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->''"Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a [[TropeNamer man of wealth and taste.]]"''
-->-- '''Music/TheRollingStones''', "SympathyForTheDevil"

If there's a deliciously evil male villain, he's going to be a [[SharpDressedMan well-dressed villain]]. He'll wear a sharp-looking suit. Silk tie, expensive shirt, exquisitely ironed pants, tailored jacket, leather belt and tasteful accessories. Always [[GoodOldWays perfectly in fashion]]. Bonus points if it's a monochrome suit, and extra-special bonus points if it's a black monochrome suit.

Turns out, evil has quite a lot of money and excellent fashion sense. The villain might well brag about the kickass English or Italian suit he had tailored, possibly during a MobBossSuitFitting. It's very common for the CorruptCorporateExecutive.

When your evil mook uniforms are made by Hugo Boss, this is PuttingOnTheReich.

SubTrope of EvilIsCool and SharpDressedMan, and SisterTrope to BadassInANiceSuit, and ManInWhite.

See also WickedCultured, and AGlassOfChianti. The polar opposite of WildMan -- a hero with no resources, no fashion, but a very good heart. The other polar opposite is FashionVictimVillain.

Not to be confused with LouisCypher.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Anime/BloodPlus'', all of Diva's chevaliers are rich and well dressed. When not killing for Diva, they often attend fancy parties and run a major corporation.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': Astamon, a charismatic Demon Man Digimon, is always dressed in a sharp pinstripe suit.
* Solf J. Kimblee of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. He wears a [[ManInWhite magnificent white suit]] [[NiceHat and hat]] worthy of Music/MichaelJackson. He makes people blow up in a shower of gore and fire while he keeps his suit spotless. Usually.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'': Prime Minister Wong! Aside from his well tailored suit and CoolShades, he's rarely seen without his flying pimp throne and glass of chilled pocky.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'': Murata Azrael shows up dressed in a very nice blue suit. It's a stark contrast to the pajamas his successor wears.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Trieze Kushrenada's miliary dress uniform fits nicely with his {{magnificent bastard}}ry, although he's more of a WellIntentionedExtremist than any kind of evil.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Alejandro is seen wearing a tailored red suit in every single appearance he makes, except in the Season 1 finale.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Major and Tubalcain Alhambra. Depending on how you look at it, [[SociopathicHero Alucard]].
* SerialKiller BigBad Yoshikage Kira from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 4 is a nicely dressed fellow. It's to be expected since he's a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of David Bowie.
** His sweet tie with the horned skulls on it has undergone {{Defictionalization}}: a Japanese clothing company now makes it. Be warned, though, since it's reportedly quite expensive.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Johan Liebert. He'll murder you horribly, but at least he's polite and classy about it.
* Kurt Godel of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Not surprising since he's the Governor-General of Ostia.
* Several of the World Government's employees in ''Manga/OnePiece'' follow this trope. Notable examples are [=CP9=] and the Admiral Kizaru.
** Crocodile commits all his devious schemes decked out in one of the pimpest don outfits of all time, hell, one of the first things he does after [[spoiler:his arrest]] he gets a solid black even cooler version of the suit.
** Doflamingo, given that he is not only a Shichibukai but also [[spoiler:the King of Dressrosa and [[strike:it is implied he has connections with the World Nobles]] he ''is'' a former World Noble himself.]]
* Giovanni in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
* Ladd Russo from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' fits this trope.
* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' usually wears a neat suit and tie, and is always impeccably groomed.
* Lord Gargoyle from ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' also fits. His suite is immaculate red and worthy for the dinner party he invites sponsors too. The only flaw is his mask and KKK style hat.
* Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler''. No matter what he's just done, he almost always shows up in an untarnished suit.
** Ciel, too-- perhaps moreso, as Sebastian's suit is technically his uniform, whereas Ciel's just a rich boy with opulent tastes.
* Tyki Mikk from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' when he makes the effort.
* Used a lot in ''Manga/TigerMask'': the usual attire of Tiger's Cave wrestlers for public non-fight apparitions is an expensive suit and the mask, Tiger's Cave admins wear nice suits and a Ku Klux Klan-like mask, [[TheDragon Mr. X]] almost constantly wears an expensive shirt, tuxedo and top hat suit complete with a golden ring with a tiger's head (the exceptions being when refereeing the World Maskmen League, when he discarded the tuxedo and top hat while on the ring, and a travel attire he wore twice while trying to pass unnoticed), the anime-only supreme admin almost always wears a nice white suit (even if never with the mask), and many {{heel}} wrestlers outside of the ring wear expensive clothes of good taste. Played with by the protagonist: while his out-of-the-ring attire as Tiger Mask is composed of ''the same suit as the admins'', the mask and a tiger-striped cloak, he's quickly revealed as an AntiHero.
* ''Manga/BlackJoke'' is full of them, since the series is all about fabulously rich criminal organizations fighting each other.
* [[spoiler:Akio Ohtori]] from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' not only dresses fabulously, but there's that ''car''...
* Tsukiyama Shuu from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. A Ghoul born into a wealthy family, he surrounds himself with luxury and is always dressed in designer clothing even when he expects a battle. His preference for [[PickyPeopleEater exceptional]] victims has earned him the title "Gourmet", and he enjoys having his victims prepared in imitation of high-class dining.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Shade, The Penguin and the ComicBook/GentlemanGhost in Franchise/TheDCU all commit crimes while dressed in top hats and suits.
