Why NBA Fans Can’t Stop Making Fun Of Robert Pattinson

NBA fans are having fun with Robert Pattinson!

By Douglas Helm | Published

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Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is hitting theaters this week, and it’s already getting great reviews. The upcoming release means Robert Pattinson and his co-stars have been hitting the red carpet for the premiere, which also means it’s time for some red carpet fashion. Pattinson in particular is known for his fashionable and on-trend looks, and his 2003-era NBA draft suit is no exception. Though looser and more unstructured silhouettes are the style at the moment, that doesn’t mean some Twitter users could resist weighing in. Needless to say, everyone is having pretty much the same initial reaction to the look. Check out some reactions and the suit in question below:

Now, if you didn’t know, the 2003 NBA draft had LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade scooped up in the top 5, so I’d say Robert Pattinson is in good company. While you can tell that the suit is clearly inspired by the boxier fits of the early aughts, Pattinson’s look is clearly a bit more carefully crafted than the NBA player fits. The proportions look a little more intentionally curated instead of a case of bad tailoring. The Tweed jacket was designed by German fashion designer Jil Sander, who had some notable recent collaborations with Birkenstock and the outdoor brand Arc’tyrex. He also accessorized the look with a Chrome Hearts chain bracelet and a chunky pair of shoes. It definitely eschews the fitted suit vibe that is gradually losing trend traction over the past few years. Plus, you’ve got to admit, the 2003 NBA draft look is aging well compared to some of the suits and shorts looks of recent drafts. Looking at you Trae Young.

Whether Robert Pattinson is aware of the NBA comparisons or not, the grey and black tones are certainly fitting for the premiere of his turn as the Caped Crusader. The Batman features Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman as he investigates a series of murders committed by the mysterious Riddler (Paul Dano). In addition to Pattinson and Dano, the movie also stars Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, and more. Matt Reeves directs. Robert Pattinson has mentioned how much he enjoys the role, so perhaps this will be the first of many Bat-fashion moments in his tenure as the superhero.

At the time of this article’s writing, The Batman holds a very respectable 89% from 148 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. So, although people might be divided on Robert Pattinson’s premier outfit, it seems like the movie is going to be less divisive. With the film clocking in at nearly 3 hours, fans are going to have plenty of time to absorb Pattinson’s first take as the Bat. Early reactions are praising the performances and chemistry of Pattinson and Kravitz, along with Dano’s chilling turn as the Riddler. If you want to see Robert Pattinson’s Batman yourself, the movie hits theatres this weekend on March 4. Just keep in mind that Bruce Wayne’s suits might be a little more fitted than the man who is playing him.