George Peppard to many is best known as Colonel John “Hannibal” smith, the cigar-chomping leader of a renegade commando squad The A Team from the 1980s television show. But his most famous role was as Paul Varjac, Holly Golightly’s long-suffering neighbor in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Peppard’s good looks and gentlemanly manner helped him to hold his own beside the divine Miss Hepburn. Although everyone talks about Audrey’s wardrobe, Peppard also slicked around New York in some incredibly suave ensembles. From the late 1950s to the early ’60s, longer and wider cuts started to disappear and a more refined and slimmer look appeared. For inspiration, think Mad Men and Cart Grant wearing that suit in North by North West. It’s an incredibly sharp flattering look and very popular at the moment. Zara, Topshop and River Island all have similar suits.
Peppard is perfectly attired for Holly’s distinguished parties. He wears a slim blue suit and skinny tie with a simple white folded handkerchief in his pocket.
Outshining Audrey in a beautifully-cut grey suit.
Looking casual in a shirt and trousers but the devils in the details. Everything is freshly pressed, with rolled up sleeves and a tucked in waist making him look smart casual. Most importantly check out the hair.
Perfectly preppy in a navy blazzer and grey trousers combo. The navy and burgundy-striped tie and matching handkerchief give it a very “Harvard Business School” look. Silly mask optional.
Even preppier in a cardigan and wool coat combo.
No one wears a mac like Bogey, but Peppard comes a close second. Practical and fashionable, every man should have a mac.