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Style special – Dress like the fella from Mad Men, or Steve McQueen, or Bowie, or Wiggins, or just buy a cool spring jacket

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Dress like Steve McQueen – Barbour unveils new range

By Stefano on March 6th, 2013

It is incredible to think that almost 35 years after his sad and premature death that Steve McQueen remains one of the most recognisable and iconic Hollywood stars.

Barbour certainly thinks McQueen is a legend. The British brand has been adding to its McQueen inspired range.

In keeping with McQueen’s on (and off) screen persona it is tough clothing that you’d expect to wear as you hare round the Mojave desert on a bike.

How this translate to waiting at a bus stop in Romford remains to be seen, but hey we can all aspire.

It is, as you’d expect from Barbour, high quality clobber made from tough durable materials. Some of the items are distressed to accentuate that tough guy look. You can make your own minds up about these.

There are however a few less expensive items that might appeal to film buffs. Here’s a selection,but you can see whole load more here.

Grand Prix T shirt £34.95

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McQueen was obsessed with motor sport and this rather cool retro T shirt celebrates his passion.

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Make like Steve McQueen in a short-sleeved sweatshirt

By cchapman on June 30th, 2009

Nom_de_Guerre.jpgIt may seem crazy to suggest wearing something as warm as a sweatshirt given the recent heat spell, but cooler days will come again, they will. Ever iconic, Steve McQueen popularised the short-sleeved sweatshirt in The Great Escape. Perfect for breezier days when you can stand a bit of arm chill but want to feel hugged, a short sleeved sweatshirt is a great item. Customise your own (Uniqlo sell quality, slim fitting versions) by cutting the sleeves off, or consider this more ‘finished’ version by Nom de Guerre from OkiNi. This is a macho look best worn with a throbbing motorcycle between your thighs. At least, wear with chunky boots and faded jeans.

Nom de Guerre ‘training sweater’ at OkiNi, in sale at £84

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Give the gift of inspiration: Steve McQueen by William Claxton

By Colin Chapman on December 23rd, 2008

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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.


Puma leopard print high tops

By admin on February 28th, 2008


There’s been a bit of a Puma overload at
Brandish lately, so I solemnly promise that this will be the last post on
anything involving Puma. Until the next one, which could be tomorrow. Hey, they
don’t say people in fashion are fickle just for alliteration purposes.

Before we go on this Puma strike, we
thought we’d show you these leopard
print high tops
, which are amazing for three reasons. 1 – they’re leopard
print; 2 – they’re purple; 3 – They’re £40. If that’s not enough to get you
dribbling over your computer, then you’re dead inside.

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