Potentially controversial, but I think this character was a fashionista!
His use of the word ‘classic’ throughout the series, unbeknown to Howard, does much to describe his clothing, with his large glasses being a particular favourite of mine. They are very similar to my fathers father, and the glasses he wears, which despite having little place in today’s catwalk fashion, I thoroughly believe hold standing in today’s street fashion.
The jumpers Howard is also befitted in are similarly of unique style, looking like something you would find in Pop Boutique, or similar vintage stores.
Combined with the casual bomber jacket, and loose fitting cargo pants, it portrays the fashion of a man who doesn’t try too hard, and can pull off the casual intellectual look which is presented perfectly by Howard.