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Henry Cavill: 60s suits belong in past

Henry Cavill would never wear his The Man from U.N.C.L.E. suits to woo a girl.

The British actor is looking very dapper in his latest project, Guy Ritchie's comedy spy film The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

While he pulls off the slick suits with ease, the 32-year-old insists he's far from upset he wasn't allowed to keep his on-screen wardrobe.

"No, and even if I did, I'd look ridiculous!" he insisted to the British edition of OK! magazine. "You can't wear a 60s suit for a date; the girl would think you're a complete nutter."

It would probably still be preferable to the skin tight costume he wore to portray Superman in Man of Steel.

“It’s bl***y expensive,” he told ShortList magazine. “I’m buying new clothes every year. I’m bigger than I was in the first Superman film, so I don’t fit the same clothes I did then. And when I was doing The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I was smaller, so it’s a constant shift in body size and shape. It’s fun, but you’ve got to have a big closet, so you can leave stuff in there and go, ‘Oh, back to that size again – I can wear that sweater.'"

Still, the star can't bring himself to throw away clothes that no longer fit, which sometimes raises his friends' eyebrows.

"I’ll love something so much, I still see it the way it initially was, and then a friend will say, ‘Why do you dress like a homeless person? Look at your f**king clothes, mate.’ And then you realise that the T-shirt you adore has four holes in it. And that pair of jeans no longer has a fashionable rip, it’s just your knee hanging out," he previously laughed.

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