Dressing Down: TV’s Most Stylish Men in Recent Years (Part 2)
This decade of television has brought a significant number of stylish casual dressers to the small screen. Here are five male characters who represent different impressive ways of dressing down.
This is the second part of the two-part series about the most stylish male characters on TV. For the first part featuring the most dapper characters, click here.
Raylan Givens (Justified)
Representing the Appalachian mountains with his swaggering Southern style, U.S. Marshall Givens wears his shirt, coat, jeans, boots, and hat like a uniform. While a trusty pair of Levi’s 501 marks the character’s ruggedness, costume designer Patia Prouty mixes up his shirts with John Varvatos and Calvin Klein that gives Givens a 60’s kind of vibe. His overcoat has always been Hugo Boss, but he trades it for a Banana Republic monogram suit jacket every now and then. Don’t even get started on the boots. A pair of Lucchese ostrich leg boots just about does the trick for the perfect manly cowboy look.
Ben Wyatt (Parks and Recreation)
This is how you wear plaid shirts. A known lover of plaid and skinny ties, Wyatt pulls it off perfectly because of his slight frame. Before he became city manager and Washington hotshot and was then forced to wear business suits, as a humble accountant he exhibits his disciplined attitude through his clothes, which are always on point in terms of fit and styling. The shirt and tie paired with fitted denim pants (not skinny nor baggy) or chinos give off a casual yet proper look for the office. Sometimes, Wyatt would sport a Member’s Only spring jacket that adds to his “accidental cool” style.
Nolan Ross (Revenge)
No matter how ugly it gets in the Hamptons, Tech billionaire Ross is always in tiptop eccentric style. One thing that is constant in his wardrobe: a glorious pop of colour. Costume designer Jill Ohanneson would dress the character in loud-printed jackets and shirts from a mix of designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, with boldly coloured pants from Paul Smith and Gucci.
Jeff Winger (Community)
This lawyer turned community college student still possesses his stylish ways from back then, as he appropriately turns up in school in unstructured blazers, sleek leather jackets, spread collar shirts, perfectly trimmed button-ups, and yes, form-fitting T-shirts, all in tones of black, blue, and grey. Almost always in jeans, Winger would always come up with a hip yet comfortable wardrobe with a certain level of ruggedness. His snarky attitude shines through with his clothes.
Sherlock Holmes (BBC Sherlock)
The modern-day Sherlock TV show has brought a lot of new things to the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, especially in terms of the hero’s look. Holmes’ lean physique calls for a shirt that fits the slim silhouette, and costume designer Sarah Arthur found that in Dolce & Gabbana. On some occasions that Holmes has to wear a suit, a set from Savile Row tailor Spencer Hart comes in handy. In the gloomy climate of London, his navy Paul Smith scarf keeps him warm, while the now iconic dark grey, double breasted Belstaff Milford coat tops off the entire look. Oh, don’t forget the Saint Laurent oxfords.
Photos from Justified Facebook page, NBC website, Revenge Facebook page, and BBC website.