7 influential writers who are menswear icons

That's French-Algerian author Albert Camus throwin' some sass in a high-collared peacoat, and making it obvious that influential writers were crushing more than just words. There are some great looking penmen who knew a thing or two about #menswear from when it was simply menswear.

Giving a whole new meaning to style guide, here are 7 impeccably dapper wordsmiths:


Ernest Hemingway

A traditional man’s man, with his thick woolen sweaters and military-inspired clothing, Hemingway had a serious Mid-Western look even while he was cavorting around Paris with his fashionable contemporaries.

Hunter S. Thompson

His “Gonzo” style of experimental journalism was appropriately mirrored in his loud & whimsical sartorial choices.

Robert Lowell

Poet Lowell’s disaffected prep, Brooks Brothers vibe probably had something to do with his Boston Brahmin roots.

Mark Twain

He once said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society,” which is apt coming from the man who allegedly owned 14 white suits.

Henry Miller

Maybe he’s not widely considered a style icon, but the American man did have an impassioned love affair with foreigner Anais Nin, a Spanish-Cuban born in France, which will always be a terribly fashionable thing to do.

Oscar Wilde

The OG dandy, Irish Oscar made fashion waves in the late 1800s with his progressive look of velvets & silks and hats & long hair. He was a big advocate of anyone being able to wear anything they damn well please.

Tom Wolfe

One of today’s most recognizable writers, Tom Wolfe adopted his double-breasted white suit trademark in 1962 when he wore one in the winter and shocked the highbreds. 

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