Most Tradly-Attired Television Character

wheredidyougetthathat

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Gotta be this one, no? Not least because, with the posible exception of Batman, never has an outfit been so much a part of the character.

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Patrick06790

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The Night Stalker is the undisputed King of Trad on television All others are mere pretenders to the throne.

And offhand I can't really think of too many others.

The young Chris Noth as "Detective Logan" in Law and Order did a lot of blue buttondowns and plaid ties.
 

Tucker

Senior Member
Of those currently on the air...

Sam Waterston in Law & Order. Waterston attended Brooks, Groton and Yale. His character typically wears charcoal or navy suits with a striped repp tie. I also recall seeing him wear a Barbour jacket.



Not the right tie, but I like the shirt.

Edit: Also, Russell Johnson as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island. White OCBD, plain-front chinos, blue canvas deck shoes.
 
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Brownshoe

Super Member
septa said:
Sam Waterston's Assistant DA in Law and Order. Usually a brooks repp tie, sack suit and OCBD. Quite good.

Actually, never a sack suit--those are darted and pleated numbers. Love that flap pocket, though, and his burgundy knit tie.

I think Waterston is actually a bit more tradly on "I'll Fly Away."
 

Wayfarer

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My wife has a guilty pleasure type show she watches, The Gilmore Girls, and there is a grandfather character who strikes me as pretty Tradly. He even seems to wear only bow ties. I believe he is the same gentleman that was a Chrysler spokesman several years ago, rather tall with glasses.

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Laxplayer

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Wayfarer said:
My wife has a guilty pleasure type show she watches, The Gilmore Girls, and there is a grandfather character who strikes me as pretty Tradly. He even seems to wear only bow ties. I believe he is the same gentleman that was a Chrysler spokesman several years ago, rather tall with glasses.




Ok, I admit it...I watch Gilmore Girls with my wife. The actor is Edward Herrmann (Richard Gilmore). He plays a Yale educated insurance executive who lives in Hartford. Richard is almost always seen wearing bows, and I have seen several sacks worn as well.
 
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Doctor Damage

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wheredidyougetthathat said:
Gotta be this one, no? Not least because, with the posible exception of Batman, never has an outfit been so much a part of the character.
So who is that? Forgive me for asking, I didn't watch much TV as a kid.
 

Laxplayer

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Doctor Damage said:
Thanks, before my time.
Here he is in a nice sack with patch pockets, apparently necessary clothing for fending off the undead...

Before mine too; I wasn't born for another 5 years after the show ended. My dad liked the show and I recently bought the DVD from Universal Studios.
 

thirdman

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Patrick06790 said:
The young Chris Noth as "Detective Logan" in Law and Order did a lot of blue buttondowns and plaid ties.

Actually I think he always wore the same plaid tie... not so much trad, as poor detective who has to wear a tie to work. I think I've seen the same plaid tie on him now that he's on L&O:CI.

And I'm not sure that tv shoes from the 50's/60's count as 'Trad' considering it was what 'Trad' is emulating
 
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