Fri-con Robert Redford

I'm introducing the Fri-con, a clever non? Play on words, which will see me bringing you a style icon every Friday for your perusal. The inagural entry goes to Robert Redford. Not my usual type (blonde and old) but back in his Three Days of Condor days...well blimey.


A good quality wool db peacoat should be a staple in every man's wardrobe and is set to be a massive look for autumn 11
One would never dare to presume that teaming a suit jacket with a slightly bootcut jean in the vein of a man who lives in say... Twickenham, would be a look to carry a man of Redford's style and grace. But this works. The important thing here is that Redford has layered the suit jacket a top a lightweight knit and has a cheeky little jaunty collar pointing out the top. He's also navigating those steps in a really commanding (sexy) way.


A Saddle shoe cum Oxford on a beach? Redford is a true fashion bloody renegade. He's accessorising his wholly inappropriate beach outfit with a little woven belt and some taupe socks, but it's the tight, 1970s lothario burgundy top that's the winner here. According to both The Evening Standard and the new men's edition of Shortlist - 1970s love god is the look to work for autumn 11. I'm not so sure, but this is of its time and works well.


Baker boy cap with a monochrome spotty shirt and a loose slung tie? Again really shouldn't work but it does. Redford we salute you for taking fashion risks and for doing so with aplomb and a touch of swagger. Jolly well done.

12 comments:

  1. The man's a dude, though his cowboy hat/denim combo from Horse Whisperer is well gash, deffo stick to his early 70s output.

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  3. Agreed!! Denim on denim horse back collision

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  4. Great post...Mr Redford is a very dashing, cool dude. I love the 1970's Lothario Burgundy Top, there is lots of Burgundy coming for AW11

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  5. where the eff is the sundance kid ??

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  6. my mum would be vez aroused by this

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  7. People always think of Robert Redford as an older Brad Pitt (or Brad Pitt as a young Robert Redford?). I never thought of him as a style icon - sorry, a Fri-con - but as these pics show, he clearly is. Good work. Looking forward to next week's Fri-con. Any hints on who it might be...?

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  8. Anonymous17 May, 2011

    Sazzle have you shown this to Meldie?

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  9. Anonymous17 May, 2011

    Ana Santi this week's Fri-Con will be a man...and here are some clues. Bespectacled, Jewish, film director... Can you guess who it is?

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