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REISS ICONS - ALL-AMERICAN STYLE

06.07.12

If you're planning to celebrate American Independence Day this weekend, then you’ll want to do it in style. All this week we've been looking at American Independence Day, and we've covered style for women - so now it's time to look at some of our favourite male style icons.

For a smooth, tailored look, Cary Grant was the epitome of all-American style. Grant’s look was all about old-school masculinity; jackets and trousers in hounds tooth and tweeds, knitted ties, slicked hair and a cigarette. Peak lapels and double breasted cuts enhanced Grant's broad shoulders, and our Carter suit, in a fine hounds tooth check, is a perfect way for you to get in on the look.

Dark and brooding, Marlon Brando’s aesthetic was less about clothes than it was about that pose, and that pout. Keep it simple with one of our Bless t-shirt’s in white, dusky pink or grey. Make sure to roll the sleeves and tuck it in – Brando's style was not about loose layers.

Steve McQueen had off-duty American style down to a T. Denim shirts, chunky knits and leather jackets were all key to his effortlessly cool, dishevelled look. A denim shirt like the Reiss Drury tucked in to a pair of washed out jeans is the easiest way to get the McQueen aesthetic, or by wearing a chunky shawl knit cardigan like Marlow over an unbuttoned shirt.