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Cary Grant's "North By Northwest" Suit Is the Greatest in Film History

There are few universally held opinions in fashion or in film, but the claim that Cary ...

By Brenden Gallagher January 28, 2019 9 Comments
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Filson: Built for the Great Outdoors

Few American heritage brands have a story as uniquely American as [Filson](https://www....

By Brenden Gallagher October 29, 2018 10 Comments
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How Zippo Made the Lighter A Style Icon

It’s a human sensation; we are drawn to fire. This has been true since before man produ...

By Brenden Gallagher September 20, 2018 10 Comments
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Starman: David Bowie's Style Odyssey

While many cultural figures have a lasting impact on fashion, David Bowie’s legacy rema...

By Brenden Gallagher September 17, 2018 11 Comments
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Aviator Shades: Tom Cruise, “Top Gun” and the Rise of the Military Entertainment Complex

In the early 1980s, Ray-Ban, once an incredibly popular brand of sunglasses, were selli...

By Brenden Gallagher September 11, 2018 7 Comments
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Rolex: The Evolution of Luxury

How do you define a luxury watch? Is it Gold? Rolex would beg to differ—they didn’t st...

By Brenden Gallagher July 25, 2018 12 Comments
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On The Road: Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation's Style

Take someone from 70 years ago, drop them on a city street today. Would their style fit...

By Brenden Gallagher June 29, 2018 10 Comments
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Tom Ford: Designer as Director

Fashion’s influence on film is undeniable. Fashion designers often moonlight as costume...

By Brenden Gallagher June 15, 2018 6 Comments
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The High-Octane Hipness and Enduring Nostalgia of "Drive"

Nicolas Windig Refn’s 2011 film [*Drive*](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/) plays l...

By Brenden Gallagher June 05, 2018 19 Comments
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The Sci-Fi Spectale of Jean-Paul Gaultier's Work in "The Fifth Element"

One of the biggest artistic downsides of science fiction franchises is the same thing t...

By Brenden Gallagher May 29, 2018 13 Comments
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"The Talented Mr. Ripley": A Study in Casual Elegance

If it weren’t for the wardrobe, we might not remember *The Talented Mr. Ripley*. The Ma...

By Brenden Gallagher May 04, 2018 7 Comments
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Be An Outsider: A Look at L.L. Bean

It’s hard to remember a time when L.L. Bean was “cool.” Yet, the brand has outlasted ma...

By Brenden Gallagher May 01, 2018 19 Comments
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"Swingers" and the Fashion Faux Pas that Swept America

Some films go down in cinema history for their costumes alone. Perhaps they perfectly c...

By Brenden Gallagher April 18, 2018 17 Comments
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A Tale of Two Affairs: Comparing the Fashion of The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) to The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

When [lists of the most stylish films of all time](http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/gallery...

By Brenden Gallagher April 10, 2018 3 Comments
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The Flight of Canada Goose

Unless you have an arctic scientist, a Northern Canadian police officer or dogsled cham...

By Brenden Gallagher March 27, 2018 7 Comments
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For Sea and Sidewalk: A Deep Dive Into The Pea Coat

Military surplus clothing has long been a fashion statement. Combat boots, Army jackets...

By Brenden Gallagher March 20, 2018 6 Comments