American Classic Style

Top 6 Iconic Essentials for American Classic Style

Top 6 Iconic Essentials for American Classic Style

American Classic Style – The classic American look is timeless and trend-proof. At its core, the American classic is all about comfort, tradition, and rebellion threw in for good measure.

The all-American look is simple, tailored, exudes calm confidence, and incredibly functional. There is always a balance between practical and stylish.

There’s a reason we love pairing a two-button blazer with our lovely blue jeans and throwing on a pair of loafers.

Or wear a plain white t-shirt with tattered khakis. Both costumes are simple to pace but keep our styling game up to par.

But what are the iconic essentials that make up the classic American style? If any, you ask. Well, I share six closet essentials that are 100% American that has grown to cult status around the world.

Items that proudly hang in my closet and I love to throw on every chance I get. What are they?

Here is my list:

Blue jeans

Since Levi Strauss teamed up with Jacob Davis in 1873 and was granted a patent for their invention, xx Blue jeans have changed how we dress not only in America but worldwide.

I mean, how many pairs of blue jeans do you have? I know I have at least a dozen pairs and always have my eye on the next.

Ray ban traveler

These classic sunglasses are instantly recognizable and worn by celebrities, musicians, and artists. Ray Ban was a relatively young company, founded in 1952 when President John F. Kennedy was elected president.

If there’s anyone who epitomized classic American style, it was that flamboyant young president (and his beloved young wife) who was regularly seen wearing tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Many mistakenly claimed that these sunglasses were Ray Bans, and an instant trend began as people asked to buy a pair of Wayfarers.

But did you know that President Kennedy didn’t have Ray Ban? His favorite label of glasses was American Optical. This is true.

Motorcycle jacket

It’s a true icon of the modern rebel, thanks to the silver screen and the 1953 film The Wild One starring Marlon Brando. But the first biker jacket was made in 1928 by Irving, co-founder of the NYC-based Scott brothers.

The shop still exists today. The original jacket replaced the button-down jacket with a zipper that was located asymmetrically. This allowed the bikers to lean easily on their motorcycles and get hit immediately.

 Brown was the preferred color before the release of Wild when Marlon gave a black motif to his role as the leader of the pack filled with leather and attitude.

Fry boots

Fry Boots was founded in 1863 when John Fry opened its doors on Elm Street in Marlboro, MA. Fry is best known for the harness boot created in the 1960s and inspired by cavalrymen in the Civil War. (American Classic Style)


Comparatively, the humble T-shirt is the most popular outerwear worldwide, coming in various colors and sizes. But how and where did the popularity of T-shirts grow?

Some claim that it evolved from the one-piece red flannel underwear Union Street in the 19th century.

The garment became a favorite of miners and stevedores who worked in hot environments, especially when one considered cutting it in half.

Fast forward to the 20th century when the US Navy began issuing short-sleeved cotton undershirts down the neck of the crew to be worn under their uniforms.

It was the perfect item as there were no buttons; therefore, no need for needle and thread for many graduates with limited sewing skills employed by the US Navy.

 It wasn’t long until the US military caught wind of this practical clothing item. Tens of thousands of young men wore T-shirts as part of their uniforms in WWI, and then they brought the T-shirts back home after the war.

T-shirts were standard until the start of WWII but gained popularity when the famous film Streetcar featured Marlon Brando as Stanley wearing a tight-fitting T-shirt. (American Classic Style)

Concho belt

The word conch comes from the Spanish word which means conch or sea shell. Now it refers to oval discs of silver used to decorate saddles, halters, clothing, jewellery and belts.

The conch shell is a long-standing native Indian tradition derived from Navajo Indians. First, the conch shells were silver dollars that were hammered, stamped, slotted, and strung together on a leather belt.

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