Suits on Film: Lockdown Playlist #3
The third in our series sees some big hitters with even bigger lapels. As lockdown continues here in the UK, this is a stay at home series to savour over the long Easter weekend. Thanks to Jonathan Southgate and Edward Aldridge for #cadsuitsonfilm submissions, included in this week’s list.
DIRTY HARRY – CLINT EASTWOOD
First in the iconic Dirty Harry film series, this 1971 action thriller sees Clint Eastwood playing San Francisco Police Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan, sporting a distinctive brown three piece as well as layered knits with tweeds.
GOLDENEYE – PIERCE BROSNAN
The world’s best dressed spy gets another nod in our list, this time it’s Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye. There are so many suits to admire in this first episode of the Brosnan Bond era, from double breasted and linen through to full three piece ensembles.
LA LA LAND – RYAN GOSLING
A strong look from Ryan Gosling in this Oscar-nominated romantic musical drama. Elegant and masculine, this timeless classic three piece suit is not only a stand out look but also a lesson in how best to wear brown.
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE – JAMES DEAN
A fitting choice with it being set around Easter time, Rebel Without a Cause has Dean’s protagonist wearing typical mid 50s attire in the form of a dark brown flannel suit and baggy separates.
SCARFACE – AL PACINO
One of Al Pacino’s many career defining performances portrays Tony Montana as the violent drug baron to end all violent drug barons. With suits ranging from a Saturday Night Fever-esque white three piece, to a sombre chalk stripe and blood stained baby blue, this film is a rollercoaster for the nerves as well as a feast for the eyes.
We’ll be posting our fourth instalment next Friday. Inspire us with your suggestions via Instagram #cadsuitsonfilm.