Here are our must-haves in contemporary 70s chic, to help you build the kind of wardrobe that would stop shaft himself dead in his tracks.
Gucci Vintage Logo Jacquard Blazer
This monogrammed blazer would look right at home on the back of David Bowie or Mick Jagger in their prime. Wide lapels add to a period feel but can be modernised with a T-shirt. Otherwise, a roll-neck or long-point shirt would bring approval from the aforementioned musical legends. Pair with matching flared trousers for a killer 70s look that demands a coiffure to suit.
Price: £1,750 at www.mrporter.com
Moncler Quilted Shell Down Gilet
Imagine Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter wearing padded down gilets over heavyweight plaid shirts and you get the vibe Moncler is going for. This contemporary version is slimmer and ideal for midseason layering. Granted you’re more likely to be wearing it in the urban jungle than Pennsylvanian forests, but the stylish gilet is ideal when you don’t really want to be lugging around a heavy overcoat.
Price: £410 at www.mrporter.com
Orlebar Brown Bond Safari Jacket
Channel Roger Moore as Bond with this great safari jacket from Orlebar Brown. Made to celebrate 007 style on the silver screen this safari jacket will soften nicely with age and is packed with a host of utility pockets to carry gadgets and cigars alike for any surprises you might come across. Think super-spy seventies rather than international man of mystery.
Price: £395 at www.orlebarbrown.com
Herring Shoes Suede Loafers
In the 70s, casual footwear was a mix between loafers and sneakers, yet the suede loafer epitomised a casual smart that found the right balance between all the fashion trends of the time. A timeless item that can go with a host of options from your current wardrobe, it also so happens to be an autumn necessity.
Price: £195 at www.herringshoes.co.uk
Tom Ford Suede and Wool Jacket
Tom Ford knows elegance. Merging a jacket and cardigan into one is a masterstroke, with the sleeves and back made from wool and the front in a luxurious suede with a full zip funnel neck. When left slightly undone the collar drapes on the chest akin to 70s sportswear. Wear with black jeans and a Chelsea boot for a roll ‘n’ roll feel.
Price: £2,340 at www.mrporter.com
Universal Works Military Corduroy Chino
Can’t quite go the full hog with the 70s colour palette? Fear not. Embrace the 70s fascination with corduroy and go with a stylish and contemporary version in a versatile navy with this relaxed yet tapered model in an eight-wale cord. They can even be worn with slick sneakers with a slight break.
Price: £125 at universalworks.co.uk
Sunspel Cotton Drill Harrington Jacket
You can’t go wrong with a Harrington Jacket and this one from Sunspel is a perfect example of nailing a classic with contemporary style credentials. Think Clint Eastwood between takes on A Fistful of Dollars. Off a spaghetti western set, wear with navy trousers and clean sneakers or suede loafers and a clean crisp T-shirt.
Price: £295 at www.sunspel.com
Drake’s Lambswool Shawl Collar Cardigan
A casual staple that worked well for 70s Hollywood royalty and can work equally well for you today. Wear while lounging at home with a homemade Old Fashioned in this timeless cardigan that oozes nostalgia. Super cosy and yet holding a good balance between casual and smart, it’s therefore not limited in what you can wear with it.
Price: £395 at www.mrporter.com