Hardy is portraying not just one but TWO twins in the movie, and he’s already been seen wearing some of the heaviest woolen suits on the streets of London since probably the 1960s.
You’ve got to remember that the weather was a lot colder back when the Krays were active (ever heard of the winter of ’62/’63?), so it makes sense that Hardy is wearing such a heavy suit.
Also, super-fine cloths above the 100 thread-count range weren’t as much of a big deal as they are today, so thicker fabrics often prevailed. It’s not just this suit’s cloth that’s vintage: Hardy is also sporting double-pleated trousers, something that’s almost unheard of today.
There’s also a lot of room in the leg and the trousers are finished with turn-ups, creating a really old-school look. The surprising thing is how well Hardy pulls it off: apart from the obviously vintage details, the suit looks fantastic, and actually compliments his figure well.
Interested in this heavy, masculine look?
First, choose the heaviest black fabric you can find in the A Suit That Fits range.
Style your jacket with a plain notched collar. You don’t want to rely on an overly-showy peaked lapel to create a sense of power. Let your double-pleated and turned-up pants do that.
Add a full four buttons at your jacket cuff and include flapped pockets and no vents.
Finally, get it customized to your measurements. The resulting look (pleats and all) should give the impression that your garments are bulging slightly off your frame (without looking ill-fitting).
It also helps if you’re muscular if you want to create this kind of look. Click on “Get the Look” for a pre-designed vintage-style suit I’ve whipped up you.