If you think you have the gentleman and a badass look down, think again. Mr Porter, in collaboration with six partner brands and the upcoming "Kingsman: The Secret Service" film, has introduced a bespoke “costume to collection” line with the aid of the film’s Oscar-nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips.
The soon-to-be-released film is based on a comic book by Mark Millar which sees a youthfully naive would-be secret service agent plunged into the fast-paced world of politics and espionage; all while being mentored by a mission-grizzled doyen of the elite secret agency to which he has become a recruit. Reflected in the collection is the English standard of the smartly dressed spy whose world travels, near misses with death and general refinement culminate into a character with the finest taste in food, clothing, accessories and cocktails. In essence, he is the archetypal gentleman, and his clothing matches this persona.
In order to develop a collection that truly reflects the spirit of the film, Mr Porter called on six of Britain’s most well-respected heritage brands to help produce an array of suiting, footwear, timepieces and other accessories; all of which were crafted in Britain with British materials. The chosen six are: Bremont, Turnbull & Asser, Drake’s, George Cleverley, Cutler & Gross and Swaine Adeney Brigg; on top of that, six other brands signed on to produce exclusive product for the collection, including Corgi, Mackintosh, Smythson, Lock & Co. Hatters and more.
The Mr Porter for Kingsman collection includes traditional double-breasted pinstripe suits, tuxedo shirts with patterned front bibs, tartan trousers, peak-lapel overcoats and other gentlemanly staples. In the accessories category, Ms. Phillips, Mr Porter and their collaborators have channeled the definitive style of the English in sleek leather briefcases and lace-up boots, as well as textured ties, smart flat caps and oxford shoes.
If you’d like to learn more about the history of “espionage style" and get tips on how to gracefully exit a moving vehicle in the event of a high-octane chase, or just impress a date, head over to the Mr Porter Journal and peruse their dedicated Kingsman issue. The advice comes from a pretty trustworthy source: an erstwhile circus member and Daniel Craig’s one-time Bond stunt double.
You can shop the full comprehensive collection at Mr Porter starting today.