Iconic Menswear For The Summer of Gatsby
For cool men’s fashion with an inspired Roaring 20’s twist, it looks to be a hot “Summer of Gatsby.” With the release of visionary director Baz Luhrmann’s (Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rogue) new film just days away – it opens in theaters everywhere May 10th – and a partnership between filmmakers and iconic menswear brand Brooks Brothers, The Great Gatsby stands poised to make a serious impact on men’s style in the hot summer months ahead.
The oldest clothier in America, Brooks Brothers knows a thing or two about capturing the essence of a given era – and providing it with the modern twist that makes it relevant. This is especially true with the Gilded Age of the 1920’s – a period in fashion for men that truly allowed the company to shine and men to broaden their style horizons.
Which is what made The Gatsby Collection from Brooks Brothers such a natural. Created by renowned costume designer Catherine Martin and inspired by the looks worn in the film by stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire and the entire male cast right down to the extras, the collection features everything from black tie eveningwear looks to light daywear that includes the signature sports jackets, neck ties, bow ties and hats that evoke our past yet seem perfectly at home in the 21st century.
See today’s gallery for a look at the best and brightest items from The Gatsby Collection from Brooks Brothers.
A Brooks Brothers customer himself, F. Scott Fitzgerald, (who actually mentioned the brand in The Great Gatsby), could easily have been considered a male style icon of the day. His strong connection to the classic American company made the filmmakers’ partnership with Brooks Brothers a perfect fit.
Martin definitely worked overtime on the movie – there are over 500 men’s looks featured in the film – and the majority of them were actually inspired by items found in the Brooks Brothers catalogs of the era.
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Tobey Maguire.
Excited about the “Summer of Gatbsy”? If you can’t get enough buzz about this anticipated film be sure to check out our Summer of Gatsby Hub for all the latest news and exclusive information about this epic movie release – see it in theaters May 10th.