Anatomy Of A Classic Outfit: Steve McQueen's Next-Level Beach Style

Be yourself, just with a bit more McQueen

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Steve McQueen: he rode motorbikes, drank beer and looked better in a white t-shirt than perhaps any other man alive (sorry, Marlon Brando).

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This 1968 photo has crossed the menswear world and back again (a few thousand times); encapsulating as it does the actor's breezy ability to make simple items look like they were not just made but conceived with only him in mind.

How to get a little of that magic for yourself? Just hover over the icons below, and then take a look at our two sets of outfit inspiration.


The Looks

Look 1 | Luxury

Trainers, £290, Common Projects; T-shirt, £179, Saint Laurent; Trousers,£165, AMI; Sunglasses, £209, Persol; Watch, £5,450, Rolex

Look 2 | On a bit of a budget

Trainers, £49, Novesta; T-shirt, £60, Levi's Vintage; Trousers, £75, Carhartt; Sunglasses, £79, Monokel; Watch, £79.99, Timex