Is the second season of a clothing collection inspired by a movie technically a sequel?
That thought crossed our minds this morning with word that pieces from the spring and summer 2015 Kingsman collection -- inspired by 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" -- became available via upscale men's e-tailer Mr. Porter as of this morning. The question is only partially rhetorical since we can't immediately recall a movie-merchandising tie-in that had a second bite at the retail apple.
New additions to the line-up of Savile Row flavored apparel and accessories include Drake's polka-dot pocket squares ($95) and basket-weave pattern neckties ($195), pink gingham Turnbull & Asser shirts ($350) and suede Oxford shoes by George Cleverly ($950). There are also some seriously stylish outerwear offerings made by Mackintosh including a raincoat in a Prince of Wales check ($995) and a waxed jacket in ventile, a tightly woven cotton used in R.A.F. uniforms ($995).
But the real showstoppers in the collection -- as in the film itself -- are the suits and blazers. The spring and summer offerings include a natty double-breasted wool-linen blend suit in stone gray ($2,995), a wool-silk blend blazer in a blue puppytooth pattern (puppytooth is smaller version of the more familiar houndstooth) ($1,595) and a slim-fitting navy blue wool-mohair blend tuxedo jacket with a black shawl collar ($1,995).
The first season of the Kingsman collection, a collaboration between filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, "Kingsman" costume designer Arianne Phillips and Mr. Porter, launched Jan. 13 via the website in advance of the film's U.S. theatrical debut in February. Reps for the website described that collection as selling "really well."
Kingsman ($95 to $24,430) exclusively at Mr. Porter.
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