Clothes in film

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

  1. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Chinatown--Jack is dressed to the nines.
    Casablanca--Bogart's white dinner jacket is priceless.
    Notorious--EVERY outifit of Cary Grant's is spot-on.
    Le Samourai--Alain Delon and his fedoras...
    Hannibal-LOVED the suit
    Cruel Intentions--Clooney, Kiton and Zeta-jones.
     
  2. NavyStyles

    NavyStyles Senior member

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    Ocean's Eleven - sure a few people have already mentioned it, but WOW. What Women Want - Mel Gibson has some extremely snazzy outfits in this movie. And, in one scene, his boss asks his secretary for a lavendar tie... I love that tie.
     
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    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    thrac, yes "le samourai" is a great movie too. have you seen "purple noon"?

    casino was also a great choice. i can't believe i forgot that one. take note that he wears the same style everyday. same shirt style and same suit style, only the fabrics change. even when he gets married he's wearing the exact same style. i'm doing something similar in terms of shirts, though i have a few variations on suits. i think it's cool for a man to have a 'signature' style.

    petermetro, of course we all love brand new expensive suits but how many working class people in chicago in the 1920s would have been wearing brand new finely tailored super 120s suits everyday? have you seen the film? do you know who elliot ness was in real life? i know it was commonplace for men to wear suits in those days, even poor men, but not suits like those. i think armani really blew it there.
     
  4. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

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    I think you're missing my point.

    I have seen the movie, I do know who Elliot Ness was, and no, I doubt many working class people wore such fancy suits. Again, I'm not suggesting the movie deserves awards for realism in wardrobe. I'm just saying the clothes looked great.
     
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    I think you guys miss one important detail... You should watch the movie and follow the story. [​IMG] Not concentrating on the actors clothing.
     
  6. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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

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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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. The_Foxx

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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
     
  10. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     
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    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.
     
  12. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior 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.
     
  13. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     
  14. Nexus6

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

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