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The Lookbook: Cary Grant

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Actor Cary Grant (1904 - 1986) on the deck of a ship, circa 1955. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Cary Grant on the deck of a ship in 1955. (Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Cary Grant might be best known as Roger Thornhill, the frantic man in a Kilgour suit being chased down by an airplane in North by Northwest. Given Grant’s acting consistency, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his style, off the clock, was just as iconic as his film roles. Case and point: Grant is rumored to have been responsible for the now-classic plain denim shirt. In 1958, he wrote a letter to Levi’s PR rep Art Roth asking for a more conservative look to fit his style: “If Levi Strauss ever evolves a line of absolutely plain un-checked, un-metal-threaded, absolutely solid-colored shirts…no matter what the colors: I will rush to the nearest shop,” Grant wrote.

In honor of the man that might’ve started the denim shirt fashion craze, RealClearLife details Grant’s chambray and watch combination from the image above.

 

Cotton-Chambray Shirt by J.Crew ($120)

(J.Crew)
(J.Crew)

 

C35 PSI-01 Stainless Steel Wristwatch by Uniform Wares ($800)

(Uniform Wares)
(Uniform Wares)