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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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705 comments

  1. Scott

    Any chance of a Jack Slater from Last Action Hero article? I’m itching for a thorough description of his jacket for science.

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  2. Anthony

    Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets. He wears a lot of very interesting shirts, and I was surprised to see that you have not already covered that!

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  3. Steve Huntzer

    Saw IN A LONELY PLACE on the recommendation of the NYT last night and while I wasn’t as impressed as i’d hoped to be (a MUCH better “typical” noir being either THE KILLERS or DOA), I checked your piece on it, which I found informative as usual. However, I think the movie could be profitably revisited. The big news, for me, wasn’t Bogart’s suit but his posh casual wear, the creamy jacket over the black buttoned up polo shirt. That’s a wardrobe style not usual to films of the time, perhaps because was too Beverley Hills to share. Anyhow, that’s how he spends most of the film and it’s a clear projection of his character, the coddled, self-hating and -doubting “genius” who’s prone to violent rages. Worth another look? (Was that Bogart’s look off camera?, I’m wondering.) Tks, SH

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    • luckystrike721

      Hi Steve – thanks for commenting! I appreciate your candor, and I second your opinions regarding greats like The Killers and DOA as quintessential noir. I’m glad to hear that you’d be interested in read more about Bogie’s cool casual-wear (much of it indeed likely copped from the actor’s own wardrobe and personal style), and I certainly have plans on covering these in future posts as I agree with you that they’re atypical of casual attire often worn in movies from that period. I’ve been trying to do some research just to pin down what the actual colors of those pieces were, and I hope to have additional posts scheduled soon!

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  4. Sonny

    Sir,

    Corona Virus has had many, many negatives; however, with lemons come lemonade, and there are two glasses of said elixir I’d like to comment on.

    The first: your regular updates have been a much needed dose of normalcy and comfort in these trying times. It is admittedly a small thing, but makes all the difference when the proverbial rug is pulled out from under us. For that, I thank you.

    The second: discovering new content that hopefully graces your humble publication. I have recently subscribed to Hulu, and with it discovered the network’s original show Future Man. I cannot stress how awesome I find it. The humor is right up my alley. I would encourage you to check it out. I would also hope to see a few posts in the future (get it?) about Wolf’s dad/80s-esque sprezzatura.

    As always, keep up the fine work.

    Sonny

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  5. A.Zielke

    Hi Nick,
    I am still hoping for a review of Alan Ladd’s outfit in “This Gun For Hire”. He only wears one outfit through the flick, but I think it fits the bill. For instance wearing a trench coat without a belt, so his gun wouldn’t create a bulge. ( Suppose it’s a good idea, if you’re an assassin on the run.)

    Best regards from Germany
    Alex
    P.S. Keep it up

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  6. Roger

    How about an analysis of Don Draper’s decision to start wearing a blue dress shirt as the 1970s start in season 7B of Mad Men?

    Also, any of Christian Troy’s suits from Nip/Tuck.

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  7. Who Goes There ?

    Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken (Escape From New York) or MacReady (The Thing)
    are some cool and iconic ones.Mac’s leather bomber jacket in The Thing doesn’t get the recognition it deserves and is overshadowed by Snake’s camo pants, boots, black sleeveles t-shirt and iconic eyepatch.

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  8. Chris Englund

    Greetings BAMF Style!! To celebrate actor/producer/director Griffin Dunne’s birthday a few days ago, I would like to suggest exploring Griffin Dunne’s Paul Hackett in “After Hours.” I still can picture him running through Soho in that beige suit/black shirt that becomes progressively more dirty and tattered as the night goes on.

    Chris

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  9. cutie honey

    I would love to read a post about the look of Chow Yun-Fat in one of his films with John Woo! Especially in A Better Tomorrow; seems like a look that influenced an entire generation of action movies.

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  10. flattoprob

    I’d like to see a breakdown of the Mike Sullivan hitman character played by Tom Hanks in Sam Mendes’ 2002 classic, Road to Perdition. While there’s a lot of awesome costumes on all of the major players in that film, Tom’s polo coat (if that’s what it is) makes a statement that reeks of BAMF (as well as the rest of his wardrobe).

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    • luckystrike721

      Great idea – I love that movie! Thanks for the suggestion. This was almost 20 years ago and I wasn’t even in my teens yet, but I seem to recollect a TV interview where the costume designer discussed sourcing actual cloths from the ’20s and ’30s for the film’s clothing (even as a 12-year-old, I must have been interested!) and I’d love to track down more of that info to put together a piece about Hanks’ gangster garb.

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  11. Anthony Mack

    Not sure if anyone has given this suggestion yet, but any interest in covering Leonardo DiCaprio’s outfits in Inception? Cobb’s leather jacket is easily one of my favorites I’ve seen in a movie.

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  12. David R

    Recently watched ‘Suprise Package’ (1960) starring Yul Brynner as a likable hood sporting a very striking all black outfit with a few white elements (tie, hat band, turned back jacket cuffs etc) for 95% of the film. Also stars Noel Coward as a deposed monarch with his louche factor set to high. Full of two tone style and jewel heists. Keep up the good work and thanks for the mention of my Spectre holsters in one of your Bond reviews.

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  13. Gleb

    Hi
    Thank you for responding to my recommendation a long time ago and making a post with Cary Grant from the movie “An Affair to Remember”! Always a pleasure to read. I recently turned my attention to the filmography of the French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and quickly watched three or four films with him. When I came here, I was surprised to find very little information about this guy, even though he was a real asshole! Please pay attention to such films as Le Professionnel, Le Marginal, and others from the later period of his career. Jean-Paul later recalled in an interview that he inspired many French police officers to go to work for the police precisely because of his leather+jeans style. (I wanted to attach images, but it seems this comment never appeared.)

    Many thanks and greetings from Russia!

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  14. Saint Roque

    Hi! I’ve been very intrigued by tha mod style and specially the chelseas Tony Armstrong-Jones wears in the Crown, I would love to see an article on him!
    Good day!

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  15. Azom

    What about Kurt Russel as alcoholic helicopter pilot R.J MacReady’s in The Thing ? That G-1 Flight Jacket looks sick in the best horror movie ever.

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  16. RM

    Might I direct to a couple of properties that caught my attention of late. First Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), Cary Grant and Melvyn Douglas dress like Apparel Arts fashion plates. Secondly, Perry Mason (1957-1966), each episode is a minor mystery, the music and direction have a hint of Hitchcock, and of course the style. The eponymous character wears a fairly realistically limited wardrobe, I assume Raymond Burr wore his own clothes because of his fluctuating weight, still setting a fine example for the stockier gent. His associate, Paul Drake, likewise has a set look, sport coat and slacks, he’s a PI so he needs to be unobtrusive but ready for any rough stuff, but also being in character to indulge in his laid back past times eating, smoking, chilling or looking at dames.
    Apparently I’m on a bit of a mid century style kick.

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  17. mjm

    Suggestions:
    -Rock Hudson in Come September (’61)
    -James Spader in Pretty in Pink (’86) and Less Than Zero (’87)
    -Kirk Douglas and George Hamilton in Two Weeks in Another Town (’62)
    -Christian Bale in American Psycho (’00)
    -Robert Wagner and Jeffrey Hunter in A Kiss Before Dying (’56)
    -Lawrence Tierney in Step by Step (’46)
    -Zachary Scott in Mildred Pierce (’45)
    -Tony Randall in No Down Payment (’57)

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