Sunday, 17 January 2010
A single suit
I've just read Ryan Gilbey's interview with Colin Firth and Tom Ford in The Sunday Times this week on Ford's directorial debut A single Man. I was amazed to read about the level of detail Ford put into his characters, having a suit made from Savile Row for Firth's character George and stitching his name in the inside despite it never being shown on camera. Some may argue what a waste of money and time but I simply think it shows how much clothes and the way we treat them represent us as people. Firth seems to agree stating in the interview that 'The suit told me who George was'. It just goes to show whether we make a conscious or subconscious decision to dress the way we do we are still saying something about our image and character.