Amid all the recent coverage surrounding the upcoming release of Wes Anderson's excellent film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox, it's been hard not to notice that the central character is an impeccably turned out advocate of classic country style.
Having consulted the film's production notes to dig a little deeper, it seems the cord and tweed suits worn by Mr Fox are based on suits that writer/director Anderson himself wears. The animators and costume department got swatch samples from Anderson's New York tailor so they could match the colour, and every item of clothing had to be manufactured to his precise instructions. Apparently it caused confusion on set when both were wearing the same outfit - though the fact one is a foot long model of a fox probably helped clear up the matter pretty quickly. Out this Friday