Hannibal  S2, Ep1 – Kaiseki

Costume Designer: Christopher Hargadon

Antonio Valente beige suit

The opener

The second series opens with an enthralling fist-fight between Jack Crawford and Hannibal. It’s left on a knife edge pardon the pun. The audience is then transported back to previous events that will lead up to the conclusion of the fight in the last episode. I’ll admit that I binged watch the entire second series to discover the unfolding of this plot. I then wolfed up the third series and now I’m recounting my steps and flitting through the series on Amazon Prime to see some of the pieces worth noting, mirroring them with some screen grabs.

Antonio Valente Mads Mikkelsen

Never feel guilty about eating anything

When Hannibal and Jack are having dinner, we are now back in familiar territory. Jack is continuing his courtship with Hannibal, despite being under investigation by the FBI as a result of the accusations made by Will Graham.

Previously I had mentioned in my descriptions in Season 1 that the suits for Mads Mikkelsen were made by Garrison Bespoke. This is in fact incorrect according to this article by It’s a Suitiful Life, the suits were made by Antonio Valente who is consistently reputed to produce the finest suits in Toronto. Garrison Bespoke came on to do some suits for the second season and took over the entire production by season three. One key difference in the designs between the two tailors is that Antonio’s suits have barchetta breast pockets. The below is some information from Antonio that can be found on his Facebook page. (Which hasn’t been updated in awhile).

Antonio Valente about text

Antonio Valente suit in Hannibal


This suit is best described on the Prop Store site where it sold for $1300 as a,

[…] beige plaid three-piece suit with a paisley tie and a white button down shirt. […]  The Antonio Valente suit is a custom creation for the character of Hannibal and is made of checked beige and salmon cloth.

This is one of the standout suits we’ve seen so far as the lighter coloured cloth sets this apart from the brown and earthier hues of the other suits so prominent in season one. I have nothing new to add to the conversation. However, I would recommend checking out the other articles I’ve linked to in this blog.

Fan Art

I’ve done some fan ‘art’ on Hannibal which you can buy on our RedBubble page. Available as badges, postcards, or framed ‘art’. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say.

Credits & Disclaimer

All screen grabs taken from the Hannibal Series currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Used here under the fair use doctrine. If you don’t have Prime Video you can buy the box set on DVD below.