The 10 greatest men’s movie fashion moments

corduroy suit worn by the eponymous hero in Fantastic Mr Fox

Corduroy suit in Fantastic Mr Fox

Please settle a debate: Joe Pesci’s suit in My Cousin Vinny – a great moment in movies for men’s fashion, or the greatest moment in movies for men’s fashion?

M, London

Excellent question, M! I am pretty sure that you and I are not alone in being thoroughly sick of the usual contenders mooted for best moments in movies for men’s fashion, all of which are utterly tired cliches by now. Yes, yes, Richard Gere in American Gigolo, Cary Grant in North by Northwest, Steve McQueen in Bullitt, Colin Firth and Daniel Craig in whatever, blah blah freaking blah. These examples are the men’s magazine equivalent of describing something as “the new black”. They’re boring, they’re hackneyed and they’re not even all that true.

Sure, all of the above are good-looking men, and it looks like someone gave some thought to their wardrobe, but so what? That’s not what I call a “great fashion moment”. A great fashion moment in film is when someone wears something that is supposed to look good, gives onlookers ineffable joy and, finally, so utterly suits the character. Read more.