The Viewing Room | Boardwalk Empire Threads
With the unexpected hiatus of Mad Men, it is safe to say Don Draper has taken yet another unexpected leave of absence from the offices of Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Pryce. This said, we maintain that the man on celluloid to be directing the style trends of the year, may well be the second best dressed man on television – Nucky Thompson.
The expertly designed costumes of Scorsese’s hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire, are brought to life by the wiry edge of Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson. As the cast of Mad Men step aside, Nucky takes center with his muscle close behind, or even, dare we say – side by side. Michael Pitt embodies the character of Jimmy Darmody, a troubled Great War vet and tenacious young man enlisted as the muscle of prohibitioner Nucky Thompson. Fueled by his desire for success at all costs, he soon develops the taste for the bespoke suits of his successful contemporaries. In effect, the production has found itself with a late-bloomer of types, for the stylistically savvy duo to direct men’s style trends.
Club collars abound, contrast collars and guilded ties framed by tie bars – We are already seeing a great resurgence of the Old World gangster style, omnipresent in each frame of Boardwalk Empire. The three piece and three button suits are back, and rightfully so – they look damn sharp.
With no further ado, Step into the TGT viewing room. Please no smoking around the celluloid, a glass of scotch is always welcomed and study up on the look of these Old-World gentleman.
Note: All images are property of HBO.
Editor’s Note: For those with that unquenching curiosity, the knife in Jimmy Darmody’s posession is a WWI US Mark I 1918 Trench Knife. The bottom-end was called a skull-crusher, for obvious reasons.
- And be sure to check out our coverage of Season 2’s Style Highlights.
This entry was posted on March 28, 2011 by The Gentleman's Topcoat. It was filed under Bespoke, Menswear, Old World and was tagged with Boardwalk Empire, Jimmy Darmody, Nucky Thompson, Prohibition Style, Three Button Suit, Three Piece Suit.