Bryan Cranston has been in the acting business much longer than his breakout series Breaking Bad, and we’ve noticed a lot more careful consideration in his style choice and wardrobe exposure recently. An older gentleman he is, but that doesn’t take away from his youthful personality and the suits/tuxedos he decides to wear on the red carpet. Whether it be his success on television or feature films, Mr Cranston’s style usually goes somewhat unnoticed. When you think of celebrities and fashion, let’s be honest, we don’t necessarily have Cranston on our top list. This is where the brilliance of it all shows.
Cranston doesn’t make bold choices in his outfits. He makes playful, fun ones, which makes his subtle take on the red carpet even more charming. The popular actor recently turned the big 6-0 this past Tuesday. Alongside his young-at-heart demeanour, his style choices always keep him classy, fun and a commanding figure onscreen.
You can possibly see this as a “steal the style” segment we have from time to time. So if you’re a gentleman in your 60s, 50s, or even 40s, here are some things you might want to write down for future reference.
Lively around your neck
Bright coloured or patterned ties for suits are one of those significant points to rack up on. Usually, this full-of-life accessory contrasts beautifully with solid coloured suits that are toned down to showcase a more colourful tie. He recently wore a double-breasted brown suit for his Why Him? premiere, complimenting it with a patterned blue and brown (different shade) tie. For a different event, he chose a coral pink tie with a slate-grey suit. The idea here is to keep your suit tailored, slim-fitted and as simple as possible so the tie or shirt can do most of the talking. In turn, the suit looks even better with the entire ensemble.
What’s for dinner?
The dinner jacket or tuxedo can either be safe or spewing with so much swagger it’ll look like it has been specifically made for you. Well, if it’s bespoke, it better be. Instead of going safe and generic, take a page straight out of the Cranston red carpet playbook. In one event, he was seen in a velvet, double-breasted dinner jacket. At the 2017 SAG awards he wore an embroidered Z Zegna tuxedo. He basically tends to play around with particular detailing and unusual fabrics that manipulate certain hues under different lighting. Apart from having your tuxedo 100 percent tailored-made, try and mix things up outside common fabrics and detailing. But make sure the differences are subtle, rather than sticking out like a sore thumb.
Shades of blue
Blue checks, blue pinstripes (both narrow and wide), blue in windowpane, you get the idea. Different shades of blue in a solid suit or that of a patterned one can be ridiculously versatile. The eye-catching patterns or a shade of blue really sums up Cranston’s overall choices during premieres and award shows. In other words, try and steer away from the predictable choices and stand out with some not-so-ordinary suit patterns. While electric blue is for the exceptionally bold, make sure the shades of blue you stick to are slightly darker toned. Keep it dark enough for some amazing combinations with key accessories that include ties, pocket squares and socks. Save the light blue linen for the summer or any other similar light shade of blue that are found more appropriately for the weekend or day-time occasions.