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“I wore a pretty great tux in To Catch A Thief. Will you be doing a post on that anytime soon?”

I’m always looking for new BAMF Style content ideas, so if you’re ever watching a film or TV show and think, “Hey, that BAMF has great style…” you should know where to go.

I try to be as accommodating as I can be to requests. If I have the film or show requested, I’ll get right on it. If I don’t, I head straight for Amazon (or the local DVD Exchange) and start scoping out deals.

Nothing is out of bounds, as long as there’s enough to be covered! If the film is black & white, no worries, I just won’t talk about color.

In the meantime, post below if there is anything you’d like to see on the page and I’ll get to it as quickly as possible! (Or, if you don’t want to be so public about it, shoot an email to thesartorialbamf@gmail.com).

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534 comments

  1. VR

    You might like to have a look at Robert De Niro’s smart clothes in the 2015 film “The Intern” – actually there’s a bit of discussion in the film about how it’s good to look smart, and to have a handkerchief to offer a lady in need. One of my favourite films of recent times.
    Thanks always for this fascinating website.

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  2. Evgeniy

    Hello, could you find please looks of james mcavoy from Filth and from Atomic Blonde (i can’t understand which green, maybe military coat they used in this movie).

    Thank you.

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  3. Sir Edward Percival Fox-Ingleby, Bt

    Could you do a post on Addison DeWitt’s (George Sanders) suits, coats, hats, gloves, etc., in All About Eve? His wardrobe is quite impressive.

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  4. Sonny

    Well, Strike, I’m calling you out.

    I was just reading your post on Raylan Givens’ grey suit/jean combo (because Raylan is my personal favorite) for the umpteenth time, and for the first time started reading the comment section. You mention in a response your own version of this respected look, and frankly, I want to see it and all the others you’ve got hanging in your closet!

    I’m sure I’m not alone, either. Let’s see some real world examples of bamf style from the master himself!

    This is my favorite website, period; and I jones for new posts like a junky with a new spoon. Keep up the great work.

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    • luckystrike721

      Thanks for the kind words, Sonny! I’m honored to hear how much you like the site and honored that you’d be interested in seeing my takes on some of these outfits.

      I’ve definitely considered a page on here that would include photos of my attempts to emulate some favorite outfits as well as comparison photos and links to the original post. Your thoughtful suggestion is making me seriously consider getting a few photos together this weekend and building a test page to see how it all lays out!

      Thanks again for the suggestion and the kind words – I hope I continue to deliver the quality that readers like you deserve!

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    • luckystrike721

      Thank you so much for the very kind words – I appreciate it! I’m a lifelong Pittsburgher as well, and I have nothing but the highest praise for Pittsburgh Filmmakers and the contributions of every local artist and professional.

      In fact, your name sounds familiar! Would you have been the instructor of a screenwriting apprenticeship at the AIU in 2006 when I was a high school senior?

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  5. Kurse Vexxor

    Would you care to do a review on one of the multitude of outfits worn by Jared Leto’s new interpretation of the Joker in the recent Suicide Squad movie?

    Here are a few short clips showing them off:


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  6. Lazar

    Could you please have a look on “Dirty Cops – War on Everyone”?
    Theo James plays a character called “Lord James Mangan”, and he has a fine collection of outfits aswell as his co-stars

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  7. Chris

    Some ideas come to mind. The iconic John Wayne western outfit (leather vest, faded red shirt, tan pants, etc.) used in most of his later movies. Logan/Wolverine from the last movie – no yellow spandex! Walt Longmire – modern Western. Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler (or Hannibal Smith).

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  8. don

    James Cagney in white heat
    Harrison ford: More indiana jones outfit, blade runner, Working Girl and Witness
    Matthew McConaughey as Detective Rust Cohle in true detective, first season
    Telly Savalas as Kojak
    Tom Selleck as Magnum PI (a post about alla the hawaian shirt, ferrari 308 gts and rolex pepsi 🙂 )
    Dean Stockwell in quantum leap (coolest outfit ever)
    Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in Only Fools and Horses….
    Antonio Fargas as Huggy Bear in Starsky & Hutch

    Thank you for your great work

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    • luckystrike721

      Wow – great, great ideas! I’ve been meaning to do more from the Indiana Jones series (as well as those other Harrison Ford flicks) and it’s been a dream to get a post together about Magnum, PI (I was Selleck for Halloween last year, actually!) – I just need to get my hands on the DVDs for some screencapping.

      I’ve added all those ideas to my list and will hope to get some posts together soon. Love seeing White Heat on there, too – a classic and Cagney wears a great range of clothing in that.

      Thanks for the kind words in addition to the suggestions!

