Vance-Straker | Clothes on Film

Posted by Chris Laverty – September 18, 2009

Second in a two part journey through the Giorgio Armani fashions of The Untouchables (1987). Sean Connery’s character Malone prefers a more relaxed style of dress to Elliot Ness, as illustrated the first time we see him out of beat uniform in civvies:

Norfolk jacket in brown twill tweed. Light green shirt with pointed collars and single button cuffs. Red cable knit waistcoat. Brown tweed peaked cap. Dark green loose fitting wool trousers. Black lace-up leather shoes.

Posted by Chris Laverty – September 4, 2009

The Untouchables (1987) director Brian De Palma’s prohibition era Chicago crime thriller is remembered for, amongst other things, Sean Connery’s accent, the controversial Ennio Morricone score, that Battleship Potemkin scene with the pram, plus a rather lavish Giorgio Armani designed wardrobe.

And if this is how cops dressed in the 1930s, it is a wonder anybody wanted to be a gangster.