Samuel L. Jackson: Armani makes me stand out
Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Richard Gere and Liam Neeson explain why they are such huge Armani fans.
The actor is often dubbed the coolest man in cinema, and his outfit choices off camera only further his cool credentials.
Samuel can't take all the credit though, owing some of his best looks to Giorgio Armani.
"Amazingly enough, one of the first things I got from him to wear to an Academy Awards presentation was a violet dinner jacket. Everybody was like, 'Really?' But he made it, and I wore it, and it was a hit. I don't look like your average penguin at red-carpet events. I stand out from the crowd, and Armani allows me to be a unique individual," Samuel told Details.
A host of A-list men were rounded up by the magazine to share their Armani anecdotes, as the brand celebrates 40 years in fashion.
Giorgio is the go to designer for both men and women in the industry, as well a prolific contributor to some of Hollywood's greatest films. He provided clothes for American Gigolo, The Untouchables and Inglourious Basterds, and many stars have declared their unwavering loyalty to Giorgio's suits.
"I always wear his stuff at every awards show I go to. It's a standard thing for me, wearing his tuxedos," Robert De Niro stated.
"The reality is, I don't think I've ever worn a tuxedo that isn't his. And certainly other people have asked me to. But I have a sense of great loyalty. If I'm going to wear a tuxedo, it's going to be his," added Richard Gere.
"I'm loyal to him, and it's not just because of his generosity. I just think he's the f**king best, really," smiled Liam Neeson.
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