19 April 2013 by

Grazia's Gatsby Moment: We Try The Brooks Brothers Suits Worn By Leonardo DiCaprio

My Great Gatsby Moment: We Trial The Brooks Brothers Suits Worn By Leonardo DiCaprio In The New Film

As the excitement levels for the release of The Great Gatsby hits fever pitch, Brooks Brothers have launched a limited edition menswear collection inspired by the film. Designed in collaboration with the film’s costume designer, Catherine Martin, whose previous credits include Moulin Rouge! (talk about a major CV), the collection will take any discerning gentleman  from the yacht club to the most lavish of parties. Having manufactured 500 ensembles for the film, Brooks Brothers take the key aspects of Jay Gatsby’s wardrobe and bring the jazz age’s flamboyance to the wardrobe of the modern sartorial gentleman. Keen to get in on the Gatsby action, and like any child of the '90s with a Leo obsession, I couldn’t resist road testing two outfits from the collection. Now, where’s Carey Mulligan when you need her…

Outfit One: Dinner Look

Channelling my inner Leo, this evening get-up is perfect for popping champagne and dancing the night away doing the Charleston, as any self-respecting 1920s gentleman would. Gatsby wouldn’t attend any party without looking his lavish best and Brooks Brothers haven’t left any detail to chance from the maze batwing bow tie to the backless waistcoat. Watch out world, I officially have a new clubbing look and the only accessories I require are a major champagne fountain, some flapper girls and Beyoncé to hand singing an Amy Winehouse cover to bring the look fully to life.  *Memo to self: YOU ARE GATSBY*

My Great Gatsby Moment: We Trial The Brooks Brothers Suits Worn By Leonardo DiCaprio In The New Film
 

Maze printed batwing bow tie, £49

White dinner shirt, £129

Peak lapel Dinner jacket,£715

High rise tuxedo jacket, £215, ALL BROOKS BROTHERS

Shoes, £350, Acne at Mr Porter, www.mrporter.com

Outfit Two: Regetta Look

If Jay Gatsby had been around today he obvs would have been a character in Revenge spending the summer reclining on a yacht in The Hamptons whilst plotting some sort of serious plan. This burgundy striped regatta blazer teamed with ivory linen trousers and Oxford shirt is the perfect Gatsby garb for such a gentlemen.  Personally having grown up with a serious obsession with old school musicals, after donning this outfit I do suddenly have the desire to run off and join a barber shop quartet, spending the rest of my days doing a cheographed hat dance. Laters generic slogan bobble hat, it’s all about the boater for spring/summer, well if it’s good enough for Leo! To firmly bring the look into the modern day, I slipped on the Jimmy Choo ‘Foxley’ shoes, with oversized tassels which Gatsby himself surely couldn’t resist?!  I mean who doesn’t love a large tassel…

My Great Gatsby Moment: We Trial The Brooks Brothers Suits Worn By Leonardo DiCaprio In The New Film

Bow tie, £49

Oxford shirt, £150

Burgundy stripe regatta blazer, £670

Ivory linen trousers, £250

Boater hat, from a selection, ALL BROOKS BROTHERS

Shoes, £450, Jimmy Choo, www.mrporter.com

Shop Brooks Brothers' Gatsby-inspired collection now

 My Great Gatsby Moment: We Trial The Brooks Brothers Suits Worn By Leonardo DiCaprio In The New Film

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Ruth Wesche (Sun Apr 28 16:56:44 BST 2013): I have twin 21 year old grandson, I sure wish I could do this for. Its a handsome look for the young.