Fall TV’s Best Dressed Men

Don Draper

Good television is hard to come by these days. Sure, there’s the Jersey Shore… really, need I say more? Who doesn’t love a good round of fist pumping, GTL (gym, tanning, laundry) and excessive hair gel? But in all seriousness, we look to television as a retreat, an escape from the drudgery of the real world, a few minutes or in some case, hours, to pass the little free time we have in our hectic work schedule into HD bliss. So what makes one television show more popular than others? Well, there’s the creative plotlines, the quotable one-liners (“How you doin’?”), and of course who could forget the corky one-of-a-kind characters, some who we can relate to, others we’d like to be related to and then there’s that guy we just really want to be: the leading man. The man who drives the slick sports car, fights the bad guys with his brawn and brain, dates the most beautiful women (yes, that’s plural) and all with impeccable style that has us here at SEEG impressed.

So while you may not be able to fight crime outside of Call of Duty Black Ops or roll with your own entourage as an A-list actor (RIP Entourage), there is hope gentlemen. SEEG is here to help you become your own leading man via real life and dress as good as the men you admire on the telly. So yes, take notes and learn from these famous and fashionable fellas. Heck, if you act as good as you’ll dress; maybe you’ll make the list one day.

1. Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), "White Collar"

Cool and charismatic Neal’s classic “white collar” look stands out in the crowd. His signature look is a charcoal grey suit paired with a crisp white button down and a skinny black tie. Neal occasionally sports a stiff black fedora and pulls off the look better than most (Kevin Federline never stood a chance). Sure his character is a man of mystery of a highly secretive nature but it’s no secret that he can dress to impress any day of the week.

 

2. Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams), “Boardwalk Empire” Chalky White reps the “Roaring Twenties.” Chalky is the de factor Mayor of AC's black community. He's an ex-boxer who runs a major bootlegging operation. Sound badass? You should scope this man’s closet. Every suit is tailor made and fit to perfection. His wardrobe consists of lush tweed and plaid wool suits with a dress shirt that pops with color.  Also this gentleman is not afraid to rock the bowtie proving that this accessory is always high fashion, never old fashioned. When it comes to Chalky’s clad, vintage is victorious.

3. Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), "The Mentalist" Patrick Jane, the unorthodox consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation, helps agents solve various crimes and looks damn good doing it. His signature look is a three-piece suit with a vest and no tie.  If he’s without his suit jacket, Patrick’s sleeves, of his light blue button down, are rolled up and cuffed, an indicator that he’s ready for business. You don’t need a psychic to tell you that this man knows how to dress.

4. Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), "How I Met Your Mother" Barney is a baller when it comes to his keen fashion sense. He is a pro womanizer that uses his wardrobe to lure lovely ladies in his direction. The man pulls off the classic look of a professional gentleman—a slim and sharp suit, a pale colored or pinstripe button down complimented with a striped tie. On the show, he’s a bit of a metrosexual but in his case and considering the way he looks and the women he gets, it ain’t a bad thing.

5.  Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), “Entourage” Ari Gold wins gold for being “Entourage’s” best-dressed character. Appropriately dressed as his role of a powerful Hollywood agent, Ari is decked out in designer attire and suited up for success. He champions a fitted, bold-colored shirt (eggplant or salmon and the like), a three-button jacket with a wide collar, and a part-matching tie. His look wouldn’t be complete without a modern pair of sunglasses to keep out the LA sun and keep in the LA spotlight. 

 

6. Don Draper (Jon Hamm),“Mad Men” The king of all fashionable gentlemen on television would be the dapper and dashing icon, Don Draper. No surprise there. His character may be fictional but it is fact that this Mad Man is making women… and men mad for his attire. His signature look is a grey modern fit suit with a pocket square and French cuffs, a crisp white shirt, a textured retro tie and shiny black Oxfords. Occasionally he sports a wool plaid fedora with a high-collared tan trench coat over his suit. Don accents his attire impeccably and most importantly, wears his clothing with confidence— an accessory that will never go out of fashion!