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  9. Shea Robison

    Me again. I recommended Mississippi Grind to you a while ago. I’m still rooting for you to find a way to work that into your rotation at some point, because I think you would enjoy the movie and I am dying to find out more about Ryan Reynolds’ character’s sportcoat, but I think I have some other aspects of that movie that you may find even more intriguing. In particular, there are a lot of covert links between Mississippi Grind (2015) and The Gambler (1974) starring James Caan, which is one of my very favorite movies of the 1970s [NOT to be confused with the 2014 remake, which was a hot mess]. In particular, for example, the writer of The Gambler, James Toback, makes a cameo in Mississippi Grind, and there are a number of subtle and not so subtle nods to The Gambler in Mississippi.

    In the true spirit of BAMFstyle.com, James Caan plays an intriguing BAMF as a college professor/degenerate but principled gambler with a uniquely cerebral take on his gambling. Besides the story, I think you would find a lot of good material regarding the clothes Caan wears and the car he drives. There are also a lot of other interesting actors in The Gambler (Paul Sorvino, Burt Young, or Cousin Paulie from the early Rockys, Vic Tayback, and so on) and interesting sartorial choices.

    Also, the story by Toback is loosely autobiographical, and if you are looking for an interesting real-life Hollywood story, Toback is a BAMF all his own. For example, while an undergrad at Harvard in 1966 Toback took what he calls the largest single dose of LSD in human history, and actually only came down after eight days when he was injected with the chemical antidote by neuropscyhiatrist Max Rinkel, who first brought LSD into America. Originally on an assignment from Esquire, Toback interviewed and then lived with football Hall of Famer Jim Brown for a number of years, engaging in numerous orgies among other hijinks. Later, while teaching creative writing at the City College of New York, Toback decided to write an autobiographical novel called The Gambler, which he later realized he was writing as a screenplay. The story of the making of The Gambler is itself an adventure (e.g., initially Toback was convinced that a young Robert DeNiro was the perfect actor to play his gambler, and DeNiro agreed), and is only one of his many many adventures and misadventures. So Toback himself may make a good BAMF for you.

    Wow. This comment is much longer than I was anticipating. Hopefully you find it of use in some way. Keep up the great work. Always interesting and always entertaining.

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    • luckystrike721

      Thanks for that very thoughtful post! I put Mississippi Grind on my list in February after your great suggestion and all of this context (as well as the additional suggestions!) will be helpful when I’m putting the post together.

      I haven’t been able to get my hands on Mississippi Grind yet, but I’ve been looking for it. I might just have to bite the bullet and pick it up (as well as Caan’s The Gambler!) on Amazon soon. It sounds like both movies mean a lot to you, so I’d like to reach out to you via email when the time comes to get this post up to get some input from you, if you’re comfortable with that!

      Thanks for the compliments in addition to these fascinating suggestions and thoughts!

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      • Shea Robison

        I’m glad to hear my incessant comments about this are of some value to you. I think Mississippi Grind is available on Amazon Prime, if you have that (I’m living in Hong Kong at the moment, so I don’t have access to watch movies via my Prime account). And all of this actually got me thinking about The Gambler again, so I recently purchased it for my Amazon account, which means now I can watch it almost anytime instead of having to pull out my old VHS copy. Given the gist of your previous posts, I think The Gambler and James Caan in The Gambler would be ideal for your blog. It will also probably be a new one for most of your readers, which should be fun. Also, I only came across Mississippi Grind in the first place because they keep showing it on the basic cable package I have here in Hong Kong, but I immediately noticed all of these weird parallels with The Gambler, which I have seen too many times to count. The more I have watched it, though, the more I come to appreciate its own nuances and the great work done by Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn (and the other actors in this as well, like Alfre Woodward, who does a fantastic job in a small part as a no-nonsense loan shark, but in the guise of a friendly PTA mom).

        And by all means let me know if I can help you put this together in any way. That would be a blast.

        Cheers

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        • Shea Robison

          (Oh! Coincidentally enough, re: don’s suggestions just prior to mine, Antonio Fargas also makes a brief appearance in The Gambler as a Huggy Bear-type character, so there is that little tidbit as well.)

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          • luckystrike721

            Thanks! Good news – my Amazon-ordered copy of Mississippi Grind was delivered last night. I’m prioritizing it on my watch list and I’m excited to get started!

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          • Shea Robison

            Very cool. I’ve got to tell you, the first couple of times I watched it I thought it was good, but nothing particularly memorable. Then I watched it a few more times (I like to have a movie on while I work at night), and then started noticing more and more about the story and the performances, which is when I really started to get it. Hopefully it hits you sooner than it did me.

            Also, I have recently read a few things comparing Mississippi Grind with California Split (1974) by Robert Altman with Elliot Gould and George Segal. I haven’t watched it, but from what I’ve read there do seem to be some similarities, though The Gambler seems much more of an inspiration for Mississippi Grind.

