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In honor of this Vanity Fair piece on Preston Sturges, we thought we’d dig up this picture of the director in defiantly broad-shouldered style.

Much like the fast-talking screwball comedy, the broad-shouldered suit isn’t something you’re likely to see much these days, but pull it off right and you’ll be in rare company. It’s not a trendy look, but it’s as Old Hollywood as it gets. And given the way these things cycle, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Brad Pitt rocking a similar getup circa 2025—especially if he puts on a few pounds.

As for the pencil-thin mustache…let’s not go crazy.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom