No, this is not a (entirely) gratuitous gallery of Robert Pattinson looking sharp in a suit, honest. The above array of droolsome shots is, in fact, in honour of a brilliant anecdote that we came across this morning involving Mr Pattz and one of our favourite fash brands...
So we already knew that Gucci creative director Frida Giannini is a mighty generous lady having kitted Rob out in dapper garb for David Cronenberg's new film 'Cosmopolis', but now it's been revealed that the Italian designer has an extra special relationship with the disheveled dreamboat and is often just a phone call away.
'She taught me one thing — you should definitely have good contacts at Gucci,' R-Pattz told GQ.com. 'They're absolutely amazing. The amount of times I've been stuck in some random city and have called her up and had things brought in at absolutely the last minute — it's crazy.' Blimey, we can't decide who we're more jealous of!
Indeed, taking a trawl through our archive of Pattzy pics (a very tough job, since you ask), it's clear to see that the actor has long been a fan of the high-end brand and who can blame him when you have such a superstar designer at the end of the blower? Most recently, we've seen him all scrubbed up in a tux + bow-tie for the Cannes Film Festival as well as promoting his new film in Paris wearing a navy number with a salmon pink shirt, all thanks to Gucci's handy work dontcha know. But our ultimate fave Rob outfit has to be the burgundy two-piece that he wore for the 'Eclipse' premiere back in June 2010 along with a white shirt, charcoal grey tie and that gloriously becoiffed hair.
'You can do quite crazy things [with colour] if you have incredibly classic, really well-made suits,' he says, talking like a true pro. 'I guess I've been quite boring for a while. I used to be more interesting with them. Now I always just request things two days before: "Can you send 25 suits?" I don't even know what I want to wear!'
Well, with a whooping 25 suits to choose from - and Gucci ones at that - we're sure the decision isn't that hard, Pattzy. So with Kristen Stewart smartening up her sartorial act thanks to the Balenciaga folk and boyfriend Robert taking fashion tips from the Queen of Gucci, could these two become the unexpected fashion couple in Hollywood? Either way, it sure is good news for us lot.