With classic movies like Devil Wears Prada and Clueless exploring the fun of the fashion world, you might be forgiven for thinking that there isn’t much out there in the entertainment world for men's fashion. And to that, I say, BAH!
You're not looking hard enough.
You need to start thinking about all those characters you know and love and how their style spoke through their clothing.
One of our first suited heroes was Bond, James Bond. And he showed that some fancy gadgets and a cool wit anything was possible. Through numerous actors, fashion has been at the forefront of the story.
Don’t forget Dirty Harry. His tailor and suit budget wasn’t as extravagant as Mr Bond’s but he always got it done in a tweed suit and a big ol’ gun.
Some directors have a real love for the classics. Quentin Tarrentino will give you the classic Black tie and suit. From Reservoir Dogs to Jules and Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction you can guarantee that the suits will feature and then coz it is Tarrintino things are bound to get messy and require a damn good dry-clean.
Not everything hero wears a suit.
Some characters have their style shine through a non-traditional flare. Who can forget the Brad Pitt and Tyler Durden in Fight Club. The man wore a fur coat like a beast!
And Don’t get me started on coats!
Ryan Gosling in Drive single-handedly sold out all white bomber jackets for the year 2011.
So, men's fashion may not have a Devil Wears Prado moment where Meryl Streep spells out the reason "fashion is life" to the young protagonist.
But look a little closer and you will hear Robert De Niro (in the Intern) tell you, "...you should Always, Dress to impress”.