1. going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding.
2. superior or supreme
Today, the genuinely transcendent Paul Newman would have been 84 years old. Happy birthday, Paul.
Few men have ever exuded minimalistic, subtle, rugged masculunity to perfection the way that Paul did. It was effortless and quintessentially American. And he did it without the aid of shaggy hair or stubble. Remarkable!
The lost art of the slim chino– this is an absolutely necessary element in mens fashion that we rarely seen done well or correctly anymore.
Paul was a master of basic white, be it your standard button down oxford, your white pant, or white sweater. Let us not forget the power of a well-worn plain white shirt:
(with wife of 50 years, Joanne Woodward)
(above photos from Mens Vogue)
I hope this post inspires everyone to run out and buy a well-fitted white button down.
The man wore his casual basics like high fashion.
Robert Redford said ‘this country is better for his being in it.’ His dashing good looks, perfectly proportionate style, and influence on mens fashion aside, he was also a most magnanimous public figure, political voice, and humanitarian. I love Paul Newman.