** ComicBook/TwoFace is known for his symbolically split two-tone suit, though no tophat.
** The Riddler [[ZigZaggingTrope goes back and forth]] between a natty question-mark-themed suit with spats, bowler hat, and cane, and a [[FashionVictimVillain ridiculous unitard version of same]].
* ComicBook/TheJoker, depending on the incarnation, wears a tuxedo. Alex Ross's version of the character wears a black tux (no purple) and a white bow tie with spats and a cane. In fact he quite often wears tails, which constitute "white tie" and thus out-formal a tuxedo (black tie), but since he often wears his tails before 5 pm he's obviously a bounder of no breeding.
** The Penguin mixes evil with a comically overstated sense of upper class style. The archetypical Penguin outfit includes top hat, tails, cigarette holder, and [[HighClassGlass monocle]].
** Most Franchise/{{Batman}} villains at one time or another wore a suit or tuxedo.
* [[ShirtlessScene When he's wearing one]] ComicBook/RasAlGhul will almost always be seen in an exquisitely well-tailored green and/or black silk suit and cape.
* MarvelUniverse: ComicBook/TheKingpin only wears personally tailored designer suits. Of course, given his [[LargeAndInCharge size]], his suits would probably have to be custom made regardless of the quality.
* In his CorruptCorporateExecutive days, ComicBook/LexLuthor would almost always wear a black or gray business suit. In fact, in the DCU, the "Luthor Look": a black suit and shaved head, became the preferred style for CEO's.
* ComicBook/VandalSavage is usually shown wearing expensive suits. In fact, he probably invented them.
* Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}. Throughout his series he usually wears a sharp [[ManInWhite white suit]].
* ComicBook/TheInvisibles: The blind chessplayer (who [[WildMassGuessing may or may not]] be the devil) always appears in an impeccable white suit, though of course it's [[Creator/GrantMorrison arguable]] if he's actually a villain.
* Franchise/MarvelUniverse: Morlun always dresses in very elegant clothes that never seem to get damaged in his massive fight with Spider-Man. His siblings also wear them.
** Except when Morlun [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome blows up a building with Morlun inside.]] Then they just get incinerated.
* Desire from ComicBook/TheSandman, whenever it isn't wearing some slinky black number, is sometimes seen wearing a slick double-breasted pinstriped suit.
* Doctor Doom is always clad in a regal green tunic over his PoweredArmor.
* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'': V, while not exactly a villain, [[AntiHero isn't really all that nice]]. He's not only a CulturedBadass, but also always goes around in black, complete with [[BadassCape awesome cape]]. Eventually, [[WaxingLyrical he even quotes the original trope namer]] [[SatanIsGood to describe himself]].
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Mammoth Mogul ''always'' wore a snazzy suit wherever he went. When Mogul was retconned out, [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Breezie the Hedgehog]] took his spot, dumping the [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]] ensemble for a suit of her own.
* Mammon from Comicbook/{{Spawn}} usually appears as this. In his first appearance, he's not identified by name and so is easily mistaken for Satan.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* [[spoiler:Equius]] AKA [[spoiler:[[FanNickname Suitquius]]]] of the ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' fanfic ''Webcomic/DontNameIt'' wears exclusively pure white suits, with [[spoiler:jade]] highlights to represent [[spoiler:his blood color.]]
* Tanizaki Kazuo, the CorruptCorporateExecutive BigBad of the sequel to ''FanFic/TheDarkLordsOfNerima''.
* Dufayel, the BigBad of ''Fanfic/OldWest''. He is a sophisticated and rich fox with a [[FrenchJerk heavy French accent]]. He dresses immaculately even under the Mojave Desert's hot sun and dislikes uncivilization from his henchmen and others, yet he does anything he must in order to harvest [[spoiler:the gold deposit]] under the town of Mud, especially because he's [[spoiler:under the threat of bankruptcy]].

* Benjamin in ''Film/WaynesWorld'' is a slick executive who lives in a nice apartment and speaks fluent Chinese.
* The sadistic physician in ''Film/{{Quills}}'' lives in a luxurious mansion that he has renovated to suit the tastes of his [[OldManMarryingAChild young, not entirely willing bride]].
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Count Dooku prides himself upon elegance, refinement, and dressing to suit his rank (which, incidentally, is not self-granted; he really ''is'' a Count).
* Some ''Film/JamesBond'' villains fall into this trope. Subverted(?) since our James is a [[TuxedoAndMartini pretty sharp dresser]] himself. Subverted even more strongly in the books, where Bond (who dresses sharp, but subtle) often notes the fabulously expensive outfits the villains are wearing are also terribly flashy, garish, and a sign of "trying too hard".
* At the end of ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', Lestat plays "Sympathy For The Devil" on a car radio. Granted he went out of style a few centuries ago and isn't looking his best, but he's still Lestat.
