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Classic Casino Royale ensemble tops list of snappiest movie suits

29th May 2012 Print

Stealing hearts (and votes) Daniel Craig’s classic tuxedo from Casino Royale has been named Sharpest Suit in Film – according to a poll of fashion conscious film fans.
To celebrate the return of the notorious, extra terrestrial busting black suits to the big screen in the eagerly anticipated Men in Black III on 25th May, LOVEFiLM – Europe’s largest subscription service instantly streaming films and TV series over the internet and sending DVDs and games by post – asked over 3000 people to cast their vote for the sharpest suits in cinema.
Craig’s sartorial choice topped the style list with an impressive thirty per cent of the vote, putting him streets ahead of Will Smith’s infamous black outfit from the Men in Black franchise, which made its way into second place with twenty per cent.
Taking third place in the style stakes (with a slightly less conventional look) is Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight, whose menacing purple and green outfit snatched seventeen per cent of the vote. Another colourful ensemble, Johnny Depp’s delectable Willy Wonka get up from Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, gained eight per cent of the vote, (glass) elevating him into an impressive fourth place in the chart
In a more garish image choice, whilst he might have been a sight for sore eyes, Jim Carrey’s orange number from Dumb and Dumber managed to stumble into the fifth spot with six per cent of the vote.
Sweeping gracefully into the sixth spot with five per cent is Fred Astaire in Shall We Dance, closely followed by Quentin Tarantino’s garb in Reservoir Dogs which took seventh place with four per cent.

The outrageous retro blue velvet number from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery boogied its way into eighth place with three per cent of the vote, while Richard E Grant’s dandyish outfit in Withnail and I managed to win two per cent of those polled to take ninth place.

Rounding off the top ten with a spot of nostalgia is a true ‘80’s throwback in the form of Adam Sandler’s oversized suit from the Wedding Singer, with one per cent of the vote.

The top ten sharpest suits in film are:
1. Daniel Craig, Casino Royale – 30%
2. Will Smith, Men in Black – 20%
3. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight – 17%
4. Johnny Depp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – 8%
5. Jim Carrey, Dumb and Dumber – 6%
6. Fred Astaire, Shall We Dance – 5%
7. Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs – 4%
8. Mike Myers, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery – 3%
9. Richard E Grant, Withnail and I – 2%
10. Adam Sandler, The Wedding Singer – 1%
Helen Cowley, Editor of LOVEFiLM, commented:  “Sharp suits and snazzy dressers can really make a character, so it’s great to see these classic outfits getting the recognition they deserve. Whilst we might leave Austin Powers’ crushed blue velvet suit to the movies, classic black suits as featured in Men in Black, the Reservoir Dogs line up and Casino Royale clearly stand the test of time and continue to influence wardrobes across the country.

“Film fans can re-visit these classic looks (and gather some fashion inspiration) with LOVEFiLM’s selection movies and TV series available on DVD, Blu-ray or to stream instantly via LOVEFiLM Instant.”