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How to Dress Like Ian McKellen

Even for the most skilled dressers, assembling a killer outfit sometimes requires a little more inspiration than the average online shopping experience provides. Enter Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the style blog that offers step-by-step instructions for recreating ensembles worn by icons ranging from Ingmar Bergman to Willie Nelson. Now she's guest blogging on Details.com every week. Have a hero you want to see featured? Just leave a note in the comments, and we'll see what we can do.

How appropriate that Sir Ian McKellen, the preeminent classical actor of our time (perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated portrayal of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy), is also a fearless master in personal presentation. In this undated photo, he wears mismatched colors and fabrics with effortless elegance and flair.

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Lacoste Striped Poplin Shirt

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American Apparel Velvet Tassel Loafer

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The Hooligan woven snap cap from Brixton.

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If you're going for a green jacket, the bolder the better, like this one by Tillmann Lauterbach.

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Banana Republic is always stocked with classic wool trousers.

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Topman also has reasonable black dress trousers in a variety of cuts.

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McKellen complements his black pants with a brown leather belt. Find beautiful belts cut from "vegetable tanned English Bridle American leather" at Tanner Goods.

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Also on Details.com:
How to Dress Like Michael Douglas
How to Dress Like Simon and Garfunkel
How to Dress Like The Cars

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