Stuff white people like #10: Wes Anderson. Purveyor of films quirky and understated, Wes Anderson is beloved by hipsters everywhere. Though I thought The Royal Tenenbaums and Bottle Rocket were boring, I loved Rushmore and Fantastic Mr. Fox. So Wes’ movies get a pass from me.
Essential to all Anderson’s movie is some sort of costume. Often the characters wear the same clothes throughout the movie. I won’t get into the details or symbolism of Anderson’s costume design throughout the years. However, the attention Anderson pays to clothing is reflected in his style as well.
To get a feel for Anderson’s style, who has even been featured by The Sartorialist, I found these ideal screens from IMDB’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou photo slideshow. They perfectly capture Anderson’s casual style.
Look at the color. Burgundy sweater (complete with shaw collar) and dark brown Clark’s Wallabies.
The two shots above are my absolute favorites. Look at his neck – covered with a scarf or a handkerchief, as well as his collar. The suits – both textured, both earthy colors. Both complemented with cream. He’s sporting Wallabies again in both, complete with high-rising white socks. Why not? He looks completely at ease.
This screen showcases Anderson’s favorite color: brown.
I’m not too sure about the tie length; though this pic encapsulates Anderson’s color pallette. He uses natural, earthy tones that don’t contrast greatly.
I’m not sure how I feel about this one, as much as I love the tie…
Did you notice that Anderson avoids black like the plague? Even navy was underrepresented.
Wes Anderson’s style is earthy and simple. He picks natural, subdued colors and compliments them with similar tones. He loves texture; his favorite is corduroy – check out photos #4 and 6. He avoids contrast and flashy colors or clothing pieces.
The white people who like him should take note!
Photo credit: IMDB