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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

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  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.

  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!

  3. Kent A Hall

    How about Tom Waits’s La Rocka boots in “Down by Law”? His whole outfit is just incredible, from the boots to the plaid pants to braces with polo shirt, to his trilby.

    • luckystrike721

      Awesome suggestion! I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t heard of this til now but I love it and am definitely adding to my list now — much appreciated.

  4. 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

    • 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!

  5. Sonny


    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.


  6. 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
    P.S. Keep it up

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.


  10. 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.

  11. 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).

    • 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Gleb

    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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. mjm

    -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)

  19. HL

    Why not Philip Seymour Hoffman in the Talented Mr Ripley? He’s got the summer outfit in silk? maybe which he dresses down considerably on the boat, and the very layered winter outfit he wears visiting Ripley in Venice.

  20. Tom Lister


    Ever looked at Terence Stamp’s get-up in The Limey? All dark suits and Harringtons. Sharp. Definitely a BAMF & worth a punt, hope you agree.



  21. .

    Michael Chiklis as Vic Mackey and/or Walton Goggins as Shane Vendrell from The Shield would be fantastic!

  22. Devin Caster

    I know Sean Connery has been done to death with Bond, but I’m sitting here watching Marnie, and he has some really great suits in this movie.

  23. Devin Caster

    I didn’t mention in my last comment a moment ago, but I really love the blog, especially the details. I just got into making costumes/clothing two years ago, and I am intending to work on the Casablanca dinner jacket this winter. The details here are extremely helpful for this kind of undertaking. So thank you!

  24. themoviefan115

    What about Sly Stallone as Cobretti in Cobra ? That black henley (?), jeans and boots are badass.

  25. Davide Inghilleri

    Good morning Sir, sorry for my english, i would like to know if in future i wiil have the chance to read something about Mr. Mortensen and Me. Alì outfits in Green Book or about Yelloowston. Thanks a lit

  26. GREG

    I really enjoy the subjects that are covered on your site, and would like to add a few candidates for the BAMF treatment. Micheal Sarrazin from Gumball Rally (1976) his cafe jacket and sweater are a classic look. Also, Christopher Walken Dogs of War (1980) the leather parka he wears either over t shirts or coat and tie is worth a look.

  27. Benjamin Guajardo

    Only recently found this site, loving it so far. Would love to see Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters from Cadillac Records, Sam Rockwell as Francis in Mr. Right, or Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold in Entourage

  28. So_Shmitty

    I’d love to see a write-up on Henry Cavill’s August Walker from Mission Impossible: Fallout– especially his charcoal brown suit that he wears in the epic bathroom brawl!

  29. Esh

    Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in
    Batman Begins
    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Particularly fond of his suits in the trilogy and it’s not well documented. Big cheers if you could check this out!!!

    • luckystrike721

      Great suggestions! I’ve been eager to cover these, but I haven’t known which would be the best place to start… do you have a personal favorite suit or outfit from the trilogy that you’d like to see first?

      • Esh

        The Midnight suit he wears at Wayne Enterprises in the The Dark Knight
        The Suit he wears when the joker crashes his fundraiser for Harvey in the The Dark Knight
        His Grey Armani Suit with Pink Shirt in The Dark Knight Rises

  30. Trevor Scott

    Longtime listener, first time caller: any interest in doing an article on Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis in “Inside Llewyn Davis”?

    He may not be a bad ass but he defs was an ass (with a great soundtrack).


  31. Barton

    Hey it’s purposefully dingy but I think Tom Holland’s denim jacket in Devil All the Time is bamf worthy

  32. HL

    I’ll just dump some suggestions here. You’ve done multiple Dickie Greenleaf posts, so why not Freddie Miles? He’s peak fat guy inspo, with a lovely Alfa (although one you’ve already mentioned). Phantom Thread is also good. It’s a great film I’ve seen way too many times, and Reynolds Woodcock has a bunch of wonderful suits, from leisure jackets to tweed suits, largely from Anderson and Sheppard. There’s a decent amount of information about the clothes in the film, from his shoes, to his socks, to the weights and makers of the fabrics of his suits and overcoat. For a more obscure ensemble, he has a casual ensemble seen in his country home scenes as well, with espadrille slippers and a burgundy shawl collar cardigan, and a lovely Bristol 405.

