood star has shared his thought process behind the knee-length skirt.
When asked by an Associated Press reporter his reasoning behind wearing the brown linen skirt, the 58-year-old actor smiled and replied: â€œThe breeze, the breeze.â€
Brad Pitt beat the heat in Berlin during the Bullet Train premiere when he paired the brown skirt designed by Haans Nicholas Mott with a matching brown cardigan, a mauve button-up shirt and combat boots.
The actor also gave a rare glimpse at his tattoos â€“ including a rhinoceros face, a human skull, his childrenâ€™s initials, the phrase â€œabsurdities de lâ€™existenceâ€ (or â€œabsurdities of existenceâ€ in French), and a quote by Rumi that reads: â€œThere exists a field, beyond all notions of right and wrong, I will meet you there.
Fans praised the â€œFight Clubâ€ actor for â€œnormalisingâ€ men wearing skirts after he walked the â€œBullet Trainâ€ red carpet on Tuesday dressed in his monochrome skirt look.
â€œBrad Pitt out there normalising men wearing skirts on his latest red carpet. Cheers, Brad,â€ tweeted one person.
â€œJust when you think Brad Pitt couldnâ€™t get sexier, he wears a skirt,â€ joked someone else.
Surprisingly, the actor previously predicted skirts would become a fashion staple for men nearly 20 years ago while he was promoting his film Troy in 2004. â€œMen will be wearing skirts by next summer. Thatâ€™s my prediction and proclamation,â€ Pitt told British Vogue at the time. â€œThe film answers to both genders. We were going for realism and Greeks wore skirts all the time then.â€
As he grows older, Pitt favours simplicity, comfortability, and monochrome looks when it comes to his fashion choices. â€œYou get older, you get crankier, and comfort becomes more important. I think itâ€™s as simple as that,â€ he said in an interview with â€œEsquireâ€ last year. â€œIf I have a style, itâ€™s no style.â€
â€œI like monochrome, without it being a uniform. I like simplicity. I like the details in the stitching, the way it feels. If anything, thatâ€™s the only divining rod I have,â€ he added.
â€œBullet Trainâ€ follows five assassins who find themselves on a fast moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka â€“ only to realise their missions are not unconnected to each other.