Favorite clothing-related occurrence in a movie

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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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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.
     


  2. Sevcom

    Sevcom Senior member

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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 ...
     


  3. 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..."
     


  4. 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.
     


  5. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Senior member

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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?
     


  6. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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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.
     


  7. Mr_Sweden

    Mr_Sweden Active Member

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    Except for Denis Leary, who was outfitted by Canali.

    /Mr S
     


  8. oscarthewild

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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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  9. banksmiranda

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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.
     


  10. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Dennis Leary actually wore Canali in The Thomas Crown Affair.
     


  11. RIDER

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    banksmiranda - funny you mentioned 'The Contender'. It was filmed here in Richmond, and we did all the fittings. Oxxford sent the clothes down open and we set up appointments with the wardrobe girl for the fittings. It was a PAIN IN THE ASS. The main actors were a pain to deal with, the minor actors were great. Imagine that. They had people running around our store, tearing it up like they owned the place, and then grew tired of bringing the actors to the store and demanded that we do the fittings in the hotel. Finally, the shots changed and they needed us to fit shoes, which was fine except they refused to pay more than half price for them as they were already 'over budget'. On top of all that, they brought the female lead (I forget her name now) in for her fittings and she had her kid with her and I had to babysit all day without so much as a thank you. The next year we did the clothes for a film with Sam Shepherd and that went much better - everyone was very nice, no attitudes. You can have that Bridges guy.
     


  12. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    You really liked those clothes? Well I get I was just put off by the weird collars on his shirts. I guess it made me overlook the rest of the outfits. I'll have to check it out again.
     


  13. banksmiranda

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    Interesting story, Rider - thanks for sharing it with us, but sorry to hear that is was a pain in the a** for you. [​IMG]
     


  14. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    No one has mentioned The Shawshank Redemption.

    The warden instructs Andy to polish his shoes, and that he wants them so shiny that he can see himself in them when he looks down. Andy obliges, and later walks to his cell wearing the newly shined, beautiful cordovan leather shoes, his escape planned for that night. Morgan Freeman, narrating Andy's walk with the guards back to his cell says: "I mean, really, how often do you look at a man's shoes?"

    I wonder whether that line would have been deleted from that movie had the screenwriters been posters on this board.
     


  15. TKDKid

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    I've got a bit of an obscure one: "Hitman" starring Jet Li (a butchered version is available in the US as "Contract Killer"). In one scene, Eric Tsang, as Jet's "agent", takes him clothes shopping. (Hitmen have to look good too, apparently.) A coupla quotes by Eric along the way: "You know what they say: ugly people must rely on clothes." "Better to skip a meal than to skimp on buying clothes." Jet proceeds to try on various things and at one point spoofs Jean Reno in "Leon": http://www.ifrance.com/jetli-cinema/...itman-fu18.jpg They settle on a nice navy suit-shirt-tie combo. Eric then hands Jet a pair of shades, and... http://www.notcomingsoon.com/Hitman_Shades.htm
     


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