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Paul Bettany: 'Keith Richards is king of scarves'

Published 27/12/2015

Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany has broken down his style for a magazine shoot.

Paul Bettany idolises Keith Richards' use of scarves.

The British actor is partial to wearing the neck accessories too, and for a shoot with Details magazine he wore a blue one to complete his laidback look. A pair of jeans, camel-coloured sweater, jacket and toffee-coloured boots completed the outfit.

"I wear a lot of scarves," Paul told the publication. "This is Paul Smith. I love all those images of Keith Richards from the seventies, eighties, nineties - he just looks so rock-and-roll, so androgynous and beautiful, and always a f**king scarf! The older you get, the simpler it should be. A scarf's a really nice way of adding a little flamboyance... but not too much."

Even when he's on the red carpet, Paul will add his own flair to black tie attire. For a recent screening of Shelter in New York, which Paul wrote and directed, he wore a silk cravat and tinted glasses alongside a suit. Wife Jennifer Connelly, who stars in Shelter, went for a pink and grey dress with added embellishment.

"These are RRL," he told Details of his jeans. "The problem with jeans is that they all look the same on the rack, so you have to try them on. It's a commitment. Once I find a good pair, I buy three or four at a time and always wash them inside out.

"I'm a big boot guy. All my shoes come from Joseph Cheaney & Sons in London. They're over a hundred years old. I love the colour of these - they're gorgeous. A bit more chic, more fitted than wearing a Timberland."

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