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.