Life imitated art for a man who sang 'you've either got or you haven’t got style, if you've got it you stand out a mile'. Just as he cut a sharp figure on screen, off screen Sinatra had that sartorial sensibility that lent itself so well to being captured, pored over and emulated time and and time again.
But, what were the elements of Sinatra's style that caused it to resonate with generations of men? Perhaps the most appealing part of the entertainer's dress sense was his appreciation of fine tailoring, and the knowledge that in the right suit, you'll never be underdressed. Tailor-made suits formed the backbone of Sinatra's wardrobe, and these were worn for all manner of occasions, each with equally slick effect.
Of course, it wasn't just Sinatra's silently sharp tailoring that characterised his style, it was his equally impressive array of fedora hats - cocked just so - that continue to define his image. And it's no surprise, as in his heyday Sinatra was rarely seen without his signature fedora. Mr Sinatra's expertise at wearing a hat - without letting a hat wear him - proves his worth as one of menswear's greatest ever dressers.
For Sinatra dressing was a performance, an attitude and a way of life. The sharpness of his off-duty style was indistinguishable from the guises he adopted on screen.