TV men are underappreciated when it comes to the wardrobe department, unless you’re Mad Men‘s Don Draper or one of the guys from Suits (it’s in the title).
So we thought we’d highlight some of the male characters on TV that put some thought into what they wear, and are a little more unconventional compared to your Don Drapers of the universe.
Historical Hottie – Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow
Ichabod may only have one outfit, and he may be long overdue for a shopping trip (that will probably lead into a rant about consumerism), but you know what – he looks great. Sure, his thick Revolutionary-era military coat and little green hair ribbon are a little out of place for a mid-size city in modern day New York, but that only serves to make the man’s signature look stand out amongst the masses. We foresee many a hipster taking a page out of Ichabod’s fashion magazine.
Abbie Mills said it best herself: Ichabod Crane “looks good for 200.”
The Fashionslayer – Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones
Okay, so Jaime’s not doing so great in the fashion department nowadays, having been taken prisoner twice, dragged around in the mud, and getting his sword hand cut off, but in the good old days when everyone was happy (ish) and everyone was alive (ish), Jaime was definitely the best-dressed man on the show. Just look at the intricate designs on his armor, and the swagger with which he carried himself.
Now that Jamie’s back in Lannister territory, we’ll be sure to see him in some plush, pretty garments again. For a little while, anyways, until the next big disaster comes raining down on King’s Landing.
Hamptons Heartthrob – Nolan Ross from Revenge
Millionaire Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann) thinks he’s going sailing, so he wears salmon-colored pants with tiny whales on them and completes the outfit with a little sailor hat – and he actually manages to pull it off. He consistently wears two polos in matching colors and then pops not one, but both of the collars. At this point we’re not even sure if he’s doing it ironically to mock the Hamptons community or if he actually likes dressing this way. Either way, he is a fashion god.
World’s Stylish Agent – Sterling Archer from Archer
The inventor of the world-renowned Tactleneck (50% turtleneck, 50% tactical garment, 100% fashionable – The Tactleneck, coming to a store near you) Sterling Archer is always dressed to impress in the finest of suit wear. And as the self-professed World’s Greatest Secret Agent, he’s got a pretty big image to maintain.
Exactly How Many Outfits Does This Guy Have – Dean Pelton from Community
It’s a running gag on Community for the dean of the college to sashay into the group’s study room singing a pun and wearing a colorful outfit to match. And we’ve enjoyed every new ensemble that the Dean comes up with. Favorites include (but are in no way limited to): Uncle Sam from “Intro to Political Science”, Feline AIDS Awareness Catwoman from “Paradigms of Human Memory”, and Duali-Dean from “Virtual Systems Analysis.”
Community Service Chic – Curtis Donovan from Misfits
If ever there were a man who could pull off a bright orange ASBO uniform, it would be Curtis. (Which is a great thing, because he’s in it 80% of the time.) I mean, look at the way he wears it – zipper pulled only halfway, sleeves tied around his waist and hanging off his hips, tank top underneath. Mmmm. Whether it’s picking up litter or saving the world from a zombie apocalypse, Curtis does it looking stylish and chic.
Who do you think is the best-dressed man on television? Let us know in the comments!