Timeless Elegance: The Fashionable Revival of Men’s Formalwear by ‘The Gentleman’ and ‘Bridgeton’

In recent years, the world of entertainment has been a powerful catalyst for reviving past fashion trends. Two notable productions, the series adaptation of Guy Ritchie's "The Gentlemen" and Netflix's "Bridgerton," have significantly influenced the resurgence of men's formal fashion. Both have captured audiences with their distinct styles, blending classic elegance with modern flair. Here's how these shows are sparking a revival in men's formalwear.


"The Gentlemen" is a stylish crime drama that revolves around the dichotomy of the world of the London drug lords and the refinement of the landed gentry and British aristocracy. Beyond its gripping narrative and sharp dialogue, the series adaptation is a visual feast of refined fashion. The characters sport an array of impeccably tailored suits that exude confidence and authority. The show features the unmistakeable power suit and takes a fresh look at tweed formalwear perfect for country or city living, its Saville row meets country lifestyle. Details like pocket squares, tie pins, belts and custom linings are subtly highlighted, encouraging men to think beyond the basic suit and consider the accessories that complete the look.

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‘The Gentlemen’ has reignited an appreciation for the bespoke suit, by featuring brands like Henry Poole & Co and Marant urging men to consider craftsmanship and fit. “By partnering with brands that are actually good at what they do, The Gentlemen is following the likes of Poor Things and Saltburn by producing thoughtful, quality pieces that are less merch, more menswear grails” comments GQ magazine.

On the other side of the spectrum, Netflix's "Bridgerton" offers a dive into the opulent world of Regency-era fashion. While the show is renowned for its stunning array of women’s gowns, it also brings a spotlight to the exquisite details of men’s formalwear from the early 19th century.

Key elements of Regency fashion, waistcoats and cravats are showcased in a variety of colours and patterns. “We use the silhouette of the period, but we don't necessarily use period fabrics. We don't use period detailing,” Glaser (Bridgerton Costume Designer) explains for InStyle magazine. The layering of these pieces creates a sophisticated silhouette that modern fashion is beginning to embrace once again.

From signet rings to brooches, pocket watches, belts and even travel bags and briefcases "Bridgerton" emphasizes the importance of accessories in completing a formal look. These small details add a personal touch and a sense of history to modern formalwear.

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