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A Few Style Lessons From Mr Robert Redford

August 2016Words by Mr Adam Welch

Mr Robert Redford on the set of The Electric Horseman, USA, March 1979. Photograph by Mr Ernst Haas/Getty Images

Actor, director, producer, philanthropist, Mr Robert Redford can now add “octogenarian” to the ever-expanding string of epithets connected to his name. Yes, the legendary Hollywood star, who skyrocketed to ubuiquitous idol-dom in films such as 1969’s Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, 1973’s The Way We Were and 1976’s All The President’s Men and went on to become one of the best-dressed men of the 1970s, is 80 years old as of today. Obviously, in honour of this fact, there’s plenty to be said about Mr Redford’s outstanding contribution to cinema, including, in 1981, his foundation of the Sundance Institute – one of the film industry’s most influential supporters of upcoming talent. But, also obviously, we’re going to instead take the occasion as an excuse for a recap of some of the great man’s most successful outfits. Because that’s, really, what we’re here for. Scroll down for our thoughts on three classic looks from Mr Redford’s cinematic past.

Mr Robert Redford in All the President’s Men, 1976. Photograph by Warner Bros/Courtesy The Neal Peters Collection