Style is very rarely seen consorting with function. Far too often they are foes battling for man's attention as he attempts to navigate the depths of his wardrobe.
It's in the renderings and pixels of video games that the masters of style and function are to be found. The following selection of characters are the very embodiment of the expression "dressed to kill" - gentlemen quite capable of nonchalantly sipping an Old Fashioned one minute before breaking your face the next. Note: we don't advise on giant swords or guns as the ideal accessory.
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Booker DeWitt (BioShock Infinite)
"One thing I've learned; if you don't draw first, you don't get to draw at all."
John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
"It ain't no secret I didn't get these scars falling over in church."
Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
"All this talk of Assassins and Templars... it reeks of fantasy."
Agent 47 (Hitman)
"I can do... Whatever I'm paid to."
Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
"Tenzin! RPG? RPG! What's Tibetan for RPG?"
Alucard Tepes (Castlevania)
"You have been doomed ever since you lost the ability to love."
Cole Phelps (L.A. Noire)
"I'm tired of your shtick, Morgan. Spill it or we take you out in the alley and we knock it out of you!"
(Image: Rockstar Games)
Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
"Unfortunately, killing is just one of those things that gets easier the more you do it."
Leon S Kennedy (Resident Evil II)
"Rain or shine, you're going down!"
Manny Calavera (Grim Fandango)
"This deck of cards is a little frayed around the edges, but then again so am I and I've got fewer suits..."
Phoenix Wright (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
Snow Villiers (Final Fantasy XIII)
"Here it comes!"
Jayce Debonair (League of Legends)
"Feel free to give up now"
(Image: League of Legends)
"Rise and shine, mister Freeman."
Dante (Devil May Cry)
"I should have been the one to fill your dark soul with light!"
Lance Vance (Grand Theft Auto)
"Man, Forbes screwed us! Let's go back and screw him... Metaphorically speaking!"
Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear Solid)
"You were hamming it up as the tragic heroine, thanks to the script the Patriots wrote for you. It was pure self-indulgence - you couldn't get enough of the drama."
Andrew Ryan (BioShock)
"We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us."
Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)
"It's called being fashionably late, f*ckface!"
Beat (Jet Set Radio Future)
Ryo Hazuki (Shenmue)
"They killed my father right in front of me... I will have my revenge! I need to do this, for my father."
Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII)
"No matter what happens, even if you become the world's enemy, I'll be your knight."
The Joker (Batman Arkham Asylum)
"Come on boys! He's just one man! One man dressed like a lunatic and armed to the teeth."
Jack of Blades (Fable)
"The demons and Gods you fear and worship are as nothing to me!"
Guybrush Threepwood (Escape from Monkey Island)
"That pig-shaped bush frightens and confuses me."
Sam (Sam & Max)
"Get in the alley, hamsterhead."
Garcian Smith (killer7)
"Look. I'm a cleaner. I can feel no remorse from seeing a dead body. To me, it's merely cold, rotting flesh."
Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
"I think... I wanna be forgiven. Hmmm. More than anything."
Ryu (Street Fighter)
"Your strength is equal to that of your will to win!"
Max Payne (Max Payne)
"There was a blind spot in my head, a bullet-shaped hole where the answers should be. Call it denial. I wanted to dig inside my skull and scrape out the pain."