Gregory Peck was a self-deprecating, humorous actor with tremendous presence and savoir faire. His legendary career spanned from the mid 1940′s to 1991 with each character carrying a sense of depth and humanity that touched audiences worldwide. But besides being a legendary actor, Gregory Peck was an impeccable man of style. Whether onscreen or off, he always showcased a sense of style that was unmistakable.
In the early stages of his career, Gregory’s tall, lanky build was rarely shown in especially well-tailored cuts, yet his effortless style emerged with every character. Spellbound, Gentleman’s Agreement and Roman Holiday are great examples of his classic onscreen style. Each film shows his character in a traditional yet handsome style with a signature notched lapel jacket, classic shirt collar and single pleat trouser that always seemed a little too big for his already large frame.
As his career progressed, his suits began to fit closer to the body and took on a sleeker finish. Never one to choose bold patterns or avant garde suit styles, his look consisted of a dark tie, white or pale blue classic collared shirt and a solid worsted, wool suit. Formal occasions called for an equally traditional, yet sleeker look with a satin, notched lapel tuxedo and bow tie.
What made Gregory stand apart from others of his time was that his style was simply who he was. No matter if he was playing a role, advocating a PSA, or accepting an Oscar, he effused a style and presence that was both enviable and effortless.
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