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In Praise Of... Cary Grant
Why we'll always love Mr. Archibald Leach

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In Praise Of... Cary Grant | He could fill out a suit
He could fill out a suit

With his year-round tan and ‘boarding school’ Mid-Atlantic accent, it would be such a waste to have Cary Grant in anything other than a suit. In fact, his stripy top in To Catch A Thief still feels wrong every time we watch it, but it’s all made better with the tuxedo-wearing fireworks scene later, so we’ll let him and Hitchcock off for that one. All we can comfortably say is that he “looks better in a suit than we ever could” and we could easily leave it at that.

Whole books have been written about Grant’s superb sense of style, and we’ll do our best not to make fools of ourselves trying to do it justice – instead quoting the internet’s favourite clothing guru ‘The Sartorialist’ when he says about his style in North By Northwest: “Look at the large amount of shirring at the yoke of the shirtback.” Exactly. Couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Example given: It has to be North By Northwest’s famous grey Kilgour suit. Hand-picked by Grant himself, he never looks better, not even in a tux. For an excellent discussion of his style in the film, head to the ever excellent Clothes On Film here.
 

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