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Clothing Styles in Alfie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Andrew, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    I just saw the recent remake of the film Alfie starring Jude Law today, and I must say I liked many of the outfits he wore throughout the movie. He wears a lot of dark colored slim cut suits, shirts in solid colors, and skinny ties.. kind of GQ inspired but still a nice change to the usual movie wardrobes. The movie wasn't all that bad either, despite some of the bad reviews i read. What do you all think about it?
     
  2. VMan

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    Awesome movie. He mentioned that the first black suit he wore was Gucci, but I'm not sure about that pinstripe one he wore often in the rest of the film. That pink shirt had a rectangular black label, so I'm guessing Prada...the label looked a little too big to be Armani Black Label, but it's a possiblity.

    I liked the movie a lot, and want to shape my life in some aspects to his - but obviously not in other ways.
     
  3. VMan

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    Also I liked how his suit pants were cut very slim through the thighs, and flared out a bit at the bottom in a moderate boot cut.
     
  4. Andrew

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    Yea I really liked the cut of his suit pants and jackets, there is absolutely nothing close to that I can buy in my town... He also mentioned "I dont care that im ruining my prada laceups" when he was splashing through the water.
     
  5. Keith T

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    Wife and I saw it last night. Great example of a guy who is "true to his style". They really fitted Mr. Law out in suits that flattered him. Very skinny ties. A great look for that character, and it is now hard for me to picture another contemporary actor in that role, I really think he nailed it...and I am not much of a Jude Law fan.

    No one has mentioned the scarves yet, and that was one thing that I really liked about his look. I hardly get to wear them in my climate. Probably this one will look dated in a few years, like the original with Michael Caine, but yes, a very stylish movie.
     
  6. Brian SD

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    I think he wore his jackets too tight. He was probably a 38 and was wearing a 36. Did you notice his arms bulging out his shoulders? THe shoulders were way too narrow for him. For the most part, however, I did enjoy his clothing. All two-button, which is cool with me.
     
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    I definitely noticed a couple of Paul Smith shoe boxes when the camera showed his closet.

    I thought his clothes looked ace. The only thing I did not really like were the skinny ties and resulting minuscule knots. That is not to say they looked out of place with the character's style, just a personal preference for thicker knots.

    I really liked the equation of the pink shirt and confident masculinity. The missus got a good chuckle out of that as she was not too sure when I started wearing them.
     
  8. Brian SD

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    I noticed this too.

    I DREADED seeing this movie (my girlfriends wanted to watch it and dragged me along) as it was marketed as a total chick flick but I actually enjoyed it. It seemed like the actual story line was more directed towards men than it was towards women.
     
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    Girlfriends, plural? OK, I want to know what you have in your closet.
     
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    (Brian SD @ 07 Nov. 2004, 4:35) I DREADED seeing this movie (my girlfriends wanted to watch it and dragged me along)...
    Girlfriends, plural? OK, I want to know what you have in your closet.
    I think he means friends that are girls, not multiple dating partners. Jon.
     
  11. Brian SD

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    Haha, yea, well, I wouldn't want to say just "friends dragged me..." cause that might imply something odd about it... [​IMG]
     
  12. Keith T

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    Almost forgot, Alfie also had Polaroids taped to the outside of his shoe boxes that showed their contents. Oh, to have so many pairs that this would be necessary.
     
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    Here's an interesting link re: the pink shirt from Alfie. Â I remember seeing something in GQ or Esquire about 6 months ago on this shirt while they were making the movie and the clothes involved. Â I was racking my brain all day trying to remember who made it. Â God bless Google. In short, it is Boateng according to this column. http://www.cinemareview.com/production.asp?prodid=2758 BTW, the movie is awful. Â I'll defer movie comments to the entertainment section.
     
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    I think it's terrible you lot discussing this film without cussing in relation to the original. What's more, I suggest that the original Alfie, Michael Caine, was a sharper dresser than Jude Law.
     
  15. Brian SD

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    The original movie did not just come out a few days ago, which is why this one is under discussion.
     
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    Brian,

    I'm aware of that; I just think that the original version deserved a merit for Caine's clothes too. I find it hard to separate the clothes from what this second Alfie's supposed to be like, compared to the first.
     
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    Michael Caine looked sharp in the original. Then again, he looked sharp in most of his work during the Sixties.

    I liked the original better (one of my favourite films) but thought this one was also quite good. Strangely, there seems to be a much more negative reaction to the film in Britain than in the US.
     
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    I liked the 60s British mod style featured in the movie.  Wearing those clothes every day would likely lead people to call you "Austin Powers," however.

    The movie itself was fairly entertaining, although in the category of Movies About Shiftless British Bachelors, About a Boy was much better.
     
  19. Renault78law

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    I just saw the movie last night. It was ok, I'd give it 3 of 5*. Kind of chaotic (purposely), but it didn't work for me 100%. Though, given the number of "1/4 life crises" here, I thought it was very relevent to this forum. [​IMG] The clothes were cool. Someone else alluded to how Jude's coats were too small for him, and I agree. My date even noticed...good for her. But that look definitely works for him, as it would on skinnier male model-types...no way it works on me. Same goes for skinny ties. I thought the highlight of the movie was his hair. Does that make me uber-metro?
     
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    I noticed that too. But they were next to Via Spiga's. *bleh*
     

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