Inspiration Board: FX’s “Archer”
Annika Harris / September 23, 2011
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As the only girl in a group of fanboys, I've been introduced to more late night, adult animation than I care to mention. Sometimes I watch because I'm outnumbered, like in the case of Cartoon Network's "Regular Show." But other times I discover a comedic and entertaining gem like FX's "Archer," an animated series about the ISIS spy agency and its employees, who think of every mission as an opportunity to undermine, sabotage, and screw each other, literally and figuratively. There are three reasons I'm in love with "Archer." One, it's able to spoof both James Bond and "Mad Men" at the same time. Two, the animation appeals to my aesthetic sensibilities because it's a cross between realism and comic book animation. And three, the characters actually change clothes, which in my mind is quite a feat in an animated series -- I may be a slight fangirl, but most things in my life still come down to style. Which brings me to the main purpose of this slideshow, to get fashion inspiration from the characters of "Archer." Since most of the action occurs at the ISIS headquarters, Archer and his crew can show us a thing or two about dressing for the office.