The unintentional cold war between Mars and Venus is a constant that can never die down. So if women can strut the streets in head turning attire and set statements, can men be far behind? Here are 10 men who have been and will be forever associated with the term ‘style icon’.
Before you roll your eyes at this predictable addition, let’s just say McQueen has totally earned it! It has never been about what he wore but how he wore it. Enough said.
A celebrated graffiti artist in the 80s, Basquiat managed to create massive waves on the fashion front as well. He modeled for a Japanese label and partnered with Andy Warhol among a number of other achievements. Basquiat had a rather quaint desire of always wearing expensive suits while creating his masterpieces.
Really? Do we even need to explain why Balenciaga is one of history’s most celebrated male icons? The flag bearer of the double-breasted, sharp and tailored suit, Balenciage brought monochrome dressing in the spotlight.
Did you just go “What?! This guy?” We had our doubts as well but Google Images was more than happy to correct our misconception. And no we’re not just biased because The Notebook made us feel things we didn’t even know existed but simply because the man knows how to dress up.
not just a pretty face, James Dean was a known rebel of his time who impacted minds in more ways than one. Not just was he a superbly convincing actor but also an outright trend setter.
There is nothing on the face of his planet that is coller than salt and pepper hair and an impeccable sense of dressing. Nickelson Wooster is living proof of just that. Those bold tattoos (at all the right places) add just about enough oomph to the entire package.
Can you come with even one name that could’ve walked off as Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Edward Scissorhands or The Mad Hatter and look half as comfortable in his skin and convincible? That is simply because Johnny Depp carries off all his looks with the utmost panache be it unkempt dreadlocks, pale white skin or even a simple jeans and T!
Giovanni ‘Gianni’ Agnelli
A business tycoon who ruled the Italian subcontinent’s economy for almost 3 decades, Agnelli was admired as much for his style as he was for his business sense. A few of his signature styles included deliberately leaving his tie crooked and tucking his sleeve below the watch.
The 3rd Baron Glenconner, Lord Glenconner was a Scottish aristocrat known for his ways of ‘having fun’. These included buying islands and turning them into a “multimillionaires’ playground”. Glenconner dressed up in fresh and bright hues and often accessorized with wide-brimmed hats. The fact that his off-beat style statements totally worked (even in the 80s!) – earns him a spot as a fashion icon.
You know a person knows his wardrobe when he refuses to be styled even for a photoshoot and instead go by his own taste. Say hello to Terence Stamp, one of the best dressed in London who also happens to be renowned Mayfair tailor Doug Hayward’s earliest clients.