The fashion retailer has created a line inspired by Matthew Vaughn, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Halle Berry
This new collection will have you dressed to kill.
Mr Porter, Net-a-Porter’s menswear offshoot, is launching another themed capsule collection to go with the September release of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” The clothing retailer previously released a well-received collaboration to go with the critically acclaimed 2015 spy-comedy, which was also praised for its black humor and stylish wardrobe.
Toby Bateman, managing director at Mr Porter, told Women’s Wear Daily that the original tie-up has become one of the best-selling brands at the online retailer. All pieces in the upcoming collaboration were created by Mr Porter in conjunction with Arianne Phillips, the movie’s costume designer.
The clothes on sale at Mr. Porter are similar to those worn on-screen by the actors and exactly what one would expect to find in the wardrobe of any spiffy English gentleman. They include George Cleverley shoes ($750-$950), Drake’s ties, Mackintosh raincoats ($1600) and shirts from Turnbull & Asser, tailor to James Bond and Charlie Chaplin. More casually dressed American spies play an important role in the upcoming film, so Mr Porter also included weekend-friendly garb like Adidas sneakers and Todd Snyder sweatshirts. Pieces go for between $120 and almost $3,000.
“Each product remains classic and very British while adding something new to each season,” says George Glasgow Jr., chief executive of Cleverley. For instance, the shoemaker is introducing a classic Chelsea boot in a light tan suede and a navy suede loafer.
Clothing plays a big role in the original movie, which is about a British spy organization headquartered under Huntsman, a real-life bespoke tailor located on London’s Savile Row. Shoes conceal daggers, while umbrellas from Swaine Adney Brigg are used deflect bullets. A besuited Colin Firth mentors Taron Egerton’s aimless but smart character not just in the art of assassination, but in all things sartorial.
The sequel will see Firth and Egerton return, while Halle Berry, Julianne Moore and Elton John have also joined the cast. The 2015 movie grossed $414 million at the global box office.
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