The Ipcress Style

One of the highlights of 2021 for Mason & Sons was the invitation to help create the wardrobe for the leading men in the remake of the 1965 British espionage film The Ipcress File.

Michael Caine as Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File (1965)

The globally renowned Len Deighton novel The Ipcress File, the first in the Harry Palmer series, has been adapted by Oscar® nominated and BAFTA award winning writer John Hodge into a six-part television series, directed by Emmy® award-winner James Watkins and produced by Altitude Television for ITV.

Joe Cole in Barleycorn tweed jacket and custom knitwear

This new high-octane thriller stars Joe Cole (Gangs of London, Peaky Blinders), as the iconic spy Harry Palmer, alongside Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody, Murder on the Orient Express), BAFTA award winning actor Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Bird Box) and Ashley Thomas (Them, Top Boy, Salvation).

Tom Hollander in bespoke three-piece gaberdine suit 

The Ipcress File is a cinematic rollercoaster of twists and turns set in the 1960s amid the highly charged atmosphere of the Cold War as it rages between the West and East.

Joe Cole wearing trademark Harry Palmer raglan sleeve raincoat

The Harry Palmer character is a bundle of contradictions, even to himself. Son of a dockyard labourer, first-class degree in Maths, heroic conscript teenage soldier turned amoral West Berlin black-market hustler, a loving husband and aspiring divorcee, proudly working class but socially mobile. And now, to his surprise, a spy.

Tom Hollander wearing bespoke pinstripes and Chesterfield coat

Tom Hollander plays the role of William Dalby. Survivor of a prison camp in Japan and witness to the Nagasaki bombing, Dalby – Harry’s boss – is founder and chief of a new intelligence agency. Rival agencies would like his budget and his cutting-edge computer, but even with that, they would never match the sharpness of his mind.

The Ipcress File trailer

Mason & Sons would like to thank the wonderful costume designer Keith Madden for offering the opportunity to contribute to the wardrobe of such a stylish series.

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