How to Dress Like the Blues Brothers

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Released in 1980, cult classic "The Blues Brothers" tells the story of Jake and Elwood Blues, who set out to save an orphanage after being released from prison. Thanks to the simple clothes worn by Jake and Elwood, replicating their look is simple. Start with a fitted black suit, a white dress shirt and a skinny black tie; finish with a pair of black boots or black-and-white wingtip shoes.

Jake and Elwood's Accessories

No Blues Brothers-inspired ensemble is complete without a black fedora and a pair of Wayfarer-style sunglasses. Both brothers sport gold digital watches, while Jake wears a black belt. Complete your ensemble by writing the name of Elwood or Jake across your knuckles, with one letter on each finger, and wear gold rings on either pinkie. Put a harmonica in your pocket for impromptu jams, and harness the spirit of the movie.


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Hallie Engel is a food and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in several international publications. She served as a restaurant critic for "Time Out Abu Dhabi" and "Time Out Amsterdam" and has also written about food culture in the United Arab Emirates for "M Magazine." She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and film studies from University of Amsterdam.

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