1920s Men’s Fashion- Boardwalk Empire Style Steal

by misssneakerpimp on November 29, 2011

Nobody does the 1920s gangster era like Martin Scorsese. In his Boardwalk Empire series the high fashion of the time is evident in the quality tailoring, awesome hats and shoes and slicked back hairstyles. Here at ITSNOTFORGIRLS we’re big fans of the 1920s men’s fashion in the show so we’ve put together some high street hints so you can steal the Boardwalk Empire style.

Get Nucky’s Look
Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson (played by Steve Buscemi) is part politician/ part gangster…all style!!! He rules Atlantic City in a range of tailored three piece suits with his signature red carnation pinned in the button hole. Get the Nucky look with our high street hints below.

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson

Nucky's Signature Tailoring

Nucky Thompson Forzieri Wing Tips

Forzieri Two Tone Shoes $595

Urban Outfitters Florsheim Markham Cognac Leather Shoes €165

Urban Outfitters Grenson Tan Stanley Brogues €220

Topman Grey Wide Brim Fedora Hat £20

Berry Velvet Skinny Blazer Topman £90

Get Jimmy’s Look
Jimmy Darmody (played by Michael Pitt) is the former protege of Nucky, which is evident in his style stakes. Soldier turned gangster Jimmy sported a more casual look in earlier shows but as his status rises so does his sharp style. We might not get away with the gun holster these days but braces are a good substitute.

Jimmy in the early days

Brixton The Brood Cap Karmaloop $34

River Island Brown Mini Check Flat Cap £15

ASOS Slim Fit Tweed Hunting Blazer €85.41

Jimmy's sleek new style

Jimmy's New Signature Tailoring

ASOS Slim Fit Checked Suit €135

Topman Biscuit Donkey Waistcoat £36

Topman Black Tweed Braces £16

Get Chalky’s Look
Albert “Chalky” White (played by Michael Kenneth Williams) is a racketeer and unofficial leader of the African-American community in Atlantic City. Chalky’s style is flamboyant tailoring with lots of check patterns and he’s not afraid to wear a bow tie!

Chalky White in a Check Suit

Topman Chianti Cord Bow Tie £10

Topman Arthur Black Leather Shoes £65

River Island Grey Check Blazer £95

River Island Tweed Check Trousers €53.80

Get Al Capone’s Look
Al Capone (played by Stephen Graham) is the infamous gangster based in Chicago. Capone wears his signature fedodra for classic 1920s gangster style!

Al Capone signature Fedora


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