Style References - Part 2

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scjayhawk, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. scjayhawk

    scjayhawk Member

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    What are your favorite classic movies for sartorial inspiration?
     


  2. faustian bargain

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    i just saw 'it happened one night' again last night. you know, the frank capra classic, from 1934.

    clark gable wore a fantastic suit, i thought. great jacket with a sewn-in waistband, a yoke, gathers under the yoke, and big expandable patch pockets on the front. almost like a safari jacket, in grey flannel. (well the movie was black and white, so i'll assume it was grey.) fit him like a glove.
     


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    Aaron Senior member

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    In "Confidence" Edward Burns wears a really nice narrow trouser, thin v-neck sweater, and a collared shirt underneath (with the cuffs turned up) that I've been copying. In the original "Italian Job" Michael Caine has some beautiful suits with great shirt and tie combos. "Boiler Room" has a few looks I dig as well. Obviously "Thomas Crown Affair" (both the original and the remake), "Bullit," and "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" all have beautiful clothing in them. Didn't we have a thread similar to this a while ago?

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    Sartorial legend has it that this is the movie (Gable's character) which was responsible for introducing the idea of wearing a dress shirt withOUT an undershirt.  SCANDALOUS, I tell ya.
     


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    It isn't a classic movie I suppose but in my early 20s -- early 1990s -- I was enamoured with Chariots of Fire to the point that I dressed like some of the young characters. Brideshead Revisited has also had quite an impact, not surprising since part of it took place at the same time in history I suppose.
     


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    Alias Senior member

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    Ocean's Eleven had some great looks in it, although I don't follow any. I also love watching old Bond movies just to see what he's wearing. Oddly enough, the "English" look is starting to get popular here in Korea. I've seen several movie posters featuring chalk-striped suits with ticket pockets, high gorges, and much more fitted, uh, fit.
     


  7. STYLESTUDENT

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    "To Catch A Thief".

    Any Fred Astaire movie in color ("Barkleys of Broadway", "Royal Wedding", "Bandwagon").

    Gary Cooper in "Love in the Afternoon". Robert Montgomery in "Piccadilly Jim (1936)". And Franchot Tone in movies whose titles I don't remember.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Great tailoring in The Maltese Falcon and Rope.
     


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    petescolari Senior member

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    I want the suit Cary Grant wears in North By Northwest. Always dapper, even when dodging crop dusters on Indiana farms.
     


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    There is actually a bit of argument concerning this suit: some claim the suit Thornhill wears in Chicago and that whilst he's dodging the crop duster are different colors. Hitchcock denied such, but the "controversy" remains. http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0053125/goofs Alas, too much time on my hands...again.
     


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    edward robinson in Cincinatti Kid
     


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    Roy Senior member

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    Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita. Also some of the other characters are very well dressed.
     


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    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned The Tailor of Panama, one of my cinematic sartorial favorites.
     


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    i was enamoured by the dress shirts cary grant wore in houseboat for some reason ..........
     


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    Thomas Crown Affair, American Psycho, all the Bond movies, and the movie that the guy on the left starred in.

    Panzer
     


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