Miles Davis. Known to many as one of the influential heads of the 20th century. Jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader and composer.
A man that lived his life and career to the fullest – be it in music, women, drug addiction and dress sense. His choice of attire, be it in studio or on stage – classic B. D Shirt or full four-piece suit. Effortless style.
When looking over images such as the one above, it’s easy to miss the details. Lack of a breast pocket and button on sleeve. Soft, almost uninterrupted drop shoulder. Close-notched collar, and the rounded club collar.
The long roll-off collar on his B.D. (mostly in pastel shades), tucked into some mid-rise trousers. Strong Ivy league influences complete with what looks to be his knotted handkerchief neck tie.
Noted by Davis as learnign most from his mother;
“My mother was a beautiful woman. She had style, with an East Indian, Carmen McRae look. She had mink coats, diamonds; she was a very glamorous woman. She always dressed to kill. I got my looks from my mother and also my love of clothes and sense of style. I guess you could say I got whatever artistic talent I have from her also.”