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Brian Edward Millett

Where all things beautiful collide

As I continue men’s week talking about style and fashion, I can’t forget to mention some of the men that are the reason we dress the way we do today.  Here are some of the men (mostly deceased) that set the trends in their day, and created classics that have become the staples of our wardrobes.

The Duke of Windsor with one of his pugs

Duke of Windsor

The Duke was stylish in every way, from his wardrobe to the stunning homes he shared with the Duchess.  He was bold in his mix of patterns and is the reason we tie our ties in a windsor knot and wear windsor plaids.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was the most dapper of Presidents, but it was when he was doing one of his favorite activities, yachting, that I gleaned most of my fashion inspiration.  Boat shoes, crewneck sweaters and khakis…all classics.

Cary Grant

Cary Grant

Cary Grant was a style powerhouse on and off screen, but it was his roles in Alfred Hitchcock films like To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest (above) that he was at his best.

Sean Connery

Sean Connery

My favorite 007 Sean Connery is the only one on this list that’s still kicking.  Always in a perfectly tailored suit and perfectly engineered automobile.

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Maybe the only man that can get away with wearing a trench coat and hat that doesn’t look ridiculous or creepy.

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

A dancing legend, and a legend in style.  I wish I could pull off a hat like that!

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Old Blue Eyes never failed to have a cool polished attitude in everything he did and wore.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Brando proved that you can’t go wrong with a well fitting pair of jeans and white tee shirt.

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

The epitome of cool, relaxed, and masculine style.

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

A bad ass and good person wrapped into one great actor.

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