Rather than reading fashion blogs, a lot of us get our style ideas from watching our favourite characters on TV or at the cinema. Amy Pond is a perfect example of a TV character whose fashion sense has inspired millions of women (well, Whovians at least), but there are also loads of men who are known for being incredibly well dressed. So we’ve put together six of the best dressed male characters from TV and film for some style inspiration.
Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother
No list of well-dressed men is complete without Barney Stinson, the man who coined the phrase ‘suit up’. While his attitude towards women might be outdated, his fashion sense is always cutting edge. No other man quite understands the importance of a well-tailored suit quite like Barney does, and men wanting to take on board his fashion advice should look out for slim fit suits from Dobell.
Oliver Queen, Arrow
Billionaire playboy, or rather, ex-billionaire and ex-playboy if you’re following the TV show on air. Oliver Queen can surely give Tony Stark a run for his money. Except for the genius part. Whether Oliver is out partying or he’s in his superhero suit, this guy’s one heck of a dresser.
Don Draper, Mad Men
Men all over the world have been wondering how to get the ‘Mad Men Look’ and it’s all because of this man: Don Draper. From perfect hair and squeaky-clean shoes to suave suits and eyes that could melt the coldest iceberg, the dapper Draper has a dress sense that just oozes sophistication and prosperity.
James Bond, Casino Royale
It appears that if you’d like to work for the British secret service, looking amazing in a suit is part of the job description. Every Bond always looks effortlessly stylish, but no Bond ever looked better than Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. His tailored suit is full of fine details, from grosgrain silk trimmed peak lapels to jetted pockets. This classic and yet modern look has been inspiring men across the globe since the film came out in 2006. (Though one can’t ignore his blue trunks as he emerged from the water.)
Patrick Bateman, American Psycho
Wealthy, handsome and murderous – Patrick Bateman is one of the most fashionable anti-heroes in movie history. If you make your living as a Wall Street investment banker and as a serial killer, then you’ll need a killer outfit. Bateman went for Valentino suits and made the perfect choice.
Tom Haverford, Parks and Recreation
Tom Haverford is an entrepreneurial mastermind who is stuck in a monotone white-collar job. That doesn’t stop the self-proclaimed ‘Brown Gosling’ from showing off his fashionable side, though. Haverford always makes an effort and looks good doing it. Whether he’s wearing a tailored suit or a diamond-gleaming jacket – he always looks great.
There’s definitely something about a man in a tailored suit and it’s no surprise that all seven men that made it onto our list regularly wear one.