Operation Collar Flip

The look may now've been been hijacked by a few undiscerning suburb-dwellers, but the collar flip has seen more refined days.

1959 war film Operation Amsterdam is feted for its influence upon Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, though what caught our eye was the impeccable styling of Peter Finch's character, Jan Smit. Aside from the usual style notes (the cuffs are of agreeable length, perfect sized pocket square etc.) he also sports a flipped-up collar throughout the movie.

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And we're not exaggerating when we say permanent. It stays flipped for the duration of the film. He has fistfights, gets shot at by soldiers and still manages to maintain a perfectly popped collar. If nothing else, it makes a mockery of anyone who can't manage a working day without taking their tie off ten minutes before the end.

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