This post has been a long time coming but I only just caught the movie “Adjustment Bureau” and I was pleasantly surprised by the visual feast before me (and I’m not talking about Emily Blunt though admittedly, she’s more fetching than ever). I am talking about the
Case Workers Angels and their keen sartorial instincts. I am talking about the collection of Brooks Brothers suits, ties and belts.
John Slattery looking like he stepped off the set of Mad Men and into Matt Damon’s latest movie is without doubt looking every bit debonair he usually does. But while he and his striking white mane are usually the focus of female attention, it’s Anthony Mackie, far removed from Hurt Locker and proving more versatile than I ever imagined; who steals the movie with his emotive range and wardrobe.
Angels are classically elegant and in nice departure from de rigueur toga robes, have now become fedora-wearing paradigms of The Monsieur. Recreating the look is about as simple as heading to your closest Brooks Brothers boutique or surfing to their e-tailing shop here. What you want to go for are simple, non-flashy stripes for shirts.
Serious professionals, Angels seem to dress only in dark coloured suits and what I dub “Bureau Grey”- good news, Brooks Brothers has a wide range from the luxurious (and expensive) 1818 to Golden Fleece collections. Though many of the Bureau staff don’t wear 3 piece, Anthony Mackie’s character- Harry does dress in a facsimile of a three piece by donning a cotton Brooks Brothers Two-tone cardigan over his shirts.
Ccostume designer of the Matt Damon/Emily Blunt sci-fi romance thriller “The Adjustment Bureau,”(which opened this past Friday) Kasia Walicka Maimone spoke to the Los Angeles Times recently and gave a pretty interesting Q&A about the retro-tinged contemporary look of the well-dressed, fedora-wearing mystery men who “adjust” Matt Damon’s life and more importantly, their choice of hats.
I’m still wondering if I should do a hat story but I’m holding off since I’m on a hat hunt myself (and it has absolutely nothing to do with the movie); just a flirtation with all things Sinatra, one of my favourite style icons.