Raging Bull - Long Narrow Collars... really??

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  1. mjHession

    mjHession Senior member

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    The shirt collars really stood out to me in this film, I did a little googleing, and couldn't find much evidence that these were the most common shirt collars of the time. The movie for those of you who don't know is set in the mid-late 1940's.

    Here is an example;
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    Literally all males in the film had collars this long and narrow of a collar, is this really how it was?
     


  2. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    Take a gander at Casino as well.
     


  3. mjHession

    mjHession Senior member

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    Isn't that film set in early eighties? maybe its a Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci thing. [​IMG]
     


  4. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    Ianiceman Senior member

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    Only ever seen this ridiculous sight in Scorsese/deNiro/Pesci type films, NEVER in real life.
     


  6. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Somehow I doubt Scorcese invented this style. It must come from somewhere. NYC Italian working-class style at the time?
     


  7. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Frank Valenti, 1965:

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    - B
     


  9. keys

    keys Senior member

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    Also in Goodfellas, anyone see a trend?
     


  10. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    Also in Goodfellas, anyone see a trend,,,,,

    Yeah me.
     


  11. Bull

    Bull Senior member

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    That collar is something you'd only see in a 1990s NBA draft suit.
     


  12. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Frank Valenti, 1965:

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    - B


    I love the fact that it doesn't seem to match current trends for the era at all.
     


  13. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    Raging Bull takes place in the 40's and 50's so, yes, Italian shirt collars were like that back then.
     


  14. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I love the fact that it doesn't seem to match American trends for the era at all.
    [​IMG] I dont think that Valenti was shopping at Brooks Brothers [​IMG]
     


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    comrade Senior member

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    Isn't that film set in early eighties? maybe its a Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci thing. [​IMG]

    No. That's "Goodfellas"
     


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