Essentials: McQueen

The king of cool.

Essentials: McQueen

The king of cool.

He’s the quintessential antihero and the King of Cool—and if you have any interest in looking like a tough guy today, Steve McQueen is still the perfect template. 

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Buck Mason Bruiser Leather Moto Jacket

Motorcycle jackets and cool guys go together like peanut butter and jelly. And while Buck Mason’s Bruiser Leather Moto Jacket won’t guarantee you a place in the pantheon of bad boys, it will definitely get you a long way towards looking as badass as possible. It’s made with a vintage fit that’s flattering for just about anybody, and a garment wash and special dyeing process that make it look and feel broken in from the moment you take it out of its package.

Steve McQueen 1963 Print

Steve McQueen 1963 Print

What better way to decorate your man cave than with a high quality print of the dude himself? Sonic Editions produces beautiful archival-quality prints with solid wooden frames that are exclusive and numbered, giving an air of importance far beyond a simple framed photo. This one features Steve McQueen driving his personalized Jaguar in California, circa 1963, looking cooler than most of us can possibly hope to ever be.

Rolex Submariner 5513

Rolex Submariner 5513

In a world of smartphones and laptops giving a constant display of time, it’s more important now than ever before to still make a statement with your timepiece. This Rolex Submariner 5513 is a real blast from the past, and hasn’t been produced in this exact form since 1973. More than just a way to look good and tell the time, a vintage watch like this is an investment that will continue to appreciate in value the longer you hold onto it.

Persol Steve McQueen Sunglasses

Persol Steve McQueen Sunglasses

Persol’s 649 glasses brought about a whole wave of imitators when they were released in the mid 60’s—and then the brand went one step further, and released the 714s as the first fold-up glasses with the same style as their original hit. Now made from super tough but lightweight acetate, they’re a perfect accessory to cap off your coolest outfits.

Jack Purcell Canvas Sneakers

Jack Purcell Canvas Sneakers

Converse’s Chuck Taylors are about as iconic as it comes in the men’s footwear sphere—but the Jack Purcell editions take the whole aesthetic up a notch, adding Jack’s signature “smile” to the toe cap and bringing everything together with a unique herringbone tread pattern. Grab a pair to instantly elevate your outfits, from casual cool to dressy iconoclast.

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