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With a successful career spanning more than three decades he was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time and he starred in some of Hollywood’s finest and most iconic films; The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, An Affair to Remember and To Catch a Thief to name but a few.
Cary Grant also appearing next to some of the worlds most beautiful and sort after women include Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly proving on screen his looks and style made him a Hollywood heartthrob.
Never seen in denim or jeans, he boasted his own take on casual, choosing chinos, slacks and plus fours with brogues and colourful socks. As well as the casual leisure wear of Los Angeles he also scrubbed up well, favouring blazers and sports jackets with an open neck or a tight high knotted tie, (No lazy knots and undone top buttons here) taking his formal wear seriously and often sported a pocket square or neck-a-chief, adding a flare of colour. Grant also popularised the masculine long formal trench coats and trilby hat. Whether it be on the decks of cruise ships or at the top of the Empire State building he posed as the embodiment of gentlemanly sophistication.