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best suit movie / suit movies top 10?

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

  1. either/or

    either/or Senior member

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    hi guys, thanks for the replies again.

    I'd really like to see a winner here, so I made a multiple-choice poll here.

    Vote if you like, hope I didn't miss any entries this time, not typing it all again [​IMG]
     


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    dproudfo New Member

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    Brand new member here!! I'm way excited to start exploring these forums and do nothing but increase my love/obsession with fashion. I'll have to admit it all started with suits and the seasons of MadMen on AMC have been very motivational. I know that it's not a "movie" but I thought I'd share my enthusiasm anyway. Glad to be here!!!

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    Oh no! Don Draper wears those disgusting nylon panty hose socks? He definitely loses points for that.
     


  4. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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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.

    It's a black knit tie and the suit is a black and white glen plaid. Goldfinger was the only Bond film where Connery didn't wear at least 1 grenadine tie.
     


  5. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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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.
    Lazenby's kilt was worn as Sir Hillary Bray, not Bond, so it doesn't count. Lazenby had some of the nicest suits of the series. He took the simple Bond aesthetic established by Connery and made it more rakish. Roger Moore never wore suits with a low gorge, not even in the 80s. Except for The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker he had some very nice suits. Dalton had okay suits in The Living Daylights that fit well with the traditional Bond aesthetic, though they didn't fit as well as they should've. Licence to Kill was the worst Bond film of all for clothes. Brosnan's had some really nice clothes but too Italian for Bond. In GoldenEye his shirts were from Sulka, not T&A. Brosnan had a really nice dinner suit in TND with a 5-button DB waistcoat. I think the best Bond movie for suits is Dr. No. It was still classic, none of that slim 60s lapels and ties yet.
     


  6. sage_incognito

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    Thanks for the info. Glad to learn new things. Yet I still believe Moore had a suit that had somewhat wide and low-gorged lapel by today's and his shirt had much too big collar.
     


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    Anthony K Senior member

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    Personal favorites, off the top of my head (some are repeats):

    Inception
    Casino Royale
    Quantum of Solace
    Public Enemies
    Chinatown
    Both Thomas Crown Affairs
    Wall Street 1 & 2
    Heat
    Collateral
    Hoodlum
    Rocknrolla - mainly Mark Strongs character, Archie
    The Killer
     


  8. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    Thanks for the info. Glad to learn new things. Yet I still believe Moore had a suit that had somewhat wide and low-gorged lapel by today's and his shirt had much too big collar.

    Do you mean this kind of lapel:

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    The classic gorge height is lower than what is the standard at the moment. In the next few years it will surely go down again. The gorge is naturally going to be lower since the lapels are wider. Sadly, this is what Roger Moore is remembered by, not the more elegant suits in his earlier and later Bond films.
     


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



    Yup, my second favorite recent one, The Bank Job, didn't make it to the list. The robbers/villains have very stylish 70s-Brit flare to their suits, while the British gov't guys have stereotypically impeccable taste.

    I know I have more to add to the list, but drawing a blank at this point...

    Re: Bond movies, I don't think it's Moore's suits that get him passed over, it's his presence. He always seemed more like "Professor Bond" than 007. Dalton, on the other hand, is the polar opposite, all bad-ass, without any refinement. The way they carry themselves influences how people perceive their style. Connery and Craig pull it off better, and while more of a caricature of Bond, few in Hollywood wear suits better than Brosnan (Mark Stron from Body of Lies is a notable exception).
     


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    The Godfellas and Casino are not on the list, also Gangster number 1.

    Actually being watching spaniard movies from the 40 to the 70s and the suits were very neapolitan ones, the same waterfall shoulder, very fitted, and very nice, not as the nowadays ones.
     


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    johnvw Senior member

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    I haven't seen "American Psycho" mentioned yet. That one.
     


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    Pierce Brosnan looked superb in his Brioni suits in his Bond films, as did Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. Certainly not "too Italian for Bond," at all, that's a nonsensical assertion.
     


  15. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    any James Bond film
    Except Licence to Kill. That film has no sartorial value whatsoever. Bond wears a dated OTR suit without a tie and a 2-button notch lapel (really low gorge) dinner suit.
    Pierce Brosnan looked superb in his Brioni suits in his Bond films, as did Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. Certainly not "too Italian for Bond," at all, that's a nonsensical assertion.
    I doubt Ian Fleming would approve of anything but an English tailor. Brioni is too much of a power suit for Bond. It's an excellent suit of course, and Brosnan looked great in them, but it just doesn't fit Bond's character.
     


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