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#1 gramountoto

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:38 AM

I'm looking to movies inspiring from a tailored garment point of view (both for ladies and gents) but still pleasant to watch, but masterpieces will do it too (this came to me after watching the last Sherlock Holmes.)

If you have ideas please share.

The final aim is to get to a consensus of a 10 movies short list... And watch them of course.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:21 AM

1. Matrimonio all'italiana
2. What a way to go (I recall a scene where Shirley Maclain wears several amazing outfits, while Robert Mitchum was in white tie)
3. The Godfather movies
4. Down with love
5. How to Marry a Millionaire
6. The Thomas Crown affair (from 1968 with Steve McQueen)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:17 AM

I’m not an expert, but I recommend for example:
-My Fair Lady, (or other with Cecil Beaton as costume designer).
-The Great Gatsby, with Robert Redford.
-The films of Audrey Hepburn, as Rome Holidays, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade (Givenchy costumes, I think remember).
-The films of Fred Astaire.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:46 AM

Casino

The Godfellas

Killer number one or similar name, a brithish movie

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:21 AM

Any old RKO picture like I walked with a Zombie, The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, Out of the Past, The Maltese Falcon, and for more modern tastes Get Carter with Michael Caine.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:20 PM

Hello Members,
I am glad to be back in the forum.Appreciate if any one here would oblige to post still pics from 'Matrimonio All'italiano'.Sad to say we did not get Italian movies here.


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:01 AM

I'm looking to movies inspiring from a tailored garment point of view (both for ladies and gents) but still pleasant to watch, but masterpieces will do it too (this came to me after watching the last Sherlock Holmes.)



Do you mean the last Holmes movie, with Robert Downey, Jr.?



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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:05 AM

Any old RKO picture like I walked with a Zombie, The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, Out of the Past, The Maltese Falcon, and for more modern tastes Get Carter with Michael Caine.


The Maltese Falcon is one of my favorite movies of all time. I read somewhere that Sydney Greenstreet was so portly that they had to make suits for him because nothing in Wardrobe was big enough.

Many people think that Cary Grant's suits are expertly tailored. He looks great in North by Northwest. He certainly could move well in his suit in Holiday, with Katherine Hepburn. That called for him to do a flip.

Edited by tailleuse, 14 September 2012 - 05:05 AM.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:11 PM

Do you mean the last Holmes movie, with Robert Downey, Jr.?


Indeed. I noticed funny shirt collars and nice waistcoats and hats among others. If this movie is representative of this historical period, garments seemed to be much more varied than today.

Here is an old school shoulder seam (correct me if I'm wrong).

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:51 PM

Given the fact that the clothes for the leading actors were especially tailored for them, I cannot say I'm impressed by their fit. From what I remember there was a lot of pulling and gaping around the necks and shoulders. Whether or not that is authentic, I cannot tell...:poke:

The movie "Mirror, Mirror!" has nice costumes, lots of details in the dresses.
Some of the Doris Day movies have some nice outfits in them. Like a lot of 50's movies (of which I barely know their German titles...)!

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:43 AM

I was rather taken by the men's clothes in the 1985 film adaption of 'A Room With a View'. While it is set in the Edwardian period, there are (as there always are in period films) nods to the tastes of the time the film was made. That and the male character's are well "fleshed" out by their jackets; the priggish Cecil's coats are rigid to the point that it looks like they would stop a bullet while the brooding romantic George's linen suits are softer in structure and colour.

With a few tweaks here and there to bring things up to date, many of the men's ensembles in that film could provide inspiration for day-to-day wear.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:47 AM

Two of my favorites:

Menswear: "Houseboat" with Cary Grant & Sofia Loren. 1958. When was Cary Grant not a classic? This is my all-time favorite feel good movie and it holds up well for the entire family to watch.

Womenswear: "Sabrina" - both versions. Audrey Hepburn - need I say more? But also the remake with Harrison Ford and UGH! - the actress's name escapes me! I drool over her wardrobe each time I watch. SO very CLASSIC!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:14 AM

Two of my favorites:

Menswear: "Houseboat" with Cary Grant & Sofia Loren. 1958. When was Cary Grant not a classic? This is my all-time favorite feel good movie and it holds up well for the entire family to watch.

Womenswear: "Sabrina" - both versions. Audrey Hepburn - need I say more? But also the remake with Harrison Ford and UGH! - the actress's name escapes me! I drool over her wardrobe each time I watch. SO very CLASSIC!


Julia Ormond. I didn't like the remake, but it wasn't her fault. The situations were too dated to play well.
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:13 PM

Casino is without a doubt one of the best modern ones.
The thing with movies is these days most of it is rented and specially designed with certain blocks because they are used again (angels) the costumers do most of the major ones I've been in their warehouse a few times and its full of so many suits and dressed for reference.
Only major major stars have things made such as depp in the holiday and mr clooney in most things. It's a simple question of budget
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:09 AM

Not a movie, but in the television series "Poirot" the main character wears some well cut and made garments, and not an easy figure to cut for.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

Not a movie, but in the television series "Poirot" the main character wears some well cut and made garments, and not an easy figure to cut for.


Sadly, most of the others characters in the series have to deal with what is in the existing dress pool. I watched episode 1 season 6 last evening, and Monsieur Poirot has some amazing house jackets and morning gowns. His figure is indeed a difficult one, stout, portly with round back and full chest and relatively straight shoulders. And yet the jackets and overcoats have no balance issues.
Whoever made those: Well done! :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:09 AM

Oh yes, his smoking jackets are amazing. I'd love to find this kind of Art Deco silk.

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Oh, and David Suchet plays the perfect Poirot. I love this show.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

Oh yes, his smoking jackets are amazing. I'd love to find this kind of Art Deco silk.

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Oh, and David Suchet plays the perfect Poirot. I love this show.


J'adore David Suchet.
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