Authenticity. During the heyday of Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and Sean Connery, few style gods deviated from the formula of suits, fast cars, and expensive watches. But a new cadre of role models offers a more democratic message: you’re just a step away from great style.
We see ourselves reflected back in Keanu Reeves’s scraggly everyman beard; Jeff Goldblum’s, uh, “Let me try that” dad-prints; the accessible eclecticism of Future and Russell Westbrook; and the you-do-you vibes of the Fab Five. These days, true menswear icons remind us that style is about self-expression, not a uniform. If that’s not worship-worthy, we don’t know what is.