Because he always stood behind the Wayfarers.
What can we learn from Steve McQueen? Just about everything about being a well dressed bad ass, which, let’s face it, is all any man wants to be.
Simple, fitted clothes will never go out of fashion.
Get yourself a pair of desert boots; they’re good for everything.
Sweaters and blazers should not be mutually exclusive.
If you’re going to wear a dinner jacket, it better fit well.
The great Macedonian with his many gifts, was also born with a severe cow lick. However, rather than proving to be a hinderance, Alexander was so greatly admired that his generals started fashioning their own cowlicks with excessive amounts of pomade.
Lesson: be confident with what you have (though it doesn’t hurt to conquer the Mediterranean and Africa).
Being well dressed means that, like Twain, you are always well dressed, not just when you feel like it.
You cannot be the leader of the Rat Pack without a collar pin (and not a clipped one). Get a nice collar pin and some shirts with pre-sewn eyelets.
As the pioneer of the modern suit, Brummel taught us that less is more, and that we must carefully dress to look as if we are not carefully dressed.
In our age when getting “dressed up” means simply wearing the appropriate clothes for the occasion, rather than preparing for a fancy dress party, simply wearing the correct clothes for the occasion is usually enough. If you were lucky enough to be endowed with a Wilde-like wit, feel free to over-dress on occasion.