Harrison Ford knows a thing or two about being in the spotlight. It’s kind of a given when you’re one of Hollywood’s leading actors, starring in some of cinema’s biggest sensations like star wars, IndianaJones and blade runner (to name a few very successful ones). Although Ford’s roles have always been varied, one thing they have in common is the execution of a memorable uniform – something that is spotlighted just as powerfully in Ford’s personal life.
While it may not be his primary profession, Ford has proven himself to be a bit of a menswear maverick off-screen: constantly opting for classic pieces that stand the test of time and elevating them with grace. to carefully thought out and subtly eccentric accessories. Today, to celebrate his 80th birthday, we’ve rounded up eight of his enduring movements.
1. The time he pulled out a polo shirt
Always delivering elegance with its small pointed collar, the polo shirt is the perfect stopover for any upcoming occasion, whether it’s paired with shorts for high temperatures or tailored trousers for a night out social. Top points to the actor for mastering the latter.
2. The time he served short shorts
Turns out, Ford has mastered the old ensemble as well, embracing the “cropped” shorts silhouette with utter recklessness. The key to success is her choice of top layer: a long-sleeved, crew-neck sweater to balance the levels of her overall attire. For those who also want to embrace the short statement, be sure to follow Ford’s classic color choice (accurately paired with this Patagonia pair) and invest in a good pair of loafers to elevate the base.
3. The time when he excelled in sewing
The good thing about sewing is that it transcends time if done correctly. Ford has frequently demonstrated a flair for this throughout its styling journey, communicating it through a combination of opposing textures and shades. In this illustrated case, the trousers were in twill, the shirt in cotton, the blazer in wool and the tie in silk knit. All in all, an outfit that ticked all the elements of classic materials, and if there’s one piece we’d suggest including in yours, it has to be the jacket. Drake’s offers a similar design today – perfect for the current season.
4.Tit’s time he made off-duty clothes attractive
Ford’s style moves tend to revolve around formal pieces, but that shouldn’t ignore his off-duty attire. In fact, her approach to a casual outing is incredibly appealing, most often centered around lace-up boots, blue jeans, oversized jackets and baseball caps. Here, our eyes are particularly on jeans: selected in a straight fit for comfort and a natural complement to the silhouette. Husbands Paris now offers an equally flattering style, cut with a high waist for elongation.
5. The time he nailed the essentials
While we’re on the subject of good denim, here’s another great example of Ford’s everyday outfit: a selection of the best essentials. Starting with a relaxed button-up shirt and paired with a loose pair of low-rise jeans, the winning ingredient that sealed its timelessness was the shoe: a classic pair of white low-top tennis sneakers. Invest in a pair of the most famous brand to wear their heritage – Converse – and pair them with one of your everyday pieces for a rock-solid style change.
6. The time he mastered black from head to toe
It might be a popular statement, but it still rings true: you can’t go wrong with head-to-toe black. Especially if you approach it the Ford way: through a single-breasted suit, a button-up polo shirt, a casual black overcoat and patent-leather loafers. Sure, it might not be a go-to outfit in the current season, but the colder seasons will arrive in no time – and it’s always a good idea to have a similar topcoat in your wardrobe for a rainy day. Today we recommend this one by Acne.
7.The time he brought an advantage to elegance
As stylish as its favorite pieces like polo shirts, straight-cut jeans and single-breasted blazers are, Ford has always been aware of giving them a little edge. How? Through accessories, namely sunglasses and belts. Pictured above in 1981, the shade chosen was an eternally cool aviator style, while the belt discreetly dipped into cowboy-style territory thanks to its silver western buckle. Once you’ve nailed the casual wear, we suggest investing in a similar pair of eyewear, ideally via Gucci.
8. The time he dressed her
Given Ford’s early movie and party social calendar, a technically perfect tuxedo is a mandatory companion. Unsurprisingly, hers are as sharp as they come, a perfect example of which is this three-piece set for the Guild of America Awards in 1983. Put together with perfectly corded shoulders and exaggerated peak lapels, these details were the way of Ford to bring a dose of pizazz to an otherwise simple sartorial movement – and they have just as much power today. For a true nod to her couture, no one sews flamboyance better than Edward Sexton.
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