“Suit up, because tonight is going to be LEGEN – wait for it – DARY!” We rarely discuss men’s fashion on this blog, but when a man dresses well enough for us to notice, we can’t ignore it. Barney Stinson, the womanizing, blog-writing, moneymaking machine on TV’s How I Met Your Mother, is played by the hilarious Neil Patrick Harris. Barney Stinson has two great passions: 1) women, and 2) his wardrobe. Stinson is just utterly, completely, head-over-heels in love with suits. He is rarely seen wearing anything else, and is completely dedicated to maintaining his stylish appearance. Stinson does everything in suits – he eats, drinks and sleeps in suits. No, seriously. He has a silk pajama suit he wears to bed in case he’s ever interrupted by a beautiful woman in the middle of the night (pictured, right). Even his Halloween costumes revolve around suits- flights suits, penguin suits, etc. The only time he will not wear a suit is to a funeral. This perplexes his friends, until he explains: “Suits are full of joy. They’re the sartorial equivalent of a baby’s smile… Suits are for the living. That’s why, when it’s my time to R.I.P. I’m going out of this world the same way I came into it. BUCK NAKED.” Our favorite look of his has to be his navy suit paired with his Burberry tie (pictured, top right). On the Season 4 episode “The Naked Man,” Barney ended up roaming the streets of Manhattan completely nude, until he came upon a clearance rack of suits. His face lights up as he darts for cover – until he realizes it’s poorly-made suits. Barney decides to stay naked instead of wearing an ugly suit. That commitment to style is just unparalleled. In the 100th episode, he meets a sexy bartender who isn’t into suit-and-tie guys, so he has to make a “Sophie’s choice” between his two favorite things in life… Barney’s selection is summed up in the video shown below. We’ll give you a clue on his decision- the theme song is entitled “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit.”
April 3, 2011
Barney Stinson: The Suited Man of Style
This entry was posted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 am and tagged with Barney Stinson, blog, Burberry, fashion, How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris, style, suits, tie and posted in TV Wardrobes. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
3 responses to “Barney Stinson: The Suited Man of Style”
Join Us on Facebook!
The Style Archive
- 197,424 hits
- Add blog to our directory.
Skinny Tags50th anniversary 1930s 1940s Academy Award Academy Awards Alexander McQueen Anne Hathaway Audrey Hepburn birthday black and white black sunglasses Blake Lively blue Breakfast at Tiffany's Brian Atwood British Burberry Christian Louboutin Christmas Comic-Con comic book costume design dress Edith Head engagement fashion floral French Givenchy Gossip Girl gown gowns green hat Holly Golightly Hunger Games Ireland Irish Jennifer Lawrence Judianna Makovsky Kate Middleton Katniss Keira Knightley nautical navy New York Oscars pink pink dress premiere Princess Catherine Prince William pumps quote Rachel McAdams Ralph Lauren red Red Carpet royal royal wedding Sarah Jessica Parker Sex and the City Spring St. Patrick's Day stilettos style suit summer trench coat Valentine's Day Victoria Beckham wedding white winter yellow