Jamie Dornan may have started out modelling for the likes of Dior and Calvin Klein, but these days you’ll find him walking and talking in blockbuster hits like the Fifty Shades saga and cult TV dramas like The Fall. When he’s off duty, the Northern Irishman puts in a pretty good sartorial performance, too, making particularly good use of a wardrobe packed full of sharp, clean staples. Here’s a look at some of his style standouts.
JAMIE DORNAN'S 5 BEST OUTFITS
By Kasia Hastings, 1 May 2017
If there was ever going to be a man who could pull off schoolboy-style shorts, it was Jamie Dornan (and his carefully crafted calves). While this kind of getup might leave some guys looking all set for an end-of-term disco, the actor’s long-sleeved Oxford shirt, navy chino shorts and black trainers make for a cool grown-up take on some elementary essentials. He adds a pair of shades for an extra touch of sophistication and his A-grade outfit is complete.
Here our hero, a true craftsman, casually masters the art of autumn layering while out for a stroll in London with his wife, Amelia. Seasonal steez like this is hard to come by, but Dornan has no difficulty curating the perfect amount of colour, texture and insulation to see him stylishly through October’s tricky transitional weather. We rated this look so much, we made it our outfit of the month.
Sure, the man looks good in a pair of shorts, but real style nous is knowing that there’s more to summer dressing than printed tees and cut-off denim. Dornan demonstrates exactly how to beat the heat without losing your cool in four simple moves. He goes for a blue revere-collared shirt up top, a pair of loose grey slacks on the bottom, a crisp pair of white Stan Smiths and signature shades, and it’s another tonal outfit nailed.
Here’s the Belfast lad looking 50 grades lighter thanks to a new buzz cut. This year, as Fifty Shades Darker was about to hit cinemas across the world, Dornan decided to ditch Christian Grey’s classic crop in favour of a grittier grade-one style. With his signature hair gone, he takes his style in an even more understated direction, layering a black jacket over a brown cardigan and white tee for his top half and keeping it low-key on the bottom with black cuffed joggers and a pair of all-white Novestas. Nice.
And finally, Dornan in a tailoring classic, the blue suit. It’s well-established that a good suit is worth its weight in gold and Dornan’s is about as well-cut as they come. The actor lets his single-breasted jacket and slim-fit trousers take centre stage, working in a crisp white shirt (worn with the top button undone), matching pocket square and black suede shoes to play strong supporting roles.