Suffice to say, we at Berto in Brogues absolutely love FOX’s latest release- Kingsman: The Secret Service. Originally penned as a graphic novel series called “The Secret Service” by the infamous Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, the film directed by Matthew Vaughn of X-Men: First Class fame, follows the adventure of Egsi, a young scallawag unwittingly recruited by Harry Hart aka Galahad into the modern day Knights of the Round table called The Kingsman.
Apart from the all the pop-corn worthy action and espionage cliches (which are all delightfully needed), Kingsman is underlined with the essences of being a Gentleman. In the words of Harry Hart,
“Being a Gentleman has nothing to do with the suit you wear, but being comfortable in your own skin.”
An added bonus are the golden nuggets of haberdashery and over all sophistication that only comes with the quick and sharp humour of British actors.
This scene where Galahad explains to Egsi the difference between Oxfords and Brogues is cheeky and downright entertaining.
But more than the swag, the style and the James Bond homages, the heart of the film lies in the Father-Son, Mentor-Student charm brought to life by Colin Firth and Taron Egerton. A favorite moment (among many) is when Galahad quotes Ernest Hemingway: