Weejuns Stars: Steve McQueen
19th February 2018
We’ve been creating high function, high fashion shoes for over 100 years, so it’s no surprise that our classic footwear has caught the eye of some of Hollywood’s most iconic stars. From Audrey Hepburn to Michael Jackson, our Bass Weejuns have completed the stars’ most iconic looks.
Of all the noteworthy names with a G.H. Bass & Co. favourite, none can compare to Hollywood’s own “King of Cool”.
In the 50s and 60s, at the height of his fame, Steve McQueen’s style was the epitome of “cool”; his classic looks, combined with his rebellious attitude and charismatic charm, quickly confirmed his position as an eternal icon, both on and off screen.
As the embodiment of the American Dream, sprinkled with a touch of silver screen glamour, it’s easy to see why Steve McQueen’s style has become such an all-time favourite. Achieving the Steve McQueen style is all about a laidback attitude to dressing. Leather jackets, raw denim, vintage sunglasses and, of course, classic leather and suede footwear are wardrobe essentials for any McQueen fan.
The oh-so-American Chukka boot formed a key part of the star’s off screen style, whilst he can be seen effortlessly styling our classic Weejuns on screen in the film “The Honeymoon Machine”. Playing both a “man’s man” and the main love interest, this movie helped to cement the effortless Steve McQueen style that we know today.