‘60s style – fancy a go? Then welcome to FHM Vintage and our guide to the looks that defined a decade, along with links to buy the very same look today. Aren’t we good?
1/ Serge Gainsbourg
The word insouciance was born with legendary Gallic crooner Gainsbourg. His laid back attitude to smart dressing meant that he was always impeccably under-dressed, most famously in a white shirt open almost to the waist, double-breasted Mac and flannel trousers. The result was that no matter where he went, stood next to Serge, everyone else looked either over, or under-dressed. Grab the look just so:
Navy mac – Topman £80
White shirt – Jil Sander £160
Wide flannel trousers – Farah
Desert boots – Church’s £265
2/ Michael Caine
Michael Caine is the father of British style and it’s testament to his influence that people still reference his sharp sixties outfits today. The modish suits, the thick rimmed spectacles and the perfectly neat ties, Caine took traditional British tailoring and offered it up to a younger generation of men who realised they’d look much better if they wore a suit. Get involved with the following:
Navy suit – Reiss £395
Blue shirt – Jil Sander at Brown’s £160
Navy tie – M&S £15
Black lace-up shoes – J Jasper Conran at Debenhams £65
Shotgun – optional
Politicians have never come cooler than JFK: stylish world leaders Szarkozy and Obama pale into comparison with old Jack. He could wear a suit with the best of them but on his days off, when he did preppy cool like this, he was effortlessly stylish. Can you even imagine Gordon brown wearing sunglasses, let alone designer ones? No, us neither.
Sunglasses – Persol £189
Beige slacks – Austin Reed £50
Blue t-shirt – Topman £6
Grey wool jumper – Racing Green £50
Shoes – Office £54.99
4/ Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen is mentioned so often in style pages that people are almost sick of him. But let’s not forget why he’s still held in such high esteem. The key was that however good he looked, it always appeared effortless. A crew neck t shirt, a three piece suit, even a brown blazer. The man looked razor sharp and never had to try to try.
Brown blazer – Prada £845
Desert boots – Office 54.99
Roll neck jumper – M&S £39.50
Black twill trousers – Austin Reed £100
Tag Heuer watch – £3,500
5/ Alain Delon
If Serge Gainsbourg was France’s anti-hero then Delon was its heartthrob. Fresh faced, the man could look smooth in a black polo shirt, or sinister/suave in a Mac and fedora: his secret was the relaxed manner in which he wore it. Another Frenchman nailing it in the style stakes and doing what Johnny Depp made his own way before he was even born.
Trench Coat – Burberry £650
Grey trousers – Burton £25
Black tie – Lanvin at Matches £105
Grey Homburg hat – by Locke and Co £199
White shirt – by Boss at Woodhouse £85
Shoes – Hudson £85
6/ Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion legend and sometime party animal, Yves Saint Laurent began his illustrious career designing for Christian Dior. Soon he’d made the leap and started his own eponymous line and quickly conquered the world. We thank him not only for the ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo but also for dressing a bevy of international beauties including; Bianca Jagger, Catherine Deneuve and Laetitia Casta.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Black and Navy Checked Suit Jacket – £385 at Matches Yves Saint
Laurent Dark Tortoiseshell Optical Frames – £152.75 at Select Specs
Vivienne Westwood Block Stripe Shirt – £227
Reiss Freud Navy Trouser – £79
Thomas Pink Navy Skinny Woven Tie – £55
Aspinal of London Navy Silk Pocket Square – £12
Yves Saint Laurent Glazed Oxford Shoe – £410 at Browns
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