How To Dress Like Paul Newman

Deconstructing classic looks in our style icons series

To the young and clueless, Newman today is the man on the salad dressing label. But once, and for a long time, he was a strong candidate for best-looking male movie star, ever. 

Tall, blond, blue-eyed and with the physique of a clothes horse – although none of the vanity – he was so handsome that his work as an actor, like that of sometime co-star Robert Redford, was occasionally unfairly overshadowed.

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As Butch Cassidy, Luke Jackson and Fast Eddie Felson, he embodied anti-establishment cool. In person, he was less maverick outsider than pillar of the community – a philanthropist and family man – which perhaps explains his remarkable ability to make formalwear seem as cool, if not cooler, than the rugged workwear he often wore on screen.