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Cinematic male style icons

Shanna Schreduer

Web Copy Producer, Menswear

You loved watching them on the silver screen, and now you can emulate their style for real. We're pointing the spotlight on four of of cinema's most stylish male characters to help you find a new look that'll fill you with movie-star confidence for the new season.

Hollywood may have produced a sequel, but we all know that there's only one version that should ever be talked about and that's the original from the 80s. Playing a ruthless character with a wardrobe to die for, Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko is probably one of the best examples of power dressing that you'll find in cinema history.

Like most of Tarantino's antiheroes, Samuel L. Jackson's Jules has an arsenal of unforgettable lines and monologues that frequently beg to be quoted. If you know the film, then you'll also know that his dress code is virtually the same throughout the film – black single-breasted suit with white shirt and black skinny tie. You'll also know that he's reluctantly forced to abandon his daily uniform to don a more casual ensemble of a graphic tee, shorts and flip-flops, but let's just stick with the suit combo for now.

One of the biggest movie stars of the 1960s and 70s, Steve McQueen continues to be a style icon for men across the globe long after his passing. Almost all his characters have been used by the designers for inspiration, and Frank Bullitt is no exception. Witness the cool of the rollneck jumper under a blazer with a pair of brown suede shoes; but if you'd prefer a look that's a little more rugged, check out Barbour's Steve McQueen collection

Casino Royale is Daniel Craig's first outing as 007, and doesn't he wear it well. We can all easily recall the beach scene where he emerges from the sea in a pair of blue swimming trunks. Unfortunately, those legendary trunks aren't something everyone can pull off; the sharp tuxedo, on the other hand, flatters almost all men.