He is ostensibly known for three things; 1. His entertaining performances - he has just wrapped on Richard Curtis' About Time and can be currently seen in Total Recall showing in cinemas now, 2. - His impeccable dress sense and thirdly - his outspokenness of bad fashion.
Bill Nighy never disappoints on either counts and some of his choice quotes regarding fashion include:
“Never trust a man in linen”.
“If you ever see me in a social setting wearing any sort of sportswear, then you know I'm in crisis.”
“If I ruled the world, every woman would have a Chanel suit in her wardrobe.”On why he always wear a suit:
“Jarvis Cocker was once asked that. He said, "You never know who you might bump into." ”
“I respond to dark blue more than any other colour. I resist black, I don't know why I don't like black, but it doesn't make me comfortable. I feel uneasy even standing next to a man who's wearing a black suit. It's a limited palette for good reason. I've selected the things that please me, so it could be seen as a limited palette, or it could be seen as a distillation of all that's good.”
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The Establishing Shot: PORTRAITS: MEN OF STYLE - MR. BILL NIGHY