Gear: Channel Your Inner Steve McQueen

Channel Your Inner Steve McQueen

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
March 20, 2013
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Steve McQueen set a new standard for the car and bike fan. While you may not be able to afford many of his personal vehicle choices, there is nothing stopping you from co-opting much of his personal style into your life.

Step one: Minimize and distill functions down to their core essence. Modern vehicles can tell you how long until you arrive at your destination and which Starbucks has the shortest line, but all you really need is much less than that. Pare down your bike’s instruments to just a beautifully minimalist tach and you’ll discover just how much a motorcycle can communicate to you through your arms and legs.

Step two: Every fan of motorized transport, male or female, needs a cool leather jacket. It’s just a rule. If your somehow lacking in this regard then take a gander at any number of vintage or vintage inspired items like the one below. Steve’s choices were always functional above all else, and an RAF-inspired bomber jacket fits that bill neatly.

Steve McQueen is a hero to many of us—and there is nothing wrong with following a good example. He made his choices wisely, and avoided excess and needless adornment. That is as good a definition for style as I’ve ever heard.

1. Belstaff Mens Jacket – Raf Blouson Black / £282.31

2. Kawasaki H1 500, KH500 Speedometer – Speedo – Kilometers KMH 25005-0 / $125.00

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Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson

That is a truly horrid looking jacket. I hope he’d go for[url=”http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=36″] the real thing[/url].

Jonathan Tong
Jonathan Tong

The leather bomber jacket is cool as hell but don’t forget about frank bullit’s turtleneck and blazer 😉

Christian Sinzinger
Christian Sinzinger

I am not so sure if the given link to belstaffukjacketsoutlet.co.uk is a sure place to buy leather jackets. Some googling reveals it might be a scam / fake site.

Inigo Loy Colmenar
Inigo Loy Colmenar

The one “Steve Mcqueen” accesory that I use on a daily basis is a pair of Persol sunglasses with the blue lenses that is the same exact model that he used in The Thomas Crown Affair…..:)