Snapshot, 1970: Don’t shoot, Michael!

There are a thousand reasons to vote for the 1971 film ‘Get Carter’ as the best British gangster movie of all time...

We especially like the uniquely casual elegance of Michael Caine: his impeccable dark blue mohair suit (most likely tailored by Douglas Hayward in Mayfair, who also dressed Roger Moore’s James Bond), the large enamel cufflinks, the gold Rolex Oyster Datejust with brown leather strap and, of course, the gun, which appears so threatening on camera – but is never once fired in the film. 

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For a detailed article on the ‘Killer Suit’ worn by Michael Caine in Get Carter, click here. The appropriate Rolex Oyster can be found in the Classic Driver watch market.