Marittimo has a deep interest in films, not only to experience to art of the picture on celluloid, but for its influence on men's fashion. The Hollywood Studio system dominated the motion picture industry for the better part of the the 20th century beginning its days in the 1920s all the way to the late 1960s when it began its transition to independent films. During its "Golden Age" legendary figures such as Edith Head, Don Loper, and Orry-Kelly would not only make the films classic, but the suits the stars would wear as iconic as visuals themselves.
To set the mood, let's start with the 1964 number starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby in Robin and the 7 Hoods. A modern retelling of Robin Hood in the 1930's Chicago mob world. This selection "Style" really says it all....
The iconic suits that were as famous as the stars who wore them can be paired down to some of the most classic films of all time. To start with here are the top five:
North by Northwest
Thomas Crown Affair
After the studio system broke down, the new age of film brought a new wave of sartorial attire; albeit often replicating a time in which the studio system existed. Here are five modern classics that also sparked sartorial excellence:
The Great Gatsby
The Godfather Trilogy
Esquire put out a video on the best suits in movie history...
THE FLICK PICKS
Andy, Zach and Charles all have their top flick picks ready for your viewing pleasure. sit back, fire up a martini and watch the pictures as they fly through the air....