TBT: Lads We Love

For sartorial inspiration, look to the early roles of these male movie stars


LEONARDO DICAPRIO IN ROMEO + JULIET | The Wolf of Wall Street has nothing on Leonardo's baby-faced Romeo, from Baz Luhrmann's spectacular 1996 take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY IN DAZED AND CONFUSED | Matthew’s distinctive drawl hooks us every time, but nothing can top his girls, cars and dope-loving Wooderson, in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.

JOHN TRAVOLTA IN GREASE | While John has had some interesting roles since, it's Danny Zuko, rocking a leather jacket and tight black jeans, which turned us into leather fans for life.

Get the look with Kate Sylvester's printed shirt $345. (Yes it's for women, but inspired by Romeo's shirt)

BRAD PITT IN THELMA & LOUISE | The young, crazy Brad can’t help but charm us with his chiselled looks, double denim and deceitful tricks in road movie Thelma & Louise. His break-out role is still one of his best.

MARK WAHLBERG IN BOOGIE NIGHTS | Marky Mark brings an ostentatious 70s flair to the story of Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights, with slick suits, tight athletic tees, and sometimes, not very much at all.

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