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Jul132017

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Al Pacino, actor

Pacino is that gritty New Yorker—the sideburns, the blow-dried hair, the leather blazers. Whether Pacino was playing a corruption-fighting cop or a junkie or a Mob boss, you knew he’d grown up with these characters in the South Bronx. In 1979 the interviewer Lawrence Grobel found Pacino living in the same shabby three-room apartment he’d occupied for years. “It’s my turf,” he told Grobel. “I really love New York…. From Battery Park right up to Harlem…. I still get out there in the streets.

• A black leather jacket is versatile. Try one with suit pants, or even a white dress shirt and a dark slim tie.
 
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Wednesday
Jul122017

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Jack Nicholson, actor

A few years ago, during one of the Yankees’ late-October playoff runs, Jack Nicholson walked into Manhattan’s Pastis restaurant in the middle of the lunch rush. He was dressed in a Sopranos-grade tracksuit, a stiff Yankees cap, and a pair of black shades. The restaurant froze. Jack made his way through the tightly packed dining room and a table of five blonds whipped their necks around to stare. Without breaking stride, Jack cracked a grin and, in that raspy drawl, asked loud enough for more than a few tables to hear, “Ladies! How we doin’?” It was vintage Jack—pervy enough to appreciate their attention, cocky enough to leave them hanging, and smart enough not to let them interrupt his date with a steak sandwich. Not many of us grow up saying we want to be a heavyset divorcé who started losing his hair in his midthirties. But who wouldn’t want to be Jack? All charisma and swagger, he’s a man beyond clothes, trends, and hairdos. He’s a man, period.

• A denim shirt, just like a pair of jeans, it gets better the more you wear it.

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Tuesday
Jul112017

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The Kennedy's, brothers

After campaigning with Jack and Bobby Kennedy in 1960, in a move to emulate the president, Lyndon Johnson ordered six custom suits from Savile Row tailors Carr, Son & Woor. Typically, LBJ missed the point. Yes, the Kennedys wore expensive tailor-made suits (always dark, always two-button). And sure, they had a fondness for Brooks Brothers oxford shirts and striped ties, and even their casualwear was conservative (preppy staples like crewneck sweaters and cotton khakis). But it wasn’t the clothes that made these men. It was the subtlety and simplicity with which they wore them.

• Tweed jackets carry that Kennedy pedigree, but they look great on everyone. Just pick your favorite one and wear it your way—with khakis, with jeans, with a polo shirt, with a V-neck sweater…

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Monday
Jul102017

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Peter O’Toole, actor
           

If the Academy gave out Oscars for personal style, Peter Seamus O’Toole would surely have snared one for his first major picture, a little project called Lawrence of Arabia. He embodies the roguish gentleman who looks as good crossing the desert on a camel as he does at high tea in his Plaza suite. O’Toole embodies an intersection of styles that might be considered contradictory yet somehow he pulls it off with his characteristic gusto.

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Jul062017

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Charles Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales is lauded for ''proving the point that some men seem to grow into their wardrobe with age''. 

Designer Donatella Versace said of the prince: ''I have an image of what a British gentleman looks like, and that image finds real expression in Prince Charles. He is beyond fashion - he is an archetype of style.''

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