** Lestat is a fashionista in the novels, and was even as a human, as soon as he got his BadassCape (and boots). He always prided himself on being impeccably dressed in the most stylish fashions of the day, insisted whomever was in his care was also suitably dressed (Claudia, and later Satan's Night Out), and more often than not seemed to pick his victims for their wardrobes as much as for their villainy. Any time the text is written from Lestat's point of view, you can bet there will be at least one paragraph reminding the reader what he's wearing.
* Hans Gruber in ''Film/DieHard'': "Nice suit... John Phillips, London. I have two myself. Rumor has it Arafat buys his there."
* In the '94 version of ''Film/TheShadow'', they parody the classic radio show's ProductPlacement in an exchange between a fur-and-armor wearing mongol barbarian and the slick TuxedoAndMartini [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob hero]]:
-->'''Shiwan Khan:''' In three days, the entire world will hear my roar, and willingly fall subject to the lost empire of Shan Kahn. That is a lovely tie, by the way. May I ask where you acquire it?\\
'''Lamont Cranston:''' Brooks Brothers.\\
'''Shiwan Khan:''' Is that mid-town?\\
'''Lamont Cranston:''' 45th and Madison. You are a barbarian.\\
'''Shiwan Khan:''' Thank you. We both are.
** Incidentally, the next time Cranston catches up with Khan (having dinner at a restaurant) the villain has acquired himself a suit and tie. It doesn't suit him (no pun intended).
* [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] in ''Film/{{Constantine}}'' wears a white suit, but without shoes and black tar dripping from his bare ankles. Personal hygiene apparently isn't a big deal when you're the Prince of Darkness.
** The demon played by Gavin Rossdale and the angel played by [[Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Jadis]] also wear some wicked suits, at least until the end where [[spoiler:the angel Gabriel is apparently an escaped mental patient reduced to some nice pants and a wifebeater/corset.]]
* Absolutely everybody who works for the law firm of Milton, Chadwick & Waters in ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'' dresses in the most expensive and fashionable suits and dresses. Hardly surprising, considering [[{{Satan}} who the senior partner is...]]
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' - Averted. The Joker wears the shoddiest clothing imaginable, but it's pretty clear he's an evil, evil man.
** It may have been a nice suit at first, but it's obvious that the Joker isn't too big on upkeep. He mentions that the outfit wasn't cheap, being paid for by Gotham's stolen mob money and all. It's also mentioned by the police to be custom-tailored after his arrest.
** Ra's al Ghul and Scarecrow from ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and Two-Face from the sequel play this trope straight.
* ''Film/{{Bedazzled 1967}}'', the 1967 version -- the Devil, when he's not dressed for evil work (as a telephone lineman, beekeeper, scuba diver drilling holes in oil tankers, etc) wears a tuxedo, cape, and cool mod sunglasses - and red socks with whatever else he's wearing.
* If Shaffer's ''Film/{{Amadeus}}'s'' Salieri counts as a villain, then he truly was a Man of Wealth and Taste- pun intended.
* [[LouisCypher Louis Cyphre]] of ''Film/AngelHeart''.
* James [=McCullen=] [[spoiler:AKA Destro]] and Storm Shadow in ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.
* Patrick Bateman in ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' puts a great deal of importance on clothing, suits and fashion. He is careful to don a plastic raincoat before [[spoiler:killing Paul Allen]] so he doesn't get blood on his suit.
** And the business cards - God help you if you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoIvd3zzu4Y have a better business card than Bateman]].
* The majority of gangsters in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and [[VideoGame/TheGodfather its game adaptation]] are BadassInANiceSuit, but Bruno Tattaglia goes one-up on the lot with a tux. He's a nasty piece of work, being responsible for the deaths of [[spoiler:Luca Brasi and, in the game, Frankie Malone.]]
* Mob boss Top Dollar from the movie adaptation of ''Film/TheCrow'' wears very fancy, expensive vintage clothing and keeps an array of antique swords nearby. This contrasts with his mooks who all dress in average clothing (jeans, jackets, etc.).
* In ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDrParnassus'', Mr. Nick the Devil is this.
* In ''Film/DriveAngry'', the demon sent after Creator/NicolasCage's character, known as the Accountant (played by William Fichtner), wears a black suit that never tarnishes. He can crash in a car off a bridge and walk out dressed impeccably, without a single crease.
* Lee Woo-Jin, the antagonist of ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}''. The final confrontation happens just after he had a shower, which means we are treated to the Man Of Wealth And Taste's version of a LockAndLoadMontage, including loving close-ups of his tie clip, his cufflinks, his shoelaces...
* The Emperor from ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower'''s presence is often announced by the jangle of one of his splendid golden suits (oh yeah, and a servant yelling "his majesty the Emperor arrives!") Justified of course by him being the ''Emperor of China!''
* Sebastian Shaw in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' is FauxAffablyEvil and always wears stylish clothes (with the exception of his anti-telepathy helmet), camouflages his submarine under a luxury yacht, and serves excellent champagne to the officials he's trying to manipulate into causing World War III.
* Veteran character actor Creator/TerryThomas almost always played an upper-class cad, and was always dressed to the nines with bowler, waistcoat, cigarette holder and cane. In ''School For Scoundrels'' he discussed ordering the proper foods to go with the best wines. Apparently, he was like this in real life; for instance, he insisted his strawberries be "bathed" in Marsala wine.

