Robert Redford and the Sunglass Hut

Rocking the Ray-Bans for WSJ. mag's "Men's Style" issue.

Robert Redford is on the cover of WSJ. magazine’s September “Men’s Style” issue. The cover and inside photos spread, shot by Mikael Jansson and styled by George Cortina, should do wonders for September Sunglass Hut sales.

In a majority of the photos, Redford is wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses. In all but one case, the relatively affordable frames came from the racks of ubiquitous chain Sunglass Hut. Only for the cover did the WSJ. crew go a little more upscale, nabbing a $325 vintage pair from Selima Bond Street.

For the accompanying feature article, Charles McGrath met up with the 79-year-old icon here in New York:

In person, Redford has much the same power, once you get over the discovery that, like a lot of movie actors, he’s shorter than you imagined — just a notch over 5’10”. He was in New York earlier in the summer to promote his new movie, A Walk in the Woods, and during an interview in his sparely furnished office at the Sundance Channel in New York, he was gracious, articulate, natural-seeming without giving away any more than he wanted to. Even in their twilight years cool guys never stop being cool.

Photographer Jansson has been at the top of his profession for some time now. The photo of Redford seated in front of a desk, in a loft, with a draped American flag in the background, is a keeper.