When it comes to Paul Newman's style, you may argue the man could have worn a paper bag and still looked amazing, he was that good-looking... and you wouldn't be wrong. But, considering that he didn't, that he always was completely put together, says something that every man should notice and apply—putting effort into what you wear and how you wear it should be a source of pride. (If you're devastatingly handsome, well, you're still only half-way there.) Newman was a master of pulled-together prep that skewed timelessly cool rather than boringly country club. He wore clothes that fit—slim, tucked-in button-downs, often underneath a V-neck sweater, paired with casual canvas sneaks (he had a penchant for SeaVees), always polished off with his go-to accessory: a watch. We've taken up this approach and five other signature Newman styles to show you how to recreate his look. The signature baby blues? That's where you're on your own...
SeaVees 05/63 Boondocker Boots in Gunmetal $188 at SeaVees; Private White V.C. Harris Tweed and Shearling Quilted Bomber Jacket $855 at Mr. Porter; Seconds by Robert Geller Zip-up Fleece Hoodie (shown inside jacket) $245 at Barneys; Tommy Hilfiger Lighthouse Rebel slim-fit jeans, $49.99 at Macy's
Knitted Black Silk Tie $15 at The Tie Bar; Tommy Hilfiger white cutaway collar dress shirt, $65 at Macy's; Tommy Hilfiger brown crocco-embossed watch, $125 at Macy's; Band of Outsiders Patterned Suit Trousers $550 at Opening Ceremony.
Officine Generale Slim-fit Brushed Trousers $250 at Mr. Porter; James Perse Crew Neck Cotton T-shirt $45 at Barneys; Todd Snyder Shawl Collar Cardigan $395 at Mr. Porter; Jack Purcell Nubuck Sneakers $85 at Mr. Porter; Uniform Wares 251 Series Steel Wristwatch $630 at Uniform Wares.