This morning we were alerted to a sportcoat made for Cary Grant in “Monkey Business” for the scene in which a youth serum gives the 48-year-old Grant the tastes and behavior of a college student. The jacket, currently for sale from a movie memorabilia company, did not make it into the film. It was made by Carroll & Co. of Beverly Hills, LA’s longstanding outpost of traditional clothing.
The jacket is a kind of hybrid jacket combining Ivy elements with characteristics of jackets Grant wore at the time. It has soft shoulder lines, three-button stance and a hook vent, combined with darts and a ticket pocket.
It’s similar to a jacket Grant wears in “People Will Talk,” subject of one of Ivy Style’s earliest posts, and in “Monkey Business” Grant also wears the three-button jacket with the bottom two buttons fastened.
The sportcoat will set you back $8,000, but the spring it will put in your step will be priceless. “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant,” Grant once famously said. “Even I want to be Cary Grant.” — CC