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Yeah, I have been waiting in anticipation. It will be excellent on all fronts.

Mike
 

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I cant wait for this tonight! steve buscemi is an amazing actor!
 

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All the wardrobe (men's at least) was done by Martin Greenfield. Also, this was filmed entirely in Greenpoint Brooklyn. They bought up a block of unfinished new construction (its all over Greenpoint and Billyburg) and built a boardwalk. They used a GIANT screen to be the ocean.

Can't wait.
 

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
Also, this was filmed entirely in Greenpoint Brooklyn.

Not just Greenpoint. Up and down Bed Stuy and Clinton Hill too. They filmed on 6th Ave in Park Slope for three nights last week.
 

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i did not like the way the removable collars were fitting on the shirts.
i think they were just too large for the band on the body.
this causes the jumping by the side of the neck.

otherwise the clothing looked great.
Buscemi's camel hair coat is fantastic.
 

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Makes me feel all good as not knowing about the look like the chap on the right this morning.

 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
i did not like the way the removable collars were fitting on the shirts. i think they were just too large for the band on the body. this causes the jumping by the side of the neck.
I'm not an expert on this subject by any means although I have been fascinated by, and worn, removable collars for many years...in the course of which I have done some research about them. We have to remember that by the 1920's removable collars had been around for, what? 40 years? 50? They were, at least early on, pretty high compared to what we're used to today. Combine that with boiled starch (or, by this time, some were entirely celluloid or paper) and you had a pretty stiff collar--more like a military stock than what we are used to today. Because of all that they didn't...couldn't... hug the neck like modern collars do. And any looseness would have been amplified by that stiffness. Bottom line is that they could be terribly uncomfortable especially when we remember that they were worn all day. The only way to mitigate that discomfort was to wear them a bit looser than what is considered normal in men's fashion today. Of course much of what you are seeing may simply be due to the fact that removable collars are not all that common anymore and getting something authentic could be highly problematic. That and movie studios are notoriously less than rigorous when it comes to authenticity.
 

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i have made shirts with removable collars that looked better then those on screen.
they just did not get the proportions correct.
yes, old paper or velum collars must have been very uncomfortable.

for stage, we try to dissuade costume designers from using removable collars. the wardrobe people hate them. especially for quick changes.
Movie and TV is different as there are closeups.

we sometimes will make removable collars with heavily fused pinpoint oxford. historically incorrect, but it works
 

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I wish Nucky would have buttoned his coats. He was always walking around with them unbuttoned.

I did like what I saw though.

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The Temperance Meeting was filmed in one of the buildings of the Dutch Reform Church in Flatbush, Brooklyn, right across the street from my house. It was fun seeing all the period stuff. Amazing how much production is required for five minutes of film.
 

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The casino interior was the Montauk Club in Park Slope.

Anyone else bugged by Nucky's pinned carnation? Does anyone even wonder what lapel buttonholes are there for anymore?

Also, the costume designer said in the Times interview that he went to great pains to focus his research on the year the show was set in: 1920. I thought that was NOT doing this was one of Janie Bryant's smartest moves with Mad Men (i.e. not everyone should be wearing the latest fashions). He also seems to have taken perhaps a bit too many cues from period fashion plates, which are always exaggerations of what people really wore. But then these are all gangsters, after all...

In any case, I'm certainly with this one for the long haul.
 

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