STEAL THEIR STYLE: 10 BEST DRESSED TV CHARACTERS, PAST AND PRESENT

STEAL THEIR STYLE: 10 BEST DRESSED TV CHARACTERS, PAST AND PRESENT

mens style best dressed tv characters There are plenty of places for men to look for style inspiration, but in reality they don’t need to look any further than their own living room. The shows you are already watching can offer some incredible fashion tips, no matter what your style is. Let’s take a look at some of the gentlemen whose closets (or wardrobe trailers) you’ll want to raid.

 

 

 

 

 

Don Draper Dapper style (Photo source: Quotivee)

“Dapper” - Don Draper (Mad Men)
Probably the most obvious choice for best-dressed television character. Basically the epitome of timeless style, you’d never know Mad Men was set in the 60s.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Tailored grey suit
Skinny black tie
Immaculate white shirt
Perfectly mixed Manhattan (in hand at all times)

 

 

 

Spencer Reid Hipster style (Photo source: Fanpop)

“Hipster” - Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
For impeccable hipster style, look no further than poster-boy Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds. Due to his elegantly dishevelled appearance (intentional on the part of the costume department, and unintentional on the part of the character), Dr. Reid is often overlooked. However, let me assure you that this one has his own cult following in the hipster community, with girls and guys alike marvelling at his sweater vests and slim fit pants.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Sweater vest
Fitted jeans
Mismatched tie
Bedhead

 

Tom Haverford Aziz Ansari Eclectic style (Photo source: Complex/Werthy)

“Eclectic” - Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
There’s a lot to be learned from Tom Haverford on Parks and Rec. You would be hard pressed to find anyone else who realizes their full swag potential more than this guy. Whether he’s rocking a fedora, or a velvet blazer, or some sort of wild print, this is one TV character’s style that is the definition of “on point”.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Bold statement pieces (patterned pocket squad, bright ties)
Fedora
Watch and sunglasses
Rent-a-Swag business

 

 

Barney Stinson Neil Patrick Harris Suave style (Photo source: MeltyFashion/MovieFone)

“Suave” - Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
For someone who doesn’t stray from his go-to outfit no matter what situation he’s in, Barney Stinson is hands down one of the best dressed characters on television. Always keeping it simple with clean lines, a streamlined silhouette, light fabrics, and a muted colour palette, Stinson is Don Draper-esque in his timeless style choices. Suit up!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Tailored blue suit
Tailored black suit
Tailored grey suit
Arsenal of ties

 

Dale Cooper Professional style (Photo source: DailyMail/ComicBookResources)

“Professional” - Special Agent Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks)
Even when investigating a murder in the strange small town of Twin Peaks, Special Agent Dale Cooper never compromises his signature look: perfectly tailored black suit, white shirt, and dapper trench. Whether traipsing through the woods, or having a damn fine cup of coffee, no one can deny that Cooper is the pinnacle of professional fashion.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Black suit
Thick ties
Trench coat
Damn fine cup of coffee

 

Archer Tactical Style (Photo source: Channel5/DeucesCracked)

“Tactical” - Sterling Archer (Archer)
Arguably the most badass/stylish cartoon character of all time. Between his perfectly fitted grey suits, to his turtle necks that range from black to “slightly darker black”,  Archer knows how to perfectly execute a heist, and look amazing doing it.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Grey suit
An expert tailor on speed dial
Black turtleneck
Slightly darker black turtleneck

 

 

Chalky White HBO Bold Style (Photo source: HBO/ClothesOnFilm)

“Bold” - Chalky White (Boardwalk Empire)
Mr. Chalky White of Boardwalk Empire is second to none when it comes to mixing and matching textures and prints. This is no easy task, and is definitely a style that is not for the faint of heart. One key to pulling off this look is confidence, which you will require plenty of if you plan on wearing an orange bow tie with a blue plaid suit. Bravo!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Bold pattern bow ties
Plaid suit jackets
Red overcoat
Even more bow ties

 

Kramer Vintage style (Photo source: Sankles/ComicVine)

“Vintage” - Kramer (Seinfeld)
Who else could properly execute a banana-printed shirt and pinstripe pants? Or that hair? Or the actual Technicolour Dreamcoat from Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat? The one and only Cosmo Kramer is the master of off-kilter style, and if you want to emulate that style, simply mix a printed shirt with too-short pants (for best results, consult your local thrift store). Oh, and don’t forget your Beach cologne.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Over-sized brown jacket
Pinstripe pants, hemmed too short
Oddly patterned bowling shirts
Keys to your neighbours apartment

 

Jax Teller Tough guy style (Photo source: Pinterest/GQIndia)

“Tough” - Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
Jax was probably never intended to be a style icon, but his hardcore fashion is a force to be reckoned with. Want to take this look all the way? Long hair and a scruffy beard will do the trick. Motorcycle not included.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Leather vest
White t-shirts
Combat boots
Wallet chains

 

 

John Luther effortless style (Photo source: FilmSchool Rejects)

“Effortless” - John Luther (Luther)
Probably the easiest style to emulate out of all the gentlemen on this list. The key to Detective John Luther’s style? One word: tweed. This guy has the good old “messy on purpose” look down to a science, wearing pieces that look like they’ve been in a closet for years and have never had the pleasure of meeting an iron.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Tweed overcoat (worn everyday)
Wrinkled grey shirt
Red tie
Permanent 5 o’clock shadow
Bonus tip: Throw out your iron

 

 

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