#1578 Catch Me If You Can satisfies in both the sartorial and plot departments

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Holy schnitzel. I just watched Catch Me If You Can and it was awesome. Set in the 1960s, Catch Me If You Can tells the story of real-life con artist Frank Abagnale Jnr; a precocious teen who successfully stole over two and a half million dollars before the age of 20. Among other naughty deeds, he posed as an airline pilot, paediatrician and a lawyer, and faked cheques in 26 different countries. When he was finally arrested, 12 countries sought to extradite him. That’s all kinds of wanted. It’s one of those films that gives you that nagging ‘I wonder if I could do that?’ thought in the back of your head. So good – and yes, I think maybe I could.

Leonardo Dicaprio stars as Frank Abagnale and has the freshest 1960s wardrobe – heavy-frame glasses, three-button sack suits, three-piece James Bond suits, white tuxedos, short sleeve shirts and the best skinny ties tied in tiny forward-poking knots – always accompanied by the crispest of white shirts. The best outfit though, comes at the start of the film. It’s genius in its simplicity – a blue vee neck sweater, white collared shirt, skinny bowtie and grey flannel pants. My jam.


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