Sunday, July 28, 2013

Style Icon: Richie Tenenbaum

"The Royal Tenebaums" is such an excellent movie, and it's so stylized that every single character is a style icon in their own special way. 

Margot Tenenbaum is my favorite, obviously, and I've written about her before, but I've come to realize that her brother/love interest (hmm... felt wrong writing that, watch the movie for an explanation, it's not as bad as it sounds) is also terribly stylish. 

Being "stylish" to me doesn't mean being on-trend. It means having your own look and owning it (and that look being enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing). Richie Tenenbaum has this. 

Sports coat, tennis head- and wrist-bands, shaggy hair, manly beard. You're pretty dreamy, Richie. Pretty dreamy indeed. 


Ofelia said...

Long live the Royal Tenenbaums!
Richie look was so 70's to me and since I was a young child in that era, it was very familiar to me.

Ceciliette said...

I havent seen this one, but have hear good reviews. Gotta watch it now.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

This movie is so good!

Gwen said...

Heh, I remember reading an interview with Luke Wilson at the time, where he said that his theory about Richie's look is that he still gets paid sponsorship to wear all the sports stuff, so he has to do it... but he wants to wear a nice suit, too, so he does!
Love this movie, though my favourite style has to be Chad and his sons' red jumpsuits, those suits are just equal parts sad and funny, and the first thing that springs to mind when thinking about Tennenbaums.