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X-Men First Class Wardrobe

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While possibly being the best X-Men movie to come out, one thing that stood out in X-Men: First Class, were the exceptionally sharp tailored suits that the characters were wearing throughout the movie.

As we learned from this article in Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/mens-fashion/x-men-first-class-costumes-5847351, every single item of clothing in the movie was custom made apart from some polo jumpers and shoes.

The suits were all bespoke and hand tailored by the head costume designer Sammy Sheldon's team of tailors. Sheldon says that had they gone to Saville Row, it would have taken 8 weeks to make one suit, but in this situation they needed about four, six or sometimes even eight copies of each suit due to all the stunts in the film, and it would have been simply unfeasible to outsource to Saville Row given the time restriction.


Sheldon also mentioned that while the movie is set in the '60s they tried not to make the suits look "typically sixties", meaning that the styling was a touch more modern to appeal to the modern man. They also used more natural materials such as cashmere wools, mohairs and silks as opposed to the synthetic fibres that were more abundant in the sixties. In terms of styling, they went for that slim, slightly shorter jacket with a tighter fit trouser.

Some of the highlights in terms of stylish suits include Michael Fassbender (who plays Magneto) in his light grey three piece suit with crisp white shirt and slim blue tie with matching pocket square. If you look closely, you will notice that the fabric is a light grey wool with a crosshatch pattern - giving the suit a bit more character.

The shirt has a narrower spread regular-style collar, which is ideal for a slimmer tie and half-windsor knot.

This look is perfect for slimmer men like Fassbender who can get away with lighter fabrics. It is a very simple yet powerful look - navy and silver/grey go well together and can also be used inversely with a silver tie and pocket square on a navy suit.



The other highlight were the suits worn by Alex Gonzalez (who plays Riptide), who also wears a blue-grey suit (apologies for the side-on image - it's all that we could find).

In the image above he is looking equally sharp in a black tuxedo with the slim shawl lapel. The shirt is fly-front so it hides all the buttons, and he wears a large butterfly style black bowtie to complete the look. The look is clean, classic and debonair.


Finally we have Kevin Bacon (who plays Sebastian Shaw) in his Hugh Hefner-esque 6-button double-breasted black velvet smoking jacket with satin covered peak lapels, pockets, buttons and breast pocket. Something that was very stylish in the 60s but not as much anymore. However we do like the detailing.

Watch X-Men: First Class to see many more superbly tailored suits, and of course also because it's a very entertaining flick!




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