Wednesday, September 11, 2013

As if I need to remind you, 1) about how real men should dress, or 2) of my forever love for British fashion house Alexander McQueen and how their great accessories can make anything pop, or 3) about why Benedict Cumberbatch.

(Press photo for The Fifth Estate press conference at TIFF)

Cumberbatching aside, I write because I also love fashion and cinema; there's been a lot of jabbering about whether or not Cumberbatch's fashion choices for his full-on three film assault on TIFF 2013 are too conservative, uptight, and British.

This surprised me, because his fashion choices are clearly those of a man who has the right people in his corner to go about crafting a career and public persona based, in part, on his quintessential classic Britishness, sure, but who also dress him** beautifully while adding just the right amount of whimsy to keep the look young and current. Perfect.

Anyway, to wit: the slim cut suit in dark blue, the crisp whites with just enough cuff, and the pocket kerchief square are givens, but it's all about that tie. Isn't anyone paying attention to details?

**or, he's getting his cues himself from Sherlock as well as recycling that tie for a long-ass time. Big ups either/or.

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Blogger saudade said...

rather than blame American tendencies toward wearing trainers and baggy jeans as formal wear, imma gonna blame it, ironically, on amateur journalism with possible orders from on-high to talk about anything that gets the page hits; namely, the words "Benedict Cumberbatch" tied to anything that will get his fans riled up. since those are mostly women, the word "fashion" does nicely. ;)

September 11, 2013 at 5:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think you just like the words "tied" and "cumberbatch" in one sentence.

September 11, 2013 at 6:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger saudade said...

okay, also possibly a factor

September 11, 2013 at 11:51:00 PM PDT  

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