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Sex pest, leery lothario or sleazebag, Matt Berry can do it all. He is an endearing enough little tyke though, with his prog fetish and his rich buttery baritone, so I can forgive the typecasting.Here are but some of his finest sartorial choices. ‘Yeee-eeeeeerrrrrrs’.

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Beef. What a relief. This is Berry as Beef in Vic and Bob’s meta-sitcom House of Fools. Great flapping lapels; thick yellow belt, that unmistakable scent of Hai Karate- this look has it all.

The 80s. I was there. You were there… oh, how we suffered. Not the Berry, though, he CLEARLY LOVED it: here he is, rocking the Jane Fonda’s workout vibe in The IT Crowd; or channelling a more sensitive Lady Di flick in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. Commanding, virile, active. Pop balladeer springs to mind- soft furnishings, catalogue models.

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Pic (C) The Telegraph

More casual, a little off-duty here, dare I even say insouciant, yet still there is something unmistakably Hoff in the red striped detail. The abandoned warehouse backdrop says, ‘I don’t have to try too hard. I simply am‘.

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Wee-eeeell, he’s always been one for the birds. Rustic Matt, pictured here on his record sleeve, still retains an aura of mystery.  Is that a cloak? A metaphor too far, perchance? Would that we could tame him, as easily as this (probably stuffed)  bird.

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Image  from BBC

Beef again, knowing that the entrance is the thing (steady). The frivolous flung scarf; felt hat, kipper tie and wait… are those stacked heels? He’s just dandy, a statement maker with his every gesture. But now, we must depart. A bientot, Matt Berry- never, never au revoir.

(Spoilt Victorian Child)

Matt Berry acts and tours and that. See stuff here, should you take the notion:

http://www.themattberry.co.uk

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