For a style escape, look to ‘the talented mr ripley’

“So many people ask me for that Dickie Greenleaf top, that this season I’m going to reproduce it.” Scott Fraser Simpson, the 30-year-old designer behind London-based menswear label Scott Fraser Collection, is recalling a garment worn by Jude Law in Anthony Minghella’s 1999 film The Talented Mr Ripley. In powdery hues reminiscent of the Positano cliffs, this short-sleeved knitted shirt with a floppy collar and pearly buttons perfectly exudes the carefree nonchalance of a shipbuilding heir gallivanting around the Italian Riviera. Simpson collects vintage knitwear and, for his label, makes contemporary versions from 1950s patterns in Italy. He first saw Ripley a decade ago, and was so captivated by its style he immediately watched it again. Read more at Financial Times.

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