Say the phrase “stylish movies” and most present will immediately think of a set menu of silver-screen classics (Marcello Mastroianni’s razor-sharp tailoring in La Dolce Vita, Steve McQueen’s checked three-piece in The Thomas Crown Affair and the Fifties Ivy League prep throughout The Talented Mr Ripley all spring to mind). TV, too, has provided plenty of sartorially inspiration over the years, with Mad Men and Peaky Blinders inducing men to aspire to two very different but equally sharp modes of dressing.
So it’s no surprise that the world’s finest outfitters are taking inspiration from such pop cultural gems: next up being New & Lingwood, whose latest collection evokes the effortlessly styled English gentleman, as portrayed recently in American period drama The Phantom Thread and British TV show The Crown. The former movie, released last year, sees Jeremy Irons cut a dashing figure (for which Anderson & Sheppard can take much of the credit) as a society women’s dress designer, while the latter TV series, aired from late 2016, sees Matt Smith portraying Prince Philip dressed in various regal monochrome.
“The amount of research, care and attention to detail that went into producing the wardrobe for both productions was incredible,” says New & Lingwood’s Product and Marketing Director, Simon Maloney, of the decision to emulate the two productions’ sartorial mores. “In the case of The Phantom Thread, it was the effortless, nonchalant style and subtle, unexpected combinations – such as pyjamas with tweed, pale grey and lilac bow-ties with eveningwear – that was so alluring.
“The Crown has enviable budgets and has been able to reproduce the genuine garments, rather than cheaper facsimiles, which all adds to the rich narrative.It’s this authenticity and continuous and obsessive attention to proportion, fit and colour which we strive to put into our own collections.”
We’re confident you’ll be able to discern which of the following looks are inspired by each…
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