Superfly: 15 Style Icons of the 1970s

7. Steve McQueen

If you're known as The King of Cool, chances are pretty good that you're a style icon. While Steve McQueen first made a name for himself in the 1960s, it was in the '70s that he secured his signature anti-hero cool as he turned away from Hollywood superstardom to focus on racing his motorcycles and touring the country in his mobile home.

McQueen could seemingly make any garment look cool, from the leather berets that will probably never see life after the '70s to suede bombers and Barracuda jackets that he helped cement as timeless garments. If you're still unsure of his icon-status, just cruise through Tumblr to see the proliferation of #menswear nerd love that McQueen receives on the daily. Yeah, we thought so.

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