            Looking forward to hearing what you think about it. And, as always, to reading what you can find out about Curtis’ sportcoat.

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  10. Tom Joyce

    Was watching TCM. Saw the movie ‘Wilson’.
    Great contrast in styles. Made in 1945, it dealt with a transition in fashion between the 19th and 20th Centuries.

    Was nominated for best picture

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  11. RM

    Couple of suggestions to add to your mounting workload:
    Tom Hardy in Lawless (2012).
    Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris in Appaloosa (2008).
    Hunter S. Thompson from reality.

    Up and atom.

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    • luckystrike721

      Thanks for the great suggestions and the recognition of what is indeed a mounting – but worthwhile – workload! 😉

      Lawless was terrifically entertaining, and I did particularly like Hardy’s idiosyncratic mix of styles – fine idea for a post! Appaloosa has been on my list for quite some time so I should get around to actually watching it, it seems.

      Love the HST idea too.

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  12. dylan kiu

    hey i love your website, would you care to do a review on the multitude of outfits worn by Tom Hardy in Warrior, Taboo, Legend, and Mad Max ? Like maybe a Tom Hardy series. thanks

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  13. LT

    A few recommendations for the summer:
    Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient
    Alain Delon in Purple Noon
    Vincent Cassel in One wild Moment

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  14. Josh

    Hi,

    Do you do bamf haircuts on here? I think you mentioned it once and said you would do De Niro’s haircut from Heat.

    Thanks.

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  15. jacobf

    When I think BAMF, I think of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and nothing is more badass than his look in Logan (dir: James Mangold, 2017). A rundown of his look would be great!

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  16. Gleb K.

    Hi from Gleb in Russia. Many thanks for the added post about the Grant’s Dinner Jacket! (https://bamfstyle.com/2017/02/13/affair2remember-tux/)

    A few more suggestions (If you don’t mind I will attach a couple of pictures):

    Jimmy Stewart in ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Anatomy of a Murder’ :

    Sean Connery in ‘Marnie’ :

    Rod Taylor in ‘The Birds’ (cravat and sweater) :

    Robert De Niro in ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ (black-tie) :

    Thanks!

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    • luckystrike721

      Hi Gleb! Thanks for these excellent submissions, friend. All of them are right in line with what I would like to write about at BAMF Style, and I will work to get posts together as soon as possible. I have most of these films (or at least plans to get my hands on them) so it would be easy and fun to write about them.

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  17. don

    James Stewart’s pajamas in “Rear Window” 🙂
    James Stewart’s in “Rope”
    Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats in “The Hustler”
    Warner Oland as Chearlie Chan (great style)
    Leslie Howard in The Petrified Forest
    warren oates in bring me the head of alfredo garcia
    Paul Newman in the sweet bird of youth

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    • luckystrike721

      Wow – incredible suggestions! I’ve been seeing a lot of requests for Hitchcock works lately – particularly James Stewart’s wardrobe – so maybe I’ll have to do a whole week of Hitchcock features coming up. Love all these classic ideas.

      I can also let you know that there are definite plans to feature Warren Oates’ off-white suit, loud shirts, and bright red Impala convertible from Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia for an upcoming Car Week!

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  18. James Womble

    Please if you can. Do the tv show Lucifer. Every male character on that show wears some of the nicest suits. Thank you

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  19. some dude

    Just a hunch but i think you might enjoy This one episode of stargate atlantis. Not sure if you’ve seen the show but episode 19 of season 5 plays out in an alternate reality were the main character Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard (certified BAMF) is a detective in Las Vegas with a pretty laid back style you might appreciate.

    Also I’m sorry if this is getting annoying but I’d really love to see you do a post on Picasso from Alex cross

    Keep up the good work!

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    • luckystrike721

      Thanks so much for this cool suggestion! I have heard some great stuff about Stargate Atlantis, and it would be very easy to start with one episode (for the blog’s purposes, at least) and then work from there. Thank you also for the helpful context – I’ll be sure to add it to my list (right next to Matthew Fox in Alex Cross!)

      Feedback is never annoying; I always appreciate hearing from readers!

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  20. Eric Langlois

    Sinatra’s yachting cap in today’s post reminded me: you should take a look at The Riddle of the Sands.

    Michael York, as a well-off young government employee, starts off the movie in some rather natty turn of the century travelling and yachting outfits. Over the course of the movie, his style shifts to be more like Simon MacCorkindale’s: the sort of warm and hard-wearing workwear that would be useful in the North Sea in 1903 or for a casual fall weekend in 2017.

    It’s a great sailing movie and a decent companion to Edwardian thrillers like Reilly: Ace of Spies.

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  21. RM

    Was watching Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece Jaws the other night & whilst reflecting on it’s themes of terror & responsibilty I also noticed how interesting the clothes of Brody, Hooper & Quint were. Brody who slowly turns back into the NYPD cop of his past he was trying to escape by moving to Amity. Hooper’s practical preppy style with his dive watch, fraternity ring & his double denim. And Quint wearing his past but willing to adapt to the situation.

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  22. David

    Forgive me if you’ve already posted about this film, but have you considered: The Talented Mr. Ripley? All of the characters have wardrobes that make statements about them from scene to scene. Ripley’s: corduroy jacket, his OCBDs, later his ‘Valstar’ suede jacket, Dickie’s casual clothes and his ‘be-bop’ Jazz Club attire.

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  23. M

    Hello,
    I really enjoy the site and many of its entries. A couple suggestions I have would be Robert De Niro as young Vito Corleone in The Godfather 2. Other movies I’d like to see featured would be A Bronx Tale and Mean Streets as well.

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  24. Konrad D Jones

    I’d love to see something on Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) of Suits. He’s usually in well tailored, peak lapel suit, but he’s got some pretty sharp casual style as well.

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    • luckystrike721

      Thanks for the suggestion! You may be surprised that I haven’t seen that show yet (I don’t know what I’m waiting for, based on the title alone!), but I certainly plan on checking it out and this may be the nudge I needed.

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  25. Guido

    Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly. (only 12 episodes)
    Badass and one of the most beloved character ever!

    And Idris Elba as Luther

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    • luckystrike721

      Excellent ideas! I’ve especially been meaning to get around to Elba’s well-dressed character on Luther. I just started watching Firefly too (better late than never) and agree that it would be great to feature Mal here.

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  26. RM

    Well you will go asking for suggestions:

    80s cyberpunks
    Cycloptic cynic, Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) Escape From New York 1981.
    Austrian accented android, the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) The Terminator 1984.

    90s neo-noir
    Loosely based on Eddie “Mr. Blue from Reservoir Dogs” Bunker, Nate (Jon Voight) Heat 1995.
    The Usual Suspects 1995.

    Beating the heat
    Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) The Mummy 1999.
    Jaded journalist, Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine) & idealistic interloper, Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser) The Quiet American 2002.
    Agent Sheldon Sands (Johnny Depp) Once Upon A Time In Mexico 2003.

    Criminal cool
    Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) 2013.

    Methodical mariner
    Our Man (Robert Redford) All Is Lost 2013.

    Some TV
    Loosely based on a real person; pioneering surgeon & barely functional addict, Dr. John W. “Thack” Thackery (Clive Owen) The Knick.
    Frank “The Punisher” Castle (Jon Bernthal) Daredevil.
    And finally, pursued by a pounding drumbeat leitmotif even he could appreciate and taking some style tips from Jon Voight’s character in Midnight Cowboy, Mr. Wrench (Russell Harvard) Fargo.

    Good luck.

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  27. Jahi Brown

    I wonder if there is a blue polo shirt with vertical stripes like what Michael Knight was wearing towards the end of the Knight Rider episode The scent of roses, in the scenes where he is pursuing the episode’s villain.

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  28. alex dubois

    hey Nick, love the site. just messaging because i was reading your Boardwalk Empire article and noticed you said something about a mafia Monday. If that’s the case i was wondering when you were going to post something on Robert De Niro in Godfather II and James Woods in Once Upon A Time In America. I find De Niros look both before and after becoming don and Woods when he comes to pick up noodles from prison to be particularly interesting.
    Anyway, please keep posting interesting articles

    Thanks

    Alex

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  29. Chris

    Would you consider doing Robert Shaw in the original Taking of Pelham one two three? Never has a blue trilby with grandma glasses and a bow tie looked so badass.

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  30. brondrange

    Christ, on Steve McQueen, or ‘Steve’ as you refer to him, you just spiel bollocks. Where the f**k did you drag all this pointless crap from?

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  31. Larry Lucoe

    Just courious have you ever been to Banff Alberta Canada? Beautiful place and fantastic sking. It’s just with a name like Bamf you have to go there at least once.

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  32. Chris

    Paul Newman had some classic looks in The Color of Money ( plus a sweet rolex and sunglasses). I can only hope when I get older I can look half as classy as that BAMF. There’s a great picture of Newman and Cruise at either an awards show or a press event; Newman has a tasteful middle of the road suit that would look good today and cruise has a wacky pattern suit that probably was out of style a month after he bought it! It really makes a case for not getting caught up in trends that won’t last.

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  33. Andrew

    Great site! I’ve learned more about wardrobe surfing your site than anywhere else.
    If you have ever watched Gotham, I think Jim Gordon has a pretty legit style on the show. I hope I’m not double tapping the idea.

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    • luckystrike721

      Thanks for that compliment and the suggestion! Indeed I haven’t yet seen Gotham, but I appreciate you pointing me in the direction of Jim Gordon’s style. I shall keep an eye out for use in future posts!

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