How to Dress like Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck, a well respected Hollywood actor best known for his role as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, was a savvy dresser who famously patronises the H. Huntsman & Sons of Savile Row fame on a regular basis. We at OTAA can learn much about his dignified choice of men's styles over his movie roles, and this showcase may enlighten those who venerate his rugged but regal everyday-man style.
Here Gregory Peck can be seen in one of his early successes as an amnesiac caught up in a murder plot in the 1945 film Spell bound. He wears a grey twill suit jacket with a button down collar shirt along with a cotton tie that has a diamond pattern, and with it he wears a black waistcoat.
Gergory Peck on the 1947 film Gentleman's Agreement playing a reporter posing as a Jew to expose antisemitism. He could be seen wearing a charcoal worsted suit with white notch lapeled suit jacket with a polka dotted tie and white pocket square
Gregory Peck in another scene with possibly the same jacket, but this time with a skinny tie with larger paisley inspired polka dots, and a white pocket square
Here Gregory plays another reporter, this time in the romantic 1953 film Roman Holiday who fell in love with a princess also on holiday played by Audrey Hepburn. He wears a grey linen wide notched-lapel ventless suit jacket along with a jaunty red skinny tie and a high-waisted, pleated trousers
In the final scene of the movie during a sombre moment where Peck has to come to terms with the end of the relationship with the princess, he wears a navy blue suit with white pinstripes and wide notch papels, along with a black tie
Here Gregory Peck can be seen walking out of his favourite Savile Row establishment with the suit he is to wear in the 1953 film The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit. He plays a war veteran coming to terms with his actions in theatre post war.
The titular suit is of course made from grey flannel, and has a medium width notch lapeled suit jacket with flapped hip pockets and a welted breast pocket, where he wears a white pocket square. With it, he wears a striped silk tie and black patent leather shoes.
Gregory Peck wearing a battered tropical suit in the 1961 war film The Guns of Navarone when he is about to be given his mission as the leader of a commando strike.
He wears a beige linen suit with flapped patch pockets, a narrow notch lapeled ventless suit jacket, a spread collared light taupe dress shirt, and a grey cotton tie. These concessions to practicality point to the fact that this used to be a summer outfit pressed into service as an ad hoc civilian guise, battered but still dapper.
Gregory Peck in arguably his most famous role as Atticus Finch in the 1962 drama film To Kill a Mockingbird based on a novel by Harper Lee. Since the film takes place over the course of a year, Finch's attire changes over the course of the seasons that passed.
Here during the summer, we see Finch wear a seersucker black and cream coloured suit, which is by nature pre wrinkled and made from light materials to let the wearer have the best chance of cooling off in the heat. He wears a matching waistcoat underneath over a long point collared dress shirt with a diamond-patterned cotton tie and black patent leather shoes
Here during the Spring, he wears a grey worsted suit with notch lapeled suit jacket and a black bow tie with white polka dots
During cooler months, here we see Finch wearing a charcoal grey wool suit along with matching waistcoat , pinstriped long point collared dress shirt, and the same diamond patterned cotton tie from before.
In the 1966 spy comedy film Arabesque, Gregory Peck plays a professor caught in an espionage plot and Peck dresses appropriately with brown tweeds and a button down collar dress shirt, though he breaks this monochromatic outfit with a black paisley cotton tie with red highlights
Candid picture of Gregory Peck reading a newspaper with a pin striped suit, possibly during the 60s
Gregory Peck slicing up ham, possibly in the 50s
Gregory Peck signing autographs, possibly in the 50s
Gregory Peck with his family, possibly in the 50s
Gregory Peck would set the example for the every day working man during the 50s and 60s who want to look dignified and respectfully dapper. Though he may not be a trendsetter, he had led everyone know that one doesn't need to resort to drab sports coats and chinos, but that taste can be respectfully humble.