Menswear Monday: Jacket Movies (I)

I must admit, I have a bit of a thing for jackets… especially military-style jackets with epaulets, soutache, etc. So naturally, when I see a film with great costumes of this sort, it becomes a “Jacket Movie”!

For an example of a Jacket Movie, let’s start with an older film: the re-make of The Prisoner of Zenda (1952), starring suave Stewart Granger and silken-voiced James Mason… and also starring a plethora of dashing uniforms!

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Now that’s a Jacket Movie!

Other examples of Jacket Movies from older cinema include The Charge of the Light Brigade (both versions, although I always favor anything with Errol Flynn):

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and The Duellists:

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And from TV adaptations, we have The Melancholy Hussar:

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and Sharpe’s Rifles:

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…and there’s more to come next week, on more recent Jacket Movies!

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