Dress like Patrick Bateman in American Psycho
Patrick Bateman, star of American Psycho is perhaps the most famous fictional serial killer ever. The restless investment banker not only represents the 1980’s era of materialism but sometimes overlooked- an eye for style.
Truth be told, we’ve highlighted Bateman because he’s almost exclusively wearing suits- the staple of any man’s wardrobe. Revisiting a 1980’s style requires some modernising, for instance- the large roomy fit throughout the jacket and baggy down the legs. However, the principals remain the same- smart, classical and finest quality.
Bateman was a fan of pinstripe Valentino suits, but this navy blue wool option from Armani Collezioni is superb- featuring notched lapels, a button fastening, a broad welt chest pocket, flap pockets, long sleeves and button cuffs. The trousers feature a waistband with belt loops, side slit pockets and rear welt pockets.
This classic white cotton shit from Boglioli features Bateman’s preferred cutaway collar. A wardrobe staple, perfect with any suit.
Bateman is nearly always seen in a red tie, this red and blue silk pattern jacquard tie from Brioni is 100% silk, and subtle in its shade of red.
These black leather wingtip brogues from Thom Browne feature a round toe, punch hole detailing, a pebbled leather texture, a pull tab at the rear, a lace-up front fastening, a low heel and a rubber sole. Made with 100% leather upper, and rubber sole- they are built to last, and complete Bateman’s attire.