Game of threads
By Sarah Kershaw, 13 April 2015
Game Of Thrones season 5 premieres in the UK tonight, promising 10 weeks of epic battling, snake-like scheming, otherworldly magic and extreme nudity. So, to celebrate, we’re taking a break from jumping up and down with excitement to pit some of our favourite characters against their off-screen alter egos in what we’re calling Game Of Threads: A Storm Of Steez. Take a look and see who you think wears it best. Oh, and see you at 9pm, when winter will be coming… again.
Kit Harington vs Jon Snow
He may ‘know nothing’ about life, battle and girls (according to some) but he does know how to dress. Kit’s sleek, pared-down suiting with clever smart/casj twists, like granddad collars or air ties, is great, but we reckon the Crow’s fur-heavy Night’s Watch garb, complete with leather details and flowing locks, would win in a fight to the death.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau vs Jaime Lannister
As a privileged and handsome (somewhat twincest-inclined) knight of the Kingsguard, Jaime’s costumes consist mostly of rich brocades, shining weaponry and a lot of gold. We’re down with that – a bit of bling never hurt anyone – but we also appreciate the Kingslayer’s simple, Beckham-esque IRL outfits, which always deliver some down-to-earth style inspiration.
Peter Dinklage vs Tyrion Lannister
He may be small in stature, but he’s big on personality and, let’s face it, he’s pretty much everyone’s favourite GOT character. Tyrion favours tunics in rich, Lannister-appropriate colours and anything that’s easy to take off quickly when he fancies a bit of somethin’ somethin’ with a willing King’s Landing wench. We’re more enamoured, however, with his The North Face gilet, classic grey hoodie, excellent beard and obligatory superstar glasses.
Richard Madden vs Robb Stark
Yeah, yeah, we know Robb Stark’s long gone in the world of Westeros but we couldn’t ignore the King In The North, could we? Preferring a tougher take on royal attire than his preening King’s Landing counterparts, Robb goes full-on masculine in heavy armour and lots of black. Off-screen, too, Madden tends to go for monochrome, layering up classic shapes like leather bomber jackets and skinnies in a film-star-worthy all-black palette with aviators – something that has led him to win our #OOTD trophy more than once.
Aidan Gillen vs Lord Petyr Baelish
As the master conniver of the Seven Kingdoms, Lord Baelish keeps it low-key and humble in a high-necked plain coat – butter wouldn’t melt, eh? But in real life, the Irish actor goes for bolder style choices – expensive-looking black wool coats paired with linen worker jackets, jeans and boots in classy neutrals. He knows exactly what he’s doing… just like Baelish.