Clark Kent and Lex Luthor suits

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  1. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    What did you guys think of the Clark Kent and Lex Luthor suit-shirt-tie ensembles from Superman?
     
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    I noted Lex wore some nice grenadine ties.
     
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    Yeah...they were ill-fitting and he wore them with button-down collars, appropriate for the character but made him look folksy. This is exactly how they dressed Christopher Reeve back in the 70's/ 80's as well.
     
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    Yeah...they were ill-fitting and he wore them with button-down collars, appropriate for the character but made him look folksy. This is exactly how they dressed Christopher Reeve back in the 70's/ 80's as well.

    Setting aside the issue of fit, the one Reeve wears on this page is much more stylish than Routh's, I think. http://www.chrisreevehomepage.com/m-movie1.html
     
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    I noted Lex wore some nice grenadine ties.
    I think that's all he wore
    White yellow and black?
     
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    Luthor's outfits are great throughout the movie. Even in the North pole cave, he is wearing an awesome winter jacket (I think I saw a Phat Farm logo on the sleeve BTW... would it be possible that Lex Luthor shops at Phat Farm? [​IMG])
     
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    I didn't much like them. I didn't pay much attention to Clark Kent's outfits. Since I didn't notice, they were probably nothing special. Concerning Lex Luthor's outfits... What's with the boots? The winter coat could have been cool, but the shoulders looked terrible imo. I don't think Spacey fit the role, or the clothes. John Malkovich would have been a better evil genius and he doesn't look retarded with a bald head either.
     
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    Luthor's outfits are great throughout the movie. Even in the North pole cave, he is wearing an awesome winter jacket (I think I saw a Phat Farm logo on the sleeve BTW... would it be possible that Lex Luthor shops at Phat Farm? [​IMG])
    That was a pretty nice coat. Double breasted, no?
     
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    a few good pics of Luthor's outfits (the highlights of this booooooring flick IMO):

    A couple of awesome corduroy suits - grenadine ties of course
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    Another 3-piece suit, another grenadine tie
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    Cool micro-check pattern on this suit
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    And this is the cool winter jacket (Phat Farm?) I was refering to. Unfortunately the pic is not ideal to check out the jacket...
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    but I also like Kate's outfits [​IMG]
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    Don't see why you found the movie boring. But yes, Luther's suits were pretty cool. I'm not sure how I feel about that tab on the lapel of his corduroy suit though. Sure, it's functional, but I prefer just a normal lapel hole with a button on the underside of the other lapel if you're going to do that. Now, for the last time, Clark's clothes aren't supposed to fit right. If you were an amazingly strong superhero, would you want people to see that you're just as ripped as your alter-ego? Didn't think so. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't see why you found the movie boring.

    I'm not going to discuss at length why I feel I wasted 2 hours and 34 minutes of a perfectly nice Sunday night. IMDB reviews and especially this one do a very good job at that. I especially identify with this part:

     
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    I'm not going to discuss at length why I feel I wasted 2 hours and 34 minutes of a perfectly nice Sunday night. IMDB reviews and especially this one do a very good job at that. I especially identify with this part:

    Funny. I too found it tedious, and largely incoherent.
     
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    I like how finding the wittiest way to make fun of a movie passes as being a critic these days.
     
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    I like how finding the wittiest way to make fun of a movie passes as being a critic these days.

    true.
     

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