* Bram Stoker's {{Literature/Dracula}} was one of the first to treat vampires in this way, as opposed to the earlier depictions of them (from various myths and legends), in which they were more animalistic and demonic in nature.
* Woland of ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'': throughout most of the book, he appears as a wealthy, educated, and flamboyantly dressed foreigner. He's also [[spoiler:Satan]], so evil comes naturally, although whether his actions are for good or ill constitutes a debate unto itself.
* Most of the Imperial officers in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse wear the same sort of [[PuttingOnTheReich uniforms]] as they do in the movies, and they are pretty much stock evil. Grand Admiral Thrawn wears ''white'', and he is extremely cultured and, while still villainous, visibly more ambiguous. He's also an alien, and actually all the Grand Admirals have white uniforms. It's just that none of ''them'' are nearly as prominent, having all been either killed or captured years earlier.
* ''Literature/TalesOfMU''
** When "The Man", a very suave {{Horny Devil|s}}, first showed up in flashback stories in his pinstriped suit and natty hat, the above lyric got quoted by a reader in the chapter comments.
** Vice-Chancellor Embries, appearing human but in reality [[spoiler:a shapeshifting greater dragon with a penchant for eating his secretaries]], is always impeccably dressed.
* Albion of Literature/DoraWilkSeries seems to play it straight in his initial appearances (good clothes, manners and so on), but subverts this once we get a chance to see his house. He's definitely a man of wealth, but taste... not so much.
* Here's a fun DrinkingGame: take a shot for each of Creator/{{Shakespeare}}'s "gentlemen" who are liars, traitors, thieves, or just general cads. Each and every of them was dressed in the height of fashion for their time and place.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Gentleman Johnny Marcone, wears suits that cost more than Harry's car and once managed to throw a concealed knife through a rope holding him up while hanging upside down and spinning around while a bloodthirsty [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent loup-garou]] was about ready to try to eat him. [[SerialEscalation In the dark]]. He's an AntiVillain who ends up in EnemyMine situations with the heroes a lot, but he's still not exactly a nice guy. He is, however, composed of pure, solidified BadassNormal.
** [[MagnificentBastard Lara Raith]] is also a pretty snappy dresser. Presumably she gets this from her father.
** Then there's AffablyEvil Nicodemus.
** There's also Hades, whose home is described as ''[[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug's hoard]]'', only with OCD and relentlessly good taste. In his capacity as the god of wealth, he's picked up a fair number of treasures over the millenia, a surprising number of which are artworks of various kinds. He also dresses well, and offers Harry a glass of very good wine. [[spoiler:Though as Harry points out, he's not evil; despite the tendency of modern authors to portray him as the Greek analog of Satan, he's actually HeroicNeutral]].
* Traditionalist vampires in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', of course, wear full evening dress and opera cloaks at all times. More modern vampires also dress smartly, and the ''really'' dangerous ones (who aren't Black Ribboners, but are [[SubvertedTrope too modern to bother with]] [[ContractualGenreBlindness all the traditional stuff that gives the prey a chance]]) can be recognised by their fancy waistcoats.
** Cosmo Lavish in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' tries to pull this off (in imitation of Vetinari, who isn't ''exactly'' evil) and completely fails due to being morbidly obese.
** Every single Assassin. After all, if one isn't impeccably dressed in the latest black silk, one might as well be a common thug who kills people for money.
** Maladict, a vampire, manages a variant of this trope while in the army, by wearing the [[NonUniformUniform uniform]] so it's "deshabillé [...] scruffy, but with bags and bags of style".
** Lord Hong in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', who, in addition to being a very well-dressed Agatean nobleman, has a very expensive suit of [[strike: Western]] Sto Plains clothes for when he conquers Ankh-Morpork, complete with silk-lined cloak and a NiceHat with a feather in it.
--->He would walk through the city on that first great day, and the people would be silent when they saw their natural leader.\\
It never crossed his mind that anyone would say "'Ere, wot a toff! 'Eave 'arf a brick at 'im!"
* Crowley and "Dr. Raven Sable" (Famine) in ''Literature/GoodOmens''.
* Patrick Bateman's love of suits and fashion, as mentioned in Film, is given considerably more screentime (so to speak) in the book: every outfit is described in great and loving detail, down to brand name, fabric, and cut.
** If one is particularly [[GeniusBonus knowledgeable about fashion,]] however, one will notice that the outfits are often clownishly mismatched.
* In ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'', this is the form demons take to live among humans and tempt them into evil; at least one is a US Senator. Subverted when the Guardians can't find a demon and later realize it's taken the form of a ''[[DoubleStandard woman]]'' [[AlwaysMale of wealth and taste]].
* Lucius Malfoy from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', as befitting the patriarch of a very old and prestigious wizard family.
** Not quite as evil, but also somewhat ethically challenged and narcissistic, is Gilderoy Lockhart, who relied on questionable means to advance his career.
* Philonecron of the ''Literature/CronusChronicles'' series. He wears a victorian-style suit and a long cape, and frequently insults humans on their "atrocious" fashion sense. He even bought very high-quality tuxedos for all of his evil henchmen.
* ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'': Lestat insists on being at the very height of fashion wherever he goes. Whether he's in a frock coat, three-piece business suit, BadassCape, or jeans and t-shirt, everything is of the highest quality and selected to convey the image Lestat wants to impart. Interestingly, Lestat seems to have an almost CloudCuckooLander-like attitude towards his wardrobe, veering wildly between disinterested and obsessive. Clothes that he gets dirty will often be shoved in the bottom dresser drawer and never thought of again, while he showers adoring affection for an old woman who knows the story behind the themed cameo-image buttons on the jacket he's wearing. He plays with a RefugeInAudacity approach in ''Blood Canticle'' when he and his latest proteges "invade" a remote Caribbean island: They could easily sneak in through the heavy jungle, or just use their powers and slaughter everyone between them and the information they're seeking, but Lestat instead decides to garb his coterie in the most outlandishly over-the-top outfits in their wardrobes and dazzle their way past the drug lords in residence: The young man with him dresses in a metallic gold three-piece suit, the young woman in a high-hemmed ostrich feather dress not out of place in the Roaring 20's, and himself in a full leather suit described in the book at least a half dozen times, because [[AuthorAppeal he likes it that damn much]].
* British statesman Lord Chesterfield disputed this trope in ''Literature/LettersToHisSon'': "I have often known a fashionable man have some one vice; but I never in my life knew a vicious man a fashionable man." (letter 77)
* General Zaroff from Literature/TheMostDangerousGame lives in a mansion, wears stylish suits, and displays great taste. He also hunts and murders people. For ''fun''.
* In ''Literature/{{MARZENA}}'', rich and well-dressed Business Mogul Marian is the female version of this trope.
* Deliberately averted in ''Literature/TheGodfather'', where the "old mustache Petes" of Vito's generation - many of whom, like Vito himself, came from poverty - wear inexpensive, no-nonsense business suits and disdain anyone who gets too fancy.
* Abaddon, the Satanist BigBad in ''Literature/WolfInShadow''.
* The Trademaster from ''Literature/{{Messenger}}'' and ''Literature/{{Son}}''. In the latter, the reader learns that he wears nice, well-fitted ([[DarkIsEvil black]]) clothing.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Adam Monroe from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
** Arthur Petrelli, poser that he is, tries to pull it off. He fails.
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
** All of Wolfram and Hart from ''Angel''. Particularly Holland Manners and Hamilton, who can engage in any amount of badass fighting [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished without ruining his suit]]. Everybody even comments on how well-dressed Hamilton is during his debut episode.
** Angelus was always coiffed in the old days. Spike as well. Then again, they're vampires.
** Dracula is noted to enjoy living a life of luxury, which is shown to be true especially in the comics continuation. He wears costumes that include top hats, rings, leather gloves, capes, paisley ascots, the whole shebang.
** The Immortal One manages to fit all aspects of the trope without even appearing on screen once. He is suave, WickedCultured and worldly.
* The Master on ''Series/DoctorWho'', depending on who's portraying him. Roger Delgado and John Simm's Masters frequently wore great suits, Anthony Ainley's Master wore suits a few times, and Derek Jacobi's Master wears a Victorian version.
* The Goa'uld in ''Series/StargateSG1'' tend to go for the traditional AGodAmI-style flowing robes, headdresses, and gold ornamentation everywhere. The AffablyEvil Baal, however, prefers a stylish turtleneck-and-suit-jacket combo - especially when he's pretending to be the [=CEO=] of a major Earth corporation. The fact that he's the only Goa'uld who remembers that he's only ''pretending'' to be a god probably has a lot to do with this.
* Notably, [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] from ''Series/{{Reaper}}'' is always seen wearing his trademark suit (of which he has multiple copies), and even has a subplot where his tailor dies, leaving him at a loss with what to wear.
** He always looks cheerful too. At one point he expresses his ''disappointment'' in Sam by dropping store shelves on him. It's probably not a good idea to get him angry.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Possessed!Sam from [[FutureMeScaresMe the future]] wears a pristine white suit. And there was much [[{{Squee}} rejoicing]].
** Crowley also fits this trope. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "THEY. ATE. MY. TAILOR!!!! ]]
* Rene Benoit in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''.
* The utterly psychotic Alpha in ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' murders three people onscreen while wearing [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm407735808/tt1135300 this.]]
* Colonel Montoya from ''Series/QueenOfSwords''.
* Jack Bass on ''Series/GossipGirl''. Bart and Chuck could also count.
* In the ''Series/BurnNotice'' episode "Friendly Fire", Michael coerces the allegiance of a gang by Wearing a red and gray silk suit, talking like Clint Eastwood and blowing things up by snapping his fingers.
* ''Series/AshesToAshes''. BigBad Superintendant Mackintosh favors well-tailored suits, but the real Man Of Wealth And Taste is [[{{Satan}} Jim Keats]], with his monochrome grey suits and black leather gloves.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''[='=]s Moriarty is finally introduced wearing a very fine suit.
--> "Westwood."
** Subverted by his first appearance [[spoiler:as the obviously gay "Jim from IT", going so far as to leave Sherlock his number]].
* In the short-lived ''Series/{{Brimstone}}'' series, TheDevil (played by [[Series/{{Smallville}} Lionel Luthor]]) wears an expensive Victorian suit, complete with a red tie and a pocketwatch. In contrast, an angel is shown looking exactly like him but dressed as a blue-collar worker (a ceiling painter).
