The 70s might very well be the golden era of fashion! Flared trousers, platform shoes, big sunglasses and colorful, bold patterns mixed with classic pieces made for an adventurous, experimental period where men weren’t afraid to take sartorial risks…
1. Mick Jagger
It’s no secret that Mick Jagger’s style is just as impressive as his moves. He was unpredictable in the sense that he loved playing with shape and texture; and you never knew if he would opt for a classic style with a twist or go all out. Regardless, he never failed to turn heads.
2. Yves Saint Laurent
With his iconic horn-rimmed glasses and a taste for minimalism Saint Laurent is without a doubt the first name that comes to mind when you say “classic”.
3. The Ramones
Pioneering the rock and roll style, The Ramones made leather biker jackets, drainpipe skinny jeans and Converse shoes their signature look. Their ‘don’t care’ attitude was infectious and so was their style.
4. David Bowie
Bowie was just as bold in his personal style as he was on stage. His style would change through the years quite a lot, yet he was consistently the most stylish menswear icon in each era he lived in. The 70s was the decade Ziggy Stardust was born. Eyeliner, skintight outfits and the iconic zigzag across the eye were what secured his status as a true fashion icon.
5. John Travolta
An icon in so many ways, Travolta sure did master the art of understated and stylish casual outfits when he wasn’t busy flaunting in iconic film outfits that are quintessential even today.
6. Steve McQueen
McQueen was one of those men that made everything he wore look cool. He could make even a three piece look laid-back and casual. He had a love for sunglasses like Persol 714, wayfarers and aviators. He rarely ever went with the trends and almost always stuck with classic pieces that are still popular today.
7. Robert Redford
One of the most effortlessly stylish men to ever walk the earth, Redford was who men wanted to be and women wanted to be with. Whether he was in a suit, or wearing a simple t-shirt, jean look he always carried himself with elegance and looked good in pretty much everything.