For "Up in the Air" (currently in limited release), whose plot follows a corporate downsizer who travels around the country firing people, costume designer Danny Glicker didn't have history as a guide. Instead, Ryan Bingham's ( George Clooney) costumes are limited to what could fit in a carry-on bag. "His whole outlook on life is about paring down to the essence," Glicker says. What made the cut? (Pay attention, frequent fliers.) One suit (the same make as the one he wears, to avoid mismatching), three white button-down shirts, two casual tattersall shirts and a pair of khakis, crushable running shoes, jogging shorts and a bathing suit, four undershirts, four pairs of underwear and socks, and jeans.
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