Holding true to the phrase made famous by ZZ Top: “Every girl is crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man,” the new film, Kingsman, which was recently released in the United States this February leans hard on well-dressed men. The film, Kingsman: Secret Service, has more than a few snazzy men in suits.
The movie, starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Samuel L. Jackson is based on the comic book The Secret Service and is about a young man, Eggsy (played by Taron Egerton) who gets into a bit of trouble with the law before meeting a sharp dressed man named Harry (played by Colin Firth). Meeting up with some troublemakers in a local pub, Harry confronts the troublemakers in a hand-to-hand combat scene—beating every one of them, before taking Eggsy to the Kingsmen, for a little spy training. The film follows Eggsy on the course of his journey of pitfalls, struggles and a sneaky scheme by the villain of the movie, Richmond Valentine (played by Samuel L. Jackson).
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Even though the film plays on the more stereotypical secret agent attire i.e. suit, tie, etc., “Kingsman” also works to enhance the classic British men’s wardrobe. The film’s costume designer, Arianne Phillips, creates beautiful suits with fluid and graceful lines that pull the viewer’s eyes on a specific path throughout the entire set. Complete with button up shirts, ties, blazers, waistcoats and trousers the film brings men’s formal fashion into thrilling action.
The sharp suits and snazzy dressed characters have been so enthusiastically well received that the movie has even inspired a new clothing line by Mr. Porter, set to debut in mid-September. The line features many pieces that resemble what Colin Firth dons in the movie; including, some sexy double-breasted blazers, silk ties, wool trousers and even beautiful blue velvet smoking jackets. The collection is sure to top many men’s lists for go-to items. Although it is a bit pricey, teetering on higher-end merchandise, the quality and style of each piece in the collection is 100 percent fail-safe when it comes to looking well put together.
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The suits and overall costume designs that Arianne Phillips flawlessly put together for the new film are absolutely stunning. The costuming brings together style and fashion with its fluid lines and structured sets. The pieces in the movie, as well as in the new clothing line, are sure to woo women and make men feel fearless.