Hannibal  S1, Ep3 – Potage

Costume Designer: Christopher Hargadon

This is the first time we see Hannibal layers for winter and for ‘field work’ in anything other than blazers and V-Neck knits. He is proving that he is more than a one trick pony by employing some check 2-button overcoats, a 3/4 length chesterfield 3 button and zipped henleys or zip through bombers.

Layers for the Winter check jacket

Personal favourite

My favourite is the chequered woollen coat with navy blues and browns. (Above and Below). It’s perfect for the autumnal winter look and because the overcoat is reminiscent of his chequered suit jackets with the slanted pockets, ticket pockets and barchetta breast pocket, it very much looks like his natural wardrobe has swelled mildly to suit the cooler climate.

On duty

Dr. Hannibal Lecter played by Mads Mikkelsen, informs us this is not to be mistaken for a regular suit jacket by not wearing a pocket square and closing the second button. A common faux pas for some men wearing standard two button suit jackets.

Hannibal also pairs this and another checked overcoat with a blue and red zipped through cashmere knit sweater by Maurizio Baldassari. He pops the collar on both, allowing space for his shirt and tie to come through. Hannibal wants to let his audience know he is very much on duty, professionally and sartorially.

Layers for the Winter check overcoat

Home visit

In an earlier scene he adopts a more accessible and warmer 3/4 length chesterfield coat which we first see Hannibal carry to the home of Abigail. (Below)

Great outdoors

At first I wanted to compare this to the one Daniel Craig wears as James Bond in Spectre when he visit’s M’s office. However, that has a fly placket and this has a traditional placket with buttons on show.

Layers for the Winter Hannibal

Layers for the Winter in 3/4 length chesterfield

Compared to Bond

Bond’s looks to be more cinched and in typical Craig style, more snug with shorter sleeves and without the ticket pocket. So probably nothing like Hannibal’s once you start to study it. But from afar, like really afar..

Daniel Craig Spectre (2015) photos sourced through Thunderballs.Org

Credits & Disclaimer

All screen grabs taken from the Hannibal Series currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Used here under the fair use doctrine. For more on the Chesterfield coats worn by 007 I would recommend reading The hottest coat is a cool Chesterfield by Mason & Sons. The one Bond wore in Spectre has been well documented by Matt Spaiser of Bond Suits in his article – The Grey Herringbone Track Stripe Suit and Navy Crombie Coat in Spectre.

Below are some further screen grabs from the episode for future reference.