After nearly 20 years of delay and pre-production, The Green Hornet finally arrived at theaters today. Unsurprisingly, I haven’t had time to see it. However, provided stills offers us, among other things, a look at the pseudo-stylish wardrobe of Seth Rogen, who stars as the Green Hornet.
One item of clothing that sticks out to me is the sweater Rogen is wearing in this shot. For one, it almost looks like a waistcoat, due to the flaps at the bottom, which are less typical of a sweater. It could almost be a tweed waistcoat. However, the rolled collar rules a waistcoat out. Unfortunately, this piece of clothing isn’t given a nice clear still. Also: notice how small those lapels are. That’s a bad choice, considering both Rogen’s face/neck size and the proportions of the rest of his clothes: a nice, bulky tie knot. Altogether, this is a very boring look. A purple tie would have been much more fitting.
We are at least given a clearer view of the material in this shot. It’s clearly cotton or wool, from the looks of it. Also: notice the suspenders. They must be attached via button, which is always the preferred style. (As opposed to clip suspenders).
This still provides a great overall view of Rogen’s Green Hornet costume. He skips the suit in favor of what appears to be a single-breasted overcoat. He’s clearly wearing a waistcoat this time with slanted pockets. It almost appears part of a 3-piece suit without the jacket. By substituting the overcoat for the jacket, the costumes appears more “rugged” but still professional. The overcoat is, in this case, better suited to his job of bringing down a Mafia lord.
This shot provides us a closeup of Rogen’s green outfit. Bring your attention to the lining of the jacket, visible around his arm. Though I don’t think it’s the exact pattern of his tie, there was clearly an effort to coordinate. I understand that the coordinating is better suited for a costume, much like the earlier pictures, but I just can’t help preferring some contrast in this outfit.
To play us out, I found this still of the two stars in fairly casual attire. Though I haven’t dwelled on Jay Chou’s character much, he takes the sartorial cake from Rogen. The second still from this post demonstrates that clearly: Chou’s suit is sleek and contrasts nicely with his shirt and tie, plus it’s better suited for his body size.
Again, Chou turns out better than Rogen. Though I’m not groveling fan of graphic tees, it’s difficult to see just what is going on with Rogen. He appears to be sporting the same sweater from earlier pictures. However, his shirt is lost to me. Is it just a black lounge shirt, unbuttoned? That seems likely, but I can’t make heads or tails of what is going on with his collar.Unfortunately, TinEye reverse image search didn’t turn up any results, so I guess the mystery of Rogen’s shirt is as unknown as his identity.