8 Minutes and Counting
Jake Gyllenhaal who plays Colter Stevens in Source Code has 8 minutes to figure shit out. He gets blown up more times than a Pinewood Stage and does so wearing a black and brown tweed Daniel Hechter jacket with chocolate suede elbow patches.
His wardrobe suggests he is an entry level employee with a basic respect for office attire. He is comfortable in his place of work and is not looking to climb the corporate chain.
To compliment the jacket Colter wears a blue long sleeve B.D. Baggies oxford shirt; grey Madison Avenue silk tie; dark navy blue J.W. Brine pants (size 32); and dark brown suede Hugo Boss belt. (Description taken from auction site).
This entire ensemble was sold at Nate D. Sanders auction for $916.
It tells the time
As with many films where time is of the essence, the watch has several close ups. The watch is a Victorinox Swiss Army Chrono Classic XLS MT (product code 241300) wristwatch. You can find more info on the Watch-ID website. It retails for around 700 bucks.
Sorry should have introduced myself
Costume Designer Renée April gave Dr Rutledge played by Jeffrey Wright, a scrupulous 3-piece brown suit. The brown suit has slightly roped sleeve heads but look very natural. It fits his frame very well.
The notches have a deep gorge but nothing too dated. He also has a metallic dress watch to bring some extra shimmer and luxury to his look, but I couldn’t identify the brand.
Brother from Langley
Rutledge is a man who takes his style and position very seriously. He combs his tiny island of hair with fastidious purpose and embellishes his suit with a pocket square that is largely concealed by a note pad or piece of paper.
Z from Tie Another Day describes the tie:
I would describe the tie pattern as a diagonal chequerboard pattern with alternating pattern of black and yellow solid squares on top of a grey and white mini chequerboard pattern.
It can be a metaphor for the story that chess is used as the protagonist is trying every possible move to identify the suspect. Also a bit inception like in that the pattern is kind of self replicating.
Read more contributions from Z on the blog here.
On the Twitter
Quantum Leap fans – Scott Bakula was on the other end of this call Colter makes to his father, in Source Code. (From IMDB) – Bakula starts off his phone conversation by saying “Oh Boy”. That was his trademark line from Quantum Leap, which has a similar plot to this film. pic.twitter.com/XD8EJoQ7e9
— From Tailors With Love (@tailorswithlove) November 29, 2020
Source Code is available to buy on Blu Ray. So as Scott Bakula is featured in this film, and because I’m in love with Quantum Leap, I have to recommend Quantum Leap: The Complete Collection.