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08/23/2013 03:39 pm ET

Dick Cavett Was The Most Dapper Man On Television, Bar None

When we think of stylish late night talk show hosts, the first person that comes to mind is Dick Cavett. Although he stands at a petite 5 feet 6 inches, the man could command an audience's attention and charm the pants off of any guest (with the exception of Marlon Brando, who just wasn't in the mood that day).

As such, "The Dick Cavett Show" was an American television staple throughout the 1970s, a time when men's fashion was actually pretty groovy. Luckily, dapper Cavett was up to the task, donning the decade's wild prints, hats and hairsprayed coif. Below, see why we think the funny man deserves accolades for his fashion sense.

First and foremost, the man knew how to work a classic suit (a difficult task, no doubt).

suit

1971

His printed suits looked effortless, too -- it was the '70s, after all.

bill suit

Interviewing Bill Cosby, 1973

dick suit

1970

george suit

Interviewing George Harrison, 1972

He wasn't afraid to mix it up in the tie department.

marlon tie

Interviewing Marlon Brando, 1973

fred tie

Interviewing Fred Astaire, 1970

groucho tie

Interviewing Groucho Marx, 1970

Those black dress socks? Spot on.

woody socks

Interviewing Woody Allen, 1971

john yoko

Interviewing John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1971

orson socks

Interviewing Orson Welles, 1970

Ascots, disco suits and hats were a piece of cake.

ascot

Interviewing Katharine Hepburn, 1973

disco suit

Interviewing David Bowie, 1974

hat

Interviewing Dyan Cannon, 1970

The fact that he was a total charmer was just icing on the cake.

raquel

Interviewing Raquel Welch, 1972

lucille

Interviewing Lucille Ball, 1974

bette

Interviewing Bette Davis, 1972

marlo

Interviewing Marlo Thomas, 1971

Some of Dick's fashionable peers:

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