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Charles Dance: ‘Don’t blindly follow fashion’

Published 04/06/2016

Charles Dance
Charles Dance

Charles Dance thinks suits suit him, though he’s more comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt.

Charles Dance advises against “doggedly” following fashions.

The English actor, known for his numerous villain roles of over the years, cuts quite the dapper figure off screen.

When it comes to the red carpet, 69-year-old Charles likes to don a suit, though he has never been one to fall into style traps.

“I think it's a mistake to doggedly follow fashions,” he advised to Britain’s Esquire magazine. “I see these suits everywhere that seem too short. The trousers finish inches above the ankle and the jackets pinch in. Call me old fashioned, but I don't think you can beat an English tailored suit. It's timeless.

“They don't need the plug, but I always go to Anderson and Shepherd for an impeccable suit. It's never going to go out of trend.”

While suits may be his red carpet staple, the classic actor is actually most comfortable in much more casual attire. Game of Thrones fans will be used to seeing him in the Medieval-style clothes worn on the fantasy show, but now he’s no longer part of the cast Charles prefers a simple jeans and tee combo.

“To be honest with you, I'm quite boring!” he smiled. “I'm most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt, but I am lucky that at 6ft3in, my frame suits clothes quite well. Suits suit me, if you will. But I only wear them when I have to.”

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