Posted on May 1, 2013

(Brooks Brothers)

(Brooks Brothers)

Well, the long-delayed release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is almost here and Brooks Brothers is taking full advantage of the film’s lush portrayal of Jazz Age glamour.  The latest “lookbook” from the esteemed haberdashers explains:

From the designs of double-Academy Award-winning designer Catherine Martin, Brooks Brothers produced all the men’s costumes in Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby.  A majority of the 500 men’s costumes featured in the film were inspired by images and products from the company’s archives.  The resulting costumes added a period-specific authenticity to the film and helped bring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece to life in 3D.  Brooks Brothers has adapted the costumes to create a special collection which is available in-store and online.

I’m happy to see that the collection includes a timeless one-button peaked lapel tuxedo.