The "John Wick 2" Suit

Like the all black custom suit featured in John Wick 2? 

In the follow-up sequel to the hit Keanu Reeves film "John Wick", the title character's costume wardrobe receives a bit more attention than what's typically offered to men's suits on celluloid.

Wick's visit to the tailor is exaggerated (you'd be hard-pressed to find a tailor to rush your order of two suits overnight), but the all black 3-piece suits worn by him actually offers good guidelines if you're looking to achieve a similar outfit:

The color of the "black" suits worn by Wick actually varies quite a bit throughout the film. Some of this is due to lighting, but looking over production stills and promotional photos, the fabric used seems to either be regular "black" or shades of extremely dark charcoal. The weaves typically look like a plain weave (i.e., twill) and not one that would be reflective (i.e., sharkskin, herringbone). 

We would recommend either a black twill from Vitale Barberis Canonico or one of Ermenegildo Zegna's newly developed Deep Black fabrics, which are dyed using a new process to achieve an even darker shade of black. After an exceptional drape? Perhaps consider Loro Piana's Winter Tasmanian Super 150s in a 340-gram weight. 

John Wick also has a few preferences for his suits, asking for 2-button fronts, tapered trousers and body-armor liners (which wouldn't be very breathable and probably quite stiff to wear in reality).

John Wick wears both black and charcoal suits that feature both slim notch and regular notch lapels with monochromatic clothing underneath.

John Wick wears both black and charcoal suits that feature both slim notch and regular notch lapels with monochromatic clothing underneath.

Other noticeable details include full pickstitching, flap pockets, dual rear vents and slimmer lapels. On the trousers, no cuffs are worn. And while Wick wears a belt with his 3-piece suit, we typically would forgo the belt in favor of side-adjuster straps for a cleaner look.  

John Wick's vest as part of his 3-piece suit varies in a few details. The photo above features a waistcoat with lapels. Other production photos show him wearing vest without lapels with the number of buttons ranging between 4 and 6. Regardless, the vest fits close to the chest and uses the same dark black buttons as his suit. 

To complete the look of John Wick's outfit, stick to monochromatic tones -- notice his black silk necktie and grey dress shirt (with a collar bar, no less). And, of course, black shoes would be the only appropriate choice with an all-black suit.