The one minute. The soldier’s minute. In a battle, that’s all you get. One minute of everything at once.
I’ve loved her since she was nine and I was twelve. And she loves me the same.
From a Sunday Times article on the influence of television and film on men’s fashion (which also included
For the past 10 years, the thirtysomething creative has been dressing, well, down. He’s never been smart, and he’s certainly not dapper. But things are changing and it’s snappily dressed men on TV and in film who are behind it. “There’s been a rise in fashion-conscious men in sharp suits, especially in the media,” says Gordon Richardson, Topman’s design director. “Your average fella is shopping to be like them.”
Men don’t shop like women: they don’t “do trends”, there are no “must-have pieces”. Men look at other men for style cues and, until recently, other men didn’t really do dressed-up fashion. “People like Dermot O’Leary are sharp dressers,” says the suit-savvy rapper Wretch 32. “You look at him in those great double-breasted numbers and you want one.” O’Leary and Gary Barlow have both nailed the “fashion” suit — a slim-fitting, go-anywhere three-piece that Asos, Topman and Burton tell us there is huge demand for.
Meanwhile blockbusters such as The Wolf of Wall Street are packed full of preppy get-ups to be aped, and period dramas such as Peaky Blinders, with the undercut hair, tweed jackets and penny-collar shirts, have also become a lesson in how to dress well. Your average bloke now feels he has permission to dress up like his on-screen hero.
"May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you’re dead."
The first full length view of Peaky Blinders’ Shelby brothers, with a dapper looking Cillian Murphy in the middle.