Superfly: 15 Style Icons of the 1970s

5. Marvin Gaye

Chances are you have this man to thank for either being conceived or getting some ass of your own. And it wasn't just his voice that made this man perhaps the most recognizable sex symbol on the planet; guys who copied his style back in the day definitely got jiggy.

Gaye perfected what we would now call vintage American style by frequently rocking denim on denim and knitted hats, but he would also occasionally rock opulent pieces like the pictured leather jacket with fur trimming. Even though his life was taken prematurely, Marvin Gaye created a whole new sensual sound that still influences today, along with a personal style that people still look back on for inspiration.

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