Fashion does not only live only through icons. When it comes to style we also pay attention to film stars, who can be inspirational. This is the case of George, the character interpreted by Colin Firth in “A single man”, a film in which special care is taken in the choice of shoes.
The first move of the designer Tom Ford into cinema is on its own a guarantee that he would bring his unforgettable style. Even though the film could be improved in terms of the script (the voice in off becomes repetitive at times) and on a visual level it is over concerned about the effects rather than developing the story narrated in its own right (it seems more like a fashion film), the photography is lovingly cared for, and the wardrobe deserves a ten. Who would not want to open their wardrobe to find it full of perfectly ironed in-fashion garments, as the star does?
Set in Los Angeles in the sixties, the story is based on George (Colin Firth), a university professor who cannot get over the death of his couple, and move on with his normal life. He is an intellectual and also an aesthete, committed to his immaculate appearance. One of the film’s first scenes shows him starting his day as he carefully chooses his attire: “It takes time in the morning for me to become George, time to adjust to what is expected of George and how he is to behave. By the time I have dressed and put the final layer of polish on the now slightly stiff but quite perfect George I know fully what part I’m suppose to play.”