Dress Like a Kingsman. Our Favourite Suits from the Sequel
Harry and Eggsy are back and dressed to kill in Kingsman’s explosive sequel: The Golden Circle. We were big fans of the first film, so we’ve been counting down to its release since the trailer was teased in April.
Reviews of the latest film are mixed, but let’s be honest – we’re all watching it for the styling anyway!
For those who are unfamiliar with the series, Kingsman follows a group of international intelligence agents posing as British tailors. The director, Matthew Vaughn, dreamt up the story when he was having a suit tailored for himself on Savile Row.
This film sees Harry and Eggsy, played by Colin Firth and Taron Egerton, team up with their American counterparts, the Statesmen, who dress in traditional cowboy style.
The Suits from Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Designing the suits for such a style-orientated film is no easy task, so costume designer, Arianne Phillips, drew inspiration from quintessential British style icons such as Cary Grant, the Duke of Windsor and Sean Connery.
Not only did the suits need to look impeccable, but they had to withstand a huge amount of physical movement. There is only so much that visual effects can do. Watch any of the fight scenes and you will see how cleverly constructed these suits are!
The Colour Palette
The Kingsman colours are quintessentially British – navy and grey suits worn with white shirts. These colours perfectly reflect the kind of looks you would find at a traditional Savile Row tailors. The Statesmen, however, wear warmer, earthier colours: lots of brown leather and denim.
There is a rather colourful surprise in the form of Eggsy’s orange velvet smoking jacket – a far cry from the understated colours usually worn by the Kingsmen. This rather unusual (!) take on formalwear shows us that Eggsy may have evolved sartorially, but he remains true to his roots. Remember that black and orange tracksuit jacket from the first film?
Costumer designer, Arianne Phillips, wanted the suits to look as authentic as possible, so she spent nine months in the UK sourcing the most luxurious cloth from British mills.
Think chalk-stripes, Glen plaids and flannels, all in fine blends of fibres such as wool, mohair and silk.
As before, double-breasted jackets are key to the Kingsman’s uniform – usually in a 6 x 2 fastening. The jackets are fitted at the waist and have wide peak lapels, as is traditional, to emphasise the wearer’s shoulders. As in the previous film, Harry (and Eggsy) wears a buttonhole on each lapel. This is a beautiful, bespoke detail that you will never find off-the-peg.
The double vents at the back of the jacket sit smoothly across the seat and allow for movement when fighting. The suits are slim, but not skinny, for a look that is neither traditional nor ‘trendy’.
Get the Kingsman Look
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