An in-depth analysis of Henry Cavill’s immaculate style game
From a demi god to Superman, a double agent to the fantasy genre’s beloved Geralt of Rivia; it’s safe to say that Henry Cavill has overcome his old (and albeit, unfair) title of “the unluckiest man in Hollywood”.
The actor has won over the masses with his enviable work ethic, Spartan level training regime and standing ovation worthy performances. However, one aspect of the actor’s image often goes unnoticed, which is a shame because he pulls it off oh so well. The self proclaimed clothes lover exudes classic elegance at every appearance; and in a time of over the top fashion and blinding prints, we celebrate the thespian’s 37th birthday with a walk down memory lane of some of his best ensembles – sans the cape.
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Few people are as big of a fan of custom suits as Cavill, and that’s not just because the results of Superman’s intense training programme mandate it. Dressed in one of his favourites at the world premiere of The Witcher, the sleek lines and contrasting textures of this Huntsman suit bring Geralt out of the Continent and into the modern world.
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Nothing looks quite as good as Henry Cavill in a turtleneck; he knows it, his stylists know it, the whole world knows it. At the Los Angeles Premiere of Netflix’s The Witcher, Cavill emulates his famous black Superman suit with this ensemble featuring a pullover from Cifonelli and a reappearance of immaculate tailoring by the talented folks at the Hunstman.
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An appearance at Jimmy Kimmel saw Henry throw out a style swerve and play homage to one of his most stylish roles yet, Guy Ritchie’s the Man from U.N.C.L.E, a film that features Cavill in an assortment of beautiful 60s tailoring. Henry steps out of his comfort zone with this plaid suit which gives us all kinds of stylish-1960’s-CIA-agent vibes.
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In a rare show of colour as he ventures out for the Justice League press tour in Beijing, Henry proves that he doesn’t live exclusively in the shadows when it comes to his preferred palette, demonstrating that there is always a timeless way to do colour. Topped off with facial hair affectionately dubbed the Kingstach to fans or also known as the cause of moustache-gate that plagued the release of Justice League (it’s all fun and games till someone calls “reshoots”), this is a look that works in or out of the spotlight.
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Finally, we see Henry emulate his anarchist anti-hero role at the Tokyo premiere of MI6 by doing what he does best, wearing the hell out of a suit. In head to toe black Giorgio Armani that is a manifestation of BDE as a suit, Cavill is proof that sometimes what’s simple is what’s best. Every. Single. Time.
So a birthday toast to the king of classic tailoring and here’s to many many more unforgettable style moments.
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