Colin Andrew Firth CBE, born 10 September 1960, is an illustrious English / Italian actor. His acting career spans over 30 years, earning him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTA Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Volpi Cup.
Besides his outstanding acting chops, he is also known for his eased elegance that resonates more with the Italian style rather than the properness of the English. Not surprisingly, he prefers Italian tailoring thanks to his marriage to Livia Giuggioli, an Italian director / designer and his innate love for the country.
Here we present a medley of memorable looks from his most iconic roles to date: Warning! Spoilers and great style ahead!
In this modern adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Firth plays Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones's misjudged love interest. Throughout the film, Firth is dressed pretty sombrely, though sharply, in dark serious suits and ties befitting his character. Until the Jones's family Christmas Party, we see him in a forest green wool sweater with a cartoony reindeer print. And later at the posh Darcy's party, Firth is looking more formal in a charcoal windowpane suit but keeping the kitschy Christmas theme with the red snowman tie.
Set in the 60's, Firth plays a college professor contemplating suicide in designer Tom Ford's directional debut. This stylish sepia-toned masterpiece is chock full of beautiful custom-made and vintage pieces, and the stand-out item is the black frame glasses Firth wears. This simple accessory acts as an extension to Firth's character, George Falconer, mild-mannered persona and also as a mask to his heart's inconsolable grief.
A great story of the stuttering sovereign overcoming his personal and political battles! Besides having Lionel Logue helping King George VI speak with confidence, those wide peak lapels on all of his different jackets and coats do add a boost of authority and competence to the unsure monarch.
Firth plays Bill Haydon, a member of the British Intelligence, in this gripping espionage drama set in the early 1970s. Although brown is a popular color of choice for menswear fashion in the 1970s, it is very apt for Firth's double-dealing character. Brown is a color of stability, reliability, and approachability, and often seen worn on men in the education and sales sector. Firth's brown suits do give him an air of warmth and friendly eccentricity, a distraction in order for him to work both sides.
Kingsmen: The Golden Circle opened recently late September, riding high on the success of the first instalment Kingsmen: The Secret Service. This fun action-packed British spy franchise is outstanding in style due to the impeccably well-fitted bespoke double breasted suits the special agents wear, especially on Firth's character Galahad aka Harry Hart. His envy inducing wardrobe of double breasted suits in shades of grey and pinstripe are the epitome of masculine elegance and authority that no one would mess around with.
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|Chest (Shirt)||Chest (Body)||Collar||Shoulder||Sleeve||Length|
|46||40" / 102cm||36" / 91cm||15" / 38cm||17" / 43cm||25" / 63.5cm||28.5" / 72cm|
|48||42" / 107cm||38" / 96.5cm||15.5" / 39.5cm||17.5" / 44.5cm||25.5" / 65cm||29" / 73.5cm|
|50||44" / 112cm||40" / 102cm||16" / 40.5cm||18" / 45.5cm||26" / 66cm||29.5" / 75cm|
|52||46" / 117cm||42" / 107cm||16.5" / 42cm||18.5" / 47cm||26.5" / 67.3cm||30" / 76cm|
|54||48" / 122cm||44" / 112cm||17" / 43.2cm||19" / 48cm||27" / 68.5cm||30.5" / 77.5cm|
|56||50" / 127cm||46" / 117cm||17.5" / 44.5cm||19.5" / 49.5cm||27.5" / 70cm||31" / 78.5cm|