Fashion conscious viewers are in for a visual treat with Matthew Vaughn’s, Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Collin Firth and Taron Egerton. It’s a movie that not only reinvigorates the spy genre but also injects new life into the classic British gentleman’s wardrobe.
The viewer’s get to see a collection of upscale British-made men’s suit, bow ties, outerwear and accessories that seem tailor-made for the movie.
The Secret Service focuses on a group of exceedingly well dressed British agents and whose grooming of new recruits has such a strong “clothes make the man” feel to it that it automatically sets it up in the league of James Bond and My Fair Lady.
Mr. Firth plays Harry Hart (code name: Galahad), a member of an elite private team of spies who battle evil (a lisping billionaire played by Samuel L. Jackson) and save the world — all from a secret headquarters at the Kingsman tailor shop, in the cozy confines of Savile Row.
Firth looks his sharpest, clad in a double-breasted pinstripe suit that strikes a perfect balance between old-school cool and modern, sleek elegance. The boxiness that traditionally comes with a double-breasted jacket is replaced by a more tailored fit in the three-button, peak-lapel number that nips in ever so slightly and makes it a perfect fit on Firth. It achieves that elusive goal of both well-heeled men and well-trained secret agents: to be singularly outstanding without standing out.
- Suneela Kirloskar