Top 10 best-dressed movie characters of all time (in no discernible order).
1. James Bond (Daniel Craig) in Skyfall
Second to only Connery, Craig’s Bond is far darker and austere than those who played Bond before him. Still retaining the traditional Bond charm, you wouldn’t expect a modern-day womanising, international spy to make an impression in anything other than Tom Ford.
2. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) in American Psycho
In many ways the embodiment of 1980’s excess and over-indulgence, this sociopathic, yuppie murderer’s obsession with death is only matched by his obsession with superficial indulgences (mainly himself). His Valentino suits were a symbol of power in their time, and, he even used a Jean-Paul Gaultier overnight bag as a body bag. Killer mind, killer style.
3. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) in The Dark Knight
The Bat Suit wasn’t the only impressive piece in Bruce Wayne’s Bat Cave. Christopher Nolan’s darker re-imagining of Gotham’s superhero saw our boy in what all billionaire playboy CEOs prefer, Armani.
4. Thomas Crowne (Steve McQueen) The Thomas Crowne Affair
In his most iconic role, McQueen oozes cool, grace and charm.
5. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) Wall Street
The role that launched the power suit and banker shirts, and taught us all that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Serious men mean serious business, and on the grand stage that is Wall Street, only the ruthless are remembered.
6. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca
As the owner of one of the most exclusive nightclubs in town, attracting largely military officials, and of course, Ingrid Bergman, Bogey dressed to impress. He also did it with a smouldering ease that made it seem like he was born wearing a bow tie.
7. Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) in The Great Gatsby
Gatsby was young, rich, and hosted lavish parties where everybody who wanted to be somebody would hope to be seen; and he did it in style. Modelled on the Brooks Brothers 1920s catalogue, his wardrobe embodied the opulence and decadence of the time, and is equally suitable for the modern day gentleman. Even if the closest you’ll ever be to a Gatsby party is watching one on DVD.
8. Jim Stark (James Dean) in Rebel Without a Cause
The quintessential rebel look – a plain white tee and a red jacket. Sometimes, it’s the man that maketh the clothes.
9. The Driver (Ryan Gosling) in Drive
Proof again that style has as much to do with your attitude, as it does with what you wear. Gosling was the very definition of ridiculously cool in his silk souvenir jacket, right down to the toothpick accessory. I should qualify his inclusion by adding you need to be Ryan Gosling to carry this look, so find your own.
10. James Bond (Sean Connery) in Goldfinger
The original, and dare I say, the best Bond.