The Life of Steve McQueen

The Life of Steve McQueen, the man, the movie star, the legend.

He was an individual who didn’t crack under pressure, regardless of the situation.

We’ve always been a huge fan of Mr McQueen here at OTC.  A lovable rogue with enviable style.

His story truly is inspirational; after a tough childhood Steve McQueen was able to forge a successful path into acting whilst becoming an international man of style along the way.

McQueen’s Style

His signature looks were the envy of many across the globe, even today articles are still written about the simplistic yet timeless looks McQueen produced each and every time he donned an item of dress.

He would just get dressed in a quick second and always look great. I never saw him once get out of something to get into something else. – Chad McQueen, Son

Mr McQueen did the simple things well. His double denim, his three-piece suits or even his simplistic jeans and t-shirt combos, when paired an untamed rebellious spirit, he was the perfect style icon for 60’s. Many of his looks are still replicated today, and for AW18, we’ll certainly be taking some tips as we turn to some classic turtleneck and blazer combos.

life of Steve McQueen blazer

Quotes from the King of Cool

A man’s man, unashamed in his self-confidence, McQueen was the strong, silent type, but when he spoke, you listened.

life of Steve McQueen quotes

When I did The Great Escape, I kept thinking, ‘If they were making a movie of my life, that’s what they’d call it – The Great Escape.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.

When a horse learns to buy martinis, I’ll learn to like horses.

Le Mans (1971)

One of our favourite McQueen films is Le Mans. A cult classic, the film allowed a racing enthusiast to combine his passions of acting and motor sport.

I’m not sure whether I’m an actor who races or a racer who acts.

As always, McQueen was at his stylish best.

life of Steve McQueen Tag Heuer

In Le Mans, McQueen wore a Heuer crest on his racing suit and a square-dial Heuer Monaco on his wrist, catapulting the watch into superstardom.

The movie legend embodied everything Tag Heuer is all about, impeccable style, irresistible charm, and the ability to never crack under pressure.

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