Thursday, 1 October 2009

Jack(et) your body

Ever wondered what brand and model jacket Seth Green is wearing in the dire Italian Job remake? Nope, me neither, but apparently it's the Levi's Vintage Collection Bonneville Cafe Racer Jacket. And how do I know this utterly irrelevent information about an admitedly fairly nice jacket? Because I've been browsing the Filmjackets website, innit.

If, like me, you watch The Thing and spend as much time drooling over Kurt Russell's ill leather as you do simultaneously on edge from the tension and marvelling at the effects then this is a website I implore you to peruse when you have the chance. Some of their best finds thus far are :



THE THING (1982)

ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER:
SCHOTT, NYC (ACCREDITED)

REPLICA VENDOR(S):
NOT KNOWN


DESCRIPTION: This jacket was worn by Kurt Russell as R.J. MacReady in the John Carpenter version of the film The Thing



ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER:

Schott, NYC (ACCREDITED)

Information: Schott, NYC Style #674 G-1 Jacket




EASY RIDER (1969)

ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER:
ABC LEATHERS

REPLICA VENDOR(S):
BATES LEATHERS
LEWIS LEATHERS
SCHOTT, NYC
SCOTT LEATHERS, INTERNATIONAL LTD.
VANSON LEATHERS, INC.

DESCRIPTION: This jacket was worn by Peter Fonda as Wyatt in the film Easy Rider.




THE AVIATOR (2004)

ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER:
BELSTAFF

REPLICA VENDOR(S):
NOT KNOWN

DESCRIPTION: This jacket was worn by Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in the film The Aviator.




ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER:

BELSTAFF

Information: This is the Belsfaff "Howard Jacket." There is currently no information available from Belstaff concerning this jacket.




EASTERN PROMISES (2007)

ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER:
BELSTAFF

REPLICA VENDOR(S):
NOT KNOWN

DESCRIPTION: This jacket was worn by Naomi Watts as Anna Khitrova in the film Eastern Promises.




Information: This jacket is the Belstaff Tripmaster. Thanks to Rachel Telfer from Belstaff for providing the information.

Only online a few months, the concept of the site is better than the actual content at the moment (is there anybody really interested that the jacket Jennifer Lopez was wearing in Angel Eyes was a Kale Uniform replica Police Department Jacket?), but research is underway on identifying some particularly interesting jackets. Here's some of my all time favourites which they're currently trying to source :

Carlito's black leather from Carlito's Way :



Snake's beat-up brown leather from Escape From N.Y



Rocky's leather from Rocky 1 :



Ferris's jacket from Ferris Bueller's Day Off :



Bob The Goon's Joker jacket from Batman :



Typically, there's neither hide nor hair of other favourites of mine. Here's the ones I'd personally love them to identify :

Forest's tassled suede Alaskan jacket from On Deadly Ground :



Jef's trenchcoat from Le Samourai :



Anyhoo, Filmjackets.com also has a small TV jackets section to their site where their sartorial detective work has revealed that Jack Bauer has a penchant for both CP Company plus Ralph. And there was me thinking Jack shopped exclusively at the American equivalent of Matalan.

10 comments:

Boothe said...

Kurt Russell in The Thing, FTW (did I just say FTW? urrrrrrrrrugh)

Also dope:

Naomi Watts (Eastern Promises) and Stallone (Rocky).

dj said...

My all-time favourite film jacket is Eddie Murphy's number from Beverly Hills Cop 2. I insisted my parents bought me a similar style jacket from C and A, although mine had luminous childrens logos instead of saying Detroit Lions.

De Niro's brown jacket in Taxi Driver comes close though.

MF said...

You can get replicas of both De Niro's jackets from Taxi Driver and various other shirts and tees from the Travis Bickle wardrobe :

http://footurama.com/news/?p=1940#more-1940

It hasn't got them on there but i think you can get Travis's brown boots too

6p00e54eeb2c598834 said...

My favorite is buco J-100 cafe racer.

http://conceptinteractive.typepad.com/blog/2007/09/buco-j-100.html

brad said...

visvim did an m-65 based on de niro's taxi driver jacket called the 'bickle' too.

dj said...

Shit I actually want a pair of boots like that as well.

videotime said...

wow......
I have wanted the jokers goon jacket since I was a little kid. This is incredible.

AaronM said...

The Le Samourai jacket is just a standard long collared raincoat, but you'd be hard pressed to find one that you could rock as well as Delon rocks it.
This might be a start though.
http://www.twenga.co.uk/dir-Fashion,Men-s-coats-and-jackets,Men-s-rain-jacket-035958

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