Though perhaps a foolish move on our part, we were fairly excited for the new Johnny Depp movie Mortdecai and it's apparent attempt to revive the 'Dandyism' look with a poster-filling moustache. Well the film's come and gone, and is already a top contender for worst movie of 2015. Worse than that, it didn't really fill our need for a film that puts men's style in the forefront, and this has prompted us to look at the cinematic endeavours ahead that may serve up a satisfactory level of suave. From obvious franchise continuations to the odd oddball flick, these may or may not hit the mark, but from where we're standing right now they're looking to be the top 2015 movies for stylish men:
Release Date: 29th of JanuaryDirected by: Matthew VaughnStarring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine
Though this movie may have already come and gone, the Kick-Ass director kicked some serious arse with this spy action/comedy, proving that he's still the go-to man for comic book directors. A by-the-books secret agent extravaganza that nevertheless throws a few curve balls, the abundance of tuxedos, transforming wardrobes and Hollywood's most magnificently dressed men, it's easily our most awaited DVD release right now.
Release Date: February 27thDirected by: Gelenn Ficarra and John RequaStarring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro
Will Smith may not quite be the same king of cool that he once was, but the fact is you can still throw him on a poster with a pair of aviators and you've guaranteed to fill some seats. Here the familiar Fresh Prince charm is put into the guise of a conman, with plenty of high-rolling high-jinks and even more strapping outfits to boot.
Release Date: April 24thDirector: Joss WhedonStarring: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson
Whilst Iron Man's new Hulk-buster armour isn't likely to be this summer's new look, the always well-dressed Tony Stark and his superhero homies are bound to show off a little fine dress when they're taking the odd break from battling a rampant artificial intelligence menace. After all, our favourite scene in the first movie wasn't the epic New York battle or even the schwarma after-party; it was when most of the The Avengers took the time to dress up sharp before seeing each other off. Hopefully there will be a follow up to this groundbreaking moment.
Sadly there's no trailer for this one yet, but luckily we have eight seasons of the preceding, Mark Wahlberg produced HBO series of the same name to get a good idea of what this fictional representation of Hollywood will look like. If it does go in the same direction as the TV show, it'll be suits aplenty for Vincent Chase and his...er, what do you call it? 'Group' of friends?
Release Date: May 22ndDirected by: Paul FiegStarring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Miranda Hart
After the aforementioned Mortdecai, we're a little cautious about any and all future spy spoofs (and that wasn't even the worst movie in the genre...) but with a Bridesmaids and future Ghostbusters director and a mix of genuine action and comedy stars in tow, this one might actually pull off the juxtaposition of well groomed, sophisticated secret agents with a few general laughs with some proficiency.
Release Date: August 14thDirected by: Guy RitchieStarring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant
Oh Guy Ritchie, you're always there for us. The English crime film king is following up his last Sherlock Holmes venture for a smooth looking return to gritty gangster banter, this time set against the backdrop of 60's Cold War tension. If the trailer is anything to go by, this is going to be a tense, clever and nicely fitted addition to the spy-fi cinematic canon.
Even if it's no surprise, we're glad as can be to have a new James Bond film to include in this list. Currently without a trailer or much in the way of promotional materials, all we know is that Daniel Craig's 007 is coming back to take down a sinister, secret organization and a more secret 'hidden truth'. Nevermind that, it's the guns, gadgets and tailor-made suits that will be bring us back for what will hopefully be another terrific outing with the most well known secret agent in fiction.
Giving us a break from tuxes and collar shirts, this biopic about famous Life photographer Dennis Stock and Hollywood legend James Dean would have to push the stylish image of the time quite near the front to be any kind of success. Having premièred at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, this is a film that focuses on the creation of Dean's iconic image, and his equally famous, haunted photograph of Times square, something which should intrigue any man with a fashion that tips its hat to 1950's Hollywood.
Another movie with a radically different style to show off, this new piece by the writer/director of Hellboy and Pacific Rim turns to 19th century Cumbria, bringing with it a heavy attention to detail for the fashion of the time. On set photos of the movie show Tom Hiddleston in a remarkable black cravat, whilst Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam dons a superb looking, suede waistcoat and overcoat. Not your standard period drama, this still looks it could be a great-looking film with a cast who looks great.