Whether you’re still shopping for gifts or have given up on largesse and want something to peruse on these (still many more) cold winter nights, Taschen’s book of William Claxton‘s classic photos of Steve McQueen, republished in October this year, is a beautiful, inspiring thing. Each classic image shows you what and how to wear; from shawl collar cardigans to a stunning ensemble of Barracuta jacket, cashmere sweater and cords all in the softest pastels, Mr McQueen was a very stylish man.
Buy this and you need never look further for style inspiration. Attention to detail minus self consciousness seems an attitude very of the moment given the ongoing trend for classics remade with modern luxury. The book has been flying off the (virtual) shelves but at the time of writing copies are available from SameDay Books or the inevitable Amazon.
By Colin Chapman | December 23rd, 2008