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newman’s own

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paul newman is the man.  the other day someone asked me who my favorite actor was and i said newman.  the sting and cool hand luke are two of my favorite movies of all time.  there’s no doubt he was a hollywood icon, a style icon, and for those of us that can’t rock a duck dynasty-esque beard, he was a beard icon (that is if one can be a beard icon – just go with it).  here are a few of my favorite shots of newman and his beard.  i’ve had newman’s own beard for almost a year now.  i hope it looks half as good as the real thing (my pics not included).

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style icon: michael caine

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who says you can’t wear loafers with a suit?  sure as hell not michael caine.  in fact, i couldn’t find a picture of him not wearing loafers (and few without a cigarette in his mouth).  if you’re a suit-and-tie to work kind of guy, then michael caine is your style muse.  his suits were tailored to perfection by the late great english tailor doug hayward.  hayward tailored his customers suits to savile row standards, but with the relaxed aesthetic of italian design.  caine finished the look with thick rimmed glasses, a thin tie and a cigarette.  it worked as caine is often regarded as one of the most stylish men on and off the silver screen.  and if you haven’t seen caine do work in get carter, do yourself a favor and rent it this weekend.  it’s a classic.

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style icon: john f. kennedy jr.

tomorrow is president’s day.  i got in the spirit last year by posting some great pics of john f. kennedy (you can see them here).  this year i figured i’d keep it in the family and showcase another kennedy: john f. kennedy jr.  yes, i realize he has little to do with president’s day, but he inherited his sense of style from the best dressed president we’ve ever had.  to quote michael bastian from a kempt interview, “he was so good at what he did, how he put himself together.”  i couldn’t agree more.  from his early prep school days to his time living in new york, john john embodied the all american male.  his style was timeless as many of the looks you see in the photos are relevant today.  he was a true style icon.  it’s a damn shame we lost him so young.

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style icon: bob dylan

bob dylan turned 70 last week.  i consider myself lucky that he’s been alive for the 30 years i’ve been living.  i’ve seen him in concert 3 times now which doesn’t sound that impressive, but the circumstances surrounding each show i’ve been to would make a fascinating song.  he is the greatest songwriter of all time.  if you don’t believe me, go pick up a copy of the new rolling stone and read the other music legends discussing his tunes.  i got goosebumps.  not only is he a music icon, but his style – especially the early days – is something to aspire to.  i love the denim and flannels he wore when he was starting out, but my favorite dylan look is the black blazer, skinny jeans, wayfarer sunglasses, and chelsea boots he wore after he plugged in his guitar.  if i was in a band, you would have no problem guessing who i stole my look from.  click the next page to see more pics of the music and style icon.  Continue reading

happy presidents’ day

i had the day off today.  i played golf this morning, had lunch with friends, and then went to the movies by myself.  i’m sure our founding fathers would approve of how i spent my presidents day.  i hope you’re having as good of a day as i’ve had (even if you had to work).

i’m willing to bet 8 out of 10 men’s style bloggers are mentioning something about jfk today and how he’s the most stylish president we’ve ever had.  i’m not going to disagree.  obama is a nice dresser, but jfk is the man when it comes to presidential style – skinny ties, slim-cut charcoal suits for work and ray-bans, rolled-up khakis and oxford shirts for the weekend.  these iconic looks are still relevant in 2011.

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style icon: rachel bilson

i have a bit of a crush on rachel bilson.  i think she’s gorgeous.  it’s not just her physical features, but the way she dresses.  it doesn’t matter what she’s doing, she always looks cool.  i saw her on chelsea lately last night and realized we’re more alike than i could have imagined.  we both love the goonies and fat babies.  that aside, i figured it’d be nice to give my female readers a little something by showcasing the best dressed lady in hollywood.  enjoy.

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style icon: paul newman

i couldn’t decide whether or not to call paul newman a style icon or the coolest guy that ever walked the face of the planet.  newman made casual cool.  i’m not talking oversized sweat pants and hoodies.  i’m talking about fitted jeans and t-shirts.  newman was comfortable in his own skin and probably didn’t think too much about what he looked like to other people.  confidence is king when it comes to style and newman had it.

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style icon: jason schwartzman

i realize it’s a little premature to call jason swartzman a style icon, but the dude knows how to dress.  from skinny ties to perfectly tailored suits to his own rod lavers.  his style seems to be a true reflection of his personality and that’s how it should be.  whenever i think about how i want to dress for the fall, i can’t help but think about last year’s band of outsiders lookbook starring schwartzman.  it’s a nice collection of sweaters, tweed sportscoats, khakis, and boat shoes.  more pics of the actor on the next page. 

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