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Style Inspo in Movies & TV (+etc.)

Purplelabel

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Rebecca

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The overly obvious low hanging fruit, but I thought it should get a mention.

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David Niven in The Pink Panther
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glad to see someone else necro my thread!

One of my favourite shows for it's varied menswear is HBO's Gotham TV series, which if you don't know is a batman prequel series following Jim Gordons days as a detective at the GCPD, as well as batmans rogues gallery getting an extended edition of their typical villain backstory.

One of the main wardrobes that stuck out to me in this show (besides the penguins, obviously) is Edward Nygma's style in season 1, where he's the GCPD's forensic analyst, and being low on the totem pole professionally and socially, his wardrobe is very clearly thrown together second-hand stuff.
most interestingly, thanks to it's anachronistic setting, it's discernibly 60s in tie style and cut, though definitely more 'mailroom' than 'mad men'.
And he always wears these outfits with his (very characteristic) tie bar with an embedded question mark typewriter key, which try as I may I can't for the life of me find a tie bar in a similar shape.
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What appears to be suede chukka boots, befitting of a less formal job position.
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A dark 'sandwich-striped' blazer with pens stuffed in the breast pocket.
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An array of shirt and tie combos, all of the collars being somewhat short.
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a 3 button suit with a brown gun-club check.
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Another charcoal 3 button suit with a windowpane pattern.
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Throughout season 1 he struggles against hallucinationatory projections of his repressed dark side (i cringed writing that) which is literally just him, but with messier hair, no glasses, and the exact same outfit except he wears a black shirt. Props to the costume designer for being efficient, I guess.

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Production photo exposing his short sleeves.

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an interesting flannel topcoat. Note the orphaned pinstripe trousers and sneaker-soled chukka boots.

Also, you might notice a lot of these photos have a slight 'painted' filter and the reds turned up to bring out the lips. This is probably a consequence of trying to find screengrabs for a show where really the only people in the fandom are boy-crazy tumblr girls. Yeesh.

The actor (Cory Michael Smith) also plays a much more conventionally well-dressed and vintage-styled character in Transatlantic, but its pretty much by the book as far as that goes. It does look good though.
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To save e the bother of doing screen grabs again here are my top three - no surprises here …

 

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I wrote an article on my site a few weeks ago about how liking and watching old movies will make you a better dresser. In my opinion, one of the best movies for classic menswear is Dial M For Murder.

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