Okay, so this Cravat + Glasses situation is clearly now Business As Usual for Paul Bettany, and we’re all going to have to accept it. He’s turning into a Noted Kook — a man can certainly be a kook; look at Johnny Depp! Look, for the love of God, at STEPHEN TYLER — and his form of expression is neckwear:
Now that I’ve accepted this, I kind of love it and I can’t wait to see where this train to KookVille eventually drops him off. As far as she’s concerned, I think that’s a formal tennis skirt topped with a sweater and paired with the shoes Maggie Smith would have worn to play croquet in A Room With a View. They may have boarded this train together.