Intolerable cruelty

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matadorpoeta, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    i wasn't crazy about george clooney's wardrobe in the film. he was wearing these long pointed collars with edge stitching that marcello mastroianni did ten times better in the '60s. also, he wore mostly the three button suits with the lapel rolled down to the second button, the kind where you're not supposed to button the top. i don't like these at all. i really don't see the point. someone in a previous thread called clooney the cary grant of our generation, but although he was very funny in this film, it's a sad comment on our generation.

    there is a scene in a courtroom in which he wears a fantastic brown suit. did anyone discover who made the suits for the film? i didn't stay for the credits.
     
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    The_Foxx Senior member

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    I saw the film this weekend, as well. I really liked the suits, and think that you can easily and stylishly wear a 3 button suit with the top two buttons buttoned.

    I bet the suits are Attolini....I could be wrong, but that's sure what they look like to me.
     
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    from what i have been able to find out, the brown suit worn by clooney in the courtroom scene and the greyish coloured suit worn by clooney in the law office when he first meets zeta-jones, are both kiton suits

    his dress shirts are apparently by anto of beverly hills
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Funny, I still think (next to the 6X2 doublebreasted) that the tre bottone stirata a due look is the most elegant. I agree with the Cary Grant comment, I'm afraid Mr. Clooney just doesn't match up to such a standard. I'm curious myself about those suits, and will ask Marcello next I see him if he knows whether or not they're Kiton.
     
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    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    mr. thracozaag,
    welcome back. if you like the rolled down collar, i'll accept that. but i don't see how it's elegant. if i had to have one of these models, i would choose it on a sportcoat or a more casual suit. i still don't see the point in putting three buttons on a jacket, then rolling the lapel over the top one. if anything it's just distracting.
     
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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I don't know...I just think it creates a nice overall silhouette. One of things that I don't like about the traditional 3 button is that when the top button is done, it looks boxy and the not enough of the tie shows. Rolling to the 2nd button maintains the long line yet retains the properties of the 2 button look somewhat. Another ancillary benefit is that it makes me look a little taller, always a good thing.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'll agree with Thracozaag on this on. The rolled lapel three button combines the longer line of the three button with the more generous lapel length of the two button - I find that the lapels on some three button models look rather truncated otherwise. In any case, I only ever button the middle button.
     

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