Stylish Men... Steve McQueen

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Who doesn't love the Great Escape?!?!?

His effortlessly cool style graced the silver screen in the 60's and 70's. Born at the height of the depression in 1930, Steve, originally born as Terence, had a rough start. His childhood was punctuated with movements between family members before ending up at the California Junior Boys Republic, a boy's home. Steve was exceptionally fond of this home, supporting the institution for the rest of his life. 

Steve moved to the Marines, and after a tumultuous time, he was honourably discharged, it was at this stage that he made his way to the big screen. Steve took like a fish to water to the big screen, covering almost every genre and character role is his evolving repertoire. His love of racing and motorcycles evolved into owning 130 motorcycles, and he relished at being able to complete his own stunts in movies he was involved in. 

Steve McQueen in the classic The Great Escape (1963)

Steve McQueen in the classic The Great Escape (1963)

In 1980, Steve McQueen passed away at the age of 50 from pleural mesothelioma which had been associated to his time in the Marines and exposure to asbestos. 

His wild side was always well reflected in his sense of style. With the ability to move been classic and rugged dress sense with ease; as comfortable in a leather jacket as a bow tie. 

 

William Sheehy