JACKING NEW JACK CITY’S FRESH

New Jack City Fashion

An underrated costume design tour de force.

When people talk about New Jack City the references are fairly consistent: “my brother’s keeper”, “cancel that b*tch, I’ll buy a new one”, Ice Tea’s suss “I want to shoot you so bad my [insert eggplant emoji] is hard”, and of course:

BUT NOBODY TALKS ABOUT HOW THEY SERVED LOOKS IN ALMOST EVERY SCENE. Try it, Google: “New Jack City Fashion” and see how hard it is to come up with some images or articles on the cult classic’s slayage.

Meanwhile, every time I watch the movie I’m too distracted imagining raiding Nino’s closet to even notice Ice Tea’s terrible tough guy act. And I’m not just taking hoodies. I’m taking Nino’s accessories, his suits and maybe even his haircut. 

Here’s proof: 

Check out more of my favorite New Jack City fashion moments below.

A good power suit never goes out of style.

You can’t own too many power suits, and if your closet isn’t filled to the brim with some tailored bright colored ensembles, Nino Brown is the mood board addition you need. Because honestly, a monotone suit is the fastest way to land you on this page.

Also, it helps if you’re a fine chocolate brother a la Wesley Snipes.

How else would you slay this red power suit:

 

new jack city fashion

Are you really your brother’s keeper if you don’t color coordinate?

You’re going to see this pic a couple of times because we have to mention sis’ red jacket with tie front and leggings paired with kitten heels steez. And the pleats on the trousers deserve some attention:

New Jack City Fashion

Check out this orange/green aka pumpkin finesse:

New Jack City

This was clearly a moment for the double-breasted suit…

New Jack City Fashion

But the bigger star is the Nehru double-breasted jacket. GIVE ME THAT!:

New Jack City Fashion

 

So many good hats.

new jack city fashion

New Jack City Fashion

New Jack City Fashion

New Jack City Fashion

The medium single hoop earring.

Not ashamed to admit I own a pair because of this movie.

New Jack City Fashion

New Jack City Fashion

New Jack City Fashion

Making a case for adding more cobalt blue to your wardrobe.

New Jack City Fashion

New Jack City Fashion

 

Take a page out of Uniqua’s book and…

match your outfit to your lingerie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-_7mAOnBCQ

Big shout out to costume designer Bernard Johnson for bringing Nino Brown aesthetic to life.

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