In Brett Easton Ellis’s satire American Psycho, protagonist Patrick Bateman dresses expensively and impeccably. His watch is a Rolex, his glasses are Oliver People’s, and his suits are Valentino. When Mary Harron was working her 2000 film adaptation starring Christian Bale, Bateman’s meticulously listed brand names caused a few problems. Household labels like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren refused to lend clothing for the film. Other brands, like Rolex and Cerruti, were more specific: every character could wear a Rolex but Bateman; Bateman could wear Cerruti suits except during murder scenes.
Over the last 16-odd years, however, Bateman has become a fashion icon and to coincide with debut of American Psycho the musical, which officially opens this week on Broadway, luxury menswear site Mr. Porter, the official men’s wardrobe partner for the production, has a specially curated “Dress like Mr. Patrick Bateman” section. We’re particularly fond of the above Saint Laurent striped cashmere sweater, which brings Bateman-chic into the 21st century. Priced at $990 and available online at Mr Porter.
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