Hello, handsome! Last week, I watched the latest Hollywood movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and wrote an article discussing the women’s fashion in the movie. As promised, I’m writing about 60s men’s fashion today! The Man from U.N.C.L.E. features many male actors but I want to show the best looks of the two main characters who sport 60s men’s fashion!
Check out my previous post The Man From UNCLE Movie Fashion: 60s Style Dresses where I wrote about the movie plot. Here’s another trailer of the movie:
Long story short, the movie is about CIA agent Napoleon Solo and a KGB operative Illya Kuryakin. They are assigned on a mission to stop the threat of neuclear proliferation in Rome with the help of Gaby Teller. The two main men of the movie are the Superman guy, Henry Cavill, and the Winklevoss twins guy, Armie Hammer.
Both are gorgeous! As are the ladies and the locales of Rome! Here’s the poster. Both men have sharp 60s inspired looks:
60s Men’s Fashion in The Man from UNCLE
Both Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) have different personalities and different styles in the movie. Solo has sharp, classy fashion who wears suits, print ties and matching vests in fine cotton and silks. Lots of his prints involve micro-geometric patterns, fine checks and pin-stripe patterns. The color-palette is also classic – navy, sky blue, grey, white and black.
Ilya, on the other hand, wears a lot of casual and semi-formal outfits, with zipper jackets, turtle-necks and trousers with hats. His color palette consists of browns, navy and greys. He loves aviator sunglasses, too!
Henry Cavill – The Best Looks from The Man From UNCLE
This one is Solo’s typical looks. Here he wears a grey check suit with a printed tie and white shirt. Check out his pocket scarf! And his gelled hair look with side-combed hair!!
Here’s another pic of this look: He brings back the wide-tie. And check out his matching vest!
Here’s another similar look with a grey suit, printed violet-colored tie and white shirt. Check out his sunglasses which are very trendy this year. Pus, another gelled hair look, this time with hair up-combed.
Read about this sunglasses trend in my previous article: Men’s Fashion Trend: 80s Inspired Sports Sunglasses.
Another one of his looks is where it’s slightly different. Instead of his usual 3-piece suits, Henry Cavill here wears a zipper-jacket with high-neck sweater and matching trousers. I love this look! And this vespa. SO Italian!!
Armie Hammer – The Best Looks from The Man From UNCLE
Armie Hammer’s typical look is this! Here he wears a zip-up suede jacket in mocha brown with a navy turtle-neck and tailored-trousers. He pairs it with (is it?) tortoise-shell sunglasses and a check ivy-cap.
Here’s another look at this outfit.
— Shilpa Ahuja (@shilpa1ahuja) September 8, 2015
Did you love this 60s men’s fashion from The Man from UNCLE? And which look are you most inspired by? Lemme know!
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]