* [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]] and ComicBook/LexLuthor of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' are this trope overlapped with BadassInANiceSuit. So's Ultraman, Clark's EvilTwin from Earth-2. For examples that are purely evil, there's also Lex's [[TheDragon Dragon]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Regan Matthews]], Earth-2 Lionel, the relentlessy AxeCrazy [[CloningBlues Lx-3]], and [[EnfanteTerrible Alexander]].
* It can be debated whether or not King Silas of ''Series/{{Kings}}'' is evil. It cannot be debated that he has excellent taste in suits.
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', while Rumplestiskin was slimy and grimy in the fairy tale world, he arranged things so that he would be a man of substance in the Storybrooke world, and so as Mr. Gold, he always wears snazzy, finely tailored suits and generally carries around a gold-topped cane. In both worlds, he's your go-to guide for making a DealWithTheDevil.
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}''[='=]s Moriarty [[spoiler:is [[SamusIsAGirl a female example]]]].
* Lord Petyr Baelish in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' always dresses in a dapper manner befitting his station as Master of Coin. It being a MedievalFantasy series, this tends to get him underestimated rather than respected, which is likely [[TheChessmaster all part of the plan.]]
* James St. Patrick, the lead character in ''Series/{{Power}}''. He's a major drug dealer who worked his way up from the hood where he was a corner boy to the top of the distribution business. He lives in a penthouse apartment, above the lawyers and the doctors, and wears stylish, tailor made suits. While the image is mostly legitimate - he truly does embrace the high life - he also still enjoys many of the simple pleasures from his poor upbringing when he gets the chance.
* Kilgrave, the main villain of ''Series/JessicaJones'' wears expensive (probably custom-tailored) suits, and loves fine dining. He is also a complete sociopath.
* All over the place in ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'', given that most of the cast are both [[RichBitch current or former members of Kappa House]] and [[TheSociopath certifiable sociopaths]]. Occasionally subverted with certain... [[FashionVictimVillain questionable fashion choices]] on part of [[AlphaBitch Channel #1]]. [[spoiler:Gigi is the best example, since she's a murderer ''and'' a fantastic decorator. Even [[TheHero Grace]] admits that some lamps she chose really tied her dad's living room together.]]
* Harlem mob boss Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes from ''Series/LukeCage'' is always dressed to the nines in [[http://img.cinemablend.com/filter:scale/quill/2/9/b/5/d/f/29b5df1cbc55a946a980db774a723686971a758f.jpg?mw=600 dapper as hell suits]].
* Curtis Hoynes namedrops this trope in reference to Billy Russo in ''episode three'' of ''Series/ThePunisher''.

* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, Pluto, the Roman god of the underworld, was also the god of wealth (although the question of taste is less certain). He's not really a villain, although he suffers from the EveryoneHatesHades trope and some of his characteristics were transferred to the Christian depiction of Satan.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase}}. It's what happens when you're called [[RedBaron "The Million-Dollar Man"]].
* Wrestling/RicFlair. The Nature Boy ''always'' styles and profiles.
** Anyone who teams up with Flair usually morphs into this: Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/RandyOrton, and Wrestling/{{Batista}} in Wrestling/{{Evolution}}, and Wrestling/AJStyles and [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Kazarian]] in [[Wrestling/{{Fortune}} Fourtune]] stand out as examples.
* Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter, the highest paid free agent in professional wrestling, enjoys the finer things in life. So when not expecting to wrestle, he likes a suit and a martini. Wrestling/TedDibiaseJr, also an example of this trope, thinks MVP is a NewMoney poser though.
* When he was playing the heel, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio would often show up in expensive cars with a gold scarf and a nice suit, claiming that all of his lavish trappings were things he was "destined" to have. This is dropped when he's face, instead playing on his proud Mexican heritage.
* After winning the Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH World Title for the second time, ''Story Time With Adam Cole'' became increasingly elaborate after every successful title defense, eventually ending up here with his own ''throne room'' full of expensive liquor. This, in direct contrast to Kyle O'Reilly, his last scheduled challenger who he deliberately put off all the way to ''Final Battle'', who is almost always seen in t shirts and mixed martial arts gear.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Fulgrim, the Primarch of the Emperor's Children, qualifies.
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' is full of them. Clan Ventrue is probably the most notable, as their clan [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is noble bearing and financial acumen, but many examples can also be found among the Lasombra, Tzimisce, Toreador, and Giovanni.
* Giovanni Villanova from ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'' is an archetypal example of this trope. He's [[CardCarryingVillain evil with a capital E]], has a prison built to spec as his own private hell for his enemies, [[KickTheDog beats]] his [[WitchSpecies "fate witch"]] wife, and is generally despicable to the Nth degree... but he's a ''Prince,'' by [[CrystalDragonJesus Deus]], and that means showing some ''style.'' One iconic moment is when he knifes a man from behind (one who's threatening the [=PCs=]), shoves him aside... and starts eating the victim's Fettucine Alfredo, because it's too good to waste. He also laments having the cook killed, because the pasta's that good...but while it's one thing to poison an enemy, it's another entirely for the cook to poison such works of art, so he had his men feeding said cook his own poison. EvenEvilHasStandards, after all.
