Live the Life: Sidney Poitier

4.19.2009

By Out.com Editors

1. Neck's Best Thing

No'l Coward may have introduced the turtleneck to the middle class in the 1920s, but by the '60s it had taken on a sartorial subversive bent, and the rolled collars had become the signature of stylish radicals. Cotton turtleneck by Tommy Hilfiger, $148

2. Sole Man
A Manhattan sleuth like Mister Tibbs must be stealthy and stylish. With these graceful and slim loafers, Poitier could walk the red carpet or a dark street. Air Rivington Tassel by Cole Haan, $245

3. The Thin Black Line
Poitier predated bling, but one can't help but think that even if he hadn't, he'd prefer a clean, simple, classic belt and buckle to the diamond-crusted Jacob the Jeweler ones seen today. Leather dress belt with brass buckle by Brooks Brothers, $88

4. Hip to Be Square
Only Poitier could make the pocket square trendy. Tucked into this relatively unstructured beatnik pureDKNY blazer ($325), a white linen square by J. Crew ($38) lends an air of dignity and quiet formality.

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