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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
McQueen was a natty dresser, but a lot of dudes who try to dress like him end up looking like they're trying to dress like Steve McQueen.

Very true. It also helps his cause that the costumes (and they were costumes, as he was after all acting in films) that he wore like shawl collar sweaters and corduroy jackets are right in fashion now.

I say this to take nothing away from Steve McQueen, as I have always been a fan of his work as an actor, but lately he has become the a style icon due to his particular place in acting history. I feel he often did not get his due as an actor, and is associated with a specific time period, because he did not die young (like James Dean) and become some sort of icon, or live to a ripe old age (like Paul Newman) and have a broad body or work, but was stuck somewhere in between.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
Very true. It also helps his cause that the costumes (and they were costumes, as he was after all acting in films) that he wore like shawl collar sweaters and corduroy jackets are right in fashion now.

I say this to take nothing away from Steve McQueen, as I have always been a fan of his work as an actor, but lately he has become the a style icon due to his particular place in acting history. I feel he often did not get his due as an actor, and is associated with a specific time period, because he did not die young (like James Dean) and become some sort of icon, or live to a ripe old age (like Paul Newman) and have a broad body or work, but was stuck somewhere in between.

I retort with my thread.


- B
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
Very true. It also helps his cause that the costumes (and they were costumes, as he was after all acting in films) that he wore like shawl collar sweaters and corduroy jackets are right in fashion now.

The danger is, it looks so wearable. I love shawl-collar sweaters, for example. But I see a lot of guys who borrow too liberally -- as soon as I see Persols and a turtleneck, I'm going to think you're ripping off Steve McQueen.

I'm still not convinced of the turtlenecks and sportcoat pairing, and this is one reason why.
post #19 of 23
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I love shawl-collar sweaters, for example.

My son wore a shawl collar, cable knit sweater today from afternoon until a few minutes ago at our tree trimming party.

He looked rather debonair.


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post #20 of 23
Sounds adorable. I'm wearing a shawl-collar, cable knit aran sweater as I type. But no Persols.
post #21 of 23
I haven't seen Bullit since the it came out, but the only sartorial moment I remember is Robert Vaughn wearing a tan suit with a double breasted waistcoat. Man, he looked slicker than cat shit!
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I retort with my thread.


- B

I actually think this rather supports my point. Everything he is wearing in those great Life photos is in fashion right now - from shawl collars to desert boots to flat front pants to slim ties. These photos would not look out of place in a the latest J Crew catalog.

And again, just to be clear, I say this to take noting away from Steve McQueen - he was a very good actor who had a lot of style, on and off screen.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
McQueen was a natty dresser, but a lot of dudes who try to dress like him end up looking like they're trying to dress like Steve McQueen.

Its definitely true when it comes to his more iconic looks such as the blue turtleneck with the brown blazer. Most of his other looks consisted of very plain classic articles of clothing that almost any person can pull off.
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