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Style Guide: How to Dress Like Cillian Murphy | Man of Many

As himself, Cillian Murphy prefers to wear his hair longer, admitting he doesn’t see the appeal of the Thomas Shelby haircut. “People ask for a Peaky cut. It’s crazy that people like it – it hasn’t grown on me,” the Peaky Blinders actor told Woman & Home. However, that doesn’t change the popularity of the style; to get Thomas Shelby’s haircut, you’ll need to ask your barber for a disconnected undercut with no fade, and style it with a light sweep to the side.

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Though he tends to avoid red carpets when he can, on the occasions he does make an appearance, Cillian Murphy is always sartorially suave. The Irish actor sticks to a neutral colour palette, mixing and matching greys, navy, and charcoal, with either black or brown accessories. Here, he pairs a slim fitting grey suit with thin notched lapels with a navy oxford shirt, and black patent leather oxford shoes.

Neutral Tailoring

If people were colours, Cillian Murphy would be navy. Maybe it’s an effort to stand out less, or he realises navy brings out the blue in his eyes, or perhaps he just likes the colour. Regardless, the Irish actor regularly shrouds himself in the dark blue hue, telling Mr Porter, “It’s just safe, man. You can’t go wrong with navy.” To the Dublin premiere of the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, Murphy sported a navy suit with a charcoal shirt, black leather belt, and black oxford shoes.

Navy Loyalty

Standing at 5’7”, Cillian Murphy is on the shorter end of the height spectrum, making his choice to predominantly wear slim fitting trousers an apt one. Here, he mixes double denim; teaming black skinny jeans with an indigo denim jacket, breaking the look up with a plain white t-shirt, and his oft-worn dark brown Chelsea boots.

Dynamic Denim

Cillian Murphy keeps his casual style just that; casual. Here, he prioritises comfort over fashion, opting for a white t-shirt worn under a loosely knit woollen sweater, black canvas pants, and a utilitarian zip-up jacket, which lends the otherwise cosy look a bit of an edge.

Hardcore Normcore

Thought to be a key piece in any Parisian fashion girl’s wardrobe, Cillian Murphy has coopted the striped shirt as his own. Breton striped t-shirts feature heavily in his wardrobe, though the Peaky Blinders actor doesn’t discriminate when it comes to a good horizontal stripe; he also sports thinner stripes in different shades like green, blue, red, and black.

Parisian Chic

The Inception actor often borrows from the sartorial handbook of fellow reticent actor Keanu Reeves. While The Matrix actor has been wearing the same t-shirt/blazer/hiking boots combination for the past three decades, Cillian Murphy switches out the hiking boots in favour of desert boots, teaming them with a soft blazer and jeans.

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What is Cillian Murphy’s height?

Cillian Murphy is 5ft 7in (170cm)

How can I be like Cillian Murphy?

One way to feel like Cillian Murphy is to get his Peaky Blinders haircut. This involves a 0-blade on the back and sides, with a disconnected French crop on top.

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