Brighter mornings, longer evenings and the occasional sensational heatwave or two, yup it’s official, after a long and dreary winter that seemed to last a lifetime spring is here at last. Which means it’s that joyous time of the year when we get to pack away those trusty chunky knits and heavy wool coats and start preparing for the warmer months ahead. If, however, you’ve been dressing to keep the cold out for so long that you’ve forgotten how to dress to welcome the sun, then our latest Style Sheet, focusing on the cinematic style of the 90s classic The Talented Mr.Ripley, will be just the thing to get you thinking about your spring/summer wardrobe.
Beautiful Mediterranean houses, stunning coasts, classics mens soft tailoring, Gwyneth Paltrow, plot aside the film is a two hour feast for the eyes. And with a first half set in the balmy Southern Coast of Italy and a second in the darker and more brooding cityscapes of Venice and Rome The Talented Mr Ripley drips with late 50s continental summer style from start to finish. All with a Jazz infused soundtrack to boot!
Whether you prefer the Ivy League stylings of Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) or the more relaxed and nonchalant approach taken by Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law), absorbing the style of The Talented Mr Ripley is an easy way to inject some classic celluloid cool into your warm weather wardrobe. So break out the knitted polos, deck shoes, Oxford shirts and crisp white linen and leave the denim at home.
Take a look at some of our favourite snapshots of style from the film below for inspiration, featuring, in our opinion, one of the coolest musical scenes in recent film history. Tu vo’ fa’ l’Americano!