Sharp suits never go out of style. Here are some leading men that make suits look GOOD!
The 1940s Suit
On either side of the Atlantic, under the wartime clothing restrictions, the turn-ups or cuffs would not have been allowed. Nor would the flaps on the pockets. Still, it’s a superb example of how good a Donegal tweed can look.
Photograph courtesy of Corbis/Bettman.
Let’s hear it for Anthony Sinclair, the London tailor who created the Bond look in the early days. Sinclair was the tailor of Terence Young, who directed the first, second, and fourth James Bond movies (Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball). Young decided that Sean Connery needed a bit of help to look cool.
Photograph courtesy of PhotoFest.
Three-Piece Checked Suits
Hector Powe was one of the smaller British “multiple tailors”—retailers with a national chain of shops—but it still offered stylish 3-piece suits in 1964. Personally I love the suit on the right.
Photograph courtesy of Woolmark Archive & London College of Fashion.
Photograph courtesy of Corbis/Patrick Lichfield/Conde Nast Archive.