The image of Robert Redford’s upturned collar in Three Days of the Condor is seered into my brain. There are actually two popped collars in Condor.
First – the one on his blazer. I love seeing the contrasting underside of the collar. I was once told that collars on blazers should not be turned up because of the fabric issue, but I think it can look good, depending on the jacket.
He actually starts the film off with a scarf, but it doesn’t last past the first scene, thankfully. Look at how messy this is:
The rest of the film is dominated by the popped pea coat collar. Who needs scarves when you can look like a grad student who is too preoccupied with books to remember accessories? Or like a spy. Or like Robert Redford.
Of course I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Max von Sydow’s clothing. I love the way the brown hat and the square frames and that coat looks downright busy when you see it in action.