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Boardwalk Empire Fashion Recap

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"Boardwalk Empire costume designer John Dunn likes to emphasize the imposing double-breasted coat with wide, almost flying lapels, and lots of fur and padded shoulders to boot. It's an elegant look, but still very masculine—sexy, even, in a legitimately gangster kind of way. But you have to have the right frame: a wider or shorter gentleman would be better off with a simple, single-breasted coat, like Agent Van Alden's above. And while Chalky's red coat might seem a challenge to many of you, I certainly would encourage venturing into braver territories—maybe some vintage greens, warm browns, and plaids. While the behavior of our boys on the boardwalk might be nothing to emulate, at least you can stay cool in the cold with their classic outerwear." [Esquire]