Thursday, June 14, 2012

McQueen (II): One name, two lives

Steve McQueen is for many one of the best actors in modern cinema history.
But he wasn't called "The King of Cool" for nothing.
With a combination of "farm boy and street tough" as described by his wife Barbara, his rebellious attitude was inspiring and sometimes misunderstood.
He had a classic American style, wearing slim-cut tailored suits, zip-up windbreakers, khakis, button-downs V-neck sweaters and shawl-collar cardigans, worn in a very masculine way.
And his passion about motorcycles and racing cars also influenced his style: leather jacket, gloves, boots and of course denim are also the type of clothing we are used to see in pictures.
Brands like Rolex named a watch after him - The Steve McQueen Explorer.
 Iconic sunglasses company Persol has a special collection named after him.
His anti-hero persona and tormented life made an impact that won't be erased easily.


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