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STYLE HEROS: STEVE MCQUEEN - 3 CLASSIC LOOKS YOU CAN PULL OFF TODAY
Dubbed the ‘King of Cool’ for good reason, Steve McQueen embodied a calmness and unhurried nature that defined being 30 plus post war. He exuded a poise and toughness that was backed up in his choice of clothing both off and on set. Steve, we salute you!
Here we have had a crack at three everyday looks that Steve McQueen breathed some real life into.
1. THE ARAN JUMPER
You can achieve this classic casual McQueen look without having to shout at a single film producer. Hand loomed in Cork from 100% merino wool; our timeless Aran jumpers will outlast every item in your wardrobe and probably your wardrobe itself. This is due to sturdy, traditional construction and thanks to Mr McQueen it is scientifically impossible for them to go out of fashion.
You can complete this effortlessly cool and comfortable look with a tweed baseball cap and a Romeo y Julieta cigar if you are so inclined.
2. THE POLO NECK & TWEED JACKET
The particular cinematic masterpiece that is Bullit saw him combining a tweed jacket and navy polo neck to great effect, inspiring men in their thousands to update their smart-casual look (and do Steve McQueen impressions in the mirror. Not me, guvna).
The combination of rustic, woven tweed and smooth merino wool is a casual, cool look that comes with a certain gravitas; Oxford dons have known this for years. At Trouser Towers we have recently updated our merino knitwear to include 9 new colours in 6 styles, well worth a look.
3. DOUBLE DENIM: DO YOU DARE?
Steve McQueen was a staunch advocate of ‘the double Ds’. The look that dare not speak its name is enjoying an unabashed renaissance of late, with A-listers of all denominations getting in on the act. If I’m honest it never went out for me.
And it’s not just a paparazzi-courting look for bonkers celebrities. Well-dressed but publicity shy chaps such as Daniel Craig have been embracing ‘the full denim monty’ with great success, without so much as a muted scoff from the fashionistas. Besides, what should be so stylistically immoral about matching a well-fitting denim shirt with a comfortable pair of jeans?
I’m with you, Daniel.