Who are the men who set the trends?
Football and rock stars as well as some of the trendiest male movie characters to hit the screen. From the 1940s up to the present, a few movie-icons really stand out.
The following five are amongst the best-dressed men in the movies…
Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair
While Pierce Brosnan stole the show in the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair, Steve McQueen looked equally smashing in the original 1968 version, starring Faye Dunaway.
Nominated for double Academy Awards, McQueen exuded extreme charm and sophistication, dressed in stylish suits befitting a sports enthusiast and executive worth millions. He transitions with ease between casual wear and subtle plaid, pinstripe-suits and waistcoats, similar to those found at Tarocash. McQueen managed to rock the show with his pocket squares, cigars, sunglasses and sports clothes.
Peter Sellers in There’s a Girl in My Soup
In 1970, Peter Sellers continued the tradition of quick-change artist, switching from extraordinary business attire to the trending hip-styles of the era.
In this British comedy, Peter Sellers played opposite Goldie Hawn as the conceited, wealthy, womaniser, Robert Danvers. When Hawn, a straightforward (if not outright blunt) blonde-haired woman from the United States steps into the picture, Danvers (Sellers) falls completely in love. Once she decides to move in a series of events, begin to unfold. In every scene, Peter Sellers appears quite stunning, and as he frequently remarks… even to himself, “My God, but you’re lovely.”
Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca
Casablanca’s Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart in the 1942 movie, wears white with all the charm ever contained in a single suit. Blaine, an expatriate from America, relives a wartime encounter with former lover, Ilsa Lund, played by Ingrid Bergman.
The nature of his business, as a club proprietor in Morocco, requires Bogart to dress for the part. However, the finesse with which Bogart wears formal suits with casual ease is unmatchable, on screen and off.
Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley
Dickie Greenleaf’s style is an eclectic blend of northeastern prep-school charm mixed with relaxed European comfort.
In this 1999 thriller, Jude Law appears perpetually hassle free in his trendy suits, white and print shirts, and casual daywear. Who would not want to steal Dickie’s identity? You would have to ask Tom Ripley about that.
David Niven in The Pink Panther
In the 1963 comedy, The Pink Panther, David Niven comes to life in full Technicolor.
Dressed in the famous mod-styles of the 60s, Niven looks fabulous in burgundy, velvet and bow tie, as well as in stealthy black. Moreover, co-star Peter Sellers wears an assorted, if not comic, collection of styles and costumes from the decade.
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