Posted by ngshinong on Jun 2, 2012 in Men's Suits | 5 comments
I recently saw The Matrix on TV and only now I realized that Agent Smith and the other two agents button-up both the button on their suit. Any idea why?
One of the reasons most people avoid buttoning up the last buttons in their jacket is because it looks a bit too much like they’re trying to be formal; in they words of one tailor, “it makes you look like a news reporter”. It also changes the way the suit falls around your waist and thus changes the lines of the garment.
The reason they probably do this in the matrix is that it both emphasises the fact that these guys are wearing suits, while also changing the look to something a little less familiar and therefore more unsettling.
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Fun one to think about. You could also argue that it makes them look more restricted/constrained, emphasizing their role as enforcers of the status quo. Or maybe machines are bad at fashion, who knows?
Actually I don’t really understand the 2nd paragraph of your explanation.
Hehe…well this might be a far-fetched analysis but I’m having fun.
It emphasizes that they’re machines. It doesn’t make sense to have a button and not use it. That’s a human thing, as only humans have the style to do such a thing.
What you need to understand here is that Agent Smith and the other agents button-up both of their buttons because they want to look more professional and to be taken seriously in the reality as perceived by humans. I think they didn’t use the buttons because they want to look more human.
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