When it comes to being smooth, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Men have been smooth since the beginning of time. Yet, while it comes in many forms, smoothness can be elusive. Miles Davis had it, John Coltrane did not. Derek Jeter’s got it, A-Rod… not so much. And these seven era-spanning gents? Indisputable icons for any man looking to step up his game—with life and the ladies. Read and learn.
Obligatory. This dude is America’s boyfriend for a reason. He’s the type of guy who opens doors, picks up the check and laughs at all her jokes. The guy appears to work out a bit, too. Hey, girl…
Why were women so into show tunes back in the day? This guy. Old chrome dome projected total confidence in every role, as if he had 10 inches of salami slapping around between his legs. While Brynner used that confidence to command a room, it’s hard to imagine him using it to be a douche. We’re talking about a guy who made a PSA urging people to quit smoking while he was dying of lung cancer. Bynner cared about the world around him. That’s part of what made him so damn smooth.