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How to Dress Like Dudley Moore as Arthur

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.

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My favorite part of eighties wealth-conscious style is the acceptance of the suit for almost any occasion. It's a given (but worth repeating) that a suit exudes confidence, class, and respect for one's image. Throw in some pale-colored accessories and Arthur's brash, boozy humor and you've got yourself sartorial success.

You probably won't find the same cut of Arthur's suit this spring, but you can grab one in a similar color. Macy's has a solid light-gray Michael Kors suit, and J. Crew has one with fine stripes.

Michael Kors solid light-gray suit
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J. Crew Ludlow fine-stripe cotton suit
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Drakes London has some of the finest ties around in a variety of colors (such as soft blue).
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American Apparel basic taupe leather belt
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Paul Smith striped dress shirt at Mr Porter
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Also on Details.com:
How to Dress Like Pablo Picasso
How to Dress Like Donald Sutherland
How to Dress Like Dustin Hoffman

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