Mad mens suits in movies

Every good movie has its hero, but it’s really the colourfully crazy characters, which we never forget.

And when they’re insanely unhinged or crazy in the coconut, there’s nothing quite like a mad man’s suit to show off their derangement.

Here’s some of the maddest mens suits from the movies.

Mad Hatter

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Mad hatter with his freaky hair and funky suit


The Alice in Wonderland story has lasted the test of time and one of the stars of the surreal tale is the Mad Hatter. Throughout time, the character’s suits have been recreated over and over again, but the fantastically funky suit worn by Johnny Depp and Tim Burton’s latest offering is certifiably MAD!

The Mask

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The Mask’s mental yellow suit and matching hat


Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic super-hero when he wears a mysterious mask. That’s a manic super-hero who wears a ridiculously yellow suit. Making him look like a cross between a pimp and a clown, which is a weird mix if you think about it. The suit is actually quite cool though.

Willy Wonka

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Willy Wonka wearing his velvet suit and bonkers bow tie


Somebody who lives in a large chocolate factory surrounded by strange orange-faced dwarves is going to be a little eccentric or just completely bonkers. And a bonkers man needs a bonkers suit so Willy Wonka gets given a huge dose of velvet.

Saturday Night Fever

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Raving mad dance moves need a super-fly white suit


Responsible for raving mad dance moves in discos around the world, John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever knows how to get down and boogie. And if you’re the king of the disco floor, then only a superfly white suit with crazy flares and collars will do.

The Joker

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The Joker sporting one of his vintage suits


Many would award the late and great Heath Ledger’s character in The Dark Night with the accolade of the insanest villain in movie history. Such an accolade is going to require one hell of a wardrobe and he doesn’t disappoint with a collection of vintage suits throughout the movie. Think ringmaster meets professor meets psycho clown.

Nutty Professor

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Fat suits are only for the mad and Eddie Murphy


Professor Klump’s attire isn’t that nutty really, but the fat suit worn by Eddie Murphy is pretty loco and transforms him into a fatty, fruitcake professor who is quite literally larger than life. For all the doubters, a fat suit worn by a man is technically a man’s suit.

Fastest mens shoes

When moving at maximum speed, modern men have custom shoes to keep their feet fast and safe. But what do they wear in slower motion?

Spikes and flame-proof boots are a poor fit for most social settings. So here’s some men’s classic shoe suggestions for the fastest men in leisure mode:

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt


Officially the fastest man on two legs, Usain Bolt is the world record holder and Olympic champion in the 100m, 200m (and 100m relay), so his nickname of ‘Lightning Bolt’ is well deserved.

Running that fast means some pretty hot feet, so a casual pair of deck shoes should cool them down — size 13s we hear.

Sebastian Vettel

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Sebastien Vettel – fastest man in Formula 1
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Endurance, sharp reflexes and fearlessness are just some of the attributes required to be a Formula One racing driver.

The current world champion, Sebastian Vettel has held the title for two years and is the youngest ever world champion. And visiting all those race tracks in glamorous places like Monaco and Dubai is going to need a classy pair of brogues.

Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher

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Tony Schumacher

Covering ¼ mile in just four seconds and reaching speeds of 320mph must be a pain in the neck. But, leading NHRA drag racer and seven times champion, Tony Schumacher doesn’t see it that way.

When he’s not racing, he’s talking about racing and gives up to 200 speeches a year — so a smart pair of handmade Italian shoes will look the part.

Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner

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Felix Baumgartner

Mr Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver and base jumper and gets pretty close to flying through the air like a kamikaze bird. He’s leapt from the world’s tallest buildings and even the hand of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio; though, skydiving from the edge of space (71,581ft) and reaching speeds of 360mph is one of his more notable exploits.

So surely getting his feet back firmly on the ground with a sturdy yet comfortable pair of Chelsea boots is most important after playing superman.

Andy Green

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Thrust 2


Being the first person to break the sound barrier on land was something RAF jet pilot, Andy Green accomplished in 1997. He reached a top speed of 763mph in USA’s Black Rock Desert to become the land speed record holder.

Now as a military man he has a penchant for boots, so we suggest a pair of black dealer boots with rubber soles to satisfy his racing blood.

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish

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Mark Cavendish


It must have been painful for French newspaper, L’equipe to acknowledge English racing cyclist, Mark Cavendish, as the as the Tour De France’s best sprinter of all time, but he continues to break records on two wheels.

Constantly collecting trophies including an MBE, Mark’s going to need a smart pair of classic Oxford shoes to match that tuxedo.

Brogue traders

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Don’t let the shiny brogues fool you


They may look respectable with their well cut suits, silk ties and immaculately polished brogues, but what are they really up to?

Here we take a look at some of the occupations that have fallen foul of public opinion in recent years and ask whether beneath their professional veneer, the guys in brogues are really rogues…

Bankers

Bob Diamond

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Bob Diamond ex-Barclays CEO resigned over rogue rates


They’re the fat cats most responsible for the global financial credit crunch. Greedy traders, bloated by enormous bonuses, took huge risks with other people’s money.

When it all went horribly wrong, it was UK taxpayers that paid for their mistakes…and yet the bonus culture persists. Banks like Barclays and Lloyds were started by sober, responsible Quaker families, but most modern financial institutions put profits first.

The money grabbing culture of investment banks gives hard working staff in your local retail banking branch, a bad name. You can’t say everyone who works in a bank is a rogue, but as a sector – it stinks.

Politicians

David Cameron

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David Cameron doesn’t always get the thumbs up


Political scandals are nothing new. But the 2009 MP’s expenses scandal exposed institutionalised corruption at the heart of British politics. Since then, regulations have been tightened up and after the last election, there was a huge intake of new blood into the House of Commons.

But as an occupation, politicians continue to be seen as pompous, out of touch and self serving. Research by the London School of Economics, shows that in the UK, there’s been zero improvement in social mobility in thirty years.

Whatever politicians, are doing – it isn’t working. And not even Jeremy Paxman can get them to answer a straightforward question. Rogues in brogues? All too frequently…

CEOs

Tony Hayward

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BP CEO Tony Hayward resigned over oil spill disaster


When it all goes wrong, the buck stops with the company chairman and/or chief executive – right? Wrong. These days, if you make a huge mistake at the helm, you try to brazen it out and stay on the payroll.

If you do decide to do the decent thing, chances are, you’ll pocket an indecent sum of money as a golden goodbye. When BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward finally resigned after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, he pocketed a cool £11 million. Not bad considering that eleven people were killed and 1000 miles of coastline polluted.

Rogues in brogues – what do you think?

Oligarchs

Roman Abramovich

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Roman Abramovich – Chelsea fans might love him but…


Fabulously wealthy, they own a host of businesses in the UK, including football clubs and newspapers. Back home in Russia, their money comes from oil, aluminium, and even banks.

From humble beginnings in the chaos of post soviet Russia, somehow, they’ve managed to claw their way to the top. The emphasis here is on ‘somehow’, because all too often the origin of the vast wealth of these hard men, is shrouded in mystery.

Some were petty criminals, others worked for the KGB, now they control strategic assets, of great importance to the UK economy. Russian rogue traders? Quite possibly.