Who is your best-dressed British man?
Benedict Cumberbatch is very beautiful. He did break my heart when I interviewed him though. He’s brilliant to get on with and I really liked him as a person but 90 per cent of the reason that I fancy him - and the part that died a bit - was when he said he hated his hair as Sherlock Holmes. He thought they made him look like a girl and he preferred being blondey ginger. I want him to fancy himself as Sherlock but he’s too modest and lovely for that.
Should you not favour the cape, and/or prefer to use your arms, a/w 2011 has another option for you: the mannish coat.
“it should look like it’s borrowed from the man in your life,” Vogue explained, over shots of tweedy, boyish, single-breasted numbers.
This of course, would be fine if the man in your life is Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, who rarely has less than a grand’s worth of hot and alluring tailoring hanging on the peg by the front door. Were I to wear a coat borrowed from the man in my life, however, I’d be pitching up to smart dinners in a bright yellow pac-a-mac, decorated with one of Thomas Yorke’s trademark of a sad, abused panda.
Caitlin Moran, The Times Magazine 17.09.11 (via justnaance)
Most notable of all, however, it made an overnight star of its Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch. Previously the kind of well-respected theatre actor who popped up in award-winning thinky dramas on BBC Two, Cumberbatch, with his clay-white skin, sexy-sloth face and pub-time jaguar growl—became instant pin-up totty; eventually going on to become GQ magazine’s “Man of the Year”, and be hailed by Steven Spielberg—who then cast him in his forthcoming War Horse—as “the greatest onscreen Holmes”. Sherlock has changed Cumberbatch’s life.
My Love Affair With Sherlock by Caitlin Moran, the Sunday Times (via lazyocean)
Wander outside, and you find Benedict Cumberbatch, in all his Holmesian glory, sitting at a picnic table, smoking a fag. Today is a good day for Cumberbatch, he reflects, as he sips from a polystyrene cup of coffee marked “Benedict”. (“I try to get them to write ‘Sir Benedict’ on it. Occasionally they oblige.”)