Tag Archives: Steve McQueen

Triumph Steve McQueen Special Edition


Steve McQueen has the Midas touch when it comes to things for guys. Persol sunglasses, Rolex watches, t-shirts, Ford Bullitt mustangs and Triumph motorcycles are just a few of the things guys everywhere lust after due (in no small part) to McQueen. He obviously loved all of that stuff, but he had a special place in his heart for Triumph motorcycles. Triumph is returning the favour by producing a special edition Steve McQueen motorcycle for 2012. Each member of the 1100 bike collection is based off of the Bonneville T100, individually numbered and painted to match the military style matte green finish of the bike McQueen insisted on riding during The Great Escape. A solo rider seat and black luggage rack have also been developed and fitted specially for this bike. If McQueen were alive, he’d love this bike.

Steve McQueen’s 1953 Siata 208/S Spider for Sale

This is one of the coolest cars I have seen, its up for sale and it was owned by Mr Steve McQueen . The 1953 Siata 208/S Spider. With Monterey Car Week rapidly approaching, this makes for exciting news for car enthusiasts. McQueen acquired the cherry red Siata in 1956 and has recently been completely refurbished, now sporting a 2.0-liter V8 producing 115 horsepower.

Barbour Steve McQueen Jacket

Today I spent an enjoyable 6 hours at Barbours HQ viewing & buying the SS11 collections. Barbour celebrates the  75th anniversary of the international jacket. next year part of the celebrations is a special project that pays tribute to the iconic Steve McQueen. Officially slated to release on January 11th at the WP Store in Florence, the jacket will be just a dose of a larger presentation that will feature additional jackets, shirts, T-shirts, and knitwear, all inspired by the late American actor. Stay tuned for further information and more looks into the capsule as the new year approaches.

Persol McQueen 714s Sunglasses

Esquire point us to a re-issue of the classic 714 frame from Persol. “In 2006, one of Steve McQueen’s personal pairs of Persols was auctioned off for $70,000… But this October, Persol is unveiling a brand-new line of classic McQueen 714s. The Italian master frame-makers took painstaking efforts to reproduce the originals, and even took a few steps to make them better. The frame comes from a single piece of acetate, broken at three points for the hinges. They then go through a finishing process that creates a seamless silhouette and extra comfortable body.” A variety of colours will be up for purchase and they should be available through most retailers.

Style Icon July 10: Steve McQueen

The highest-paid film star of his time, Steve McQueen had a rebellious nature that complemented his onscreen American antihero persona and earned him the nickname “The King of Cool.” Off-screen, the actor was passionate about motorbike and car racing, and had a natural yet distinctive all-American boy-meets-renegade style that, together with his no-nonsense man’s man personality, made him a style icon both in his time and in ours.
Style-wise, Steve McQueen excelled at taking classic American sportswear and giving it a rugged, masculine edge. Hallmarks of the actor’s style included aviators, slim-cut tailored suits, sport coats, zip-up windbreakers, khakis, button-downs in pale colours, V-neck sweaters, and shawl-collared cardigans, as well as polo shirts. Of course, as a racing enthusiast, the iconic star was also a fan of clothing he could get down and dirty in, such as racing jackets, simple cotton T-shirts, leather jackets, gloves, boots, and denim, denim and more denim.
Interestingly, although Steve McQueen was most in his element when dressed down in jeans, he cleaned up so well that Rolex named their sophisticated Explorer watch after him, officially calling it the McQueen Rolex. Additionally, the Tag Heuer Monaco watch the actor donned in 1971’s Le Mans made such a splash that the company re-released it in the 1990s. This style icon was also the first man to grace the cover of the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar