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Favorite clothing-related occurrence in a movie

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

  1. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

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    Anyone see the 50's movie "The Man in the White Suit"? The premise was that this guy inventend a fabric that never stained and never wore out, and a major fabric weaving company, fearing for the survival of its business, decided to attempt to kill him and destroy his invention. The movie itself was quite a snoozer, but it takes the prize for sheer variety of suits, overcoats, and hats.

    On the topic of British TV shows, honorable mention goes to Roger Moore as Simon Templar in the 60's TV show The Saint. Can't think of any one particular incident, but he was always extremely well dressed. Much better than his Bond years.
     
  2. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    I'll second Cary Grant in "To Catch a Thief" -- one of my favorite movies.
     
  3. Bradford

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    My favorite scene comes from the latest James Bond film, "Die Another Die". After Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is traded back from North Korea for another spy, I love the scene where he escapes from his own people, swims to shore in Hong Kong and walks into the hotel where - despite wearing raggedy clothes, sporting a 6 inch beard and desperately needing a haircut - he is immediately recognized and while checking in, says something along the lines of "have the tailor sent up to my suite." The next thing you know, you're getting a visual scan of his new wardrobe (practically clothing pornography) and it's back to the stylish Bond that we all envy  [​IMG] Bradford
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    That's naturlaut's and my favorite scene too. I also love the line from Dr. No.... "Did you break anything?" "Only my tailor's heart"
     
  5. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Of course, you know those Brioni suits; have to be fused, because there is no way to make a bespoke suit that quickly when making everything by hand. I mean, how did they make the suits that fast? Unless they were RTW, and they were tailored to fit 007. 007 in RTW? It can't be. [​IMG] Jon.
     
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    dah328 Senior member

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    Does Pierce Brosnan only take roles in which he will be well-dressed? In all of his movies that come to mind (Bond films, Thomas Crown Affair, Tailor of Panama), he's always well-heeled.

    dan
     
  7. TimelessRider

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    And don't forget Remington Steele. But I think he's made some less well known movies where his attire is of no concequence. Something involving a volcano comes to mind.
     
  8. Bradford

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    Just an interesting sidenote to this. I read an article, around the time that The Thomas Crown Affair came out, that said that as part of his Bond contract, Brosnan is not allowed to wear a tuxedo in any other role than that of Bond. So he can wear all the nice suits he wants, but no tuxedos unless he has a license to kill [​IMG] Bradford
     
  9. discostu004

    discostu004 Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    brosnan in thomas crowne affair was some nice stuff. didn't he wear a tux in the dance scene with rene russo? his bowtie was undone, but i thought he had a tux on.
     
  10. Bradford

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    Perhaps the article I read was wrong. I have to admit, I was giving a lot more attention to Rene Russo in her slinky dress than I was to Brosnan in that scene [​IMG] Bradford
     
  11. LabelKing

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    Brosnan in that film was outfitted by Gianni Campagna, and Rene Russo in Celine by Michael Kors. The police officers were in Belvest.
     
  12. Sevcom

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    The movie's producers put him in a tuxedo all right, but with a white tie that was undone. That, they argued, was not a tuxedo.

    'Course, the whole focus of the scene was that dress ...
     
  13. bestmastertailor

    bestmastertailor Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one who seen 'American Gigilo'?

    Richard Gere introducing Armani to America

    Although my favorite is in the 'Tailor of Panama' when he asks Pierce Brosnan which way he dresses and Brosnan replies "depends on which way the wind is blowing..."
     
  14. gqelements

    gqelements Senior member

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    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
    --Mark Twain

    this line should find its way on the silver screen.
     
  15. banksmiranda

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    Brosnan looked great in The Thomas Crown Affair, De Niro in Casino, Pacino in Godfather and Connery in The Rock (in suit on the balcony of the Fairmont) and of course in his Bond movies. I haven't seen it, but for those of you who may have, how were the fellows decked out in Oxxford in The Contender?
     
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    Since we are going to the small screen - The Avengers. John Steed was the epitome of fashion for me in that period. As the child of a family with extremely limited means, I admired the rolled up umbrella, the hat worn at a dashing angle, the wonderful suits, the great shoes an boots, and the way it was all carried off with such wonderful British elan.

    Oh yes, the teenage boy in me fell madly in love with Mrs. Peel. I particularly liked the border-line kinky tight outfits she wore when she did the B&E and had karate fights with the bad guys.
     
  17. Mr_Sweden

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    Except for Denis Leary, who was outfitted by Canali.

    /Mr S
     
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    John Travolta's outfits had amazing colours. I don't think I have ever seen suits, ties, shirts etc. in such varied colours on screen.
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    Bestmastertailor, I'll second the Tailor of Panama quote. I thought I remembered Brosnan saying something like "Never know where the bloody thing is" in addition. It was neat at the beginning of the movie - seeing the tailor cut a suit.
     
  20. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Dennis Leary actually wore Canali in The Thomas Crown Affair.
     

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