The car in the photos above is not the Hillman Imp, it was very rare to see McGill with another type of car, although it was probably to throw the people who were following him off guard.
The hair is to be styled by Sapphire, who has her own salon called Hair by Sapphire within the City Centre of Hull. She has worked on a number of fashion shoots with me with the results being outstanding and is an ideal hair stylist for a photographer to work with.
I know with these 2 creative artists on board these models are in safe hands.
Through lots of research I have managed to locate the very same suit that McGill wore in many of the episodes, especially on special occasions. The suit is by a 1960's Italian Designer Petrocelli and was purchased from Faconne in the US. To go with this suit are many vintage ties kindly supplied from the US, links are on the Links page of Oten Photography's website. The shirt has a distinctive rounded collar, often called in the 1960's 'penny' collar, this was kindly supplied by The Savile Row Co.
McGill never wore a watch, rings etc., apart from a pair of comedy/tragedy cufflinks. I found these on E-Bay.
Finally, I have added a twist to the sunglasses. The pair that Rob will be wearing are original French Renaulds sunglasses, these are the same make that were used in the opening sequence to the original film (and best) The Italian Job and Johnny Depp wears them in the film The Rum Diaries. I bought mine from Ben Leslie on E-Bay.
My shoot is a juxtaposition between the industrial background and the very stylish suit and evening wear that the models will be wearing, giving the shoot an editorial look.
Last but certainly not least, I would like to give Sharman Towers who runs the MIAS Society a huge thank you, as without her help, expert knowledge and enthusiasm for this re-creation, this labour of love would not of have been possible xx
Photos will be on show on this Blog and O-Ten's website in 2 weeks.
Please check out the MIAS episodes that are available to view on You Tube.
McGill knows how to deal with the bad guys and gals!
Also as a bonus, this series had one of the coolest opening title theme tunes ever!