I've seen plenty of photos of Brad Pitt's lounge lizard look (and Matt Damon's prep version of it) in Ocean's Thirteen, the new movie from Warner Brothers. But costume designer Louise Frogley's best work was done for Al Pacino, the inheritor of the overdressed mantle from Carl Reiner, who wore it in Ocean's Twelve.
Pacino, who plays the evil casino head, is clad head to toe in Battaglia, apparently a personal favorite of his. There's a lot to like about his clothes, or there would be if he wore each piece separately. Pinstriped suits are powerful day wear by themselves. Adding a white collared shirt is risky but doable. A paisley tie and silk square put it over the top even though they are interesting pieces that bring their own colors while relating well to what's already there. Changing the silk square for plain white linen would help a lot.
In the second photo, Pacino's fuschia silk necktie would have been better worn with a blazer at a Sunday afternoon garden party. I believe this scene takes place in the evening, and a solid navy worsted would let him get away with wearing a silk square if he toned the ensemble down a couple of steps. As it his, his clothes compete with the ladies to each side of him. The women win going away.
Some critics have said that the Ocean’s series has had more influence on menswear than any movie since The Godfather. I'm afraid that most of that influence has been for the bad - Pitt sets gangster dress back twenty years - but Pacino is not the principal problem. Here his necktie is once again nicely coordinated, picking up the stripe in his shirt, in an unfortunate color and paired with a flashy square that's too similar. You could wear it, but you shouldn't want to.