The Ultimate Movie Guide To Being A Bachelor
The movie bachelor is a well-worn trope. They are usually so achingly cool and sophisticated, that you have no idea how they’re still single, except through choice. So we’ve looked back at some of the greatest movie bachelor lifestyles and here is the ultimate guide to being a bachelor.
You need an amazing bachelor pad
Bruce Wayne, Patrick Bateman, James Bond, Hitch. What do these guys have in common? They have a fantastic bachelor pad. Usually, they’re an interior designer’s dream come true. They’re always so huge and well located that they’d have to be millionaires to afford them (or Billionaires in the case of Bruce Wayne).
If you want to channel your favorite movie bachelors, but for less budget, there are many sources of inspiration to choose from, though you probably don’t have the same budget. Instead, head to somewhere like BFD for some stylish options.
A survey into the most famous movie bachelor pads included properties from The Dark Knight, Nottinghill, Two Weeks Notice, American Psycho, Hitch, and How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.
Drive an iconic car
A fantastic car is also non-negotiable for movie bachelors. From the Bruce Waynes Batmobile to John Wick’s 1969 Mustang, the wheels are important. It doesn’t have to be a supercar, but a classic shape or history is preferred. Also joining the pack are the Porsche 911 Turbo driven by Will Smith in Bad Boys, Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond, and the Ford GT Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in Bullitt.
Have an exciting day job
In movies, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living as long as it’s either exciting or makes a lot of money (preferably both). Superhero, spy, hitman, stockbroker, take your pick. Of course, if you’re going to pay for those huge city apartments then it makes sense that you’d have a well-paying job.
The impeccable sense of style
No movie bachelor’s worth their salt is anything other than impeccably groomed at all times (special dispensation if you’re working out). It all comes down to the suit. Looking good in a suit is mandatory, extra points for slipping on a tux at every opportunity.
A movie bachelor knows their drinks too. No beer or alcopops here. A sophisticated whisky or superstrong cocktail. James Bond’s favorite tipple is the Vesper Martini, which, in his own words contains ‘three measures of Gordon’s; one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet’. You can only imagine the hangover the next day.
If you need to brush up on your classic cocktails, check out this guide. It will teach you how to make an Old Fashioned, a Sidecar, and a Dirty Martini, and you too will look a suave as Bond.
So there you have it. The ultimate movie guide to being a bachelor. It’s no wonder these guys are single, it must be a full-time job to keep up with the lifestyle, there’s no time left to go out and meet someone.