Need a New Signature Look? Look No Further Than These 8 Iconic Hollywood Films
Hollywood has been a beacon for the fashion conscious for ages. Wardrobe choices are just as critical as screenwriting when it comes to creating characters that make a lasting impression. We’ve gathered some of our favorite silver screen menswear staples to give you some fashion inspiration as you decide which identity you’ll wear next.
Whether as disheveled as Vincent’s or as perfectly pressed as Jules, the simple black suit, white shirt and black tie combo donned by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction has earned it’s place in pop culture as the official wardrobe of men who mean business.
The Thomas Crown Affair
In the film The Thomas Crown Affair Steve McQueen and his collection of well-tailored three piece suits are the definition of debonair.
Al Pacino’s iconic Scarface look needs no introduction. Equal parts aggressive and flashy, you know when someone like Tony Montana enters the room. Pro tip: don’t mess with a man bold enough for an all white suit.
Richard Gere’s signature look in American Gigolo can be best characterized as “ladies man.” Which, given the character, is a job well done. This film also put the Armani on the map, with much of Julian’s (Gere’s) extensive wardrobe of suits designed by the now iconic fashion house.
The Great Gatsby
The release of a second Great Gatsby film, based on the classic 1925 novel, ushered in a renaissance of “Gatsby” inspired fashion, which emulated an era nearly a century past. We’re not complaining, 2013 was a fabulously dressed year.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
For an aspiring writer in New York City, Paul Varjak (George Peppard), has an impressive wardrobe of well tailored suits. Our favorite look: this navy and red prep school inspired ensemble. This film gets bonus points for the decades of fashion inspiration Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly Golightly has provided women everywhere.
Suits so good, they make Sinatra look like a hobo.
Saturday Night Fever
Another look that needs no introduction, the Tony Manero. For a man who can dress, and dance, to impress – look no further than John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.