Looking for a suit? Here’s an U.N.C.L.E. version for $735

Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo in 2015’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) wasn’t a big box office hit. But that hasn’t stopped the marketing of a suit based on the film.

Magnoli Clothiers is offering a three-piece suit based on the movie for $735. Here’s a description.

This retro three-piece suit features a three-button single-breasted jacket with cloth-covered buttons, three flapped pockets and a square-cut bottom. The six-button waistcoat has matching buttons and two welted pockets. The pleated trousers have angled side pockets and plain bottoms with no cuffs.

Shown in a premium wool blend, dark blue with double window-pane and hand-stitched detailing

Henry Cavill wore a variety of three-piece suits in the 2015 film. Cavill, a one-time contender to play James Bond, portrayed Napoleon Solo in the U.N.C.L.E. film.

Solo was the role originated by Robert Vaughn in the 1964-68 television series. The Solo character was created by television producer Norman Felton and James Bond author Ian Fleming. The bulk of the series was created by writer-producer Sam Rolfe.

When the U.N.C.L.E. movie came out, some who didn’t like the movie (done as a period piece set in 1963) commented about the costumes, including Solo’s suits.

High-end merchandise related to James Bond is old hat. Currently, you can buy a $6,000 backgammon set, a $3.5 million replica Aston Martin DB5 with gadgets (but not street legal so you can’t drive it on the open road) and another Aston Martin model for $700,007.

Also, clothier N. Peal has come out with a line of James Bond-related clothing such as sweaters.

h/t Robert Short of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. — Inner Circle page on Facebook.

3 Responses

  1. I am more of a build to wear Auric Goldfinger’s outfit than any Napoleon Solo.
    But not his golfing outfit.
    Of course, the movie Solo was a sham.
    There is, was and always will be only one Napoleon Solo and he was portrayed by Robert Vaughn.

  2. I was watching an episode of Match Game 73 and they had a running gag about host Gene Rayburn’s suits. Back then a suit from his supplier cost $85 A contestant made a funny but true crack how he had to BUY his. Shows how inflation has gone up in 36 years.

  3. Whether a fan focuses on the male or female version of “costuming” (otherwise known as styling) in the original MFU series, such was done with impeccable taste! Really some female attire was very memorable! RV must’ve been a fanatic about how he looked on screen, because there is never a wrinkle or any distraction apparent, considering the abuse those “costumes” took from continuous action sequences. Even from scene to scene, you can’t track a “defect.” I’ve read, where there were usually 2 sets of identical costumes (dressing). One in production, and one in cleaning & repair (if necessary). Curiously, the men’s costuming in the original MFU, was limited to color and design. Aiding continuity of course.

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