Brooks Brothers Launch Gatsby-Inspired Menswear
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic “The Great Gatsby” is hitting the big screen May 10, and excitement over the picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby has the fashion world roaring back into the 20s. For decades, the novel’s key figures have inspired designers, and this season promises to put the style back in the spotlight.
Brooks Brothers will do its part in bringing back the Roaring 20s by releasing a limited-edition menswear collection inspired by costumes from the recent film. It only makes sense that the iconic company launch a line inspired by the “The Great Gatsby.” Fitzgerald was a Brooks Brothers man himself, and Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin actually looked at old 1920s Brooks Brothers’ pieces to help design the film’s more than 500 outfits.
The new Brooks Brothers art-deco inspired collection was designed in collaboration with Martin and features sophisticated formal wear as well as more casual day wear, including three-piece suits, shirts, bow ties, wing-tip shoes and tuxedos. The shawl cardigan worn by Tobey Maguire in the film is even included in the line, as is a beech wood walking cane.
The collection—available online and in stores—will set shoppers back a pretty penny, however. Prices range from $55 for a silk tie to a whopping $848 for a tuxedo jacket.