Mafia Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Right, I jsut meant that like Robinson was the prototypical mafioso in America, Gennano was the prototypical Guappo in Italy. They were obviously not the same person, but played the same role in the cinematic world.

    Sorry, iammatt, I obviously misread your original sentence. It's not like those guys all look alike.
     


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    Even when they got pinched they still looked good

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    Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, arguably the most successful American Mafioso. Started as a bodyguard, at twenty years old, for Al Capone; ended up controlling Las Vegas. In his eighty six years he spent just one night in jail and died peacefully in his sleep.



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    yachtie Senior member

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    Hey, what's he doing with one of my suits! [​IMG]
     


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    rnoldh Senior member

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    Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegal was known to be a flashy well dressed mobster.


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    Warren Beatty did a nice job playing him in the movie.

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    acidboy Senior member

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    Warren Beatty did a nice job playing him in the movie. [​IMG]
    True, but for the most part the movie was chock full of errors. Specially with regards to Virginia Hill, who wasn't as "nice" as Mrs. Beatty played her out to be. This one, on the other hand... [​IMG] [​IMG] It's like what every Hotti aspires to be!
     


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    Once upon a Time in America:
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    Interesting pics... The Italian versions are garbed in Neapolitan stye (more truthful to their heritage?), whilst the Americans lean more towards the Roman school... why is that?

    Nowadays, the street level camorra are in jeans [​IMG]
     


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    are you planning to join the Mob Matt ?
     


  11. texas_jack

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    Interesting pics... The Italian versions are garbed in Neapolitan stye (more truthful to their heritage?), whilst the Americans lean more towards the Roman school... why is that?

    Nowadays, the street level camorra are in jeans [​IMG]


    Good question. Maybe it is due to hollywood production.
     


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    I find the American fetishization of the mafia somewhat tiresome, truth be told.
     


  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    That is actually why I posted the pics. I came across the Italian version and found it interesting how different the "artistic" vision of the mafioso was.
     


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    Gabriel Byrne and Albert Finney from Miller's Crossing (one of my favorites):

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    Robert De Niro as Al Capone from The Untouchables:

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    The "Dapper Don":

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