In these uncertain times, the only thing we can be certain of is how quickly we can access media.
The television landscape has changed and not only are the shows better but they are much easier to binge and watch.
So with that in mind, here are 31 Stylish TV Shows that Every Man Should Binge!
1. Mad Men (2007-2015)
Any list of stylish television shows would not be complete without Mad Men. Set in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Mad Men shows tons of different suits and styles that remain timeless and classic. This show has everything for your suit game If you like two-piece suits, look towards Jon Hamm as Don Draper. If you like three-piece suits, look towards John Slattery as Roger Sterling. Watch this show now!
2. Sherlock (2010 – Present)
Based on the original novels, Sherlock is the show that put Benedict Cumberbatch on the map. Look towards his style throughout the show including his classic overcoat and scarves. Also, Watson (played by Martin Freeman) has many different great outfits that are more military-inspired which is in line with his character.
3. Suits (2011 – 2019)
A lesser-known style icon of television culture, Gabriel Macht plays the Harvard law graduate, Harvey Specter. Specter’s style throughout the show is very conservative. His normal uniform is an impeccably tailored two-piece Tom Ford suit with peak lapels and a single vent. Specter switches these up throughout the show and his wardrobe is a highlight of the show.
4. Downton Abbey (2010 – 2015)
A show set during the beginning of the 20th century centering around wealthy British aristocrats, Downton Abbey has so many style lessons to glean from it. From tweed suits to formal wear to classic headwear, there are a ton of lessons to be learned.
5. Archer (2009 – Present)
This animated comedy shows us all how a suit should fit. It should look effortless. Archer Sterling makes it look that way. Even though he typically wears his grey two-piece suit, he does stretch his style muscles from time to time. This is a perfect example of a daily uniform to adopt.
6. Peaky Blinders (2013 – Present)
Tommy Shelby played by Cillian Murphy is who you need to keep your style eyes on in this show. While all the characters look amazing, Shelby’s style bursts through the screen with his amazing monochromatic outfits. All of the characters also show us how to correctly style and wear newsboy caps which are all coming back into style today.
7. Miami Vice (1984 – 1989)
Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas star in this monumental television show. This is the show that defined the style of the late 80’s and early 90’s. While we wouldn’t match Sonny Crocket’s (Don Johnson) style exactly, he does show us how to incorporate more color into our outfits in a world embracing darker colors and patterns. Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) shows us ways to style a double-breasted jacket. Crockett and Tubbs also both show us how to accessorize and look good doing so. Don’t forget, MIAMI VICE!
8. Boston Legal (2004 – 2008)
Every type of suit you can wear in an office job is in this show. Set in the early 2000’s, Boston Legal is a master class on conservative fashion for the workplace. If you only learn one thing from this show, make sure it is to never mess with Denny Crane.
9. Lucifer (2015 – Present)
Tom Ellis shows all of us exactly how to double down on dark colors and patterns. Not many men can wear a dark shirt under a dark suit, can you?
10. How I Met Your Mother (2005 – 2014)
The “Legendary” Barney Stinson played by Neil Patrick Harris always looked amazing during the nine-season run of this hit comedy. Barney knows his stuff too and would often tell people style do’s and don’ts. I challenge you to find any outfit that would not look good today that Barney is wearing. Just don’t get any ideas about stealing a blue French Horn.
11. White Collar (2009 – 2014)
White Collar stars Matthew Bomer as a gentleman thief (a la Thomas Crown) named Neal Caffrey. Caffrey dresses impeccably throughout the show. He favored darker colored suits in grey and navy. He occasionally wore lighter suits in blue and green. He also favored the skinny tie in which he perfectly tailored his lapel width and collar size to match the width of his skinny ties. This is a next level style move that every man should learn and adopt.
12. 30 Rock (2006 – 2013)
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy looks amazing throughout the entire show. Every single suit is perfectly tailored and styled and is a great guide to any gentleman exactly how to wear a suit and look amazing while doing. It doesn’t matter what body type you are, a perfectly tailored suit will look amazing on any man. To sum up the style of Jack Donaghy, I’ll use a quote from the show. Liz Lemon (Tina Fey): “Why are you in a tux?” Jack Donaghy: “It’s after six. What am I, a farmer?”
13. Luther (2010 – Present)
Idris Elba stars as DCI John Luther in this British crime drama. Elba loves to layer in this show with a stunning tweed overcoat over his suits which typically have a pattern of some sort as opposed to a straight color. Layering and different textures = next level styling.
14. White Gold (2017 – Present)
A British comedy following the interesting adventures of three double-glazing window salesmen, White Gold shows off 1980’s styling extremely well. Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick plays the main character and every single one of his suits are perfectly tailored. He shows us how to incorporate the double-breasted jacket back into our style and has a few casual outfits that serve for great inspiration.
15. Dexter (2006 – 2013)
A perfect guide to warm-weather style, Dexter shows us an amazing array of linen button-down shirts and chinos in a mostly casual style. Michael C. Hall stars as the serial killer with a code, named Dexter. Even his “killing outfit” has amazing style to it with a classic Henley. Tonight’s the night… to watch Dexter!
16. Hannibal (2013 – 2015)
Another serial killer with killer style, Hannibal stars Mads Mikkelsen as the iconic character of Hannibal Lecter. All of Mikkelsen’s suits in the show are bold and understated at the same time. Most of his suits are three-piece with bold patterns. He is rarely seen in a solid colored suit. He also is partial to a velvet dinner jacket in the show.
17. The Kominsky Method (2018 – Present)
A comedy about getting old but looking good while doing it, Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin ooze charisma together on screen. They also both ooze style. Arkin’s character, Norman Newlander, is always looking amazing in a blazer and tie. He mixes and matches many different patterns and unique blazers into his wardrobe. Meanwhile his best friend in the show Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) is on the other end of the style spectrum. Douglas is extremely casual sporting many different light jackets and scarves. He also has a go-to flat cap and pair of clear-framed sunglasses.
18. Psych (2006 – 2014)
This buddy comedy is another masterclass in casual style. James Roday and Dule Hill both wear many different outfits with Roday preferring a slightly more casual look to Hill’s more business casual look. Roday rocks jeans and casual button-down shirts throughout the show. He also wears a very nice Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Professional!
19. Boardwalk Empire (2010 – 2014)
Another show set in the early 20th century, Boardwalk Empire explores the style of the gangster of this era. Following Nucky Thompson played by Steve Buscemi, the style of his character takes inspiration from 1920’s mugshots and photos from this period of gangsters. Watch Thompson and his style closely as he incorporates numerous different suits and styles throughout this HBO show.
20. Mr. Selfridge (2013 – 2016)
A story about American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge opening his department store “Selfridges & Co.” on Oxford Street in London, this show has amazing style throughout it. Harry Selfridge played by Jeremy Piven is often seen in amazing three-piece suits. Selfridge shows us exactly how to style a contrasting vest within your three-piece suit.
21. Californication (2007 – 2014)
Casual style is David Duchovny’s specialty in Californication. Playing a womanizing, substance abusing, novelist and screenwriter named Hank Moody, Duchovny is often seen wearing many different amazing casual outfits. Most of his outfits are simple with a t-shirt or polo shirt serving as the first layer with a light jacket and jeans finishing the outfits. If you want casual style inspiration, look no further.
22. Billions (2016 – Present)
A modern-day Thomas Crown, Bobby Axelrod played by Damian Lewis stars in this high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Axelrod is seen wearing many different casual styles and favors zip-up hoodies and leather tennis shoes.
23. Justified (2010 – 2015)
This is Wild West-style to the max! Timothy Olyphant stars as a United States Marshal and is the closest thing today to a modern-day cowboy. He even dresses like one! This is how you style a cowboy hat and how you pull off a Canadian Tuxedo!
24. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017 – Present)
Taking place in the 1950’s, this show, much like Mad Men, harkens back to another era of style. Any male character in this show can be used as inspiration in your own wardrobe. Keep your eyes peeled! There is so much style in this show!
25. Only Fools and Horses (1981 – 2003)
An unusual choice, Only Fools and Horses’ character Del Boy may have been a style inspiration to today’s current trends. Wearing a shearling coat and flat cap, he was well ahead of the curve. If you want to know how to wear a shearling coat, look no further!
26. The Boys (2019 – Present)
This dark comedy is a lesson on bad boy style. Billy Butcher played by Karl Urban is often seen wearing “Hawaiian” style camp shirts and dark pants and an amazing overcoat. He pulls off printed shirts better than anyone. Hughie Campbell played by Jack Quaid also rocks a very nice Harrington jacket throughout much of the show’s first season. If you want to look like a bad boy and have fun while doing it, this is the show for you!
27. House of Cards (2013 – 2018)
Before his fall from grace, Kevin Spacey’s Francis Underwood showed us so many great suits throughout this show. He isn’t the only one looking amazing either! Michael Kelly’s character, Doug Stamper, also looks great in his suits. In fact, every character in this show looks amazing while they’re committing heinous crimes. The show teaches that there are two kinds of pain in the world and bad style is definitely a useless one and Underwood has no patience for useless things.
28. True Detective (2014 – Present)
Another hit from HBO, True Detective shows off some police style with a southern twist to it. From corduroy jackets to tweed jackets and jeans jackets, this show has everything. Pay attention to what Matthew McConaughey is wearing while he is still a cop and the style of Colin Farrell.
29. Sons of Anarchy (2008 – 2014)
Modern-day Easy Rider, Charlie Hunnam stars as Jax Teller, a member of an outlaw motorcycle club. This show is a how-to manual on how to dress like a badass biker. Pay attention to the use of vests and distressed clothing throughout the show!
30. Ozark (2017 – Present)
This drama starring Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde is another great style inspiration for the modern man. Bateman looks good in everything he wears favoring more muted colors and patterns in his very understated style. The fit of everything he wears is spot on as well!
31. This Time with Alan Partridge (2019 – Present)
Goofball Steve Coogan explodes off the television screen in this comedic parody of British television personalities. Playing a broadcaster, Coogan wears many different stylish suits and even a few turtlenecks throughout the show. While his attitude is not one you should emulate, his style certainly is!
Summary – Stylish TV Shows & Movies
There you have it, gentleman!
31 Stylish TV Shows Every Man Should Binge!
Which one will you start with? Did we miss any?
Now, you all have some show to watch…
Get to it!