Cloos Life Guide: The Greatest Male Style Icons Of All Time
While womenswear trends differ most seasons, men’s trends have always managed to go back to the idea of classic menswear. Throughout the years, there have been always been them who have perfected timeless style like no others. Whether it be their impeccable tailoring, their choice of accessories, or the attitude with which they wore them, some men have just stood out. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your Summer 2020 wardrobe, you have come to the right place – enjoy our top pick greatest male style icons of all time. And what better way to complete the classic gentleman style, than by with a pair of iconic Cloos frames?
Everything about Sean Connery is iconic – from his film roles to that incredibly mimicable voice. But it wasn’t just what he wore that makes Connery one of the greatest style icons in history, it’s also the way he wore it – with grace and that panther-like walk. Today, Connery arguably remains one of the most iconic gentlemen of all time.
Another true style icon is Gregory Peck; a gent that many would consider a legend amongst Hollywood’s finest. Whether on film or off camera, he always had an incredible sense of style.
One thing you have to give Peck credit for is his ability to carry off any style of suit or blazer. The formality of this style of outfit was always given extra cool and Gregory always knew how to carry a suit and not let it carry him.
George Clooney has classic Hollywood good looks, talent and all that, but he has a personal style that is very much his own. Throughout the years, the star has stayed true to his classic style: often wearing Giorgio Armani tuxedos for major events, grey suits with white or black shirts for anything more casual, and jeans and tees for travel.
Businessman and Fiat boss Gianni Agnelli perfected the art of imperfections, bringing his Italian effortlessness to the rest of the world. Famous for his eccentric look, he created his own and original style.
Agnelli's signature brand of choice was the iconic Caraceni, with the typically wide lapels of Italian tailoring, a dapper slim-fit and more often than not, a double breasted jacket. His accessories were always impeccable – with coordinated pocket squares, ties and shirts.
With an acting career that spanned six decades, Paul Newman was beloved by generations of admirers for his iconic style. Throughout his life, Newman would be remarkably consistent in defining his style as sharp yet dressed down.
For instance, he’d roll up his sleeves open his collar and keep his tie on–a knitted one–and managed to pull off the look without appearing sloppy. Of course, it helped that he was fit and good looking, but we can still draw lessons from his approach.