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Ryan Gosling’s Gangster Squad Fedora Is 2013’s Scorpion Jacket

Ryan Gosling Blue Fedora Gangster Squad

This weekend, the marked uptick in on-screen handsomeness continues with Gangster Squad finally hitting theaters.

We caught a screening earlier this week, and throughout all of the expected Eisenhower-era dapperness, there was one scene that really struck us. Naturally, it involved one Ryan Gosling, but the real scene-stealer was his dusty-blue fedora. With all the charcoals and browns atop everyone else’s heads, when Gosling donned the blue hat mid-film, we knew things were about to get a little more badass. (And they did.) We did a little research—each gent had his hats done separately, but Gosling’s hat was a custom job from a milliner in Chicago.

And thanks to menswear’s recently rekindled love affair with hats, we’re sensing this could be the silk scorpion jacket of 2013.

After the jump, a few more stylish shots of the film's fedora-clad leads.»

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Kempt Man of the Hour: Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin

*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Josh Brolin was named after Steve McQueen's character in 1958's *Wanted: Dead or Alive*; consciously or not, he seems to be living up to the name. Like McQueen, he's a rugged fellow who races cars in his spare time, and now he's picking up something of the legendary King of Cool's style as well.

At the National Board of Review Awards gala the other night (where he rubbed shoulders with fellow MOTH Julian Schnabel), Brolin stood out, but subtly so, in a two-button, single-breasted peak lapel suit in lightweight wool from Dolce & Gabbana's fall collection, with a texturally interesting diagonal weave and flat-front trousers.

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