  33. Poid

    Great site- thanks for all the hard work
    Been meaning to write for ages but james Mason in a Star is Born (particularly the part when he’s looking* for judy G) pushed me over. The overcoat is amazing is this supposed to be southern California?
    Also Volker Bruch in Babylon Berlin. And Luis López Tosar in gun city. Both the local version of broadwalk empire/peaky blinders but local style.
    And the final european entry Alexander Leonidovich Kaidanovsky in stalker. Maybe not style but bad ass.

  34. Bill Tanner

    I was wondering if you ever viewed the movie War Dogs. Jonah Hill plays a character that wears a shirt with 4 pockets safari like shirt, but he provides a modern take with his ensemble. Do you think you could cover his outfit?
    Thanks and stay safe

  35. Mike Medina

    Would love to see coverage of Tic Freeman (played by Jonathan Majors) in ‘Lovecraft Country’ as well as any of the characters in the fourth season of Fargo!

    • luckystrike721

      Great suggestions! I’m way behind in Fargo (only seen the first season and need to catch up), but I’m right there with you on Jonathan Majors’ great style on Lovecraft Country and want to get some posts together ASAP.

  36. Reid Stapleton

    I loved how Mickey Rourke was dressed in the 1985 film Year of the Dragon and would want to know how to get that look. Also Harrison Ford in Blade Runner though that may be harder to get the look.

  37. Reid Stapleton

    I love how Mickey Rourke looked in the 1985 film Year of the Dragon and would like to know how to get that look.

  38. RM

    Couple of suggestions from my Christmas viewing that might peak your interest:

    • Following your Gene Hackman/Poseidon Adventure post, another holy man with style is Jesse Custer, Dominic Cooper, from Preacher
    • Chris Pine as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman (2017), sporting a flannel suit as well as some cool combat gear
    • Christian Slater as Quentin Tarantino’s author avatar, Clarence Worley in True Romance
    • Everyone in Inception but particularly Leonardo DiCaprio as Christopher Nolan’s author avatar, Dom Cobb
    • Everyone in The Gentlemen (2019), for some unique clothing choices
    • And lastly, a curve ball, Robin Williams as Alan Parrish in Jumanji (1995), I just like the storytelling through costume with the clothes he selects on his return made from rough, hardwearing, jungle coloured materials, the suburbanised version of what he was forced to create whilst trapped in the game, but the atomic fleck and plaid shirt are a callback to the fashions of his childhood

    May this year prove SIGNIFICANTLY better than the last.

    • luckystrike721

      Love each of these suggestions (and your kind wishes for 2021!) I’m adding these to my list, and I know I had already had an eye to try to get Inception and True Romance written about this year!

  39. Lex

    I’d like a review, if possible, of Charles Bronson’s attire in The White Buffalo as Wild Bill Hickok, especially the deerskin (?) coat he wears in the mountains. It’s fairly obscure title but the film is approaching a cult following as of late.

    • luckystrike721

      Great suggestion, thanks! I’d never heard of this, but it looks like a great cast and I’m always up for consuming some Wild Bill content. I’ve been on a Bronson kick lately (just rewatched Once Upon a Time in the West last night), so this sounds right up my alley – adding to my list!

  40. Lex

    Again, if possible, I’d like a review of Captain Englehorn’s (Thomas Kretschmann) attire in Peter Jackson’s King Kong. I think this is ripe for your talents as the movie is relatively recent and there’s probably a ton of material on design. I especially like the oilskin coat, the white cover (maybe the character was a U-Boot captain during WWI?) and the artillery model Luger he uses to great effect on Skull Island.

  41. E. van Leeuwen

    Would be interesting to see Keanu Reeves’ casual attire in Speed (1994). To me it is the iconic 90’s look. Also: everyone today is obsessed with round overdecorated Casio G-shock watches, while Keanu wears to simple beautiful square one. Worth appreciating in my opinion, as we often forget that keeping things simple and original is a real challenge.

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