A style reference

Style and elegance are key elements in the world of cinema. The TV series Hannibal Lecter is proof of this. Indeed, Doctor Hannibal Lecter, played by Mads Mikkelsen, is a perfect example of a well-groomed appearance: refined, precious accessories, a wardrobe of exact measurements, bright colors…

If you’ve watched the series, you’ve no doubt noticed these details. Like many stylists, you’re probably fascinated by the way this character dresses. Perhaps you’re even tempted to adopt the same outfit? In this post, we give you the keys to dressing like Hannibal.


Introducing Hannibal Lecter

Before going into detail about how Hannibal Lecter dresses, it’s important to introduce this character, who will be your source of inspiration for mythical outfits.
Hannibal Lecter is a 3-season American TV series in the genre of crime drama, thriller and psychological horror. Created by Bryan Fuller, it is based on the tetralogy by novelist Thomas Harris. The series features the first book, “Red Dragon”.

We won’t dwell on a full description of the series, but let’s talk about Hannibal instead. Played by Mads Mikkelsen, the character is distinguished by the refinement and aestheticism of the world around him. Particularly noteworthy are his atrocious crimes, described as a work of art, and his singular, brightly-colored outfits. These are just some of the elements that enable him to assert his power.


What style of suit for Hannibal Lecter?

Characterized by a slightly baroque elegance, Hannibal Lecter’s style is very much inspired by the look of the 1970s. This style is marked by clothes in shimmering hues. In the series, the character usually appears in a tailored 3-piece suit, with a wide Paisley tie, a double Windsor knot and enpointe lapels: you’ll find all these accessories in our showroom.

If you’d like to adopt this outfit, here are a few tips to bear in mind. First of all, make sure that the pocket square fits perfectly with the shades of the suit. Of course, you’ll want to enlist the expertise of a professional tailor to create your bespoke Hannibal Lecter suit.

Most of the time, the actor adopts a British elegance and, like the actors who play James Bond, wears “Prince of Wales” suits. This historic English pattern is a twill fabric composed of checks linked by horizontal and vertical colored stripes. It’s a great way to enhance the silhouette.

In fact, for those with a rather slim waist, patterned clothing is just the thing. The vest also completes the outfit, helping to fill out the volume as well as adding style. To dress like Hannibal, combine this outfit with a blue shirt. Make sure you match the colors.
As for the tie and pocket square, opt for accented tones and if possible with imposing patterns. Red, purple, silver or dark gray will do the trick.