The Most Stylish Cartoons of All Time
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.
The Man with the Yellow Hat from Curious George.
Beast from Beauty and the Beast.
Launchpad McQuack from DuckTales.
Muttley from Dastardly and Muttley.
Arthur from Arthur.
Speed Racer from Speed Racer.
Tennessee Tuxedo from Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales.
Shere Khan from TailSpin.
Porky Pig from Looney Tunes.
Scrooge McDuck from DuckTales.
Inspector Gadget from Inspector Gadget.
Bruce Wayne from Batman: The Animated Series.
Jonny Quest from Jonny Quest.
Richie Rich from Richie Rich.
Archie and the gang from The Archie Show.
Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio.
Waylon Smithers from The Simpsons.
Sterling Archer from Archer.
Carl from Up.
Bernard from The Rescuers Down Under.
Tintin from The Adventures of Tintin.
Bill Badger from Rupert.
Babar from Babar.
It’s good to be king.
- — Najib Benouar