The top-to-toe Kingsman collection draws influence from the timeless style and functionality of tailoring and military wear from the film’s wartime setting
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Since debuting in 2007, Matthew Vaughn’s riotously over-the-top, action-spy films have gained a legion of fans, not only for their comical espionage capers but for their thoroughly British, stylised aesthetic, which champions English tailoring and heritage brands.
Director Matthew Vaughn wrote the original script while having a suit made on Savile Row and the tailoring became integral to the plot. He approached MR PORTER to create a capsule collection of luxury menswear and accessories not only inspired by the film, but featured onscreen. The Kingsman collection by MR PORTER became a runaway success and, now in its 13th commercial season, is consistently one of the best-performing luxury labels on the site.
While the period prequel, The King’s Man, may have been postponed until February 2021, fans of the series can still get their Kingsman fix through a new collaborative MR PORTER collection of autumnal tailoring, cashmere knits and pin-sharp accessories.
The new top-to-toe collection comprises 170 pieces and features many of the original Kingsman partner brands: Turnbull & Asser for shirting, Cutler & Gross for glasses, George Cleverley for shoes and Drake’s for ties, as well as Lock & Co Hatters flat caps and a limited-edition Jaeger-LeCoultre watch.
The double-breasted suit, a Kingsman classic, is crafted in Prince of Wales check, presented alongside military-inspired cable knits, herringbone wool coats and leather flight jackets. Off-duty staples include butter-soft cashmere hoodies and joggers, henley T-shirts and cardigans. The velvet tuxedos are a sumptuous eveningwear highlight, in navy, black, dark green and punchy burgundy, complemented by George Cleverley velvet slippers.
"The King’s Man a delicate balance of portraying historical accuracy while evoking the style and cool of the Kingsman tradition," explains costume director, Michele Clapton. "We explored 1910 dress codes, as well as military-wear and casualwear to create a look that represents the way of dress for men from 100 years ago, but with a 'hey, that looks fresh contemporary spin.'
Like all previous Kingsman collections, there is an emphasis on wearability. "We had to ask ourselves, would someone today wear this striped suit or this military-inspired jacket? What may work well on screen might not wholly work on MR PORTER, so it was a process to unite both objectives."
If the smoking jackets, polished brogues and double-breasted coats from the capsule collection are anything to go by, the upcoming Kingsman film looks to be a very dapper - and very British - affair indeed.
Shop the entire Kingsman collection on mrporter.com