The NBA Finals finally got underway last night at Roaracle, and if you were anywhere in the Bay Area you were watching. We here at Wingtip are huge NBA fans, with a particular affinity for the Warriors, so we thought we would incorporate two of our passions–clothes and basketball–into one post, and once our collective heart rate slowed down after the nail-biter, we put together a style report.
Julie Harris, Costume Designer for Bond and Beatles, Passes Away at 94; Celebrate Her Career With Our 10 Favorite On-Screen Harris Designs
Julie Harris, who outfitted actors including John Lennon, Roger Moore, and Kermit The Frog passed away at 94 this past week. Harris did her part to define the look of Swingin’ 60s London, and won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design (B&W) for her work on Darling. Here are our Top 10 favorite menswear looks from Julie Harris’s films:
Yesterday, SFist tipped everyone off about Tim Burton filming Walter Keane bio-pic “Big Eyes” in North Beach, near the intersection of Grant and Green. While yesterday’s shoot reportedly was set in the late-50s, today they were shooting for the mid-60s, as evidenced by the VWs, Continentals, and blend of funky and Jackie O-type costumes.
Barbour’s Steve McQueen Collection is now over 40% Off as part of our twice-yearly Risk / Reward Sale. Here’s a little story about why McQueen’s still relevant, even still controversial, though he no longer walks–or rides–among us.
arlier this week Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby opened up the 2013 Cannes film festival. We were very excited to hear that Dormeuil worked with Gatsby producer Catherine Martin in providing fabrics for many of the film’s Roaring 20s suits, three such fabrics are currently available in Bespoke. (Your chance to take 20% off a suit after the jump)
Thursday, from 12pm to 7pm, in Bespoke, Luke Mayes and Dan Stevenson, of Dormeuil, are in house to help you find the perfect fabric to suit your inner-Alfie. (Click through to find out exactly what that means.)
In 1962, James Bond made his first big screen appearance with Dr. No. Bond had made his novel debut with Casino Royale in 1953, and his little-screen debut with a Casino Royale adaptation the following year, but Dr. No launched the character into the pop culture lexicon. In the 50 years since, Bond has become synonymous with cool–clothes, gadgets,… Read more »
On July 6th, London’s Barbican Museum opens the show “Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style.” The show will “explore the craft behind the screen icons, the secret service and villains, tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles, gadgets and special effects, graphic design and motion graphics, exotic locations, stunts and props.” To celebrate… Read more »
Actor and car and motorcycle racer Steve McQueen is the focus of the eponymous line of Barbour clothing. They chose Steve McQueen because he was a fan of their International Jacket (seen left). You probably know something of his high-profile body of work–like Bullitt, The Getaway, and The Magnificent Seven, to name just a few–but we… Read more »
The first trailer for Christmas 2012’s hotly-anticipated The Great Gatsby is everything you could hope for in a Baz Luhrman-directed adaptation: Raucous flapper-fringed parties, flashy cars, and immaculate tailoring–all bathed in hues of absinthe and champagne. In Luhrman’s update on the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, Leonardo DiCaprio takes on Gatsby, and is supported by Tobey… Read more »