Your style icons

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RainCityClotheshound, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. ang_kangkong

    ang_kangkong Senior member

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    Maybe this guy's too young, but Igby in "Igby Goes Down".

    I like Ralph Lauren himself.

    I knew this Japanese cat who knew karate, taught himself (and now teaches) Muay Thai kickboxing and dressed pretty cool. Loose jeans cuffed (he wore Evisus way back in the day) chain wallet, tight-ish shirt and or tank top. Either high top sneaks or boots. I thought it was hella cool.
     
  2. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Role models are important. Nevertheless, I've sought to develop and contiune to develop my own style. My biggest influence has been the texture and feel of the fabrics of a given style. The personality of the "icons" override and color the garments so much that they are no help to making my own choices. I guess it's the researcher in me that wants to rule out the biases with a double-blind method.
     
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    ok, here are my style icons...

    1. cary grant
    2. Nick Charles
    3. Bond, by connery and brosnan only (no 70's hipsters..)


    Excellent. I will add...

    Hecule Poirot
    Pierce Brosnan in Thomas Crowne
    Dean Martin

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  4. jpeirpont

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    Ralph Ellison and Prince Charles are the only two that come to mind right now. Though I'm sure there are others.
     
  5. aarghh

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    Jimmy Stewart - "Rope", anyone?
    James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, et al.
    Alain Delon
    Sidney Poitier
    Duke Ellington
    Charlie Watts

    Fictional:
    Lord Peter Wimsey
    John Steed (The Avengers)
    Archie Goodwin (from the Nero Wolfe books)
     
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    Anyone think of Tom Cruise in his movies. I personally like his clothes in Eyes Wide Shut (overcoats and suits); Top Gun (aviators and flight jackets).


    I am still partial to that suit from Collateral. When I have a son, I will take him to shop in the very same boys department where that came from [​IMG]. And his streetwear in MI III and War of the Worlds.
     
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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned David Letterman. Style icon, maybe not, but he sure does have some pretty suits. I also really do like PB in any Bond movie or the Thomas Crowne Affair. I also have to say that, while I don't always like the shirts, I really do like Ari Gold's suits, ties and shoes on Entourage. Maybe if I dressed like that I could be just as big a prick and get away with it [​IMG].
     
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    acidboy Senior member

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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned David Letterman. Style icon, maybe not, but he sure does have some pretty suits. I also really do like PB in any Bond movie or the Thomas Crowne Affair. I also have to say that, while I don't always like the shirts, I really do like Ari Gold's suits, ties and shoes on Entourage. Maybe if I dressed like that I could be just as big a prick and get away with it [​IMG].

    but he wears white socks! [​IMG]
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    johnny, on the other hand....
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  9. wilson brother

    wilson brother Senior member

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    fred astaire
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    the rat pack
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    david niven
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    springsteen
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    redford
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    and newman
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    You like American style too [​IMG]..but don't forget this California guy-

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    I seem to recall that someone here or at AAAC once paid tribute in this vein to Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and I would certainly second that. Peter Davison as Tristan Farnon looked smashing too.

    I have elsewhere tipped my hat to Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko, despite the odiousness of the character's character.

    So many male stars of the Old Hollywood always had style -- Joel McCrea, Alan Ladd. Watch Kiss Me Deadly for Ralph Meeker looking great as Mike Hammer -- pocket squares, French cuffs, great shoes, a stylish lightweight topcoat in the opening scene. Va-va-voom!

    Among fictional characters, Jay Gatz in The Great Gatsby, and clotheshorse FBI agent Kemper Boyd in James Ellroy's American Tabloid (J. Edgar Hoover to Boyd: "There have been times when I wondered how your salary could sustain your wardrobe").

    A number of college basketball coaches dress really well. Billy Donovan of the University of Florida is classic in the sleek Italian mode. Jay Wright of Villanova favors a more detailed "bond trader" look, as I do.

    I'm sure I'll think of others.
     
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    topbroker Senior member

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    I'm sure I'll think of others.

    Golfer Payne Stewart; he's near the top of the list. He wore his plus-fours with real elan.

    Sinatra, of course!

    Newsman Anderson Cooper (whom I'm often told I resemble). Singer Chris Isaak.

    For a local Wisconsin icon, there's Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce. Note the horizontal-striped shirt with white collar in the first photo. Thumbs up!
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  12. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    For a local Wisconsin icon, there's Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce. Note the horizontal-striped shirt with white collar in the first photo. Thumbs up!

    You trying to land the Chamber's investment account or something? [​IMG]

    P.S. Isn't the whole horizontal-striped shirt kind of dated? (80's, Gordon Gecko)
     
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    topbroker Senior member

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    You trying to land the Chamber's investment account or something? [​IMG]

    Nah, I just think it's cool for a chamber executive to be looking sharp. I admire that. Chamber execs deal with lots of people and send a continual message about the market they represent. Sheehy is often cited as one of the best-dressed guys in Milwaukee and in Wisconsin -- he's not a dowdy Midwesterner, and that really can affect how our business scene is viewed.

    I have discussed this in other threads recently, but I (and some others) are still partial to the look. "Dated" is a limited concept in Wisconsin anyway; since we're not cutting-edge and there's not much sartorial judgmentalism, you can stand out by wearing well whatever you happen to wear well, not some look that's been deemed "in" (for the next five minutes) by the arbiters of style.

    So you can incorporate a bit of Gekko here without being in the least dated. Let's do the time warp again.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I like John Dean circa Watergate. He looks like a suave prison warden who would insititute cruel & unusual tortures.
     
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    Chairman Kaga- Who made his outfits?
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