Style Comparison: Suits vs How I Met Your Mother

One of my favorite TV shows, Suits, is coming back on the air soon. In promoting the season premiere, they put out this awesome infographic comparing two of my favorite style icons, check it out:

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Personally I’m a fan of Harvey Specter’s style. Looks uber classy, professional, and powerful. However, I will say that it takes an equally classy, professional, and powerful person to most effectively pull the look off, and Harvey Specter certainly checks all the boxes. Truthfully though, the safer route is Barney’s notch lapel two piece suit, which is still an absolute classic.

Celebrity Styles: Suits

It’s no secret- I love suits. In fact, I love suits so much, I’ve literally put on a suit just to watch a television show called Suits… in my living room.

Sad? Maybe…

Awesome? I think so.

Now I’d love more than anything to elaborate on what you should look for in a suit, what colors you should get, or how suits should fit on you, but in the interest of time, I will leave that for a future post.

Instead, I’d like to show you some celebrities that I look up to, when needing some Suitspiration.

Gabriel Macht – Harvey Specter (Suits)

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Harvey Specter is a man of power, and he dresses the part. He generally dons a 3 piece suit by Tom Ford, with peak lapels and a strong shoulder line. The cut of his suits is slim, but not too slim, as he isn’t trying to give off a “trendy” look. Ties are also a bit more wide, matching the width of his broad lapels. Recommended for someone who wants to look like a man of pure authority and power, not a man of trends and modernity.

Matt Bomer – Neal Caffrey (White Collar)

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This is the sleek and sexy look. Generally, Neal Caffrey wears a two-piece suit with a very slim silhouette, thin notch lapels, a tie, tie bar, and pocket square. His dress shirts and accessories are made by Thomas Pink and his suits by Paul Smith. Very different from Harvey Specter in that Neal’s suits fit much more modern and hip. The narrow shoulders, thin lapels, and high armholes all contribute to this. If you want to be known as the “impeccably stylish man of today,” learn from Neal Caffrey.

Daniel Craig – James Bond (Casino Royale)

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Ah, James Bond. My ultimate role model. Always dressed to the 9s in Brioni or Tom Ford suits. I think the beauty of the suit that Bond wears is its simplicity. It’s all about basic colors and precise tailoring, nothing more, nothing less. Also, we mustn’t forget that Bond is the epitome of pure confidence, which ultimately makes the suit look better than it probably is. We should never forget this. Wear your outfits with confidence, and your appearance will all of a sudden change for the better.