Mar 5th 2010 By Matt Glazebrook
Of all Tim Burton
's achievements, retaining an aura of cool despite making megabucks-movies for Disney is perhaps his most impressive. Key to the director's retention of his super-stylized, auteur vision is his supporting cast of regular collaborators. No shoehorned-in star turns from teen-flick dreamboats for Mr. Burton; where he goes, so does his troupe of quirky and eccentric players.
might be the filmmaker's most recognizable sidekick (along with wife Helen Bonham Carter
), but our favorite Burton cohort is Christopher Lee
. The Hammer Horror legend had cameos in "Sleepy Hollow
," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
" and "Corpse Bride
." He now takes on the iconic role of the Jabberwock in the new 3-D extravaganza "Alice in Wonderland
Whether playing Count Dracula (as he has on numerous occasions), creepy pagan Lord Summerisle in "The Wicker Man
" or the Red Queen's pet dragon in "Alice," Lee always brings a suave menace to his roles. And the best thing about the 87-year-old thespian? He keeps getting cooler as he gets older. Wouldn't you love to look this suave when you're an octogenarian?
Tootal Small Paisley Silk Scarf
The essence of this look is the blend of the dapper and the well worn, with just a little shabbiness 'round the edges (a description that could apply to Mr. Lee himself). The dapper comes by way of a classic, silk paisley scarf. If you can get hold of a vintage Duggie number you'll be well on your way, but this red version offers a quality contemporary update of the timeless gents' accessory.
($51 from ASOS.com
Polo Ralph Lauren Classic-Fit Mesh Polo
Lee's dandy neckwear is nicely off-set with a simple, casual polo. And few make a better polo than the daddy of country club styles, Polo by Ralph Lauren
($75 from Bloomingdales.com
Bush Pilot's Flight Jacket
It's not quite as cool as Lee's battered brown leather blazer, but this vintage style Eddie Bauer pilot's jacket has the same worldly feel.
($449 from EddieBauer.com
Men's Solitaire Black Genuine Nature Stone Gold Tone Ring
($11.25 from Amazon.com