You may have an image in your mind of Chris Pine as the perpetually boyish Prince Charming-type from Into the Woods and Star Trek, but these days, he’s embracing a different image: One in which he stops shaving, embraces his grays and gives overalls a spin. Was this conscious? Is he undergoing a style revolution? Will he have the salt-and-pepper beard forever? He got on the phone with us to answer all these questions and more.
Pine says the gray-speckled beard and new lease on his wardrobe are all coming with being 36. “I’m enjoying the aging process and the gray hair and the wrinkles,” he tells PeopleStyle. “I find the ritual of shaving very relaxing, but for every day, it’s pretty irritating on my skin, so I like having the definition a beard gives. I have some white hairs coming in, so that gives it different colors, I guess. But, quite honestly, it’s just really f–king easy.”
And don’t expect him to pop up on a red carpet one day with a suspiciously dark beard. “I don’t think there’s anything less attractive than a man over-dyeing things on his face, so I’m going to try, for as long as I can, to age as my male forefathers before me,” says the star. “My father started getting grays when he was in his 30s, as did my grandfather before him, so I don’t want to look perpetually young. To each his own, but it’s just not for me. Men trying to look young doesn’t really go for me. I mean, I’m Botoxing on the daily, but …”
But what he will get on board with (quite literally) is a pair of cozy, lived-in overalls, which he recently wore to get on a plane with a straw fedora and bright red sneaks.
“It’s f–king clothes, man. It’s like … I don’t know. Overalls are super comfortable, a lot of storage space, they’re not tight and you can sit on an airplane for 14 hours,” he tells PeopleStyle when asked about the onesie #OOTD. “Yeah, I don’t know. I really like overalls. What can I tell you?”
And although he’s the face of more than one sophisticated scent from Giorgio Armani (including its newest, Armani Code Profumo), Pine’s approach to scent is as relaxed as his style and grooming mantras.
“There’s nothing really fancy about spraying a perfume on your body,” he says. “I think it’s just that it’s really fortunate that I have the luxury of being involved in the brand where I get free stuff.”
He adds: “I’m definitely of the less is more mentality, and what I really appreciate is that fragrance is chemical, and it changes with your body throughout the day. It’s a very deeply personal thing. One smell on one person isn’t the same on another, and I appreciate the uniqueness of that experience.”