For years movies have touched us in different ways with their witty banter and one-liners, to the characters we fall in love with or wish dead. However, it is often overlooked at how much the clothing of a character defines them. Therefore we've selected a top 10 of the best dressed characters in film. Across three weeks we will post our Top 10 list. The first week will be 10-8. The second week will be 7-4 and the 3rd week will be the top 3. Let us know who you think should feature in our list and who shouldn't!
In 10th we have Austin Powers. An unusual choice you may say. He's eccentric and the colours he wears are loud. But, he still manages to pull the look off. Must be his Mojo baby. Brightly coloured suits are actually coming back into fashion. If you browse our Moss 1851 Occasions Collections you'll see some amazing brightly coloured suits from Ketchup Red to Burnt Orange.
We can't go through the best dressed characters in film without mentioning a certain someone. In 9th it's Bond, James Bond. Well tailored suits, popular with the ladies. Most men aspire to be him and he's the definition of Suave. To get the Bond look, you should opt for only the finest tailored suits. Never eccentric, just keep it simple and elegant.
You may recognise our 8th best dressed character. He's very important. He has many leather-bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany. You guessed it. It's Ron Burgundy. Why? Well, minus the beautifully groomed hair and moustache, Ron Burgundy is always dressed to the nines. He does wear some fairly eccentric outfits but all are very well tailored and he always looks sharp. Kudos Ron.
The most recognisable best dressed characters. Their famous walk out of the cafe along the road is lodged in peoples brains for life. And so is their suits. Simple black suit with a black tie and white shirt. In 6th it's the Reservoir Dogs.
Now in 5th we have an entry that could potentially surprise you. But, the person that plays this character is also extremely dapper off the screen. It's Mr. Ryan Gosling who plays Sgt. Jerry Wooters in the film The Gangster Squad. This movie depicts Los Angeles in the 1940's when gangsters and police fought for control over the city. The best thing about the film is the suits. And Ryan sure knows how to wear a suit.
Number 4, Jude Law in The Talented Mr Ripley. Law plays Dickie Greenleaf a rich and spoiled
millionaire playboy. But this playboy epitomises the word 'suave'. Even is his casual wear, Dickie makes himself look smart. This is one character that shouldn't be overlooked.
Now we get down to our top 3. This was a very hard decision so any of them could take each other's slot. For now we've positioned them as follows;
In 3rd, Al Pacino as The Godfather. Apart from striking fear into the hearts of anyone who crossed him he also manages to dress impeccably well. Italians are known for fine tailoring but pulling it off isn't always that easy. The Godfather makes it looks easy.
In 2nd, Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas in American Gangster. Denzel portrays a ruthless gangster in Harlem who also dresses to perfection. His suits are beautiful and his tie always perfectly knotted. There is no doubt that Frank is the smoothest dresser we've seen in a movie for a long time.
And the person who takes the top spot? Mr Steve McQueen in the Thomas Crown Affair. We're not going to bore you commenting on why we picked him as the best dressed character, this picture sums it up;
Before we finish there are many others that should make this list, here are a few honourable mentions;
- Robert De Niro, Casino.
- Samuel L Jackson & John Travolta, Pulp Fiction.
- John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever.
- George Clooney & cast, Ocean's 11,12,13.
- Jamie Foxx, Django.
- Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street & The Great Gatsby.
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