The Coolest On-Screen Suits
When the occasion is right,
suits are always in style — so take the sartorial lead from one of these well-dressed cinematic gents and give your skinny jeans the night off.
Classics to kill for
James Bond's signature style has come a long way since the days when Roger Moore tried to rock an off-white tux and red rose combo back in the '80s. Unlike Moore, with his "shaken not stirred" style patter, Daniel Craig hasn't got time to mess around with wise-cracks in between duffing up international villains and making out with Monica Bellucci. In Spectre the suits are just as straightforward as the attitude, featuring classic British tailoring in black or a snazzy blue that matches his eyes nicely. Daniel Craig's Bond look is a good argument for choosing the best quality, gimmick-free suit you can afford (and let's face it — hitting the gym a little bit more).
Dressing like Don
For sharp cuts and vintage style, Mad Men’s Don Draper is the ultimate go-to guy. But you don't have to bother rooting around in second-hand stores to look like you've just walked out of Sterling Cooper. Instead, choose a contemporary take on Don's iconic business suit, which was made popular by the likes of Ralph Lauren in the '60s. Aim for a slim silhouette (but nothing too skinny) and make it your own with a pocket square and some cool cufflinks.
From hitmen to trainee real estate brokers, cheap suits, skinny ties and white shirts are the uniform of those who want to look good while being up to no good. John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson nailed the look in '90s cult movie Pulp Fiction. Take a leaf from their book with a fitted suit jacket (tight, but with enough room to stash a weapon) twinned with matching pants. If you want to look gangster it doesn't have to be too expensive — but watch out for any material that's going to go shiny after you've worn it out a few times.
"There's only one thing that a man can do when he's suffering from a spiritual and existential funk," ponders San Diego's coolest newscaster, Ron Burgundy: "Buy new suits!" Ron's unique taste in tailoring takes Anchorman to a higher level and while his take on TV power dressing probably wouldn't work well IRL, you have to admire his confident on-screen moves. After all, it takes a real man to go for a deep-red suit paired with those aggressively oversized lapels.