They say clothes maketh the man, and when it comes to TV characters they couldn't be more right. Where would the myriad Frank Spencer impersonators of the 1970s have been if it weren't for that beret? How would The Avengers' John Steed have managed to look simultaneously deadly and dapper without his bowler-hat-and-umbrella combo? And just how cool would a leather jacketless Fonz have been? (Still very cool, actually, but you get the point).
Of course, clothes don't just maketh the man, they very much maketh the woman, too - which is why Danish detective Sarah Lund heads up my list of seven sartorially significant TV characters...
Sarah Lund's jumper
Who would have thought a hand-knitted Christmas jumper could ever say “hard-nosed detective”? But Sarah Lund pulls it off - figuratively if not literally. During series one of Danish crime drama The Killing (above), she wears that jumper for days on end, removing it only briefly to wash out the blood and patch up the knife hole.
Much imitated but never bettered, the Faroe Islands sweater by Gudrun & Gudrun is coveted by Lundalikes everywhere (and here's the proof).