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American Gigolo

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Kent Wang

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    Considering the amount of interest and drama stirred up by my previous thread on "Wall Street," I thought I would start another thread about men's fashion in 1980s film, this time on the gritty thriller "American Gigolo." I was actually quite impressed with Julian Kaye's (Richard Geer) wardrobe. There is a montage sequence depicting his morning routine, exercising and dressing (a similar sequence exists in "American Psycho"), during which one is treated to a shot of his extensive and well organized wardrobe. I am particularly envious of his tie collection, all 2.5" wide -- albeit in rather plain patterns. The only article that Kaye wears that I object to is the windbreaker that he wears in the parking garage towards the end of the film. Of course, it was the 80s and I suppose he can be forgiven. If you haven't seen the film yet, I wouldn't exactly rush out to the video store. The dialogue and plot are rather weak, but the gritty cinematics and realistic portrayal of 1980s Los Angeles may make it a worthwhile rental. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080365/
     


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    Giorgio Armani credits two things for popularizing his suits: Pat Riley and Richard Gere in this movie. As a result, either of them can walk into any Armani store in the world and walk out with whatever they want for free.

    Nice life.
     


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    Really? Do they have a special card -- or are all employees instructed to kick down Gere & Riley all the goods they want?
     


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    I love the movie .... but the best part of R.Gere wardrobe was his Mercedes Cabrio [​IMG]
     


  5. Kent Wang

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    Surely it would be the film's wardrobe coordinator (whatever the term is) that deserves credit for outfitting Gere in Armani and not Gere himself. If only a forum member like Mr. Kabbaz had worked on this film as well...
     


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    actually best scene was when gere was laying out wardrobe on the bed as he was packing for a trip..i wouldn't be caught today dressing this wat(especially those thin -sole capezio dance shoes) but back in the day this stuff was great..
     


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    Gere had a great wardrobe and car, but don't forget that he shared the screen with the most important of all...Lauren Hutton. I'd say she's a great accessory.
     


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