The Perfect Pair of Summer Shorts, Your Gatsby Refresher Course and Valuating the Mad Men IPO
The Not-So-Great Gatsby Premiere
Kempt Digs: The 1974 Robert Redford Great Gatsby
You may have heard of an upcoming Gatsby film from a guy named Baz “shiny things everywhere” Luhrmann. Perhaps here. Or here, even.
With all the hullabaloo around a bow-tied Leonardo DiCaprio, we thought it worth remembering that this is not the only pass made at turning TGG into a movie.
In fact, Robert Redford gave a master class in Jazz Age chic way back in 1974—the year young Leo was born.
Here are five reasons that film’s worth revisiting.»
The Essence of Made in Maine, a Great Deal of Gatsby Covers and the Everyman’s Italian Suit
Maine Objective: We can never resist more handsome shoes from Maine, and Well Spent has the scoop on the state’s latest homegrown shoemakers: New England Outwear Co.
OCD Button Down: Put This On has set out to extol the every virtue of oxford cloth button-down shirts—beginning with some history and some unapologetic gushing. (We trust they’ll do it justice.)
Cover Band: One man spent his entire life collecting 83 years’ worth of The Great Gatsby book covers and it’s one fantastic collection.
Badowers Meaning Good: Valet tracks down a lust-worthy Italian-made suit for under a grand in, of all places, Iowa.
Your Latest Dose of Gatsby
We’ve said it before, but Hollywood’s been coming up handsome these days.
And even though we originally thought we’d get to see Baz Luhrmann’s neo-Gatsby this weekend, it’s been pushed back to next summer. So instead, we’ll have to settle for these recently released film posters—more evidence of all the literary good-looking-ness to come. We couldn’t be more excited. (A three-piece tweed suit can do that to us...) And don’t worry, you’ll still get your fill of rakish Leonardo DiCaprio this Christmas.
See the rest of the cast of well-heeled dandies and flappers after the jump.»
Everything’s Coming Up Handsome
The new trailer for the hotly anticipated Baz Lurhmann remake of The Great Gatsby has been tearing up the Internet today—yes, we’ve got it here—and the flashing scenes of bow ties, tweed and tossed silk shirts (they’re such beautiful shirts) read like the exclamation point on an already stylish lineup of movies for the year.
For whatever reason, we’ve noticed a steep uptick in stylish movies for 2012, and we’re looking forward to watching it all play out—beginning with Moonrise Kingdom’s fastidiously dressed-up quirkiness hitting theaters this weekend. Bond promises to make a good showing, Batman’s bound to have a tuxedo up his sleeve, Gosling’s back in Gangster Squad, we’re hearing good things about The Master, and even this week’s Anchorman 2 teaser has got our leisure-suit interests piqued. We like what we see, and we’d like to keep seeing more. (Stay classy, film industry.)
For your viewing pleasure, we’ve gathered all six of the aforementioned trailers after the jump. You might want to rest your eyes halfway.»
Tobey Maguire and the Succès de Scandale
We’d like to congratulate Tobey Maguire on a scandal well played.
As we learned a few months ago, Maguire was said to be participating in high-stakes card games run by con man Bradley Ruderman and a made-for-Page-Six bombshell named Molly Bloom. Now, he’s agreed to pay back $80,000 (of the more than $300,000 that he won) to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of investors who had been bilked by Ponzi-schemer Ruderman.
In Maguire's case, it's what we call the good kind of controversy. Here's why»
The Shawl Collar of the Class Voyeur
While Leo’s suit gets all the attention, we’ve got a different favorite from the latest batch of Gatsby pics: Nick Carraway/Tobey Maguire’s gloriously broad shawl collar. It’s remarkably close to the Ovadia & Sons cardigan that’s been making a splash in menswear circles lately—although finding that rounded club collar shirt outside of a custom shop would be quite a trick.
Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby adaptation continues to trundle along, and a few set photos leaked out this week to prove it. By the looks of it, Tobey Maguire makes a pretty good Nick Carraway, right down to the summer suit. Just don’t try that straw boater at home.