Whether on the big screen, on your tv screen or on the red carpet, British actor Henry Cavill easily captures the attention of audiences around the world. With his tall figure, buff physique and chiseled good looks, it’s not hard to understand why. His onscreen costumes have ranged from opulent 16th century English garb to chic 60s spy agent gear and to, of course, the famed Superman suit.
Once on the red carpet though, gone is the Superman suit and replaced with a tailored three-piece suit. Henry’s sharp ensembles and sleek personal style take center stage. Here are a few tips on how you can adapt the leading man’s fashionable sense of style.
For big red carpet events, Henry favors classic three-piece suits. It seems to be his most common outfit of choice considering how often he’s been photographed wearing it. Given how suave he looks wearing a well-fitting vest, suit and trousers, it’s an unsurprising red carpet favorite. Like Henry, wear a deep blue or grey solid or pinstripe vest, suit and trousers with a plain white shirt and a coordinating necktie. If you prefer a less classic and more sartorial option, choose a plaid or window-pane patterned fabric instead and wear it with either a matching tie in the same color or one in a contrasting color tone. One outfit that you can’t possibly go wrong with is a grey suit, worn with a matching vest and trousers. Complete the look like Henry with a crisp white shirt, solid black necktie, black shoes, and the pièce de résistance, a simple white pocket square, edged in black and stylishly folded in three parts – it’s all about the details.
The actor has been seen wearing this favored three-piece outfits in a plethora of fabrics and colors, including, of course, shades of grey, navy and black. Although he often wears it formally, buttoned up and with a tie, he also sometimes wears the three-piece ensemble sans tie and with his shirt undone. It creates a look that’s still well put together but slightly less uptight, more casual and relaxed.
Of course, Henry has also been seen in traditional two-piece, single-breasted suits and trousers. However, it’s never usually just the standard black or navy suit. When wearing a two-piece ensemble, the actor likes to mix and match colors, fabrics and patterns. Follow his fashionable lead and wear a bright blue suit with a plain black button down shirt, black trousers and black shoes. The suit makes all the difference and completely elevates the otherwise monotone look. Another option is to wear a white shirt with beige trousers and a patterned blue grey suit. Complete the look with a brown belt and brown shoes.
However, if you’re feeling a little risqué in your fashion choice, take inspiration from Henry’s own outfit of a pebble grey, double-breasted pinstripe suit and matching trousers, worn with a similarly toned plain, round neck shirt.
Even when it comes to wearing a traditional tuxedo, Henry will add a touch of flair by opting for a rich black velvet fabric. It’s clear that the actor is not afraid to deviate from traditional suits and you shouldn’t be too.
Regardless of what type of suit he’s wearing, Henry frequently likes to add an extra dose of style to his outfits by wearing an eye-catching pocket square. On some occasions, he wears a bright pocket square that perfectly matches his necktie or closely coordinates his suit, and on other occasions, he wears a bold printed pocket square that adds a pop of color to his ensemble. It’s obvious that the actor has an eye for detail.
One thing the actor never wears is the whole I just rolled out of bed and threw this on look. That’s certainly not his style and you won’t see him looking sloppy or unkempt. Even on more casual days, he still flexes his sartorial muscle with well-fitting jeans, trousers or chinos and a simple yet classic sports shirt or a jumper and polished shoes. There’s no doubt that this Man of Steel is also very much a man of style. While you may not be cast as the next Superman, you can take a stylish cue from the actor and turn just a many heads.