* Creator/WhiteWolf offered an interesting [[JustifiedTrope justification]] in a short vignette written from Lucifer's perspective in ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen''. He can't feel pleasure, or happiness, or anything good... but the bad stuff? He can feel the bad stuff. Every scratch of the fabric, every slight pain from an ill-fitting piece of clothing, every pang of hunger. He travels in utmost luxury, wears the best clothes and eats the finest food just so he can get as close as possible to feeling ''nothing''.
* While not a suit, [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Asmodeus]] from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' wears "regal finery of unimaginable expense", said to cost as much as a country spends on food in a year.
* [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Sorin]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Markov.]] It's stated that, when he's not upholding various pacts that he's made over his [[OlderThanTheyLook extremely long life]], he's pursuing only his own pleasure. [[PlanetOfHats Innistradi vampires on the whole are like this.]]

* Practically the first thing Mephistopheles does in ''{{Faust}}'' is call attention to his elegant, fashionable attire.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Kain R. Heinlein from ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]''.
* Pokey begins wearing a suit after becoming Monotoli's right-hand man in ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s President Shinra.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s Mr. Burke and his "boss", Alastair Tenpenny. Tenpenny wears a unique suit that gives a small bonus to the Charisma & Small Guns skills.
* Liquid Ocelot from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' is fairly snappy dresser.
** His outfit in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' back in his Revolver Ocelot days may better fit on the set of a western, but make no mistake. He isn't dressed like a ranch hand.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Afterlife}}'', the [[GoodAngelBadAngel Demon adviser]] Jasper wears a business suit.
* And of course, [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]].
* The Grand Vampire [=NPCs=] in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2: Nightlife''. The Counts wear Bela Lugosi knockoff suits with tailcoats and such, the Contessas wear old-fashioned evening gowns with puffed sleeves and lots of gold embroidery.
* Vergil, as seen in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', wears a more old-timey outfit, complete with ascot, compared to Dante's modern fashion sense. Then again, he is an AntiVillain rather than all-out evil. The human form of their father Sparda wore even more old-timey, complete with elaborate cravat, but he was a DefectorFromDecadence. Dante's lack of this has been theorised by some as symbolic of his estrangement from his family, which may make his case a DefiedTrope.
* VideoGame/{{Tekken}}: Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi Mishima, Lee Chaolan and Jin Kazama all have incredibly dressy outfits for a fighting game; unsurprisingly they're all part of the same family. It remains to be seen if Lars will follow [[IncrediblyLamePun suit]].
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'': It's quite clear that The Rolling Stones provided more than a little inspiration for the design of LouisCypher himself.
* Megumi Kitaniji from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. Dude is stylish.
* [[MagnificentBastard The Illusive Man]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' prefers to do his meetings reclining in a chair in front of an impressive vista, wearing an impeccable suit, a cigarette in hand and a glass of expensive bourbon nearby.
** Donovan Hock and Elias Kelham are lesser examples.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''
** Hazama. You gotta admit, that is one nice suit, he's even got the [[FauxAffablyEvil mannerisms]] down pat.
** Relius Clover may count as well.
* Rokkaku Gouji from the ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' games.
* Cardinal Albert Simon from the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series is dressed impeccably, wearing a very neat black suit, WaistcoatOfStyle, pocket watch, and tall top hat (the game being set in 1913, it's thematic). [[spoiler:Being a WellIntentionedExtremist, one might say it's either subverted or played straight.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Infernal}} Infernal]]'', the head of hell's forces on Earth seems to be aimed at a combination of this, ScaryBlackMan, and [[HollywoodVoodoo Baron Samedi]].
* Pictured at the top of the page is Dracula from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight.'' Never let it be said that the ultimate evil isn't civilized and cultured.
** Nor can one say it about the good in ''Symphony''. Alucard is every bit as snappy a dresser as his old man.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'': Agent 47 is rarely seen without his all-black suit with matching leather gloves and distinctive blood-red tie. A number of other rival assassins and targets are seen wearing expensive suits as well.
* Shang Tsung of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' certainly qualifies as this, from his outfits to his secluded island to even his palace. While Goro's lair is dark, dirty and covered in blood, skeletons and debris, his palace has pure opulence, from velvet curtains to golden dragon statues to his throne.
* {{Downplayed|Trope}} but definitely visible with VideoGame/{{Far Cry 3}}'s Hoyt Volker, a [[AmoralAfrikaner South African organized crime leader]] who conducts business in [[MadeASlave sex trafficking]] and [[ArmsDealer gun running]]. He wears a blazer and proper button-down shirt, as well as well-kept jeans and loafers, in contrast to his employees, who wear tattered, casual clothes from all the dirty business they conduct on their island base. He also expresses a [[WickedCultured taste for opera, fine spirits, and quality cigars]], and he has a fancy office fit for the CEO of a successful company -- which, of course [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster he is]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'':
** Redd White in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. Subverted since that suit is incredibly gaudy. The "bling" doesn't help either.
** Also subverted by Zinc Lablanc in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth''; despite the name of his {{Leitmotif}} being ''Man Of Wealth And Taste'', his outfit is incredibly gaudy, to the point of being worse than Redd's. The only thing Lablanc's really got going for him is that he doesn't have ridiculously-colored hair (blond, as opposed to purple). [[spoiler:Also he's not evil. Just annoying.]]
