Today we are taking a trip down memory lane and looking for style inspiration from some of the best dressed men in Hollywood.
Who can forget Clark Gable’s performance as Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind? You might be put off by the old fashioned overacting. Let’s not mention the movie running time (a mere three hours and fifty eight minutes). But, the classic fashions are a treasure trove of inspiration for the modern stylish gent.
No one else could come close to Gable’s performance in this epic civil war drama. It was the highest earning film for twenty five years. If adjusted for inflation, it remains the most successful film in box office history. Rhett Butler was a scoundrel and a womanizer, but impeccably dressed. His signature look includes waistcoat, pinned cravat and top hat. Oily moustache optional.
He’s a cinematic legend, the first African American actor to win the Best Actor Oscar. Known for his range, penetrating stare and gentlemanly demeanor, Poitier remains an inspiration to thousands of actors today. He starred in many classics including To Sir With Love, In The Heat Of The Night and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?
He was a star on screen and one of Hollywood’s best dressed men, sporting a classic style that can easily be emulated today. With sharp tailoring, natural fabrics and crisp shirts, his look was always elegant and refined.
Old Blue Eyes was unforgettable for his voice and his screen presence. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for From Here To Eternity and is responsible for many classic songs such as New York New York and My Way. (You’ve probably drunkenly sung a song or two by Sinatra – who hasn’t?)
His style was classic Hollywood – he was famous for his meticulous approach to his presentation. His classic look was a tuxedo with a perfectly folded pocket square, with the shirt cuff extending half an inch beyond the sleeve. And of course, Sinatra was often captured wearing his iconic fedora hat.