Dress Like Saul Goodman and Look Like a Winner
Everyone loves a winner, and even though Saul Goodman (aka James McGill, aka Slippin’ Jimmy, aka Gene) doesn’t always wind up on top, he always dresses like he’s the smartest person in the room. This is a smart tactic as he sometimes goes to trial as a personal injury lawyer. You can get this look too by copying Saul’s style and tweaking it to match your own personality. You just need to know the types of clothing Saul prefers and you can create an outfit or two that will let everyone know you’re a winner, too.
Attorneys are well-known for wearing suits and Saul Goodman is no exception. He almost always has a suit jacket on when he’s meeting with clients and that hasn’t changed from when he was “just” James McGill to later, when he emerged as Saul Goodman, the lawyer who will do anything to get his client a victory. He normally wears a dark-colored, double-breasted suit jacket, but on occasion he has worn lighter colors and patterns, including a gray pinstriped jacket, a gray textured jacket, and even a beige checkered jacket.
If you’re just getting into men’s fashion and like Goodman’s style, start with a black or dark gray, double-breasted suit coat. This will make it easier for you to match other parts of your outfit since just about every color (except maybe brown) goes well with black or charcoal gray. As you get more comfortable with color matching, you can add lighter coats and jackets with patterns to your wardrobe.
The shirt is really the key to mastering Saul Goodman’s style. He owns a large number of brightly colored, button-down, long-sleeved shirts that really pop against the dark fabric of his suits. Don’t restrict yourself to just primary colors either. Saul has shirts in fushia, orange, lime green, mint green, light blue, and more. Again, as long as your suit coat is dark, any of these hues will provide a splash of color in any situation.
Saul’s tie collection is eclectic and bold. Very rarely will you see Goodman wear an understated tie in a muted color. In fact, he usually chooses a tie that is the opposite color of his shirt. So, if he’s wearing a green shirt, his tie might be purple.. If his shirt is blue, he may choose a yellow. Sometimes, he even wears a tie that is an adjacent color to his shirt, which might seem like it doesn’t match, but is in fact very striking. For example, Saul will wear a purple tie with an electric blue shirt or a tie with a red shirt.
Goodman’s ties are usually diagonally striped in either a color matching his shirt or a complementary color to both the tie and the shirt. The results are incredibly stunning and make Saul’s colorful personality shine.
Pants and Shoes
Goodman’s pants and shoes are tame compared to his shirts and ties. His pants normally match his suit coat, but may be a shade lighter or darker depending on the outfit. A pair of basic black leather loafers round out the outfit and go with everything from the suit jacket, to the colorful shirts, to the vivid ties.
While Saul Goodman’s clients aren’t exactly scrupulous and Goodman’s morals are questionable, there’s nothing wrong with his style. So, go ahead and copy it and go for the win!