Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dandy Style Icon: Fred Astaire

In honor of Fred Astaire's birthday I'm re-running a post from last year about one of my greatest sartorial influences:


In interviews I'm frequently asked if I have any style icons and I always answer that Fred Astaire tops the list. As a child I was engrossed by Fred Astaire movies and the many hours I spent watching them were probably partially responsible for shaping my personal style as an adult. Sure, Astaire was a snappy dresser. Usually a flower on his lapel, often in a suit if not a tux, impeccably put together even when dressed casually. But it wasn't just about the clothes. He had a sophistication about him that made him that much more stylish. Here are a few favorite photos illustrating his iconic status. Who are your style icons?

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Bruce Partington-Plans said...

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