Antidisestablishmentarianism

Good Shepherd

From what Washington Post movie reviewer Stephen Hunter writes, the Good Shepherd sounds like it will be a holiday treat for the clothes-minded:

[Matt Damon's character] is from one of those old families — you know, the ones who knew everybody, got the best jobs and knew which wine went with which course. Ever notice their lapels? They never bunched up when they sat down, like yours or mine did. They had drape, and that’s the giveaway right there….

As anthropology and archaeology, the film is first-class. If old WASP high Anglican haberdashery was the dullest, tweediest cavalcade of threads ever conceived, the movie certainly understands this. The suits fit beautifully and look like mud on asphalt, the shoes are both shiny and dull, nobody has the wit to wear a Burberry but only those sacklike London Fog single-breasted raincoats and the little ’50s small-brimmed hat, usually with the tail feather of a Bavarian woodcock in the band. Color? These guys never heard of it!

4 Responses to “Antidisestablishmentarianism”

  1. la petite chou chou December 24, 2006 at 1:53 am #

    The lapel DOES look nice and flat.

  2. Ninjarina December 27, 2006 at 8:30 pm #

    Wow, Angelina looks more and more like Jude Law every time I see her.

  3. Never teh Bride December 28, 2006 at 8:01 pm #

    Ha, Ninjarina, you’re so right!

    But I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that dress to pieces!

  4. Lazarwolf January 5, 2007 at 10:31 am #

    Has anyone noticed the crazy lighting in this photo?