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post #16 of 62
The collars are much better in the stills than they are in the film itself. Maybe someone pulled them down. Perhaps Geoffrey Rush's suits are supposed to fit badly, though they mostly do so only around the collar. The fit on the Duke of York, or worse on the Prince of Wales/Edward VIII, is hard to understand it is so bad. Perhaps they just went to M&S for the wardrobe for this one.
post #17 of 62
I don't think the fit is as bad as some neurotic people here claim.
post #18 of 62
I don't think most people are aware that a collar needs to be planted on the neck. They think the mississippi river from collar to collar is normal.
post #19 of 62
I saw the movie this morning and did notice the gap. I don't think the gap was horrible but I did take note. I guess it's a side effect from reading these threads.

Good movie by the way.
post #20 of 62
Yeah, I don't think it's perfect tailoring by any means, but I don't think it's as bad as some people in this thread claim either.
post #21 of 62
Ehhh, it was pretty bad, I noticed the gaping collars as well. The gray coat Colin Firth wore when he first met Geoffrey Rush's character was quite nice, however.
post #22 of 62
Saw the film last night. Excellent. Wonderful evocation of the period.
Having read the sartorial comments of the last few weeks, I am surprised
that nobody mentioned HRH's shirts. Apparently, the collar stay was in the future.
But one would think that a Duke of the Blood Royal would have someone who
could iron his shirts properly. Perhaps in the 30s collar curl was a way for the Royals
to identify with the "people".
post #23 of 62
Is it possible that royalty IRL is not so obsessed with clothes ? That they go to a tailor, get their stuff made, and wear it without caring about it so much ...
post #24 of 62
I didn't think the movie was phenomenal. Good movie though - nothing special although I'd imagine acting the part of a stutterer has to be pretty difficult. Also, I now join the SF stalker club and think I saw Mafoofan when we were walking out of the movie. But I didn't point and shout or anything. Kept my cool. Not sure if it was him, but, what what let's be real, it was.
post #25 of 62
Did the clothes look historically accurate? Were the suit cloths heavy enough?
post #26 of 62
Personally, I've always been impressed with the costuming in the Poirot TV-series.
post #27 of 62
And, of course:
post #28 of 62
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
Is it possible that royalty IRL is not so obsessed with clothes ? That they go to a tailor, get their stuff made, and wear it without caring about it so much ...

" Royalty IRL is not so obsessed with clothes"? Certainly the film's protagonist's brother,
King Edward VII, after abdication the Duke of Windsor, was obsessed with clothes. Ask
SF member Will, whose blog," A Suitable Wardrobe", includes frequent references to the
Duke of Windsor as a style icon, whose influence is still being felt on the well-dressed.
post #29 of 62
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Originally Posted by Matt S View Post
Did the clothes look historically accurate? Were the suit cloths heavy enough?

Yes., especially Logues.
post #30 of 62
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Personally, I've always been impressed with the costuming in the Poirot TV-series.

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