Some men will always be style icons – men like James Dean, Steve McQueen and Sean Connery’s Bond. Channelling some of these fashion heroes is a great way to spruce up your own style.
We challenged four stylish gents to do just that – recreating their favourite looks using pieces from the Samuel Windsor collection. The results, we think you’ll agree, are truly iconic.
Styling a traditional fisherman’s jumper, Gary from Norton of Morton shows how this classic piece has been worn by a plethora of style heroes.
With side-by-side shots, Gary modelled our dark green Aran knit in homage to Elvis Presley, Ferris Bueller and Steve McQueen. But our personal favourite has to be his Marilyn Monroe tribute.
Gary says: “Hopefully I’ve demonstrated how thoroughly classic a cable-knit sweater really is, with or without brassiere.” Indeed you did, Gary!
For dad blogger Tom Briggs, looking the part of the bewildered Arthur Dent from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meant one thing: mismatched pyjamas. Tom recreated the look by pairing our blue poplin trousers with a navy dressing gown and classic white undershirt.
He comments: “There’s a strange sense of cool about embarking on such mind-bending adventures in loungewear. And, even though he’s a reluctant and often bewildered central protagonist, I think he owns the look.”
As do you, Tom!
Channelling the effortlessly stylish James Dean, blogger Jack rocked the casual look as he strolled around Dublin’s city centre in our stone Harrington jacket.
With his own twist on this classic outfit, Jack switched out Dean’s trademark white tee for a warmer black roll-neck more appropriate in the biting Dublin wind.
Jack says: “I’d like to think of my interpretation as a modern day twist on his sense of style… taking inspiration and putting your own twist on it is how fashion evolves.”
Bringing us back to the modern day, dad blogger Cal-I channelled Idris Elba, will.i.am and PJ Morton for the Music, Football, Fatherhood blog.
He’s very happy with the results, too: “I’ve added some great new garments to my wardrobe which will help me to look the part during the next school run, or gig – of course!”
Have you been inspired to recreate your style icon’s looks? We’d love to see the results – do share them over on our Facebook page.