Fashion through the Decades: 6 Iconic Men



As years have passed, men’s style has evolved drastically, largely in part from the influence of entertainers and actors of different decades. These leading men have become iconic for their distinct fashion tastes, which pushed the concept of men’s fashion forward in each of their respective eras. Their memorable fashion choices and lovable personalities combined in these superstars to define the fashion and spirit of their decades. For the most fashionable men throughout the history of the past 60 years, check out these 6 iconic and most fashionable men. 

Elvis Presley – 1950’s 

With his sleek persona and unforgettable dance moves, Elvis Presley was the all-time ladies man of the 1950’s. He brought a more rebellious style of fashion to popularity, in comparison to the past decades before he rose to fame. Presley was all about smooth hair, high collars, penny loafers, black trousers and argyle socks in the 1950’s.

Bob Dylan – 1960’s 

Bob Dylan’s fashion continuously evolved with the times, but no decade is more iconic for Bob Dylan’s style than the 1960’s. Dylan was always a professional at looking messy, but with a dash of sophistication – like blazers with striped tees, leather jackets and turtle necks, and a rockin pair of slim black boots. His messy hair and dressed down flair defined the feeling and angst of his era. 

Paul Newman – 1970’s

Paul Newman embodies a large part of the calm, cool, collect stye of the 1960’s. He could have been seen wearing corduroys, V- neck sweaters, and button-down shirts. Newman’s style was iconic for its duality. He dressed a bit more relaxed and nonconformist on screen, with classic slacks and a tight undershirt. But his off camera style was more conservative, like that of a family man. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat – 1980’s

Jean-Michel Basquiat is known for his minimalist fashion style of the 1980’s. His style consisted of pieces like second-hand store jackets, oversized shirts, Armani suits, and maybe even a football helmet if he fancied it. He even made some of his own clothing, and started a clothing line with hand painted designs. Many of the vibrant and eclectic colors and illustrations of his paintings were reflected in his fashion choices. 

Johnny Depp – 1990’s 

Johnny Depp’s style is ever changing, and evolves has must as his quirky film roles. He always looks amazing, but manages to make it look like he didn’t try at all. He is completely unique in his acting style and overall career, and that is reflected in his fashion. Depp’s fashion, especially during the 1990’s, was defined by understated pieces that come together for a classic, relaxed look. Think rolled-up sleeves, washout jeans and broken in boots. 

George Clooney– 2000’s

Anyone aware of fashion during the early 2000’s will undoubtedly and willingly reminisce on George Clooney in a black suit. Giorgio Armani is even on record saying that Clooney just makes a suit look simply fantastic. His signature is formal wear, and has made quite a legend of himself as the master of the red carpet, black tie look.