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When we grow up, we want to dress like Colin Firth.

The Bri­tish ac­tor with the plummy voice and the hugely im­pres­sive back cat­a­logue play­ing stoic if frus­trated English­men on screen is never less than im­mac­u­lately pre­sented when he has to spruik a film or some other project.

And it’s not that he does any­thing par­tic­u­larly rad­i­cal or “out there” when it comes to his look. On the con­trary, he’s proper con­ser­va­tive, favour­ing dark navy suits over white shirts with highly polished black Ox­fords. But maaaan, does he know how to put it to­gether.

Every­thing he wears is cut just right, sits just right, and looks just right. His tall, slen­der frame helps, of course, as­sist­ing him to achieve the il­lu­sion that he was seem­ingly born in a suit. Add clas­sic, thick-framed eye­wear and you have the up­dated English gentle­man par ex­cel­lence. Cast back to his mem­o­rable turn as Harry Hart – pri­vate spy mas­querad­ing as Sav­ile Row tai­lor in Kings­man: Se­cret Ser­vice. Ev­ery look… just per­fect.

“I don’t think its ever been some­thing I’m par­tic­u­larly good at,” a self-dep­re­cat­ing Firth told Askmen dur­ing pre-pub­lic­ity for Kings­man,, when asked about his sense of style. “I sup­pose when I was younger I hid be­hind the aŒ ec­ta­tion that I didn’t care. [But] once you get it right, there’s no get­ting away from it be­ing a good feel­ing. You ei­ther stum­ble on that or some­one helps you with it.

“But hav­ing some­one help you out with the right suit, and then look­ing good in it, is an ab­so­lutely won­der­ful feel­ing.”

Firth con­fessed he was mea­sured “to within an inch of my life” by a tai­lor for his Kings­man role, but he kept up the stan­dard as every­thing he wears oŒ set in the pub­lic eye makes us green with envy.

His tall, slen­der frame helps, as­sist­ing him to achieve the il­lu­sion that he was seem­ingly born in a suit.

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