Rogues Gallery | Kingsman

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This week sees the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle the sequel to the 2014 spy action caper Kingsman. A tongue-in-cheek pastiche of the Bond series and spy movie genre, it combines action, intrigue and some very risqué comedy.



Not only critically well received for its originality and the performances of Taron Egerton and Colin Firth, it was also a feast for eyes of the sartorially savvy viewer.

The sequel brings the original cast back and teams them with their American counterparts, Statesman; all the while, wearing enviable outfit after enviable outfit.

As lead character Eggsy learns, you can't be a respected secret agent without a well fitted suit and some (literally) killer accessories.

As seen in all the promo material, the iconic look of the movie is Eggsy's burnt orange dinner jacket. The actual jacket is part of the Kingsman x Mr Porter collab collection and costs a cool £1295 (and has sold out once already!) When most go for black, white or inky navy in a formal occasion, a statement such as this is especially welcomed.

The high tech spectacles worn by the agents in the film are by Cutler & Gross



Tag Heuer Connected II Kingsman £3100
(Coming soon to Lunns Jewellers, Belfast)
Specially created in collaboration with the movie, the Connected II Kingsman will show the logo at 10.10.

manners maketh the man


Eschewing the modern preference for statement, showy suits, the tailoring in Kingsman is Saville Row at its finest. The detail is in the cloth, colour and cut. Double breasted by choice, it will nip in at the waist helping create that V shape. 
NB: all the pocket squares have a simple, sharp square fold.


Channing Tatum as Tequila of Statesman. 

As almost stereotypically formally dressed the British Kingsman agents are, likewise their American counterparts embrace denim and western influences.

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I'm taking some of the classic outfits and accessories from the Kingsman films and working my usual magic, helping find inspired looks from the high street.


Moss Bros £149

Any self respecting super spy will need a sharp, tailored suit. I've said it many times before on this blog with regards to suits but I'll say it again. A navy or grey suit is more versatile and functional than a black one. Black should really be kept for formal occasion or funerals.

Reiss £295

When you're infiltrating a casino, club or whatever, your going out shirt isn't going to cut it, take a leaf out of the well dressed spies that have gone before and invest in a double-breast blazer. Having enjoyed a renaissance in the past few years, it works great with a shirt or alternatively, a fine roll neck sweater. NB, not kind to those of us with a belly.

Remus Uomo £349

If you're not feeling the double breasted look, the texture and cloth of this 3 piece suit from Remus Uomo will take you from the boardroom to the bar with or without a car chase.


These tortoiseshell acetate frames from Specsavers have the right mix of geek chic and nostalgic dapper. They might not stream info from your handler, but hey, sometimes we have to work solo.



Topman £140

Perhaps a bit more versatile (but nonetheless striking) than burnt orange, this peacock teal velvet dinner jacket is the super suave finish to a party look.

Mr Jenks £150

While this umbrella from Dublin-based Mr Jenks doesn't deflect bullets (that I know of), it will certainly deflect the inevitable rain. 
FYI No man should be wearing a hooded coat with a suit.

Levi's £99

In more of a booted than suited mood and want to channel the Statesman look? You cannot go wrong with an American classic like Levi's. This sherpa-lined denim jacket is Americana heritage at its best.

NB: You might have noticed I've not included any shoes in this post... This was intentional as I still have a grudge against a quote from the first movie. The secret passcode Oxfords Not Brogues denotes the preferred footwear for a gentleman's suit. This is indeed a traditional choice as brogues are designed as a country shoe.
However, I wouldn't be a rogue in brogues if I let this one go so you're on your own this time!

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I'm heading to see Kingsman: The Golden Circle this week and cannot wait to see the action and more importantly, wardrobe, on the big screen!

Have I missed any outfits or accessories? Let me know and I will do my best to find you the best alternatives.


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