The decision by the moiety of the fashion world, to use famous actors to model their clothes, is surely evidence enough that these individuals are able to have a big influence on the male wardrobe.
Take Dominic Cooper, for example. Eternally cast as the handsome cad -most recently in Tamara Drewe, he was a sure pick to model for The Times in their recent 'men's style special.' With the coverage provided by red-carpet and gala events, actors are perfect fodder for the world of fashion. Like the movie starlets before them, the attire of our leading men is thoroughly dissected by the fashion press.
The upshot of this has been the plethora of fashion 'hits' and 'misses' lists, where the poor guys are either lauded for their dressing prowess, or ridiculed for their lack of taste. Those who usually fair well include Johnny Depp, Gerard Butler and Zac Efron, whilst Russell Brand is a regular casualty, (though with his taste for frills and leggings there is little wonder he is the subject of ridicule.) These lists are, admittedly, superficial -a star can move from one to the other with alacrity, however, they do have an effect on male clothes. Many men are now able to pull off the 'smart-casual' look, due in a large part to Mr George Clooney. His adoption of a good pair of jeans, top and fashionable jacket as his uniform 'du jour' has provided an excellent model for men to mimic.
In some cases, it is the movies themselves that dictate the latest fashions. When Sherlock Holmes hit the cinemas last year, the material of choice suddenly became tweed and herringbone, and the more risqu male dressers were even spotted in deerstalker hats. In some instances, a movie becomes better known for its fashion oeuvre than its main protagonists. The artists of Moxy Creative have taken advantage of this to create a clever poster series for iconic films, including Wall Street, The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Anchorman, using only principal outfits to signify the title.
Film stars, and the films themselves, are commonly used in the fashion world to describe a look: a description of a man as 'rugged,' is instantly enriched by referring to him as sporting a Harrison Ford 'Fugitive' style beard. This linguistic turn clearly demonstrates the influence our movies and movie men have on the male wardrobe.
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