Dear Costume Department: 'Men in Black 3'


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The last time you really thought about Men in Black, you also had Nelly and the series premiere of The Bachelor on the brain. But in May, after a decade-long, er, sabbatical, the alien ass-kickers are back — this time with a plot that involves time travel to Don Draper’s world and Josh Brolin playing a 28-year-old K (that’s Tommy Lee Jones’s character, in case you’ve somehow forgotten). Here’s what an up-and-coming secret agent should wear to really sell that threequel.

Nothing says world-saving S.O.B. like a perfectly knotted, solid black tie from Band of Outsiders.

Any impeccably well-dressed dude knows that all white shirts are not created equal. This one from Ovadia & Sons is made in the USA from two-ply Italian cotton.

Brooklyn Tailors calls this suit “standard” — it’s handmade from 100% wool with a tw0-button jacket — and that’s just what the job calls for.

In 1969, these fold-up matte black shades from Sunpocket would have been a solid technological innovation.

These Barker Black lace-ups are as serious as K is. The only detailing: the perforated pattern on the toe. And the skull-and-crossbones motif on the sole — you know, for stomping out evil.

There’s bound to be some ginormous extraterrestrial reptile to take out, and this black lizard belt from Seize Sur Vingt speaks of past successes.