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Usually, we’ve seen the most stylish women in the spotlight on screen. Take ‘Sex & the City’ or  ‘Empire’, for instance, which influenced an entire generation of women to indulge in fashion. But now, new-age men have taken it upon themselves to look stylish and willingly spend on tailored outfits, often seeking inspiration from stars. Over the past few years, we’ve seen tons of male actors and fictional characters turn into style icons, be it for vintage style, formal wear, or simply etiquette of dressing. Here’s LSA’s Top 5 picks for the best TV shows to watch if you’re looking to learn a few lessons in men’s style.

5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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We’ll admit this series based on Mrs. Maisel might be inclined towards the female demographic but look between the lines, and you’ll see tons of attractive menswear cues. Based on the life of an overly bold stand-up comedian, who became one after her husband leaves her, she makes stand-up comedy her new vice and profession. The show has a lot of vintage menswear details to look for since retro is currently the biggest obsession in fashion. Plaid suits and checkered shirts haven’t been better accessorised.

4. Mad Men
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Mad Men

Set in the 60s, ‘Mad Men’ has been lauded for its fashions and attention to detail in terms of styling period looks. At its forefront is Don Draper, an apex in the advertising industry at the time, who was known for pristine dressing and signature style. He’s the character who popularised the ‘Pesko Fold’ that we know and love today. If you’re someone who loves vintage style and modern day accessorising, this is the show to watch, immortalised today as one of the best TV shows.

3. Queer Eye

Unlike modern m-day dramas, ‘Queer Eye’ is undeniably one of the hottest reality TV shows to watch on Netflix. Five connoisseurs in their respective fields of style, food, hairdressing, living and more, team up to transform men who require a style makeovers or aspire to be more indulgent. It simply brings out an essence of self-development that’s backed up by professional support. In the process, you’ll be taking tons of style notes on how to dress yourself exclusively, your way. For a newbie, this is one of the best TV shows to get you on track with style and modern living.

2. Lucifer
Lucifer

The devil himself, Lucifer Morningstar ditches existential angst to look for a new Earthly obsession, in the process becoming an FBI assistant and the owner of luxurious nightclub. Every suit Lucifer wears is pure perfection. If you’re looking for an on-screen icon in formalwear, Lucifer Morningstar is the one. Apart from him, several other characters focus on athleisure and light casual layering. As one of the recent shows on this list, it will give you a perfect contemporary understanding of formalwear and dapper dressing.

Suits
Suits

“Suits that mean business” as the show’s costume designer Jolie Andreatta prefers to call this sartorial masterpiece. With a mix and match of vintage accessories and modern-day cuts, ‘Suits’ is the go-to TV show for anyone who aspires to keep up with this code of extreme corporate dressing. This is menswear at its most aspirational. It emphasises on bespoke dressing and the perfect formal silhouette. If your dress-code at work is formal, then you’ll definitely find something to take away from this show.

Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.