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From Bum to Italian Stallion: Sylvester Stallone as Rocky

In the very opening scene of Rocky (1976, costume designer Robert Cambel), we see the title character in the ring, bare chested, hands encased in boxing gloves, the picture of sporting violence and masculinity. But this is no more than … Continue reading

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Michael Caine in The Italian Job: Part 2

This is part 2 (part 1 HERE) of an expanded article Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty wrote for men’s style resource MR PORTER analysing Michael Caine’s suits in The Italian Job. This post covers all the costumes he wore … Continue reading

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Take Me to my Tailor: Michael Caine in The Italian Job

The following is an expanded article Clothes on Film editor Chris Laverty wrote for men’s style resource MR PORTER analysing Michael Caine’s suits in The Italian Job. This post covers all the costumes he wore during the film. If The … Continue reading

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Gangster Squad: Gangster Gloss

The glossy costume world of gangster squad is faithful to history, but not a slave to it.
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Michael Kaplan Talks Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Costume designer Michael Kaplan took time away from Star Trek 2 to chat exclusively to Clothes on Film about Ghost Protocol. Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita: Masculinity and Tailoring

Groundbreaking film La Dolce Vita offers a conflicting portrayal of masculinity. Continue reading

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Boogie Nights Costume: Dirty Time

Mark Bridges exclusively explains his costume choices for retro epic Boogie Nights. Continue reading

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Boardwalk Empire: Cometh the Dandiest Man

There is a man on Boardwalk Empire with even more sartorial presence than Nucky Thompson; That man is Chalky White. Continue reading

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Johnny Depp in Public Enemies: Costume as Plot

Public Enemies demonstrates how costume can actually drive a story narrative. Continue reading

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X-Men: First Class Costumes

Some official images have surfaced for X-Men: First Class. The sixties costumes vibe is not excessive, however. Continue reading

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Kind Hearts and Coronets: Decadent Dennis Price

The range of Edwardian coats cut for Dennis Price are recreated with remarkable historical accuracy. Continue reading