Do you like dressing up? Nowadays, wearing a suit and tie is not that common anymore. However, in the 1920s, it was popular that men show up neat and clean every day. Decades before that, they wear other forms of men’s ties like Ascots and Cravats.
If you miss wearing suits, you should wear them proudly when you have the opportunity. Meanwhile, you can look for inspirations for your next suit shopping.
If you want to know famous fictional tie-wearers, then don’t forget to check the list below!
1. Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother, 2005-2014)
Ever watched the series How I Met Your Mother? If you did, then you probably know Barney and his “Suit up!” line. He wore suits for almost the entire series, except for some moments when his friends dare him or he’s not in a good shape.
In one episode of season 7, Lily and Marshall had a dare that if Barney can’t do all the cooking tricks of the Japanese cook in the restaurant they were in. In the end, Barney lost the bet and ended up wearing the ducky tie for an entire year.
2. Spongebob Squarepants (1999-present)
When you hear the word Squarepants, what comes to your mind? Well, it’s probably the one “who lives in a pineapple under the sea, Spongebob Squarepants”.
Spongebob has a pet named Gary. He and Patrick (his best friend) work in a diner called Krusty Krab. Most of the time, he wears a white polo shirt with a red tie, and paired with brown pants, white socks, and black leather shoes.
3. Mr. Bean (1990-1995)
Did you know that Mr. Bean TV Series is just one season with 15 episodes? When Disney was airing the show, it looks like it has a few seasons until everyone realised that a segment is not an episode. When the creators found out that it was a hit series, they also did an animated version from 2002-2019.
Whether it’s a human Mr. Bean or the animated one, they both have the same costume. It’s a brown jacket and pants paired with a white button-down shirt, a red tie, and black shoes. Most of the time, he carries his suitcase and his best friend Teddy.
This iconic character will never be forgotten by generations.
4. Conan Edogawa (Case Closed, 1996-present)
Are you fond of anime series? Even if you’re not, you must have seen or heard this cute character named Conan. The anime is also known as Detective Conan.
The anime is about a teenage boy named Shinichi Kudo who was poisoned by the Black Organisation. But instead of dying, he turned into a child (Conan Edogawa) which becomes his new identity.
Conan’s popular outfit is a blue blazer with a white shirt underneath, a red bow-tie, grey shorts, and white and red shoes. His bow-tie can change voices so he wears it every time he solves a case to imitate Richard Moore’s voice.
5. James Bond (1962-present)
The name’s Bond… James Bond.
The role of James Bond has been played by a lot of Hollywood actors such as Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, and Sean Connery. So, who’s your favourite James Bond? Anyway, whoever it is, he must have played it well. Every James Bond actor was chosen for a reason, right?
When it comes to his slick style, ladies will always be interested in James Bond. You’ll always see agent 007 in a stylish black suit with a white shirt underneath and a black bow tie.
6. Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby, 2013)
The Great Mr. Gatsby is an individual with much power, wealth, and beauty. Unfortunately, he wasn’t as powerful and wealthy at first. He worked his way up to the top to reach his dreams, and forget his past.
At first, you’ll think Jay Gatsby has it all with his three-piece tuxedo and his million-dollar smile but not everyone’s “perfect”.
7. Eggsy, Merlin, & Harry (Kingsman: The Secret Service, 2014)
Eggsy, Merlin, & Harry are members of the Kingsman, an International Intelligence Agency. They are hired to people the people of the world from terrorists and violence.
Like most spies, they also wear suits that came from the best tailor in the world. Their suits are charcoal grey or navy blue with a white button-down shirt, and a stripped black and white men’s ties or bowties.
8. John Wick (2014)
John Wick is a retired assassin who took revenge on the people who killed his dog, the last thing his wife left him.
As a member of Continental Hotel, John Wick wears a formal bulletproof suit which helps him to protect himself from his enemies. The suit symbolises simplicity and elegance, which is what John Wick’s character portrays.
Do you miss wearing men’s ties? You can still wear them once in a while because in fashion, what goes around, comes back around. Don’t be shy to clean up well, and be an icon. Let us know who’s your favourite fictional character who loves wearing suits and ties by leaving a comment below!