The style that came to the forefront in the 1960s has returned. One has only to look as far as the media to see that. Sixties-inspired television such as Mad Men and movies such as A Serious Man, Nine, and An Education made their presence known this year. Recently released movies Youth In Revolt and A Single Man continue to prove that the slick and suave style of the 1960s is back to make its mark again.
The movie A Single Man, based on the book by Christopher Isherwood, stars Colin Firth as the main character, George. Throughout the film, Firth is decked in costumes designed by the famous Tom Ford. Firth’s wardrobe includes the characteristic suit, pressed white shirt, and skinny tie so reminiscent of the sixties’ style. Firth’s character even comments on his choice of clothing, stating that it is a type of “armour” that he puts on one piece at a time as he prepares to do battle with the world.
At first glance, Youth In Revolt seems to present a stark contrast to the detail captured within A Single Man. A closer look reveals the parallels between these two films. In Youth, the Michael Cera’s gawky character creates the suave alter ego Francois Dillenger, in order to win over the female object of his affection. Dillinger is clad in a casual but suave sixties’ look throughout the movie.
The sixties represented the sharp and put-together style that is making a comeback. This wardrobe lends an air of credibility and debonair appeal to any man who dons it. The sixties’ look does not need to cost a fortune because, with some creative shopping, the designer styles can be recreated at bargain prices.
Take a look at the J+ range by Uniglo for affordable separates. This line is a result of the company’s collaboration with designer Jil Sander. For the added designer touch, accessories will make any man’s outfit appear priceless. Skinny ties may be found at Top Man, pocket squares at Aspinal of London, and Anglo American glasses at Retrospecs. Shopping at these venues, every man can carry the sleek sixties’ look with pride.