John Fitzgerald Kennedy was one of the youngest presidents in history. Throughout his time in office he navigated some very difficult situations, including the Cuban missile crisis, before he was sadly assassinated on the 22nd November 1963.
He was also one of the first Presidents to make some waves in men’s fashion; he didn’t conform to the stuffy old suits of his predecessors. He held office during the alternative swinging sixties which made skinny ties, knitwear and sunglasses acceptable in the oval office. His three-year service as the President of the united states did however change how world leaders dressed and you can still see that influence today.
We have had a look at five great looks from him over his life, have a read and find some inspiration for our own wardrobe.
This great leather flight jacket is a style which we have written about before and think if you are even mildly interested in this shape of jacket you should at least try one on because on the right person they look fantastic.
The smart-casual jacket
This unstructured blazer is a great example of JFK dressing in a more smart casual way compared to previous presidents. Adding an unstructured blazer into your own wardrobe could be a great choice when struggling to find something for a smart casual event
Smart and sophisticated
When he needed to dress up he really did pull out some great suits, this one with the new and modern skinny tie in a dark navy is one of our favourite looks.
JFK also really knew how to pull off a great golfing look, for example, this outfit with the classic polo shirt paired with a soft wool cardigan.
Cotton trousers and a crew neckpiece of knitwear will forever be a great combination when you still want to look well put together but you are in a very relaxed situation
It’s amazing how the looks of JFK have stood the test of time. An understated fashion icon who can inspire us for years to come…