I was sitting here in the office this morning discussing timeless icons that we aspire to be like, or in fashion, dress like. In my case, I was working on our classic range of shoes, which is supposed to be worn all year round, and persist through the fickle trends that come and go.
The tragedy is, the stars we’ve loved often lead troubled lives, making them almost more appealing, as we start to realize they are only human.
One of the icons that I’ve looked at closely, for both fashion and interest the famous Errol Flynn.
Flynn was Australian actor (born in Hobart) who died aged 50 in 1959. Flynn starred in huge Hollywood productions such as Robin Hood, and The Adventures of Don Juan.
A notorious ladies man, with a reputation for womanizing, drinking, drugs and brawling, Flynn lost many friends in Hollywood, although to this day, his cavalier attitude is still praised by many, we even have a phrase coined after him: “In like Flynn”.
The band Australian Crawl also wrote a song about him, which you can check out here:
As well as being incredibly talented, and popular with the ladies, Flynn was also an early fashion icon, with many fashionistas still mimicking his style to this day.
I’m not afraid to admit, I think Errol Flynn epitomizes the bad boy that we love to hate. I personally love his style, be it the white chinos with the boat shoes, or the sharp, tailored suit with the black patent shoes. If I had to choose a man from yesteryear to wear Antoine + Stanley shoes, Errol would be right up there. - Paul