Tom Ford's directorial debut, A Single Man, is opening in limited release this weekend, and even though the movie is strictly speaking the story of a man grappling with the sudden death of his young lover, there's no mistaking that a fashion icon is behind the camera. While period pieces usually get the most fashion love and attention, like Marie Antoinette's dizzy hair styles and gowns, there are plenty of other places to find your haute eye candy. In honor of Ford's dazzling new film, which stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, and Matthew Goode, here are my favorite men dressed to kill.

1. Colin Firth as George in A Single Man

The inspiration for the list, this buttoned-up English professor in the 1962 is veddy proper down to his cuff links, even as the gals start to get loose with Twiggy's straight hair, impressive eye makeup, and ever-present cigarettes. George's stubborn elegance, from his careful Windsor-knotted ties to his sharply shined shoes, offers him a daily ritual in the face of his heartbreaking grief, a lecture hall of uncaring students, and the turbulence of the times.
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