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The iconic 90's Si-fi caper is now in it's third instalment with even more alien busting action and a sack full of giggles. I have fond memories of pinching my dads suit jacket and running around the house with a banana shooting imaginary aliens.
But what is the purpose of the ? Does it have deeper meaning and has the cut improved since 1997?. The classic black has long been used to set people apart, creating a statement of separation and making it a perfect option for uniform.
When you start to look at the cultural implications of the black suit it can come across as quite sinister but MIB takes this idea and shows us it's funnier side. The traditional conspiracy theory paints them as Illuminati style aggressors, hell bent on covering up the truth at any cost. When you combine this idea with Will Smith's quirky take on the role of Agent J the totalitarian figures become lovable rouges out to make the world a safer place. As for the fit of the suits, lets just call it the 'Classic American Look'. The boxy 3 button edifices from the 90's origonal were only slightly slimmed down for the 2002 sequel and as for the new instalment? It looks as if they have been slimmed a touch more although the opportunity to make a distinction between the fit of the modern day suits compared to those in the 60's time travel suit has been sadly missed.
Be warned however about attempting to don a black suit. Be aware of your complexion and make sure you choose wisely, this shade is not for everyone. Out of all possible colour complexions there are only three that really suit black (pun only slightly intended).
- Deep - Dark hair, pale to dark brown or olive skin, dark eyes.
- Cool - Salt and pepper hair or black, rosy or grey undertones to skin, blue/greyish or cool brown eyes. - Clear - Dark hair, pale skin, bright solidly toned eyes. Usefully the three leads for MIB encompass the three complexions nicely:
Will smith the deep guy
This extra cool suit he wore for the UK premiere of MIB3 is stunning and really lifts his colouring. A daring option but if your feeling bold, go for it!
Josh Brolin the clear guy
Although Brolin, as we can see from this picture is in life more of a warm (note the warm skin colouring) and it is his make up that causes the change in his complexion. If you're willing to put on a bit of slap guys you can give your self more ability to carry the suit you like that's not quite right. Just don't take it too far or you could end up looking like a bad drag act.
Tommy lee jones the cool guy
Tommy is one of those gentlemen who have changed complexion as they have grown older (not an uncommon thing) but something to bear in mind. Tommy Lee Jones being a older chap often chooses a slightly more relaxed l0ok for his premieres. I'm loving this chilled cream chino style suit matched up with blue t-shirt. Another option would be to wear the jacket with a short sleeved linen shirt for a more formal look.
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