Police Inspector Harry Callahan keeps warm while adding colour and contrast to his look in Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry: I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow your head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk? *Turns to exit right*
Bank Robber: “Hey…”
Dirty Harry: *Turns back*
Bank Robber: “I gots to know.”
Dirty Harry: *Raises gun and aims between bank robber’s eyes. Pulls trigger. Gun clicks harmlessly. Smiles. Exits right*
Bank Robber: “Son of a bitch.”
And so (see it below) Chief Inspector Harry Callahan and his prey find out whether he does or doesn’t have one last bullet left in the chamber of his .44 Magnum in the natty V-neck heavy Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, 1971; Costume and wardrobe by Glenn Wright).
Don’t ever let anyone tell you it’s sissy to keep warm while simultaneously adding colour and contrast to your suit or jacket with a V-neck.
For those who like the look, our own cashmere and silk V-necks are now available at particularly keen prices in the Richard James Savile Row sale and the Richard James Online sale.
For lots more clothes on film see Chris Laverty’s brilliant Clothes on Film.
An average man am I, Of no eccentric whim, Who likes to live his life, free of strife, Doing whatever he thinks is best for him. Oh, Just an ordinary man.
But! Let a woman in your life, And your serenity is through. She’ll redecorate your home from the cellar to the dome, Then go on to the enthralling fun Of overhauling you…
Misogynistic and frightfully frigid phoneticist Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) gets it off his chest about the fairer sex in the classic, 1964 screen version of My Fair Lady (George Cukor, 1964; wonderful costume design by Cecil Beaton and Michael Neuwirth).
But then along came an unwashed Cockney flower girl in the form of Audrey Hepburn…
Warming, comforting and ultimately reassuring, there is something about the cardigan that encourages a man to say what he thinks.
Thanks to Chris Laverty of the brilliant Clothes on Film for alerting us to this great cardigan moment on film.
Richard James ribbed knit luxury cashmere and linen zip front cardigan in ivory. Available from the Savile Row shop and Richard James Online
Richard James Savile Row by night featuring our Christmas window display
A very nice, Hopperesque view of the Savile Row shop’s Clifford Street windows (we’re on the corner) by night.
On the left you can see our three besuited wise men, each of them clutching fistfuls of dollars, pounds sterling and burnt at the edges euros, and on the right stands the object of their attentions, our neon, slightly coded five-stars-in-one representation of China.
Six small but perfectly formed presents that we would be very happy to find in our stockings this Christmas.
They’re available from the Savile Row shop and, by express courier delivery, from Richard James Online.
Richard James silk pocket square
A stand-out silk pocket square in a large purple and yellow polka dot.
Classic Richard James design and application of colour that will lift and define any suit or jacket.
Made in Italy with a fine hand rolled edge.
Also available in black and red, and black and white.
Richard James black and lilac calf leather wallet
Our classic hand-stitched, two-tone, fine calf leather wallet in black and lilac.
Eight card slots, one note pocket for all denominations and two hidden compartments.
Soft in the hand and designed slim with the cut of your jacket in mind.
Also available in hot pink, turquoise, orange and royal blue.
Richard James Alpaca bobble hat
A bold, hand-knitted, cable-knit Alpaca bobble hat in dark brown with a fluorescent pink wool bobble and lime green wool edging.
Made in the west of Ireland.
Also available in grey and hot pink, and mid-brown and lime green.
And with matching scarves and mittens.
Richard James punched leather belt
A beautifully understated mid-brown punched calf leather belt with the definitive, square Richard James buckle.
The 30mm width of this belt makes it suitable for jeans as well as more formal wear.
Made in Italy.
Also available in dark brown and black.
Richard James stripe tie
An updated classic: a woven silk tie in burgundy with a bright sky blue stripe.
The full, pliable weave of our classic ties ensures real depth of colour and an elegant, naturally flowing appearance.
Hand made in England.
Also available in olive and bright sky blue.
Richard James double-knit cashmere scarf
A fine striped grey, ivory and orange double-knit luxury cashmere scarf.
For wrapping up in or wearing long and loose.
Made in Scotland.
Also available in grey, ivory and lemon; navy, ivory and lilac; navy, ivory and turquoise; navy and ivory, and navy and charcoal.
…for a visit to London’s Design Museum to see Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now, a comprehensive look at the remarkable impact the designer, retailer, restaurateur and valued Richard James customer has had on the British way of doing things over what is now more than half a century.
Our two-eye, Italian made Shepherd ankle boots, part of the Mayfair line, have got, we think, something of Sir Terence’s sixties Habitat heyday about them. A slim, solid, structured boot with a durable all-weather sole. Available in taupe (above), navy and chocolate brown.