The depression-era gangster is a creature of rare sartorial talents. Colorful without being dapper, image-conscious without being vain, he manages to combine brutality and grace in a way currently only seen in boxers and the occasional NFL lineman.

This illustration, for instance, has a hooligan sporting a mauve-orange combination—pretty daring, especially if you’re lurking in the shadows.

And to top it off, he sports the bowler as well as any model we’ve seen.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom