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Clothes in film

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sirhc, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    GREAT film...especially the ending [​IMG]
     
  2. Mike C.

    Mike C. Well-Known Member

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    No one has mentioned The Perfect Murder with Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow. He had some great suits in that film... looked like Armani.

    My other favorites are Great Gatsby, American Psycho, and of course Cruel Intentions.

    However, I don't think Ocean's 11 is THAT great.
     
  3. Isak Bengtsbo

    Isak Bengtsbo Well-Known Member

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    But don't forget his shirts. I found most of them to be quite awful in The Perfect Murder. There was a certain shirt in a strange shade of blue I thought was especially horrible.
     
  4. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Well-Known Member

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    I'd say one of my favorite films for clothing is "The Thin Man." To me, it would be difficult to say Cary Grant dressed BETTER than William Powell, who did about six of these movies in the 30s and 40s with Myrna Loy. I don't think you'll see a single shot in the films where he doesn't show 1/2" of shirt cuff. http://perso.club-internet.fr/beamov...shadow_sc9.htm
     
  5. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Well-Known Member

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    I loved all of the Camel Hair outfits in the Royal Tennenbaums.

    A fun quirky movie. Mr. Ned in NYC makes the clothing for the director Wes Anderson. They made all of the tailored clothing for the movie.

    Mr. Ned May not meet the exacting standards of some of the members of this forum. There prices are very fair around $600-1200. for a suit that includes three fittings.
     
  6. Cpal

    Cpal Well-Known Member

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    There have been a few random posts re: Mr. Ned but limited firsthand experiences or specifics - Shirtmaven - would you mind elaborating on any experiences you've had - what quality factors are you referencing with the quote re: "exacting standards"? I've often considered stopping in there because, as you mention, their pricing is more than reasonable. Do you know if they do all the work inhouse? Thanks for your thoughts.


    Oh - and to the main topic - clothes in film - don't overlook Meet Joe Black.
     
  7. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    i'm just bumping up this thread in hope that we'll get some info on mr. ned.

    thracozaag, the ending of "the talented mr. ripley" stayed true to the original novel, but i also preferred the ending to "purple noon."

    for you members out there who are not familiar with older european films, alain delon was sort of the french version of james dean in the '60s. check out any of his films from those days. they are very good especially "rocco and his brothers." i also highly recommend anything starring marcello mastroianni. i know some of you guys are very young and only watch the blockbusters at the local mall, but really, give these films a chance. you'll open yourself to an entirely new world.
     
  8. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Well-Known Member

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    I have had Mr. Ned make me several suits, sportscoats, and pants. I have to be up front that Ned and his son, Vahram send me customers. I also return the favor.

    I am quite pleased with the work and fit. I am not an easy fit as I have very sloping shoulders.

    They cut everything on the premises. Pants are made in their loft, but the jackets are sewn else where.
    There are usually three fittings.
    Raw try on.
    3/4 finished(no buttonholes, sleeves are sewn in but lining is not.
    Final fitting.
    Sometimes a fourth fitting if needed.

    They have a great inventory of fabrics in stock. They have swatch books form all of the usual sources. The best deals are on the fabrics on the shelves. Most of the fabrics have selvedges so there will be no surprises.

    There are no 70 year old master tailors making a coat and a half a week. But these are not $3000 suits either.

    I hate to quote prices but I know that you can get an excellent fabric for under $1000. I think they start at around $600-$700. for a suit.
     
  9. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe the last post on this thread was back in 2004! Well it's 2009 now for hevens sake. More films with fabulous clothes everyone! I especially call upon the senior senior members! I want to see some old classics!...Colour or Black & White [​IMG] A Few quick picks for me would be: -Wall Street -The Firm (Canali on Gene Hackman, later also on Tom Cruise) And a period piece -Barry Lyndon
     
  10. Rossocorsa

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    I'll go with actors and nominate Alain Delon and Gary Cooper.
     
  11. i6or

    i6or Well-Known Member

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    I recently watched a lifetime movie on Coco Chanel, very impressed with the clothing the guys wore...
    All of the oceans movies of course.
    Wall Street the movie had some nice clothing as well.
     
  12. Rebel_5

    Rebel_5 Well-Known Member

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    How does Mr. Ned's work compare to WW Chan, Hemrajani Bros, or Izzy at LS?

    I have had Mr. Ned make me several suits, sportscoats, and pants. I have to be up front that Ned and his son, Vahram send me customers. I also return the favor.

    I am quite pleased with the work and fit. I am not an easy fit as I have very sloping shoulders.

    They cut everything on the premises. Pants are made in their loft, but the jackets are sewn else where.
    There are usually three fittings.
    Raw try on.
    3/4 finished(no buttonholes, sleeves are sewn in but lining is not.
    Final fitting.
    Sometimes a fourth fitting if needed.

    They have a great inventory of fabrics in stock. They have swatch books form all of the usual sources. The best deals are on the fabrics on the shelves. Most of the fabrics have selvedges so there will be no surprises.

    There are no 70 year old master tailors making a coat and a half a week. But these are not $3000 suits either.

    I hate to quote prices but I know that you can get an excellent fabric for under $1000. I think they start at around $600-$700. for a suit.
     
  13. valejo

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    The Long, Hot Summer, for Paul Newman's double-breasted navy suit and red tie that he breaks out for the church picnic.
     
  14. Trapp

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    Has Miller's Crossing been mentioned yet?

    Someone on the boards has a snazzy photo of Gabriel Byrne as his avatar. And that's one of my favorite films from the brothers.
     
  15. Cas Ruffin

    Cas Ruffin Well-Known Member

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    Borsalino with Alain Delon full of great 1930 clothes..
    Casino with De Niro, Ocean 11 ,and so many others.
     
  17. Happenstance

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    The Red Shoes is one of the best dressed films I've seen, especially Lermontov/Anton Walbrook's wardrobe (well perhaps excluding the bizarre dressing gown early on).
     
  18. lasbar

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    And the Great Gatsby? Or Death in Venice?
     
  19. Vito

    Vito Well-Known Member

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    "The Sweet Smell Of Success". A very cynical movie with a great "look" -- especially the suits worn by Tony Curtis and the Chico Hamilton Quintet (the jazz combo that performs in the film).
     
  20. harryhandlebars

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    I always picture Marlon Brando in the Wild One with his black perfecto motorcycle jacket... to me that just perfectly captured the rebel look of the 50s.
     

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