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The Most Stylish Cartoons of All Time

  • Najib Benouar


You may not have realized it, but your sartorial consciousness was already being formed at a much earlier age than the day you discovered your first Americana blog or received that particularly slick belt on your 12th birthday...

It all began during your footie-pajama’d Saturday morning routine, thanks to an assortment of surprisingly stylish characters (of the cartoon variety). Whether it was Curious George’s yellow-hatted caretaker, Beast’s Renaissance-chic or Smithers’s bow tie. There was a lot to learn from the fastidiously drawn fashionistos of animated film and television—most importantly, the cardinal menswear rule of “building a daily uniform.” But who were the most stylish?

We’re glad you asked, because we’ve rounded up all 24 of them, with respect to their signature looks. Pants optional.

Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo.Fred Jones

The Man with the Yellow Hat from Curious George.Man with the Yellow Hat

Beast from Beauty and the Beast.Beast

Launchpad McQuack from DuckTales.Launchpad McQuack

Muttley from Dastardly and Muttley.Muttley

Arthur from Arthur.Arthur

Speed Racer from Speed Racer.Speed Racer

Tennessee Tuxedo from Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales.Tennessee Tuxedo

Shere Khan from TailSpin.Shere Khan

Porky Pig from Looney Tunes.Porky Pig

Scrooge McDuck from DuckTales.Scrooge McDuck

Inspector Gadget from Inspector Gadget.Inspector Gadget

Bruce Wayne from Batman: The Animated Series.Bruce Wayne

Jonny Quest from Jonny Quest.Jonny Quest

Richie Rich from Richie Rich.Richie Rich

Archie and the gang from The Archie Show.Archie

Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio.Jiminy Cricket

Waylon Smithers from The Simpsons.Waylon Smithers

Sterling Archer from Archer.Sterling Archer

Carl from Up.Carl

Bernard from The Rescuers Down Under.Bernard

Tintin from The Adventures of Tintin.TinTin

Bill Badger from Rupert.Bill Badger

Babar from Babar.Babar

It’s good to be king.