While Double R’s shearling coat is definitely the showpiece element of this ensemble, it is important to also note the casual layers under — too often guys are convinced that a V-neck sweater is the only type you can wear over a collared shirt or that a crewneck sweater should be worn on its own.
Take the professional tips this fall from 007’s Shawl Cardigan to Marty McFly’s Vest.
Pros’Icons: Fall Layering Edition
The key to good dressing? Boris Lush will take the example of legends.
At InsideHook, we have never resisted the desire to emulate other stylish gents on their way to sartorial success. Using the dapper fit of others as inspiration for your own ensembles is an easy and very acceptable shortcut to getting your best look.
Und who better to emulate iconic dapper characters of the silver screen than After all, experienced professionals were paid handsomely to make these dresses, and their hard work can be your windfall if you know where to look.
We have therefore teamed with our friends at Banana Republic to bring you seven enduring menswear looks from the cinema world, complete with the takeaways from each and a selection of pieces to consider if you want to put your own spin on them (spoiler alert: you should).
In fact, being that we move into fall, our focus on this Christmas is on handsome sweaters, pretty jackets and a few other sleeved items that should prove useful as the temperature falls. Stay warm, look sharp. Win-win
If there was ever doubt that a shawl cardigan could serve as an alternative — perhaps even a upgrading — to a traditional navy blazer, let 007 make it, as he has countless partners the world over. A simple but effective substitution: try this and then be prepared for a barrage of compliments. A pair of stylish sunnies is a good touch.
Chris Evans as the duplicitous family brother Ransom Drysdale in Knives Out (2020)
SuppIMA® Cable-Knit Sweater
Henry Golding as equal parts dapper psychopathic gangster in The Gentlemen (2020)
The main takeaway here should be that anyone who says a turtleneck can’t be badass is either an idiot, a lieur or both. The key is to keep the overall fit dark and mostly monochromatic, and to add a few punchy elements like an eye-catching jacket and/or necklace top. A super-slick haircut doesn’t hurt either.
Italian Merino turtleneck sweater.
Robert Redford as the competitive Olympic skier David Chapellet in Downhill Racer (1969)
While Double R’s shearling coat is certainly the showpiece element of this ensemble, it is important to note also the casual layering underneath — too often guys are convinced that a V-neck sweater is the only type you can wear over a collared shirt or that a crewneck sweater should be worn on its own. In reality, a casual button-up under a crewneck is a very cool, college looking look. And while yes a shearling coat certainly helps to enhance the overall effect, a beautiful suede shirt jacket is just as good without placing a massive dent in your wallet.