Style Inspiration from Cillian Murphy

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Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor well known for his roles in The Dark Knight Trilogy, 28 Days Later, Cold Mountain, The Wind That Shakes the Barley and the BBC series Peaky Blinders. What you may not know is that Murphy began his career in a rock band alongside his younger brother, Páidi. 

Murphy is an enigmatic and versatile actor. Despite his success in the industry, he has remained very private. He didn’t appear on any live chat shows until 2010, almost two decades after his first film roles. 

As part of Murphy’s disinterest in the trappings of stardom, he is reported to never travel with an entourage and doesn’t have a stylist. Despite this, he’s been well represented in the style awards, including GQ’s best-dressed men list

What we really like about Murphy’s style is how low-key it is. This is a man who knows what works for him, and doesn’t feel any pressure to stray from it. 

In his own words: “My taste is very much: a good pair of jeans, a good jacket, a good pair of shoes. Well-made things that fit. I'm not adventurous.”

If you want to emulate Murphy’s sophisticated look, we suggest keeping things beautifully simple. Here’s your inspiration:

Murphy’s tailored uniform is an excellent reminder that you don’t need to break new ground to look great in your clothes. Well fitting garments in classic tones will always look effective, especially if you wear them with Murphy’s quiet confidence.

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