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Movies that present good fashion?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SomeGuy, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. SomeGuy

    SomeGuy Member

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    In a similar vein to the 'Best dressed list' thread, what movies have you seen that present a decent sense of fashion? This can be a blazers and suits type of thing or, despite the forum this is in, decent streetwear.

    My two submissions are:
    1. Oceans Eleven (the remake with George Clooney, and mainly because of George Clooney) - I think Clooney looks absolutely amazing in the grey tones he wears. Pitt looks decent too, but I'd never personally wear the type of clothing he does in the movie. If you listen to the commentary on the DVD, the vests that Andy Garcia wears are made from old japanese silk kiminos.

    2. (strangely enough) Beverly Hills Cop 1 - I was watching this again last weekend and thought, hey! you know, those are probably some of the best fitting, and well made (by appearance) suits I've seen on TV.

    I'm sick, bored, and have an hour till my doctors appointment. Amuse me with your choices (and suggestions).
     
  2. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan (Campagna)
    Miami Vice (Kiton)
    After The Sunset (Salma Hayek [​IMG])
    Goldeneye (Brioni)
    Miller's Crossing
    L.A. Confidential
     
  3. CoryB

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    The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan (Campagna)
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    Goldeneye (Brioni)


    I have to agree with both of these. The grey suit in Goldeneye is still fantastic 40 years later and I love everything in the Thomoas Crown Affair (though everything looks good if you are Brosnan.

    I'm having trouble coming up with titles, but I can think of two:
    House of Cards (BBC mini-series, but I'll call it a movie). Pretty much all the characters looked great
    Alfie (the remake). Although not traditional, Alfie had great, fun style.
     
  4. DNW

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    I vote for:

    Fight Club
    Ocean's Twelve
    Thomas Crown Affair, as nominated before
    Godfather
    Various Bond movies
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    The grey suit in Goldeneye is still fantastic 40 years later ...
    Are you from the future? GoldenEye is only 11 years old... [​IMG]
     
  6. Get Smart

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    my favorite 'stylish' movies:

    -Snatch (everyone had their own great style that fit their character perfectly...really liked the post-skinhead gear that Turkish and Tommy wore throughout, as well as Del Toro's 'bespoke' gear)....same could be said for Lock Stock 2 Smoking Barrels since the threads were interchangeable to both films

    -Stay (Ewan M. wears Thom Browne throughout but looks very comfortable in it...some nice tweeds and the cardigan w/athletic stripe on sleeve was tops)

    -Oceans 11/12 for reasons thoroughly discussed in other threads

    -Quadrophenia...duh, 'nuff said.

    -LA Confidential...I'm nuts over vintage styles from 40s-60s

    -Alfie (remake)...Love Alfie's style/suits...cut very tight and I'm sure many will say too small for J.Law but every scene he looked great, and it was evident he had his own style rather than following 'conventional sartorial rules'

    -Small Faces.....great film about "mod gangs" with some really nice outfits. rare flick

    -16 Years of Alchohol....similar to "Small Faces" about a former skinhead trying to escape his past. The wardrobe is excellent with a great eye for proper details, like the main characters selvage Levis and his trad skinhead gear (OCBDs, crombie coat, etc)

    -The Talented Mr Ripley....this movie's attire is more "mod" than most mod movies. In fact this is one of the most 'mod' movies ever, without ever having to use that word.


    ...lots of 50s/60s flicks but they have the advantage of being made in an era where men dressed well, and the style du jour looked great.
     
  7. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Dial M for Murder

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    Oddly enough, the Monty Python TV series gives a great color example of the way the English dressed in the late 60s and early seventies. Since this is one of the last eras of men's style before the fashionistas hit the sartorial beach, it is interesting to view what clothes were like for peoplle before the media age and before the sexual revolution took complete hold.

    Darren McGavin in "Law and Order" (1976) which i caught once on late night features a veritable library of the Dress for Success era "handsome combinations"

    And then of course there's Zorro, the Gay Blade. Purple like a grape?

    No, purple like a plum.

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  8. NoVaguy

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    Are you from the future? GoldenEye is only 11 years old... [​IMG]

    Maybe he meant goldfinger? I think that was the one with the grey 3-piece in the conduit cut.
     
  9. CoryB

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    Maybe he meant goldfinger? I think that was the one with the grey 3-piece in the conduit cut.

    Yes that is the one. Made in '64 so I guess it still looks good 42 year later.

    I officially add Goldfinger to the list. Pretty much all Bond movies should be on this list.
     
  10. SomeGuy

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    I see I'm going to have to hire some movies when I'm feeling up to going out again.
     
  11. Tokyo Slim

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    I prefer to imagine that CoryB is from the future. Tell me then future boy? Who is the President of the United States in 1985???
     
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    I really like the look of Michael Caine in Get Carter.
     
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    in Laws of Attraction.
     
  14. Get Smart

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    forgot one of my faves, Gangster No1

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    I think that Luthor in the dreadful Superman Returns is one of the best dressed characters ever. (although a couple of his outfits are a little over the top...)
     
  16. Jovan

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    Yes that is the one. Made in '64 so I guess it still looks good 42 year later. I officially add Goldfinger to the list. Pretty much all Bond movies should be on this list.
    Think about what you're saying... Diamonds Are Forever anyone? I hated that pink tie he wore, not because it was pink, but because it was too much a break from his normal colour choices (or his character, pretty much) and was worn way too high up. Also, the dinner suit with the brocade silk lapels was pretty tasteless. Goldeneye and onward didn't present very good fashion as far as I'm concerned, they just stuck Pierce in Brioni suits (WHY ITALIAN SUITS???) and made little adjustments here and there. They get points for trying in Tomorrow Never Dies with the brief appearance of a three piece though.
     
  17. Artisan Fan

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    If you read the Brioni fashion book that came out recently...the Brioni outfits in that book from the Bond movies are pretty smart.
     
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    Think about what you're saying... Diamonds Are Forever anyone? I hated that pink tie he wore, not because it was pink, but because it was too much a break from his normal colour choices (or his character, pretty much) and was worn way too high up. Also, the dinner suit with the brocade silk lapels was pretty tasteless. Goldeneye and onward didn't present very good fashion as far as I'm concerned, they just stuck Pierce in Brioni suits (WHY ITALIAN SUITS???) and made little adjustments here and there. They get points for trying in Tomorrow Never Dies with the brief appearance of a three piece though.

    There was a link to three articles on "Bond style" here recently that suggested that Brioni was chosen because they were one of the few top-tier tailoring firms that could produce the numbers of suits needed for a modern Bond film. Back in the day, only a few were needed, and a single small tailoring house could handle the load. But now they need dozens for all the stunts, etc.

    That said, I'm sure Brioni had its own interests in outfitting Bond. But this explanation makes sense to me, even if I much prefer the earlier clothes.
     
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    If you read the Brioni fashion book that came out recently...the Brioni outfits in that book from the Bond movies are pretty smart.

    Almost too smart ... I often think it looks like the clothes are wearing Pierce, instead of the other way 'round.
     
  20. burntsienna

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    I like to add "A Perfect Murder" (1998). It's a mediocre remake of Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder." In the remake, Michael Douglas wears some pretty kickass suits. Below is the only photo of him I could find. [​IMG]
     

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