Discussion in 'Suits' started by Matt Deckard, Jul 19, 2006.
the right hat...and suit and coat....it's Gable.
It's the 1930s.
The suit he wore in this movie is incredible - 3-piece, beautiful heavy fabric, awesome patched bellowed pockets and a belted back. It's '30s work-a-day suiting at its best.
One of my favourite actors, here in my second favourite film, Big Night:
I've wondered whether Tucci has the same affinity for this period that we do. Both Big Night and The Imposters are set 30s-postwar. Even some of the smaller roles he takes, like in Julie and Julia, Captain America and a cameo in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle relate to the general era. Whatever the case, he always manages to class up the joint in whatever film he appears.
One button jacket?
Patch pockets open collar and he makes it look classy
and there we go
Formula for man looking awesome in a suit: first, start with an awesome looking man (like Errol Flynn) then put him in an awesome looking suit (like any of the above, my personal favorite is the three-piece one) - to wit:
awesome looking man + awesome looking suit = awesomeness
or in pure, higher-level math terms
ALM + ALS = A
(A = Awesome)
French fashion designer Jean Patou (19 August 1880 - 8 March 1936)
Mr Patou ...walking around in Paris back then....very nice
In my now nearly 30 years of wearing suits, never, ever - not once - have I had a suit fit half as well. Whatever awards they give tailors, his must have won that year.
I've found with my own garments, that great look/fit is accentuated by a nice narrow sleeve and high armhole. More so than one might think.
Good advice. I see what you are saying - improves the overall line of both the suit and the man.
Another thing I've learned over the years, if someone dresses well and is well-tailored, it absolutely positively is not happenstance. Great thought and effort went into it. Jean Patoup put great thought and effort into his attire.
The caption says: "Bold windowpane sport coat with large lapels, worn with a striped tie."
"William Powell in a houndstooth jacket and abstract tie."
jumping to the 60s
Caption says: "The Rat Pack during the filming of Ocean’s Eleven, 1960. Note the slim lapels, ties, white shirts, and Peter Lawford wearing loafers with white socks. This is the most stereotypical look of suiting in the 1960s."
Jacques Tati -Mid 1930s
Man, look at that chest pocket. What's he got in there, a spare shirt?
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