After doing a search for the next movie (criteria: high on style, bonus points for substance) to help me pleasantly kill hour and a half or more of my life I realized that there are many finely written suggestions to be found here in the archives of MensFlair.com. If I have managed to forget about some of these posts, I’m sure many of readers have too.
So here’s what I have dug up:
First, in the summer of 2007 Fok-Yan Leung has written about coolness factor in the movies.
Then Simon Crompton talked about his troubles in concentrating on anything but the clothes when watching a movie: The Cincinnati Kid in this particular case.
Another Andrew, Watson this time, talked about how he was immensely impressed by the style in Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr Ripley. I personally am more a fan of the French original from 1960: Plein Soleil.
Every list of style movies would be incomplete without mentioning James Bond. Matt Spaiser shared his expertise for an in-depth look at the five decades of James Bond’s style.
Winston Chesterfield, being a connoisseur of all things aesthetic, has unsurprisingly written the most about the subject: Easter Parade, The Great Gatsby, Brideshead Revisited, Thomas Crown, The Darjeeling Limited, Marcello Mastroianni, Unmistakable Style of Matinee Idol, Coco Avant Chanel, A Room With A View, The Brothers Bloom and The King’s Speech.
Last but certainly not least Dean Balsamo offered his inspired praise of the style in Le Cercle Rouge.