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Turn Off Your Brain With Fancy, Fancy Men in Fancy, Fancy Suits

By Rebecca Pahle | Lists | August 28, 2015 |

By Rebecca Pahle | Lists | August 28, 2015 |

It’s been a big, hairy bear of a week, hasn’t it guys? (Not in the way. Though there was that, this week, too.) Roanoke happened. It’s Friday, and I’m tired, I’m drained, I’m pissed at the world. So—at the risk of packing too much mental whiplash into one post—today’s missive from me to you will be about dudes who can always be relied upon to look good in suits. Because I need something light and fun, something that I don’t have to think about, because all the thinking in the world apparently won’t do jack towards fixing a problem that, in a rational world, should have been dealt with ages ago. After this, we can all go back to reading thoughtful essays that actually address those problems, but for now, I can’t.

Suit-wearing. It’s a skill, and some men have it in spades. It’s been a while! Let’s do this.

Mads Mikkelsen


I don’t need to remind you of Mads’ ability to wear even the wierdest suits like he’s a king from an alien planet. You know. Cindy wrote a whole post on it once. Here’s Mads in a velvet suit with a snail on his shoulder:


Yeah, I don’t know.


Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Tony Leung Chiu Wai (sometimes referred to just as “Tony Leung,” but be warned that there are two of those) is a Hong Kong actor who has starred in, among other things, Infernal Affairs (aka the original Departed), Hero, and a bunch of Wong Kar Wai films, because WKW loves him and so do I. He can make the transition from adorable

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to dapper as hell


in two seconds flat.




You should all watch Lust, Caution. It is supremely disturbing, but also great.

Chris Hemsworth

This might be a controversial statement, but I think Hemsworth is by far the best of the Avengers, sartorially speaking.


The man’s Australian surfer dude crossed with Old Hollywood film icon, and that’s a Venn Diagram I wouldn’t mind being at the center of.



Keith Stanfield

These are both ridiculous, but he’s pulling them off and I have no clue how.



Stanfield’s career is still relatively new, and I hope it takes off because I need to see what this man’s red carpet game will be like.

Ryan Gosling

It’s something of an obvious choice, but do I care?


I do not.


All the colors of the rainbow!


John Cho

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John Cho, you cut this shit out right now.


God dammit.

Idris Elba

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If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a big fan of a colorful suit. But I appreciate the classics, too:


Are you kidding me right now, sir?

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David Oyelowo


Oh hellolowo. He plays it funky with the fabric choices, which I appreciate.


Not many men go for the tweed with bright red elbow patches look. Shame.


For the love of… look, you just need to browse through this entire Google Image search, as long as your boss is OK with you being unproductive for the rest of the day.

Bonus Batman:


That’s it from me, folks. Godspeed getting through the weekend. I love you all. (Except you. You know who you are. Yes, you.)

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