The Gentlemen: Susie Glass

The Gentlemen: Susie Glass

This March, on Netflix, an exciting new series by Guy Ritchie premiered. It's a series that extends the world of his 2020 film The Gentlemen onto television. Although the series has the same name, it features brand new characters and plot lines, but it also has the same Guy Ritchie-esque gangster charm many of us know and love from the movie. Take a look at the trailer below (Warning: very strong language).

The series follows the adventures of the aristocratic Horniman family over eight episodes. After the ninth Duke dies, Eddie Horniman (played by Theo James), soldier and second son, is surprised (as is everyone else) to find that he has inherited the title and estate over his feckless older brother Freddy. Shockingly, it's not the only secret that his father has been hiding. Eddie, the newly minted tenth Duke of Halstead, is stunned to discover that his ancient family holdings are being run as a cannabis farm by a large and powerful gangster family headed by Susie Glass (Kaya Scodelario) in her incarcerated father's absence (Ray Winstone). At first, Eddie tries to extricate himself from the arrangement. However, after discovering Freddy is in debt to the tune of eight million pounds to a bunch of different gangsters, Eddie concedes that the unconventional arrangement is his only way forward. Throughout the series, we see the escapades this somewhat ungentlemanly life (and his brother Freddy's antics) lead him into. 

The costumes were curated and designed by LouLou Bontemps (@maisonbontemps). The stories of the Hornimans, Susie Glass, and the other characters are skilfully embedded into each outfit.

Susie Glass (Kaya Scodelario)

Susie Glass is the head of her father's cannabis empire. She is running the show while her father (Bobby Glass) is in prison (an unconventional luxurious prison!). Susie may only be a temporary boss, but she is very much in charge and likes everyone to know it. Throughout the series, Susie humours Eddie into thinking he has a chance of getting the estate back from the clutches of her family. She has no intention of letting go, though, and constantly throws up roadblocks and problems to delay the return of the Manor's grounds. Susie is a strong, intelligent, and assertive woman who knows what she wants; her clothes reflect that. The outfits make a statement and project the impressions that Susie is trying to give at any given moment. Susie's overall style is very 'London' - a mixture of luxury designer pieces and gorgeous vintage clothing. 

We first see Susie as a mysterious stranger at the funeral of the ninth Duke before Eddie and Freddy are aware of her family's business arrangement with the deceased Duke. She wears the appropriate black Loulou studio suit and vintage black floppy hat.

 

 

One of Susie's most iconic looks from the show is the Stella McCartney red velvet suit with its wide legs, oversized jacket, and matching belted shirt. She wears this ensemble during the green Lamborghini scene, and the outfit definitely gives off an aura of "don't mess with me" that is needed in that situation. 

 

 

Another of Susie's iconic looks from the series is the Ralph Lauren grey and black checked overcoat, matching wide-legged trousers, and pointed patent leather heels. Although the outfit gives the impression of a serious businesswoman, Susie adds a touch of jauntiness and fun with a vintage red beret (which appears on several other ensembles).

 

 

Some of Susie's other looks include a vintage Chanel-like boucle pink and white checked jacket with gold buttons, a magenta wool overcoat combined with a blood-red turtleneck, a tweed jacket, matching coat, and flared black trousers, and a red and white checked coat styled with a Chanel-like boucle minidress and bright red boots. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With over fifty outfits, Susie's character definitely received a lot of attention from the styling team. Throughout the series, Susie's style doesn't change. She starts and ends the season as a boss who knows how to wear an outfit to make a statement and assert her power and dominance. 

The Takeaways 

Have you watched The Gentlemen on Netflix? Will you be watching? Keep an eye open for the other character's outfit choices and style evolutions. Would you wear any of the pieces displayed by Susie Glass?

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