Back To The Future style
By Matt Glazebrook, 11 September 2014
Of the many, many reasons to love Back To The Future, the attention to detail is what really gets us. From the wickedly funny script full of proper grown-up jokes to the endless quirks of director Robert Zemeckis' era-spanning American everytown ("You built a time machine – *beat* – out of a DeLorean?"), it's so much richer, cleverer and more stylish than a kid-friendly comedy about a time-travelling high-schooler has any right to be. The film's ace central outfit riffs on this theme: carefully constructed, a little eccentric and distinctive enough to be instantly recognisable 30 years on.
Marty McFly's take on 80s teen steez also references two key trends for autumn (or "the future", as he would have had it): denim (which is always a strong look but is especially apt for September) and layering. Indeed, 1985 Marty basically wore all of the layers. And most of the denim, too.
Starting from the bottom, he sported some sweet Nike kicks, which we've recreated in the form of icy white Air Force 1s here, before skinny jeans in a mid-blue take us up to waist level. From here, things get more layered. A classic tee, followed by our old friend the white Oxford shirt, topped by a denim jacket, topped (again!) by a burgundy gilet (or life preserver, if you're Marty's grandparents). Now, we're not saying you're going to want to wear all these at once, but an outfit with various lightweight components that you can add or subtract from as the temperature requires is your ideal day-to-night companion on these changeable autumn days. Pop on a black woven belt (we've ditched the braces) and you're sorted, future boy.