Sleepy Hollow returns from hiatus this week and it is easily my favorite new show of the season. It has everything you could want: a strong lady lead, a sassy police captain, demons, apocalyptic prophesies, and of course, a sarcastic British soldier with a photographic memory straight from the 18th century. While fans of the show, actor Orlando Jones included, are clamoring for Ichabod Crane to get a makeover, real-life Tom Mison is doing just fine in the wardrobe department.
Tom Mison is an impressive chameleon, and you may say that all actors are or should be, but he can actually look completely different by just varying hairstyles or facial hair. (I honestly didn’t recognize him from Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, One Day, or Lost in Austen, all of which I saw before Sleepy Hollow premiered.) However, he is most often seen with a pleasant amount of scruff. He also keeps his hair nicely tousled.
Mr. Mison also seems to have mastered the art of showing off his collar bones. Now, I know that sounds super weird, but it’s a sexy and hard to perfect style choice. The trick is not looking sleazy or like a pirate (which, you know, actually works fine for Colin O’Donoghue). Having that many buttons undone can be risky territory, but his shirts don’t pull too tight across his chest, so that it offers more of a peek, rather than a full chest reveal. Another, safer approach to collar bone display is a wide-necked shirt or sweater.
He is also unafraid of variety. All of his looks here are pretty casual, but he doesn’t just rely on a t-shirt. He’s got sweaters, sweater/shirt combos, button-ups, chambray, scarves, beanies, and all of it looks pretty classic and relaxed. I mean, the guy makes even his Revolutionary War gear look pretty effortless.
As an unabashed fan of the show and Mr. Mison, I urge you to go check it out. It has already been renewed for a second season and is worth watching from the beginning to understand all the twists and mythology. Just take your fashion advise from Tom, not Ichabod (WAMSW retains the right to retract this statement after Ichabod gets a makeover)