The Suits of Tom Hiddleston: How to Dress Evil
Posted: Sep 01 2017
Tom Hiddleston is well known for playing Loki in the Marvel cinematic universe. His brilliant spin on the evil character consecrated him to the top tier of villains, landing him a place next to ledger’s Joker and Hopkin's Hannibal Lecter. Hiddleston is a perfect case study to learn how to dress mean, so we decided to break down some of his looks.
The first suit we picked looks devilishly good. A subtle, fine pinstripe with a light brown pattern. The cut of the suit is sharp like a blade, with peak lapels on the one button jacket. The single button on the jacket extends the length on the lapels, contributing to the aggressive flow of the ensemble. The suit is nicely complemented by a waistcoat with four pockets and six horn buttons. The chain holding the pocket watch adds the intensity of steel to the textured fabric, and together with the safety pin on the tie, it dims the softness of cotton and wool. A mean man has hard edges. The only thing out of place for us is the tie, that we find to be inharmonious with the collar. The knot and the draping are off, a detail that we spotted in another of Hiddleston ensembles.
The second look we chose is a double breasted, classic navy pinstripe with a six by two button configuration. Double breasted jackets add bulk and give more presence to the wearer. Teaming up the strength of the jacket with razor sharp peak lapels Hiddleston gets his dose of evil. He then tones down his nefariousness by pairing the suit with a denim shirt a matching pocket square. The knitted tie also gives him an air of casual, but do not fall for this cheap trick, his villain intentions can still be spotted looking at the cut of the shoulders of the jacket. The cut is wider than normal, almost intimidating
The last suit we chose is less evil and more standard, but what caught our eye (and you will have to zoom in on the picture to spot it), is the nailhead, dark navy fabric the suit is made of. The fabric is so nice and rich in texture that we love how the pockets are piped, avoiding any distractions. The suit looks sleek and it is perfectly integrated by the four button waistcoat. Once again Hiddleston uses a lower button to add length to the top of the garment, and to look sharper than Japanese steel. The actor seems to be a man of habit, but that is not necessarily a good thing, especially when he perseveres mismatching his collars and ties. The knot on his tie is too small, the tie itself too skinny and there is too much empty space left around his neck, making his head look huge. If you want to work on your villainy, come and see us in store, we will help you create your own collection of suits to look dapper while you carry out your plans of world domination.