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How to dress like Paul Newman

Take some inspiration from cinema's very own style aficionado

To say Paul Newman was a star would be an understatement; there are few areas in life where he didn’t succeed. Charming audiences with those brilliantly blue eyes, Newman held a treasured place on the silver screen for over 50 years, appearing in a host of classics that include The Colour of Money, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

He then later founded Newman’s Own, a food company which donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity, and Safe Water Network, a nonprofit which provided those in need with sustainable drinking water. Never held back his colour-blindness, he also went on to win numerous national championships as a driver for Sports Car Club of America road racing. An underachiever Newman was not.

A story of wardrobe classics with a preppy American twist, Paul Newman’s style was refined and utterly timeless.

But even as a revered actor, accomplished car racer, savvy entrepreneur and valued philanthropist, Paul Newman still found more room for triumph, this time in the world of fashion. The cinematic legend continues to be admired today for his strong sense of style; from sharp tailoring to relaxed basics, there were few things that Newman couldn’t sport without his signature, effortless flair.

When it comes to sartorial icons such as Newman, there is almost something intangible to them. They seem to have an inherent eye for clothing, one that’s neigh on impossible to imitate. But in an attempt to bring you one step closer to achieving his incredible look, we’ve pulled together a selection of items that match up with some of his finest fashionable moments.

A story of wardrobe classics with a preppy American twist, Paul Newman’s style was refined and utterly timeless. Who wouldn’t want to use him as a point of inspiration?

Get Newman's look:

Paul Newman wears chino trousers, white trainers, watch and a bracelet
Paul Newman wears a cotton casual blazer
Paul Newman wears a t-shirt and sunglasses
Paul Newman wears a suit and tie
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Paul Newman wears a bomber jacket with collar

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