the talented mr. ripley

this is the summer of the italian revolution.  the blogs that used to talk about work wear and americana have traded in their red wings for a pair of double monk strap shoes.  this is not necessarily a bad thing.  the italians have been dressing the same way since the beginning of the 20th century and they do it so well.  one film that showcases italian style is the talented mr. ripley set it 1955 and starring matt damon and jude law.  i watched it for the first time last night and enjoyed the style and scenery aspects of the film, but not necessarily the story (it’s pretty messed up).  my favorite part of the film was freddie miles’ (philip seymour hoffman) 1955 alfa romeo guiletta spider convertible.  i’m not necessarily a car person, but it’s in my genetic makeup as a male to love old cars and mr. ripley has several worth mentioning.  rather than grainy screen grabs, i figured i’d post a few of my favorites from images i stole via google (my apologies if they belong to you).

alfa romeo guiletta spider

lancia aurelia convertible

jaguar xk 120 roadster

fiat 1400

piaggio vespa

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