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)
SCHOTT, NYC (ACCREDITED)
DESCRIPTION: This jacket was worn by Kurt Russell as R.J. MacReady in the John Carpenter version of the film The Thing
Schott, NYC (ACCREDITED)
Information: Schott, NYC Style #674 G-1 Jacket
EASY RIDER (1969)
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)
DESCRIPTION: This jacket was worn by Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in the film The Aviator.
Information: This is the Belsfaff "Howard Jacket." There is currently no information available from Belstaff concerning this jacket.
EASTERN PROMISES (2007)
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.