If Gary Cooper were alive today, he'd probably be photographed by all the street style bloggers outside the men's shows during fashion week. He might even have his own menswear blog. I jest on that last statement of course but it is true that he did really have "enduring style" as the title of the book about him suggests. Gary Cooper was a true movie star and he didn't wear what Gucci or Prada sent to him for free like celebrities today. He traveled to Savile Row and other expert tailors around the world for his wardrobe. Gary Cooper: Enduring Style by his daughter Maria Cooper Janis is full of gorgeous family photos that attest to his sartorial savvy. In addition to his travel and athletic adventures, all while looking like a perfect gentleman.
In the interest of full disclosure, Gary Cooper: Enduring Style is published by my publisher powerHouse Books. My book is the reason that my posts have been light the last two days but hopefully I'll be back on track tomorrow. Once Amazon.com is updated, I can't wait to post a link so you can pre-order it. In the meantime, I think you'll enjoy Gary Cooper: Enduring Style. Just be careful, it might make you want to buy some white trousers and take up yachting.
"Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper,
Tryin' hard to look like Gary Cooper,
- Irving Berlin and Taco
All photos from Gary Cooper: Enduring Style