Icon of the Month – Tom Hardy

As the star of Mad Max: Fury Road , Tom Hardy is Hollywood’s man of the moment. What makes him so beguiling as an actor is his volatility, and if the rumours are true his wild man persona on film is merely an extension of his real world self. But in a movie world brimming with polite, charming English actors, it’s this sense of danger that surrounds him that sets him apart.

His style is a complement to his image – at times larger than life, at times dark and brooding – but always overtly masculine. Whilst he has been spotted in bold 3 piece country checks, his typical suit choices are dark, well-tailored and understated. As Donatella Versace once said of him: “He wears suits in a way that makes you want to see what’s underneath, which is how tailoring should be, right?”

Below are a selection of our favourite Tom Hardy suit choices:

An unusual use of black on black – a 3 button suit with only the top button done up.

An unusual use of black on black – a 3 button suit with only the top button done up.

Esquire never fail to make their cover stars look great – not difficult in this stunning peak lapelled, midnight blue DJ.

Esquire never fail to make their cover stars look great – not difficult in this stunning peak lapelled, midnight blue DJ.

Another DJ, this time in black. Only the silk lapels define this as a dinner suit. The belt hoops are highly irregular.

Another DJ, this time in black. Only the silk lapels define this as a dinner suit. The belt hoops are highly irregular.

There is a fine line between casual and scruffy and this look just about carries it off. As with all great layering, the fabrics get thicker as you work outwards.

There is a fine line between casual and scruffy and this look just about carries it off. As with all great layering, the fabrics get thicker as you work outwards.

A perfect suit for the races. Tom Hardy at Goodwood with Jonny Lee Millar in a light blue/grey Prince of Wales check.

A perfect suit for the races. Tom Hardy at Goodwood with Jonny Lee Millar in a light blue/grey Prince of Wales check.

Royal blue on royal blue. The sheen on the suit suggests a silk/mohair blend. Note the tie pin – this works especially well when the jacket is done up.

Royal blue on royal blue. The sheen on the suit suggests a silk/mohair blend. Note the tie pin – this works especially well when the jacket is done up.

Outrageous windowpane check (with the tie colour matching the check), 6 button lapelled waitscoat, double pleated trousers…. Tom Hardy does eccentric country gent!

Outrageous windowpane check (with the tie colour matching the check), 6 button lapelled waitscoat, double pleated trousers…. Tom Hardy does eccentric country gent!

Cannes 2015: we don’t usually endorse the wearing of a belt here at K&A, but in this context it works brilliantly, breaking up the blue on blue. A fine example of how versatile a navy blue suit can be.

Cannes 2015: we don’t usually endorse the wearing of a belt here at K&A, but in this context it works brilliantly, breaking up the blue on blue. A fine example of how versatile a navy blue suit can be.

 

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