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Favorite clothing-related occurrence in a movie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by imageWIS, May 26, 2004.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    What is your favorite clothing-related occurrence in a movie? Either quotes, or entire wardrobes, or what an actor wore in a particular scene, etc...

    I'll start: from the movie The Game:

    Nicholas van Orten loses a shoe when climbing a fire-escape ladder:
    Nicholas: There goes a thousand dollars.
    Christine: Your shoes cost a thousand dollars?
    Nicholas: That one did.

    Can you tell I'm bored at work?

    Jon.
     
  2. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Senior member

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    The clothes in Once Upon a Time in America were nice, except for some of the gangster-style shirt collars.
     
  3. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    1  cary grant's suit in the crop dusting scene in 'north by northwest';
    2  that almost retail like closet in the house in the detroit suburbs in 'out of sight';
    3  that scene in 'casino' where robert deniro steps out from behind his desk wearing those sheer socks;
    4  the jean paul gaultier designed suit that gary oldman wears in 'the fifth element';
    5  two scenes from stephen soderbergh's 'ocean's eleven':  first, the scene where they are buying the vans and the ultra firm handshake devolves into a discussion on hand moisturizer, and second, the scene where they are at the tailor getting sol his suits made and he is more interested in, it seems, the italian cloth
    6  the nearly all black wardrobe worn by ryan phillippe in 'cruel intentions';
    7  all of the wardrobe in francis ford coppola's 'bram stoker's dracula';
    8  george clooney's kiton suits in 'intolerable cruelty';
    9  hugh grants' kilgour (formerly kilgour french stanbury) suits in 'love actually';
    10  .......

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  4. gqelements

    gqelements Senior member

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    On the Monday following the release of that movie at the entire office was sporting some type of a blue shirt and a black slacks [the escalator scene]. I urged them to line up so I can use their shirts as a Pantone color chart...

    Thomas crown affair and meet joe black were exceptional for wardrobes.
     
  5. water

    water Senior member

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    Speaking of 'Love Actually', Rowan Atkinson was wearing a beautiful suit during his brief appearances. Anyone know the name of the tailor?
     
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    water Senior member

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    Oh, and I will add 'Gangster No 1' to the list. Paul Bettany was dressed superbly. I love how they show his character laying out his wardrobe so carefully.
     
  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    In the Great Gatsby, when Jay is showing Daisy his closet and he mentions that a gentleman in England sends him all his shirts, and you see the shelf with multiple Turnbull and Asser boxes stacked one on top of the other. How cool is that? But then, most of the clothing in the movie was excellent, old Ralph did a pretty good job. [​IMG] Jon.
     
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    TimelessRider Senior member

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    I always thought that Peter Sellers was impeccably dressed as Inspecteur Clouseau in the various Pink Panther movies. At least, until he sets himself on fire, falls into a pool, or manages to shred his clothes in some unfortunate accident.
     
  9. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

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    You idiot. You've broken my pointing wand. Now I have nothing to point with.

    Classic.

    A great scene from 25th hour:

    Frank Slaughtery: You know, you're wearing a striped shirt with a striped tie, you know that, right?

    Phelan: Yeah, I do it for the ladies.

    Frank Slaughtery: Oh - the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion?
     
  10. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    It was the munkey.

    Plus:

    Dreyfus: The beggar was the lookout man for the gang.
    Clouseau: That is impossible. How can a blind man be a lookout?
    Dreyfus: [Insinuating Clouseau] How can an idiot be a police officer?
    Clouseau: Well, all he has to do is enlist...
    Dreyfus: Shut up.
     
  11. Keith T

    Keith T Senior member

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    1. I like Brosnan in those (James Bond) Brioni suits. Not so much the Roger Moore era.

    2. Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne (you can keep the Batman suit) looked very elegant in a simple get-up of flannels, turtleneck, alligator belt with sterling silver buckle, and overcoat.

    3. Cary Grant in just about anything, but I especially liked the relaxed "To Catch A Thief" style.

    4. "Gattaca", for its simplicity. Jude and Ethan looked pretty sharp there, IMO.


    5. And since I can't resist this anecdote, "Bull Durham". Tim Robbins plays a young pitcher, Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, opposite the veteran catcher Crash Davis, played by Kevin Costner. When Nuke starts having some control problems with his fastball, he tries some crazy tactics (such as breathing through his eyelids) to get his form back. One idea is to wear a women's garter underneath his uniform. So, when Costner comes through the locker room (actually enjoying the whole ordeal) and sees him fiddling with the undergarment, he seems to take it all in stride. He strolls up, re-situates the garter and says, "The rose goes in front, big guy".
     
  12. General Koskov

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    From Parry (Robin Williams) in The Fisher King: 'There are three things in this world that you need: Respect for all kinds of life, a nice bowel movement on a regular basis, and a navy blazer.' Also, later on, Jack (Jeff Bridges) does some makeshift tailoring for Parry by stapling his trousers to an acceptable length. And, not from a film, but rather from an episode of NBC's Saturday Night, does anyone remember John Belushi's 'Samurai Tailor'? One of a series of skits in which his samurai has sundry jobs (tailor, stockbroker, hitman).
     
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    I've always been a fan of the scene in the most recent Bond movie, when 007 emerges from captivity in Hong Kong, and buys several Brioni suits and ties which are delivered to the hotel. It appeals to me, as it reminded me a little of my return from the war in Iraq, coming back to both civilization-- and Brioni.

    Does anyone know who made the suits for the hugh grant film "2 weeks notice?" My wife liked this movie, and there were some great suits in it.
     
  14. LabelKing

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    1.Chinatown

    2.The Fifth Element- that villian outfitted by Jean Paul Gaultier

    3.Batman- There was a businessman in there who
    had impeccable velvet/fur coats with bowties.

    4.Hannibal- Lecter's Gucci db suit

    5.Braum Stoker's Dracula- Gary Oldman in his pearl morning suit and top hat

    6.The Great Gatsby

    7.Wilde- Oscar Wilde's life
     
  15. Brian SD

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    I am really fond of the style of Turkish and Tommy in SNATCH. The deep blue with white contrast collars, as well as the tan overcoats. Benicio Del Toro has some great clothes in it as well. My best guess (assuming that they did not have custom shirts for them) is that Paul Smith contributed a bit of the wardrobe.
     
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    The british TV adaptation (ca. 1990) of PG Wodehouse's Wooster and Jeeves stories is absolutely hilarious and has some great clothes-related scenes, especially when Jeeves chides Wooster for his taste and then takes the liberty to rid his wardrobe of some questionable items. One funny moment was when Wooster wears plus-sixes for golf. Made me google 'plus-sixes', which turned out to be the same as plus-fours, only baggier...
     
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    I'll second Ocean's Eleven, if only for what Daniel says to Rusty:

    "Ted Nugent called. He wants his shirt back."
     
  18. justbrowsing

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    OK, not a movie but in keeping with the British TV reference, let's not forget every episode of Are You Being Served?, which took place in the Ladies' and Gent's Outfitting departments at Grace Brothers department store. Brilliant show with plenty of classic British fashion.
     
  19. LabelKing

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    I found Mr.Humphries had the best fashions. But then Captain Peacock was always nattily decked out.
     
  20. imageWIS

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    They show reruns on PBS, and yes not only was the program a sartorial show, but hilarious as well, especially the lighting-quick Mr. Grace. [​IMG] With his wonderful hearing. Jon.
     

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