Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

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He is a hero that transcends the fashion industry, exceeding trends and the epitome of style – Centred on the 24 hour car race in France, the racing fanatic began production of his passion project, “Le Mans” off the back of classics like “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Bullitt”. This documentary film entwines stunning and newly discovered footage of the private recordings with McQueen’s original interviews to reveal how this cinema legend’s infamous troubled production was plagued with financial troubles, on-set rivalries and the star’s own personal issues, which will in turn reveal the true story of how, on the brink of losing everything, his passion and obsession will drive him to risk everything in the pursuit of his dream.

The film is to be released on the 20th of November – Watch the full trailer here:

Steve Mcqueen was not just any racing driver, he made his own rules and pushed himself to the extreme, everything meant a lot to him, and this determination is what made the scratch marks as a film maker, actor and driver. He is a classic american legend and with his Rock & Roll lifestyle, which he lived to excess, he brushed shoulders with other major hollywood actors and film roles beside the likes of Richard Attenborough and Frank Sinatra.

“I’m not sure if I’m an Actor who races, or a Racer who acts” – Steve McQueen

As the highest paid actor of his time throughout the 1960-70s he has proved that cool doesn’t go out of style, we might not need to reiterate but the iconic Harrington jacket is a signature piece from McQueens wardrobe. The ‘King of cool’ as he is often described, has inspired Barbour to create a collection inspired by the sartorial style of Steve McQueen. Now in it’s ? season, they have crafted authentic biker jackets and collectable pieces.

Shop the Collection of Barbour: Steve McQueen here

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You can also find other brands in our portfolio that will transcend and exude the essence of Steve McQueen such as Clarks Originals and The Dapper Stag.

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