Category Archives: Icons

Happy Birthday, Monsieur Gainsbourg

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Popping with Paul Newman

To pop or not, that is the eternal collar question. Answered here with verve and style by GiltMANual, and illustrated above by the great Paul Newman – fishing in the Florida Keys in 1967, and therefore perfectly entitled to protect … Continue reading

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Courtesy Driven James Dean, Steve McQueen, Bryan Ferry, Duncan Quinn, supermodels, vintage Ducatis, and the new Aston Martin – at long last, a truly stylish, well-designed and curated car site – edited by yours truly, from the gents at UrbanDaddy. … Continue reading

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The Michael Caine Guide to Style, Part I

The proper accessory for a trench coat is not an umbrella; it’s a revolver. (Happy birthday, Sir Michael)

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Fall Preview: The John Wayne Book

In the throes of True Grit fever John Wayne’s estate has just inked a deal with powerHouse to publish the first-ever authorized John Wayne photo book for release this fall. Combining never-before-seen photographs culled from the family’s vast personal archives … Continue reading

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Must Have: Steve McQueen’s 1970 Porsche 911S

© Darin Schnabel 2011, courtesy RM Auctions The King of Cool’s 1970 Porsche 911S from Le Mans is crossing the block this August under the aegis of RM Auctions. Time to take out a second mortgage on the mansion. Read … Continue reading

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Must Have: Ernest Hemingway’s .577 Westley Richards Nitro Express

The author’s safari rifle is up for auction in Maine. UPDATE: It sold for $340,000.

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Clothes Shopping with the King of Cool

Steve McQueen gets fitted for a dinner jacket, Beverly Hills, 1962.

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Kind of Blue

Jackie and JFK at the America’s Cup, Newport 1962.

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Dolce Vita Style

The incomparable Marcello Mastroianni.

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