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Many female style icons have emerged from the television archives. Joan Holloway on Mad Men, the entire cast of Gossip Girl, and each member of the Kardashian clan’s clothes are fawned over by the masses as they look to imitate their heroes. But which male fashion icons have emerged over the years? Here are five TV characters every man should dress like.


Sheldon Cooper, “The Big Bang Theory”


Despite being ridiculously pedantic, ignorant, and down-and-out crazy, Sheldon Cooper has become one of the most beloved characters on television. Maybe it’s because of his tremendous comedic chops or the fact that he wears such irresistibly geeky t-shirts.

Barney Stinson, “How I Met My Mother”


We all wish that we were as smooth as Neil Patrick Harris’ Barney Stinson. His way with words is so legen–wait for it…dary that he’s pretty much seduced half of New York City throughout “How I Met Your Mother”’s tenure. But the real reason why we all love him so dearly is because of his appreciation of a good suit.

Don Draper, “Mad Men”


Don has it all. He’s the coolest man in 1960’s New York, runs his own advertising agency, has hoards of beautiful women dropping at his feet, can drink in the day without being judged, and looks so cool it makes Fonzie suicidal.

Nucky Thomspon, “Boardwalk Empire”


It’s easy to forget just how fashionable people were in the 1920’s. Years before the depression turned everyone into poorly dressed hobos, Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson pranced down Atlantic City’s boardwalk with his cohorts looking so dapper even the Fargo star’s face can’t ruin his style.

Stephen Colbert, “The Colbert Report”

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Often overlooked in the fashion department because of his sharp wit, Colbert has fast become one of the coolest men in America. And he did it all whilst wearing glasses too. Kudos, Mr. Colbert. Kudos.