Cloos Life: Top 5 Gentleman Style Icons from Movies
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Whether a romantic drama, action, thriller or crime – some movie characters keep inspiring us. Right here, we give you our all time top 5 gentleman style icons from the big screen. Besides having some of the most legendary and iconic main characters, all the listed movies are a must-watch for a true gentleman. At Christopher Cloos, we can't think of a better a better match with these iconic outfits than a pair of Cloos frames.
5) James Bond (Daniel Craig) – Casino Royale
Arguably one of the most important figures in men’s style is 007 himself. Over the years, and various actors who have played him, his image has remained an icon of charm, suave dressing and sharp suits.
Additionally, Daniel Craig is set to be the first James Bond to embrace his grey hair in upcoming 007 film No Time To Die.
In the film's trailer, the star, who has played the spy in the last four movies, sports his grey locks but also appears to have hints of several other hair colours.
4) John Robie (Cary Grant) – To Catch A Thief
The sights and sounds of the French Riviera act as the backdrop for To Catch a Thief (1955), Alfred Hitchcock's romantic thriller about retired cat burglar John Robie
Cary Grant’s sartorial prowess is well documented but his character, John Robie, in To Catch a Thief is arguably one of his finest style moments. He effortlessly blended in to his surroundings, and looked just as good in his dinner jacket as he did in a striped jumper and chinos.
Renowned costume designer Edith Head was responsible for the sharp looks, including Robie’s grey single-breasted blazer, which is accented with gold buttons and generous patch pockets, and paired with a white collared shirt and navy polka dot cravat.
3) Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) – The Godfather
Arguably the most stylish cinematic gangster ever, Michael Corleone really is the don. The sartorial evolution of The Godfather’s protagonist symbolises his descent from Ivy League-educated war hero to ruthless, omnipotent organised crime boss.
Moreover, Michael remains impeccably well dressed for the duration of the film – ever conscious of the relationship between appearance, respect and power. 40 years later, suit wearers can still learn much from this iconic business leader. The costume designer, Theadora Van Runkle, was even nominated for the Oscar for best costume.
2) Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) – The Talented Mr Ripley
Despite Matt Damon playing the main character in this movie, Jude Law stole the show with his fantastic depiction of the childish yet addictively eccentric playboy Dickie Greenleaf. His style is classic Italian tailoring and Mediterranean casual attire which matches the equally stylish Rome and Mangia scenery throughout the film.
The costume design team of The Talented Mr Ripley were nominated for an Oscar in 1999, and it’s easy to see why. Jude Law’s character, Dicke Greenleaf, epitomised Riviera-chic and his playboy lifestyle and unwavering confidence made him all the more alluring.
1) Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) - American Psycho
Whoever dressed the cast of American Psycho (2000) nailed the flamboyant men's style of the 1980s. Patrick Bateman is the picture-perfect poster boy of the white-collar business world — he’s calm, collected, and basically rakes in the cash as one of his company’s leading executives.
Bateman’s costume design was meticulously executed. Valentino Couture suits and classic ‘80s suit styles were utilized throughout the course of the story.
Bateman wasn’t the only one who was expensively dressed — his costars also sport high-end tailored suits that speak to the lavish lifestyle of Wall Street denizens during the 1980s.