Andrew Scott has always been a man of fashion in his actor's-shabby-chic style in earlier days, but now that his current success looks to have put him in the bucks - or pounds - his taste is upgrading to high style menswear as evidenced by his attendance at two events at London Fashion Week: Men's Collection yesterday, Jan. 6 when he sat in the front row at the Topman Designs show, and today when he got an eyeful of the latest trends for men at the Richard James show.
British GQ interviewed Scott at the Topman show about his taste in clothes, and his present attire.
GQ: First of all, what are you wearing?
Andrew Scott: A bit of everything! I'm wearing Paul & Joe, and a bit of Topshop, and a pair of socks that I nicked from the Old Vic theatre.
Scott is probably referring to the 2010 revival of the Noel Coward play, 'Design for Living' in which he played one-third of a romantic comedy triangle. The play was filled with fabulous costumes of the 1930s era. Presumably, socks need not be kept as part of a play's wardrobe so if you ever wondered what they do with those parts of the costumes when the show is over it looks like the actors get what can't be recycled.
Even at a men's fashion show Scott's slim, muscular build and Irish black hair contrasted with Irish pale white skin and de rigeur facial stubble makes him a stand-out. He always cuts a dashing figure just made for designer clothes, as seen by his suits in 'Sherlock.' His own choices for the LC:M while watching the Topman runway show consisted of navy trousers, navy vest, white shirt, and camo print tie set off by a gorgeous camel blazer and black shoes (and those "stolen" metal-gray socks), which made for a heartstopper of a look.
Andrew mentioned that he had stopped by the shows before going on to work later. He's currently filming 'Frankenstein' with Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, which resumed shooting yesterday after the holiday break. His character, Roderick Turpin, is the philosophical counterpoint to the Dr. (McAvoy) and Igor (Radcliffe) in what can be described as a bit of a wild origins story re-imagining the relationships and initial meetings of the two main characters.