The Man From U.N.C.L.E

The Review

Forget the James Bonds, Jason Bournes and Ethan Hunts of this world, a pair of satirical yet stylish spies are hitting our screens this summer. Henry Cavill, formerly known as Superman, plays suave crook-turned-CIA agent Napoleon Solo, with partner Illya Kuryakin (played by Armie Hammer) as a brooding KGB agent whose mission is to bring down a criminal organisation intent on proliferating nuclear weapons. Artistically made and sumptuous to the eye (just as you would expect from director Guy Ritchie), Man from U.N.C.L.E was saturated in rich colour, reminiscent of the decade it was situated. As the characters jetted from London to Paris and Rome, comedy and peril ensue yet one thing remained constant- the sensational sixties styles. The women exude confidence and glamour in cuban heels, printed minis and oversized earrings, with the leading men embodying ultimate tailoring; we’re talking slick suits, turtlenecks, soft suede and meticulous grooming. 

60s Attire Made Easy

There’s two ways to go with 60s style. The ‘undercover’ look involves suede outerwear, roll neck knits and skinny chinos, with block colours leading the way and pilot shades to seal the look. If you consider yourself more of a Henry Cavill however, then exquisite tailoring is made (to measure) for you. Subtle signs of grid print go a long way, and tonal layering from the shirt through to the waistcoat is key.


Originally posted on


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *