Stylish men come and go quicker than you can say ‘Bullitt’. It takes something extra to become a bona fide style icon and something truly unique to still be crowned the King of Cool half a century after heading off to the big race track in the sky.

Steve McQueen’s inimitable style has often been imitated but never bettered. His all-American anti-hero persona favoured clothing with real purpose, be it motor racing leathers and black roll necks at the track, or timelessly slick, sharp suits for the red carpet.

McQueen’s dedication to always dressing for the occasion meant he exuded levels of effortless masculinity and elegance that Hollywood stars and regular guys alike still try to match today.

To glean even one per cent of McQueen’s star-spangled swagger would be a success, so to help we’ve revisited 20 of Bandito’s most iconic and influential looks.

On ‘Yer Bike

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

The Getaway

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Stripe For The Picking

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Yellow Bellied

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

9 To Drive

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Knit Picking

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

At Rollneck Speed

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Trail Blazer

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Polo Match

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Strong Suit

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Layer To Waist

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Jean Therapy

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Dark That Thought

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

The Tailoring Inferno

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Self-Shade Man

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

The Thomas Cream Affair

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Standing Shawl

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Blazer Sharp

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Never So Blue

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook

Racing Thoughts

Steve McQueen's Style Fashion Outfit Lookbook