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Movies that present good fashion?

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

  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    Why does Frankie's coat button on the women's side?

    Probably a mirror image reversed picture for the composite. Marketing people don't really understand about buttons...


    either that or he's wearing a women's coat.
     
  2. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Is Turkish wearing a Merc crombie?
     
  3. DGP

    DGP Senior member

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    Swordfish. Both the suits of Travolta and crew, as well as Jackman's more casual wear. Oh, and Hale's boobs too.
     
  4. WalkmanX

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    Good Night and Good Luck's Edward Murrow

    Great film and great message. Everyone should watch PBS!
     
  5. riverrun

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    posting on another aging thread. Thought I'd throw out some stills of the suits from the original Thomas Crown affair -- McQueen looks pretty cool throughout that movie, and I think that is enhanced by the way he's playing against type a fair amount in it. I'm sure people will have more critical comments as well, but presumably the lack of a break in the pants, the pocket squares, and the showing cuff is up the alley of most people on this board.

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  6. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    William Holden wears a magnificent evening ensemble, in Sunset Boulevard.

    Zachary Scott, was chic beyond expression. As Monte Beragon: Mildred Pierce
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    La Dolce Vita, may be my favorite, 'fashion film.' Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg, ignite that screen . . . highly recommended.

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  7. Smooth Genes

    Smooth Genes Well-Known Member

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    indiana jones looked pretty fresh in the beginning of temple of doom.

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  8. aarghh

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    I can't believe no one has mentioned Rope.
     
  9. That Guy

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    I noticed that a couple of people mentioned L.A. Confidential. I saw it again recently and really liked the way the characters were dressed. Being a newbie, however, I realized that I had no idea how I could pursue such a look.

    I recognize that the L.A. Confidential characters are sporting a '50s look, but can anyone elaborate? What defines that look? Which clothing manufacturers, if any, should I check out if I want to look like that? Thanks for any help.
     
  10. DM.ru

    DM.ru Well-Known Member

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    ...Sopranos?
     
  11. Get Smart

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    I recognize that the L.A. Confidential characters are sporting a '50s look, but can anyone elaborate? What defines that look?

    generally, trousers were full cut with double pleats and high waisted, cuffed at the bottom of course. Ties were thinner towards the mid/later 50s. I would assume ties were wider in the early 50s as a carryover from the 40s. Shirts were mostly made from rayon gabardine with a loop closure at the neck, probably only 5 buttons down the front and it was common for shirts to have 2 flapped pockets at the chest. Lot of great fabric was used back then with cool prints like flecks and "atomic" shapes. Jackets were boxy with about a 3.5" lapel. Later 50s they started thinning the lapels to about 3". 2 or 3 button closure were both common. Usually single vented. Again, I've seen some really great fabrics in various fleck patterns from 50s jackets.

    I don't think there's any current label that clearly draws its inspiration from the 50s. But if you have access to a really good vintage store you can get a full 50s wardrobe for very little $, compared to modern wear.
     
  12. nemuu

    nemuu Senior member

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    not sure if this was mentioned already but Al Pacino seems to look universally good in his movies. off the top of my head, the Godfather series, Scent of a Woman, Heat.

    -Jeff

    Scarface, Carlito's Way, Donnie Brasco... Huh? [​IMG]
     
  13. sho'nuff

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    i was always allured by the cinematic beginning scenes of Good Fellas.
    The part where the old gangsters roll up in their cadillac and then they open the door slowly and step out slowly revealing their italianate luxury shoes as seen through the eyes of a youngster, that was one of the first images that likened me to shoes.
     
  14. Atomboy

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    Movies that come to mind include (in addition to those already mentioned):

    The Sting, The Aviator, Seabiscuit, Tucker, and The Great Gatsby to name only a few.
     
  15. Jovan

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    indiana jones looked pretty fresh in the beginning of temple of doom.
    I agree. I'd feel totally comfortable wearing the '30s style full cut pants, three button self fabric vest, and that cream dinner jacket even today. Now, the rest of the movie after the opening scenes left a lot to be desired... I also cast a vote for Good Night, And Good Luck. His Prince of Wales check suit was simply stunning... and three piece at that!
     

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