One of the most iconic sartorialists in movie history is surely Chinatown’s J. J. “Jack” Gittes, played by Jack Nicholson.
Nicholson dons a series of three-piece, double-breasted suits for the role, including a gray and white pinstripe wool suit, a gray, gabardine suit, and a sand-colored suit. In keeping with the fashion of the 1930s, he always pairs his suits with a fedora.
Perhaps Gittes’ most memorable suit, however, is his double-breasted, three-piece, cream suit. Critics of the film have pointed out that the suit says a lot about Gittes’ character: he uses his suits to demonstrate to his clients that he’s a successful private investigator. Read More Sartorial Spotlight: Jack Nicholson in Chinatown