Dickie Greenleaf, one third of The Talented Mr. Ripley trio is a sad case. On the run from his family and fortune waiting for him in the states, he travels Europe seeking solace with his friend Marge. His father, seeking his son returned, enlists the help of con-artist Tom Ripley to bring him home safely. Tom travels across the atlantic to track Dickie down and they quickly become friends. While Dickie is welcoming of the friendship, Marge is suspicious and untrusting of Mr. Ripley. Slowly, Tom forms an obsession with Dickie and his lifestyle. After an odd episode where Dickie catches Tom impersonating him, the pair travel to Italy together to ease the tension. As an aside, if you catch somebody imitating you and becoming obsessed with you, do not travel to Italy with them. Ripley’s psychotic side gets the better of him and he murders Dickie to assume his identity. What follows for Ripley is a life of constant fear that he will be reprimanded for the crime. Dumbass.
1. I’m just chillin’ here, this is my new friend Tom
Suit by Hackett London, shirt by Richard James, shoes by Zegna
2. Sureeee, I’ll go to Italy…that seems normal.
Shirt and bags by Trussardi, pants by Richard James, shoes by Nicole Farhi
3. Oh great, now I’m dead.
Zip up by Richard James, shirt by Pringle of Scotland, shoes by Bottega Veneta
spot check milan
1: ermenegildo zegna: keeping with what he’s good at, this was a no surprise collection. fine menswear for the distinguished gentleman who’s not willing to make any major risks in his wardrobe. definitely a darker showing for fall/winter but not without deep greens and blues. can’t forget an increasingly popular army of suit walk at the end either.
2: dolce and gabbana: playing off the workwear and turn of the century vibe that we saw bits and pieces of at burberry and c.p. company. looked like the newsies and little rascals all grown up at once. i don’t know, dolce was never really my scene although a few pieces caught my eye, particularly the leathers and blazers. never been a huge fan and not about to start, but i appreciate them nonetheless.
3: jil sander: minimalist, shocked. nobody does it better though, so good for jil sander.
4: not pictured: emporio armani: you couldn’t pay me to hit the slopes in the sport looks from the beginning, i am not a techni-color snow rabbit and i’ll stick with burton and foursquare for my ski gear thank you very much. moving on, the double breasted suits and blazers were particularly nice in pinstripes but other than that…i can’t get down with emporio.
5: not pictured: costume national: dark, as per usual but with a slight note of that turn of century thing i mentioned earlier. always a fan of the costume national and would wear it if only i were one of those all black dour types. although, i would drop a check on this coat.