Style icon: Leonardo DiCaprio
By Gavin Jewkes, 10 January 2014
Baggy jeans, unflattering tees and an arsenal of hats are the hallmarks of Leonardo DiCaprio’s questionable off-camera style. But as the leading man in a number of this century’s biggest, most critically acclaimed films, he scrubs up rather well.
Here’s our pick of the best Leo looks from the movies.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Leo plays a playboy stockbroker at the height of Wall Street's 90s boom in Martin Scorsese's tale of amorality and excess. Whether it's any good or not (it's definitely amazing) isn't for us to say. But what we will say is that the attention to detail when it comes to the 90s styling is ace and makes us want to pull on a crisp white Ralph Lauren polo and a pair of Ray-Bans immediately.
Catch Me If You Can
Looking every inch the 60s smoothie, Leo plays real-life con artist Frank Abagnale in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biopic. His character's penchant for identity theft demands a number of heroic costume changes, including turns as a pilot and doctor. However, our favourite is this cream cardigan with oranges stripes. The man looks great and those twins in the foreground know it.
Romeo + Juliet
Whether you're a Montague, a Capulet or you don't know what that even means, there's no disputing the beauty of Leo's Hawaiian shirt collection in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of Shakespeare's tragic play.
The Great Gatsby
You probably don't have enough fingers to add up the number of Gatsby-themed parties you've been invited to and subsequently turned down for fear of trying and failing to nail the look. However, if you want a slice of Leo's 20s style, start things off with a sharp-as-you-like tuxedo.
Leo plays a racist plantation owner in Tarantino's story of slavery in pre-Civil War America. Yeah, he's a bad guy, but this bad guy knows the importance of good tailoring. Take this velvet-lapelled jacket, for instance –it's disquietingly handsome for someone so damn wicked.