** [[spoiler:Kristoph Gavin]], a murderer from the fourth game, wears a pretty neat double-breasted suit.
** Manfred von Karma might fill this trope... in the seventeenth century. Cravats have fallen out of fashion nowadays. (Don't tell Edgeworth that, though.)
* Captain Antares Fairchild, an early antagonist and possible love interest in ''VisualNovel/StarshipPromise'', dresses in an extremely snappy black Empire uniform with [[BlingOfWar shiny gold braid and trim]], with cape, at all times except for when he dons his combat armor. He has a very well-established taste for rare and expensive luxuries that borders on the obsessive, probably because [[spoiler:he grew up in poverty in a colony slum]]. Despite serving as the main antagonist of Orion's first season and starting his own route by kidnapping the protagonist, however, Antares proves to be the very least of the setting's evils, more of a WellIntentionedExtremist than a true villain.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The version of Satan from ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'' often introduces himself with the trope title, but has never shown much sign of actually living up to it. Hazel Green fits the trope better, albeit as a female example.
* Doc Scratch in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', an [[SmugSuper incredibly smug]] ManipulativeBastard with a penchant for [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]], nice furniture, nice clocks, and [[AffablyEvil providing his guests with candy]], [[FauxAffablyEvil even if he's planning to beat the snot out of them immediately afterward]].
** The Draconian Dignitary, alias Diamonds Droog, as well. He judges people on how sharply they dress.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0591.html a devil summoned by Qarr, under the influence of Crushing Despair, notes that all his classmates managed to be men of wealth and taste.]]
* Despite operating from a [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Lucy]]-like booth, The Devil from ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' is usually dressed in a sharp suit (when he isn't hunting angels, that is).
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4142 And he can visit posh nightclubs.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1550 Lil' E introduces him as such.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TalesOfGnosisCollege'' the harem-keeping Sultan of Pazar counts as one of these.
* In ''Webcomic/WooHoo'', the antagonistic Sam Velasquez wears stylish hipster-wear (and is even introduced with fashion photo shoot panels).

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Mr. Anon from ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'', a businessman who dresses in the snazziest outfits of the day, and whose [[DealWithTheDevil business involves payment that isn't in money]]...
* Literature/WhateleyUniverse example: unstoppable assassin cyborg Deathlist wears an expensive pinstripe suit when he and a small army of bad guys invade [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. Everyone else is in military gear or armor.
* When not dressed in his labcoat, Music/DoctorSteel usually dresses in an Aristocratic neo-Victorian {{Steampunk}} style, complete with top hat. (He even has his own personal clothier!) His followers wear uniforms that [[PuttingOnTheReich satirically mimic and playfully deconstruct the uniforms of fascist paramilitary groups]].
* Edwin Windsor from ''Literature/HowToSucceedInEvil'' is one, with his tailored suits and taste in art.
* In ''Blog/{{LIS_DEAD}}'', Dramatic Detective gives a direct ShoutOut to this, [[spoiler:it's the password to the [[http://lisdead.blogspot.com/2012/02/do-pardon-earlier-brusqueness-things.html first puzzle]] ]]
* ''WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses'':
-->'''Ask That Guy''': Don't believe me? Well I'm right. Why? Because I have a pipe and jacket. Sorry, [[ItMakesSenseInContext I have a vagina and jacket.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* An essential feature of ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. He always was seen in black coat and slacks, with a white vest and tie. In his last appearance, in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', he even remarks that to properly deal with {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, he has to get into his "power suit", abandoning the khaki uniform he had been wearing for his original garb.
** His appearance in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' also counts. Vandal Savage and Count Vertigo also fit the bill.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Vandal Savage always wears a nice suit or a nice uniform, when he hasn't had a castle dropped on him. Also, the Ultra Humanite is a lover of the fine arts, including opera. (Much to the chagrin of Luthor, who ''hates'' opera, and has a cell next to his on Stryker's Island.)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': The band is in the DeepSouth learning the blues, which involves going to the crossroads to sell their souls to the Blues Devil, who is a gaunt, scary-looking man with a milky white eye and a sharp suit and hat.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad Masters, of course.
* From ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' there's ComicBook/TheJoker, Two-Face and the Riddler who all wear over the top suits, and the Penguin who wears a more conventional (allowing for his body shape) formal suit.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': David Xanatos, naturally.
* Lucius Heinous VII on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', as well as his ancestors.
* Stavros Garkos on ''WesternAnimation/{{Hurricanes}}''.
* Valmont on ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' before losing his wealth.
* [[CatsAreMean Fat Cat]] from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', who even has a [[VillainSong song]] about how he "wants the best of everything."
* [[{{Satan}} The original]] in ''WesternAnimation/GodTheDevilAndBob''.
* [[LouisCypher Lucius Needful]] in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', at least before he upgrades to a [[Creator/SteveJobs Jobsian]] turtleneck. He keeps his top hat, nonetheless.
* Black Hat in ''WesternAnimation/{{Villainous}}'', who wears a black suit, grey waistcoat, red tie, monocle, and black top hat with red band. When he creates a duplicate of himself, we learn that he has a bowler hat ''under the top hat''.