It’s no secret that Chris Pine has been freaking it on the outfit front lately. Under the guidance of the sister styling duo Wendi and Nicole Ferreira, the People’s Chris has become an eclectically old-school dresser, a wearer of weird summer hats and high-kicking huaraches, and the owner of a beard fit for a sea-weary lighthouse watchman. The persona suits him so well that you may just wonder if he was predisposed to it. Born with it, even.
On Monday night, a suspenders-wearing Chris accompanied his bowtie-wearing dad, the actor Robert Pine—best known for playing Sergeant Joseph Getraer on the beloved 1977-83 crime drama CHiPs—to the premiere of dad’s new Apple TV+ series, Five Days at Memorial. (The elder Pine plays Dr. Horace Baltz, a longtime physician working in a New Orleans hospital during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.) And suddenly, everything was illuminated: the Pines love menswear!
Father and son took to the red carpet wearing two variations on the navy suit: Robert in a tonal look with a rich navy jacket and dusty blue slacks, which he accessorized with a bright red bowtie and blue Loro Piana loafers; and Chris in a sharp, gold-buttoned navy blazer, a partially unbuttoned shirt (one of his favorite new styling tricks), and gray high-waisted trousers held up by a pair of suspenders. They matched only in their flowing, shoulder-length locks, in turn providing some contextual evidence for our earlier notion that Chris Pine “was born to grow hair.” Turns out, he sort of was!
Chris Pine’s 20th-century Hollywood upbringing must have been fertile ground to cultivate an appreciation for old-school menswear. (His mom is the former actress Gwynne Gilford, who once played Robert’s on-screen wife in CHiPs and eventually left the biz to become a psychotherapist.) It shows up in his style, spanning the industry’s Golden Era with crisp tuxedos and suspenders, to the time of New Hollywood with ’70s auteur-level facial hair and groovy suits. A little nature, a little nurture—a true Hollywood tale.