Okay, so not necessarily JUST Tommy Vercetti here — I’ll cover Lance Vance in this post too! I am a huge fan of everything about the sun-soaked, neon-coated streets and beaches of the titular town in Rockstar Games’ 2002 hit Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and everything that comes along with it. This game has been in my top ten favorites since the original release (and I’m still deciding which one comes out on top for me between this one and GTAV — WHY NOT BOTH?) and Tommy Vercetti (voiced by Ray Liotta) has always been a favorite protagonist of mine. From his snark to his special Miami Vice City swagger, I just couldn’t resist a post relating to him somehow. I MEAN, LOOK AT THAT SHIRT. And look at only a few of the other things you can dress him in, come on.
Anyways, besides loving GTA:VC and Tommy, I am a pretty big fan of the 80’s, so finding looks for this post was right up my alley and I had an absolute blast doing it. In fact, I had such a blast doing it that I feel like the SPELLS category here at Equipped Inventory will have a couple more Vice City related posts as we get closer to the summer!
|I had to find some patterns, of course, since Tommy’s default outfit is The Best Shirt Ever. And I couldn’t resist the Balenciaga jacket there either, due to its Members Only vibe.|
|Two of my favorite outfits to put Tommy in were his pinstripe suit and his fabulous burgundy tracksuit so of course I had to find some outfits that reminded me of those somewhat. I also needed to bring in shoulderpads because what is 80’s fashion without giant shoulders?|
Besides Tommy (I KNOW THIS POST IS TITLED TOMMY BUT I COULDN’T RESIST), I wanted to make sure I spread the 80’s runway love to other GTA:VC characters so Lance Vance (THE LANCE VANCE DANCE) will be covered here as well. Of course, this is all just making me want to play the game again so maybe that’s on the horizon. It has been a good while since it’s been in my life.
Above and below you’ll see some Lance looks. His light suits are almost as iconic as his dance and almost as memorable as the stunts he pulls in the game. (I still loved him, no matter what. I couldn’t help it.)
Look forward to more Vice City SPELLS posts in the near future featuring Mercedes, Vice City citizens and perhaps Phil Cassidy, if I’m feeling particularly ridiculous!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I might go dig out my Playstation 2 and cruise around to the beautiful sounds of my favorite Vice City radio stations — Wave 103 & Fever 105. (I also cannot resist the ~smooth charm~ of Fernando on Emotion 98.3 WHO COULD RESIST THAT, THOUGH????)