Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol was actually a pretty good movie. Aside from the first instalment I didn’t think the series had been all that great to be honest, but hey, they seem to have gotten the formula right for this one and it’s a damn good watch.
Aside from the movies quality it is also the source of one of our most requested suits, the lustrous blue that Tom Cruise wears in Dubai. All of the suits were custom designed by the legendary costume designer Michael Kaplan. He has been in the costume game for a long time now and has been responsible for some of the most iconic looks on film. His latest contribution was for Star Trek 2: Into Darkness and he is rumoured to be working on Star Wars: Episode VII. Anyway, enough of all that, let’s get stuck into the suits.
Suit No. 1 - Let’s get the ball rolling with the suit that everyone wants, the blue suit worn by Tom Cruise. It has a very vintage feel to it and the now iconic lustrous sheen often associated with Italian tailoring and fabrics. This particular suit is made from mohair fabric and Tailor On Ten just happens to have some Giovanni Tonella that matches it perfectly. Mohair has a sheen to it that catches the light and looks different depending on the lights angle and intensity. As an added bonus mohair is very durable and not easily creased. The suit is single breasted and features a notch lapel, two button front, three button sleeves, single vent and two flapped hip pockets. The fit of the suit is obviously slim, created through a narrow waist, high armholes and tapered arms and legs. Michael Kaplan pairs the suit with a classic white shirt with what we refer to as a cutaway collar. For the shirt we would recommend something in a Thomas Mason or Leggiuno.
Suit No. 2 – Toms blue suit will definitely stand out in a crowd but if you enjoy your anonymity and would prefer something a little less ostentatious then perhaps the light grey worn by Jeremy Renner is more your thing. The design of the suit is very similar to Toms, it’s a single breasted notched lapel with a two button front, three button sleeves, single vent and two flapped hip pockets. The fabric is a wool pick-and-pick, otherwise known as sharkskin. Tailor On Ten has a wide range of this fabric in 100% wool culminating in a beautiful Super 110. It is a favourite for many of our clients and we stock a few shades depending on how light or dark you want to go.
Suit No. 3 – Finishing off the round-up of Ghost Protocol suits is Tom’s tux, designed by Michael Kaplan and made by Giorgio Armani. This is actually quite similar to a Tuxedo worn by Daniel Craig as James Bond and opts for the more modern approach to evening wear by going sans cummerbund and waistcoat. The fabric is either 100% wool or Mohair, but this time in midnight blue. This is a great colour for a dinner jacket as it actually looks blacker in darker lighting. Midnight blue has an alluring appeal which mixes perfectly with the sheen of mohair. The suit is single breasted with a one button front, four button sleeves, jetted pockets and side vents. The lapel, piping and buttons are all covered in black silk. The shirt is a classic white with a winged collar to go with the bow tie and has a placket with mother of pearl buttons. We usually prefer the look of hidden buttons for a tuxedo shirt as it enhances the minimalism that dinner wear often embraces.
If you have been inspired to get a suit like those seen in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, come to Tailor On Ten. We have the fabric, styles and customisations needed to kit you out for your next mission, should you choose to accept it…