Originally Posted by add911_11
Of all the offerings, i like the boating hat, I hope they are going to stock that in Hong Kong, so I don't need to buy it in UK and carry it back home.
Don't forget, these are the 'Gatsby' for normal man, real Gatsby probably employed a whole tailoring team to do make his clothes.
Overall, it does have the vibe. I do like it.
The "real Gatsby" was very much a projection of Fitzgerald's own persona, exploring of the dichotomy of his own personality, weaknesses and evolution (Gatsby being the corrupted, isolated materialist of his later years versus Carraway, the young shell-shocked but impressionable writer of Fitzgerald's younger years).
Fitzgerald himself bought his clothes from places like BB and FR Triplier.
As for the Gatsby Collection - it's costume, but some of it is fetching. Keep in mind that in both the current movie and the (awful and miscast) 70's version, there is all sorts of contemporary bleed-through. The 70's version is full of vulgar 70's lapels, ridiculous shirt collars, wide ties and awful colors. The current version is no more period correct, but contemporary styles aren't the disaster that was 1974 fashion. Hopefully the movie isn't a train-wreck, but the trailers have me worried that this will be a jump-cut, music video disaster.