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Erik Killmonger – Black Panther
If we had to use one word to describe the Black Panther supervillain’s style, we’d probably say combat-ready. Killmonger’s style is heavily influenced by his military background with tactical gear that’s easy to move around in. His clothing reflects his training and battle readiness, but can be styled in a more relaxed way; replicate his look with a crew neck jumper, flannel gilet and brown hiking boots.
Hans Gruber – Die Hard
The suave evil mastermind Hans Gruber exudes sophistication with his European fashion sense and polished demeanour. He tends to wear dark suits, blue toned shirts and a contrasting tie when he’s plotting, making this a simple go-to costume choice. An ink herringbone suit, cotton shirt and silk tie are the perfect Gruber combination.
Raoul Silva – Skyfall
Played by Javier Bardem, James Bond’s Raoul Silva combines flamboyant style with a menacing presence, creating a memorable antagonist in the James Bond franchise. He’s a fan of a light-coloured suit, worn unbuttoned and as a two-piece.
Hannibal Lecter – Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal
Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s tailored suits and refined taste in art make him a stylish but sinister character. In the television series ‘Hannibal’, the titular character wears one-of-a-kind suits that match his flashy, sophisticated persona.
Patrick Bateman – American Psycho
Wall Street guy Patrick Bateman is known for his grooming habits and designer wardrobe, reflecting his obsession with appearances in the film American Psycho. The pinnacle of ‘80s style, you can get the look by wearing a formal tux, or going full pinstripe.
The Joker – Batman
Heath Ledger’s Joker is a chaotic but iconic character, with his distinctive purple suit and menacing makeup. It’s not a look that’s for everyone but it’s one that’s been replicated countless times; if you prefer to try a more muted version, choose a warm-toned velvet jacket and matching bow tie.
Alonzo Harris – Training Day
Alonzo Harris, portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film Training Day, tends to wear neutral streetwear so he can blend in as needed. You’ll usually see him in a black jacket and dark, understated clothing that exude the confidence he needs to always show. A black button down shirt paired with a bomber jacket allows for a similar casual aesthetic.
Agent Smith – The Matrix
Agent Smith, portrayed by Hugo Weaving in The Matrix trilogy, has a distinct and iconic style that reflects his role as a relentless and formidable antagonist within the virtual world. Dressed in a sharp, tailored black suit, white shirt and dark sunglasses, Smith’s appearance is a stark contrast to the leather-wearing freedom fighters led by Neo; Smith’s look is about precision and order. A black performance suit, white stretch shirt and a black textured tie are all you need to recreate the look.
Moriarty – Sherlock
Moriarty, the enigmatic and brilliant nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, as portrayed by various actors in film and television series, exudes a style that reflects his cunning intellect and penchant for chaos. Typically dressed in impeccably tailored suits, Moriarty’s wardrobe includes well-fitted three-piece suits, crisp shirts and ties, all in a range of dark, rich colours. These outfits project an aura of confidence and power – replicate the look with a sharp, tailored Italian suit.
Lex Luthor – Superman
Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor – Superman’s nemesis – is a tech genius with an eccentric, modern style that reflects his intelligence and deviousness. At the beginning of the film he’s often found in casual clothing, but once he turns to the dark side he favours sharp, checked suits and striped shirts.