Well, we’re exhausted around here from Snark Week, so to make getting back to the grind slightly less painful, I offer you a Man Candy Monday round up of some fiiiiine examples of one of my favorite trends in historical menswear: Big Regency Collars. I thought about including Edwardian too, but realized that’s a different look/thing for me, and I want to save that for another time. Okay, some late 18th century and early-mid-Victorian ones slipped in.
There’s just SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. I can’t put my finger on it, but if the guy looks like he can’t swallow or turn his head, I’m just all “rrrrRRRRRrrrr.”
Without further ado, and sadly without too much content because all I’m doing is panting, I give you:
Because, Rufus Sewell.
See what I mean?
You know he’d be waaaay mellower if he didn’t have all that shit around his neck.
But I don’t need him mellow, I need him hot.
I mean, *insert random glurping noise*
Sorry, forgot this one. THE LOOK. Which would be 75% less hot without all the collar action.
Which makes me NEED a dose of Greg Wise as Mr. Willoughby.
Hugh Grant, only improved by all those collars, as Edward Ferrars.
JUDGE ME ALL YOU WANT, MR. KNIGHTLEY!
Just keep smoldering.
Not QUITE as good as if it were Regency era, but it’s Richard Armitage, so I’ll let it slide.
See? Look how uncomfortable he looks! *swoon*
Y’all know how I feel about Jonathan Rhys Meyers, but so much of that is mitigated by his collars when he plays George Osborne in Vanity Fair (2004). Rhys Ifans as William Dobbin doesn’t twinkle my toes that much, but the collar helps. And, of course, James Purefoy as Rawdon Crawley SLAYS ME.
Honestly? SO GOOD.
Oh here, I will throw you Matthew Macfadyen fans a bone but only because it’s mitigated by cutie Simon Woods as Mr. Bingley.
I feel like there should be some hotter collar-focused images of Ioan Gruffudd as William Wilberforce in Amazing Grace (2006). This is the best I could do.
I mean, COME ON.
Sidebar over to the much hotter (vs. the 2016 version) boys of the 2007 War and Peace, including Alessio Boni as Prince Andrej Bolkonsky.
Even Alexander Beyer as Pierre Bezukhov is made hotter by his collars.
Oh, and then Dominic Cooper as Charles Grey in The Duchess (2008).
Then there’s my favorite Wickham, Matthew Goode in Death Comes to Pemberley (2013).
And let’s wrap up with a little Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (2012).
Is there anything hotter than Big Regency Collars on men? Discuss!