Saturday, February 9, 2013

Gary Cooper: Super Duper Style.

In 1946, when Irving Berlin wrote the lyrics to his 1928 song “Puttin’ on the Ritz” he added the line: “Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper/Tryin’ hard to look like Gary Cooper/Super Duper.”

In an interview, his daughter Maria Janis told The Hollywood Reporter, " Her father had a natural sense of style and chose his own wardrobe without the help of stylists".

Cooper, combined a perfectly tailored European wardrobe with all-American casual sportswear to produce elegant, international, masculine style.

Ralph Lauren, calls Cooper the “definitive” male style icon of the 1940s. “He had an ideal American look—unstudied yet refined, natural, and playful.”


  1. As you know, I adore Coop! So, I completely and totally love this post. He was such a handsome, dashing, well-dressed man, and you chose perfect pictures to reflect that.

    By the way, Coop's daughter's name is Maria. Janis is her last name.

  2. Patti, Thank you.. Sometimes.. when I'm referring to someone, I use only their last name.. Maybe, I should not do that any more.. Thank you for the idea.

  3. In a couple of these pix, the clothes are better looking than Coop - and that's saying something. What style he had.

  4. The Lady Eve, My favorite is the.. boating outfit.

  5. I love the boating outfit too! Great socks. Gary Cooper certainly was stylin'!


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