Isn't it about time we had a chat about Gary Oldman? I've been thinking about him for a while now - well, about 20-odd years - ever since the early days of True Romance and Leon, particularly around the time his marriage to Uma Thurman failed. Actually, I'm not talking about my delusional tendencies, I mean Gary Oldman the well-turned-out-man-of-a-certain-age who so far this year has been shortlisted for a Bafta, appeared on the Prada menswear catwalk alongside Willem Dafoe and Adrien Brody, and is one of GQ magazine's best-dressed men of 2012. How Prince Harry and Elton John made the list, I'll never know.
Anyhow. Oldman is a fantastic actor, intelligent and intense - and, like Mr That's Not My Age, he's a working class lad from south London. The 53-year-old wears good glasses, has floppy David Bowie hair and is a fan of elegant tailoring. Favouring Paul Smith, both in the real world and on the set of Tinker, Tailor...
'He wears fashion in a very discreet way,' says Sir Paul in GQ, ' He mixes it with clothes he has had for many years.'
And that people, is the way to do it.
Photos: GQ and Zimbio.