Every scene in a Wes Anderson film looks like cinematic perfection, from camera angles to music and most iconically, the clothes. Ever noticed how the bold colours of The Grand Budapest Hotel compliment the uniforms of the staff? He’s good like that. Take a look at his most stylish characters so far.
1. Henry Sherman (The Royal Tenenbaums)
In a film where every character is battling for fashion recognition, it is no small feat to stand out from the crowd while on the edges of the cast. The accountant nails preppy chic time and time again with colourful bowties, wide lapelled blue jackets and patterned shirts.
2. Mr Fox (The Fantastic Mr Fox)
You’ve got to be some film maker to make a fox so stylish. Double breasted corduroy suits never looked so good.
3. The Narrator (Moonrise Kingdom)
The Narrator somehow pulls off a cherry red coat and green hat without looking like a garden gnome. We’re putting it down to the ankle grazers with white socks and matching scarf.
4. Alistair Hennessey (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)
While we wouldn’t usually advise wearing all white with a splash of salmon, Hennessey is the exception to the rule.
5. Peter Whitman (Darjeeling Limited)
Of all three impeccably dressed Whitman brothers, Peter stands out with his exceptional flair for accessorising, whether it’s a pair of sunglasses or a belt which compliments his entire outfit.
6. Francis Whitman (Darjeeling Limited)
The man is a testament that a well-tailored suit can make anything look good, even a head wound.
7. Jack Whitman (Hotel Chavelier/Darjeeling Limited)
An inspiration to look as good in bed as you do out of it.
8. Steve Zissou (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)
A lesson in how to team pastels with a bold accessory or two, as well as staying faithful to your own personal style.
9. Richie Tenenbaum (The Royal Tenenbaums)
Who’d have thought a headband and camel suit would be the perfect partners?
10. Herman J Blume (Rushmore)
The millionaire is proof that how you carry yourself can totally change others perception of style (see matching tie and shirt).
11. Max Fischer (Rushmore)
We’ll simply refer you to a certain green velvet suit, bowtie and red beret.
12. Dignan (Bottle Rocket)
On paper, patterned collared shirts should never look good. On Dignan they do.
13. Dmitri (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Your wardrobe should never be dull, even when in false mourning.
14. Royal Tenenbaum (The Royal Tenenbaums)
Terrible father he may be, but the man can work three patterns together effortlessly.
15. Gustave H (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Just look at the man. This is how good he looks every day. We don’t blame Madame D.
17. Young writer (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
The Young Writer was wearing clear frame glasses well before we caught onto the trend.
18. Deputy Vilmos Kovacs (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Prior to his untimely end, the lawyer managed to bring pinstripes back up to date.
16. Rat (The Fantastic Mr Fox)
With tactics as filthy as his name, we’re a fan only of his Breton stripes.
19. Eli Cash (The Royal Tenenbaums)
You’d be a liar if you didn’t wish you had that jacket in your wardrobe. And the shirt too.
20. Walt Bishop (Moonrise Kingdom)
Anyone who can rock a madras suit as separates is winning at the style game.