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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Impressive thread resurrection. Since he's been discussed as of late, I'll nominate Bryan Ferry as one of the kings of cool/ sultans of suave. If love is the drug, he is the kingpin.
     
  2. dbc

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    For smart:
    Pierce Brosnan as James Bond


    For casual:
    Tyler Brule
    Jefferson Hack
    Hidetoshi Nakata
     
  3. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    To be honest, I think my sister and her boyfriends were my earliest role models. But I also remember as a kid enjoying some of the clothes on late '70s and 80's TV shows, like The Lone Ranger, Bonanza, Hogan's Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Magnum PI, Remington Steele, CHIPs, 21 Jump St, it's spin-off Booker (?), etc.

    My SF icons include:
    the young Vox, the black-and-white, dressed by his father's valet version,
    the post-Bush years Manton,
    iammatt, well, really his London Lounge incarnation,
    and the whole San Francisco and Hong Kong crews.
     
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  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Luciano Barbera. God I miss his clothing line.
     
  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Luciano Barbera. God I miss his clothing line.

    They don't sell LB anymore in the Bay area?


    - B
     
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    Bond. James Bond.

    EZ
     
  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They don't sell LB anymore in the Bay area?


    - B


    Just a few pieces. The few that are at Wilkes or Neimans (the SF store is apparently the only one left in the US that carries it, or so the SA at Neimans had told me) are all very full cut and miss the sparkle that was in the line only a few years ago. Does Bergdorf even sell anything more than a few items these days?
     
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    James Cagney is a great example of how to wear classic clothes like double breasted three-piece suits with ease.

    David Niven for how to wear clothes with class.

    Yul Brynner as a man whose clothes were the perfect background - always appropriate but never conspicuous. Brynner turned what would have otherwise been a weakness - baldness - into a strength.

    Henry Silva, the character actor who was always perfectly turned out in any of his roles.

    Ronald Reagan - I read that Reagan was so conscious of how a suit appeared that he'd take off his suit pants and put on jogging pants while still wearing the rest of his suit during flights on Air Force 1 so that his pants would still have a sharp crease for when he arrived wherever he was going. Apparently it drove Nancy crazy [​IMG] Even when Reagan was on his ranch clearing brush, he still looked the part. The man never had a sour note, brown suits and all.
     
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    Alain Delon in Borsalino, Le Samourai and Melodie en sous sol with Jean Gabin...
     
  15. G. Mann

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    Among the old- school movie stars, I always thought Gary Cooper had it goin' on.

    Cheers,
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    you're my hero for citing Dirk Bogarde
     
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    Gianni "L'Avvocato" Agnelli, hands down.

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    Miles and Bill, off the top of my head.

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    Andy Bernard. Cold rockin' the Trad.

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    The irony of course is that Alain Delon in Le Samourai was imitating Humphrey Bogart. There's nothing new under the Sun.
     

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