If doesn't matter what age you are or what your ideal aesthetic is -- if you're a woman who likes men, you absolutely have a deep-seated fantasy about sharing a little cottage with Colin Firth and jumping into piles of leaves together as you both slowly fall in love. Don't try to deny it because it's true; the guy has some real Autumn Boyfriend sex appeal. After all, in the great words of "30 Rock" character Jack Donaghy, "that man can wear a sweater."
But which is his best sweater, you ask? Strap into your cuddliest cardigan and make yourself a calming pot of tea, because in honor of his birthday today (September 10), we're going to figure out just that.
This Basic Sweater From "Love Actually"Universal
Firth can wear a tailored suit with perfect elegance, but points off for trying to dress this look up with a collared shirt and down with a T-shirt at the same time. Sweaters are supposed to feel cozy and intimate, and this one makes us feel like Firth is late for Casual Friday. Plus, it's a V-neck sweater! We could've had some Colin collarbone! For shame.
The Christmas Sweater From "Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason"Universal
Holiday sweaters are a very contentious subject -- are they God-awful ugly or charmingly ugly? I would argue the latter, especially when they are adorning the body of one Colin Firth. Tell me that little snowman doesn't make you feel safe and warm inside.
This Chunky Knit Turtleneck, Also From "Love Actually"Universal
Is this kind of an dowdy, itchy looking sweater that Firth's got on here? Yes, absolutely -- and that is its charm. This is what a true sweater is supposed to be, friends. You can basically taste the Pumpkin Spice latte just looking at it.
This Chocolate Turtleneck, Yes It's "Love Actually" AgainUniversal
Not a lot of people can wear a turtleneck without looking pretentious, but Colin Firth is not a lot of people, and he really makes it work. Plus, it's fitted perfectly for that "I'm a sensitive person who cares about your feelings but also you definitely want to see what's under here" look.
The Christmas Sweater From "Bridget Jones' Diary"Universal
Seriously, there's nothing sexier than a man who can convincingly rock a cartoon reindeer.
The Cravat From "Pride and Prejudice," Yeah I Went ThereBBC
What are cravats if not sweaters for your neck? And come on, like Mr. Darcy wasn't going to appear on a ranking of Colin Firth's sexiness.