The clothing or costuming in a movie is crucial. If the clothing is wrong - especially in a period piece - the whole feel can be off. That said, I recently watched The Sting again which I hadn't seen in years and had forgotten how great the clothing is in it. Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw (fantastic performance) among others, the suits are amazing - as well as the shirts, hats and overcoats. Edith Head, the longtime and famous costume designer, won her eighth and final Oscar for The Sting in 1974. It makes you want to wear a natty three-piece chalk stripe suit and throw on your Fedora. What's interesting is that three-piece suits seem to be making a comeback - and even better is that vests are being worn with jeans and chinos today which allows one even more versatility with their wardrobe. If you haven't seen it in awhile be sure to watch it again when you have the chance - you won't regret it.
Save the date: Caruso trunk show with Enrico Di Giovanni and Caruso's master tailor Enzo Carroccia will be here on Saturday October 16th. More on this later. (A great opportunity to order a three-piece suit).