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best suit movie / suit movies top 10?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by either/or, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. odiv

    odiv Well-Known Member

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    There's some good stuff in Get Carter.
     
  2. mgs55

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    Bugsy, Chinatown, and of course The Great Gatsby. And Bullitt for the more casual, "man of action," look...
     
  3. MBreinin

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    Nobody has seen this movie because it is a silly, silly movie, but "Down with Love" with Ewan McGregor. Which makes me want to bring up "Stay" as well. I heard Thom Browne did wardrobe for it, but I am not sure of the validity of that.

    Yes, that is a good choice.

    I like to watch BODY OF LIES. The character Hani, as Jordanian security chief, played by the english actor Mark Strong, wears one H. Huntsman suit and jacket after another in the film.

    Oh, this one too.

    Mike
     
  4. Rolex Luthor

    Rolex Luthor Senior member

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    Miller's Crossing.

    And +1 for Layer Cake.
     
  5. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    thanks for the input people! [​IMG]

    So this is what it comes down to [​IMG]

    anything with Cary Grant
    anything James Stewart
    anything Fred Astaire
    North by Northwest
    To Catch a Thief
    Wall Street
    Wall Street II
    The Hustler
    The Firm
    The Great Gatsby
    Chinatown
    Leatherheads
    Alfie (original)
    Italian Job (original)
    Quadrophenia
    The Graduate
    Untouchables
    Ocean's 11 (original)
    Ocean's 13
    Inception
    Swordfish
    Godfather I
    Godfather II
    Once Upon a Time in America
    The Antichrist (by de Martino)
    Tailor of Panama
    Rocky III
    American Psycho
    Goldfinger
    The Brothers Bloom
    Gattica
    Collateral
    A Single Man
    Leon
    Le Samourai
    A bout de souffle
    Layer Cake
    Gangster Number One
    Roman Holiday
    anything Delon
    anything Belmondo
    Casino Royale
    Quantum of Solace
    Thomas Crown Affair (original)
    Thomas Crown Affair (new)
    Gosford Park
    Body of Lies
    Men in Black
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Mad Men

    -in no particular order. A poll would have been nice, but looks like there's too many options for a SF poll...

    ...and now off to watch some movies! :d


    You missed some. Re-read the thread [​IMG]

    I second both Thomas Crowns, pretty much anything with Grant and Astaire. But I gotta put Gosford Park up, granted some of the suits didn't have the fit down but I loves me some tweed! [​IMG] And I'm also a Davd Niven whore that man looks good in a suit! (Murder on the Nile).

    That's Death on the Nile, and yes, Niven looked great in that film (as he always did). I just watched it on DVD a few weeks ago. Excellent film.
     
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    bing Senior member

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    There's some good stuff in Get Carter.

    you're just saying that because it was on Canadian television last night [​IMG]

    no one would know that otherwise
     
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    you're just saying that because it was on Canadian television last night [​IMG]

    no one would know that otherwise


    I sincerely hope you're referring to the original (filmed verbclose to where I grew up) and not the travesty of a remake.

    Redemption
     
  9. MrDaniels

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    Goldfinger.
    None of use have ever looked this good...nor will we...


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  10. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    At least I have all my own hair [​IMG]
     
  11. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    The Untouchables (1987)


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    Recently - Inception was very slick

    I have a soft spot for Wes Anderson's ones... like The Royal Tennanbaums or Darjeeling Limited
     
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    Agree w/ Connery's Bond as noted above - Black Grenadine tie w/ white shirt/light grey 3 piece definitely makes my top three. If CG's North by Northwest grey suit/white soft collar shirt/silver grey tie is #1, then McQueen's (original Thomas Crown) grey plaid w/ light blue shirt, sky blue tie has to be #1A. The only thing about CG's suit that doesn't quite suit me is that it is ventless, but it's hard to argue with perfection.
     
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    La dolce vita and several other Fellini movies...
    North by Northwest
    Wallstreet 1 & 2
    The wrong man ( not because of Henry Fonda but because of Anthony Quayle)
    Scarface( for douchebag style² with serious man cleavage)
    The Apartment
    The King's Speech
     
  15. sage_incognito

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    All the James Bond movies featuring Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan.

    * Sean Connery in Conduit suit with narrow ties and Turnbull and Asser shirt
    - Dr. No (best quote: "Interesting. Where were you measured for this ? My tailor. Saville Row. Is that so? Mine's a guy in Washington")
    - From Russia with Love
    - Goldfinger
    - Thunderball
    - You only live twice
    - Diamonds are forever.
    and... non-canon version of Never say never again. (Connery is not wearing a suit that much in that movie)

    * Brosnan era - British spy in a British shirt (T&A) and shoes (Church's) but in Italian suit (Brioni)
    - Golden Eye: I especially like the scene when Brosnan stops the tank to fix his tie and to chase the Bond girl and villain.
    - Tomorrow never dies
    - The world is not enough: Even casual suit (beige suit with brown monkstrap and blue shirt in Istanbul scene) is nice
    - Die another day: here Brosnan is turning to Brioni shirts instead of T&A

    Wouldn't recommend George Lazenby and Roger Moore. Lazenby wearing a skirt (maybe a traditional Scottish costume I guess) is ugly. Roger Moore's suit in the 70's and 80's have wide and low-gorged lapel with flared pants reflecting the fads in those days. Timothy Dalton's suit is nice, but sometimes seems a bit awkward. Daniel Craig is ok, but his muscular physique rather makes him look less elegant.

    Body of lies (suits are from Huntsman) is also nice.
    If interested in Armani suit in the early 80's, watch American Gigolo. You wouldn't dare to those suits these days.
     
  16. AE7

    AE7 Senior member

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    None of use have ever looked this good...nor will we...


    start acquiring some (own) style and speaking for yourself.
     
  17. ELG

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    Thomas Crown Affair (with Steve McQueen of course)

    Chinatown

    Maltese Falcon
     
  18. ELG

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    None of use have ever looked this good...nor will we...


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    Is Connery's suit a subtle glen plaid? The lapels are the perfect length.
     
  19. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    Good summary sage, I agree with most of that but Connery looked dire in DAF (early scene in Blofeld's mud lab in baggy tweed, breaking into Willard whyte's retreat in cream suit and short pink tie etc.)

    Incidentally Brosnan was contractually forbidden from wearing a tux in any other film while he was Bond. In TTCA he is seen at the jazz club in a tux but with an untied white bow tie. Very close to the edge but the producers were the same as the Bonds at the time so they let him slide with his near-tux.

    Cary Grant's suit in NBNW looks blue-gray but is really a very muted glen plaid which I only realized from seeing photos in the book about his style, not from seeing the film countless times. I like ventless jackets but hate 3 roll 2s, (completely pointless) but like you say he makes it work and his long semi spread shirt collar looks great.
     
  20. ELG

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    Inception

    Inception did have some lovely suits. Especially, one guy has a striped lining on the back of his vest. I have searched for months, for a lining to do this, but have continually failed.
     

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