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Best Dressed Male TV Characters

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fashionsnob, May 8, 2012.

  1. doughboysc

    doughboysc Well-Known Member

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    Simon Baker needs a necktie with his three piece suits IMHO.
     
  2. fashionsnob

    fashionsnob Well-Known Member

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    Yes he does. He might be a good nominee for teh upcoming "Worst Dressed Men on American Television". Who else should be on that list?
     
  3. fashionsnob

    fashionsnob Well-Known Member

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    would not work with his character at all. to rigid.
     
  5. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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    Feh. Bah.


    John Steed
    Simon Templar
    Ron Harris from Barney Miller
    Jools Siviter and Danny Hunter from  Spooks/MI5
    Gustavo Fring
    Robert McCall
    Gaius Baltar
    Hector Madden
    Hiro Nakamura
     
  6. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  7. BAB

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    Roger Sterling
     
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  8. Schwazer

    Schwazer Well-Known Member

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    He needs to stop buttoning the bottom button on his suits.
     
  9. in stitches

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    this. and some of his PSs are a bit matchy.

    will gardner does not dress to bad. corey also, not a terribly ill fitted cast.

    calinda :nodding:
     
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  10. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    If you'll permit a couple of UK TV characters:

    Sir Francis Urquhart from House of Cards:

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    (and his hatchet man Stamper does a more spivvy look, which is interesting in its own way, if not as well put together. The foppish Geoffrey Booza-Pitt is also rather fun, if much more flamboyant.)


    Nigel Havers as the eponymous Charmer:

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  11. Schwazer

    Schwazer Well-Known Member

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    Old Etonian tie...
     
  12. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Yes, FU often wears his old school tie in the series, including at PMQs.

    It would be rather amusing to see Cameron wear his to PMQs one day, if only to witness the synthetic outrage it would engender from Miliband and the opposition. The week after, by way of making amends, Cameron & Miliband can both agree to wear their respective Oxford college ties instead...
     
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  13. Schwazer

    Schwazer Well-Known Member

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    If Cameron wore his old Etonian tie, it would be in a sense political suicide. But something I would like to see happen.

    Maybe Boris can wear his? lol.
     
  14. Fred49

    Fred49 Well-Known Member

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    Barney Rubble from the Flintstones is a personal fav. And who can forget that wacky Fred both snappy dressers!
     
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    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if he has been listed, but Jay Harrington from Beter Off Ted seemed pretty dapper for being on television.

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  17. urfloormatt

    urfloormatt Well-Known Member

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    Jack Donaghy is an interesting mention. While I like the CBD fabrics and tie patterns he chooses, he seems like the quintessential example of a man wearing a poorly tailored suit (and often in sloppy fashion). His jacket sleeves are way too long, and in wider shots, you can see a pound of fabric gathered around his ankles because the pants have not been hemmed to the right length. Also, his tie knots are frequently a mess, and his tie length is often a disaster (usually partly hidden by his buttoned jacket).

    I assume it's largely a budgeting issue for the show, and to the show's credit, they do a good job concealing how poorly dressed he is probably 75% of the time. But, even saying that, he usually buttons the lower button on his jacket.
     
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  18. Schwazer

    Schwazer Well-Known Member

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    I completely understand.

    Moving back to the thread topic and something you may be familiar with.

    Sir Humphrey Appleby (right) from Yes, Minister always seemed to me to be quite a dresser.

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  19. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Well-Known Member

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    They seemed to fix the gaping issue in the later episodes though. And TF suits i have seen in and own in real life do not have that issue. Id like to know where mike gets his suits though, i remember reading on ask andy when the show first came out that they were ralph lauren black label i mean supposedly he got them from his drug dealer friend who paid "2k" for each of them.
     
  20. TimelesStyle

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    I was on the fence about him until I remembered the "tuxedo cufflinks" episode. Liz walks into his office to find him there in a tuxedo. When asked why, Jack replies by explaining how he got mugged, the mugger stole his cufflinks, the only others he had at the office were tuxedo cufflinks, and that one shouldn't wear anything but a tuxedo (which he apparently had on hand) with tuxedo cufflinks.

    My biggest gripe with his style, though, is his propensity to button the bottom button on his suit jackets.
     

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