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How to Dress Like Michael Douglas

Even for the most skilled dressers, assembling a killer outfit sometimes requires a little more inspiration than the average online shopping experience provides. Enter Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the style blog that offers step-by-step instructions for recreating ensembles worn by icons ranging from Ingmar Bergman to Willie Nelson. Now she's guest blogging on Details.com every week. Have a hero you want to see featured? Just leave a note in the comments, and we'll see what we can do.

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In his breakout role in the 1970s TV cop drama The Streets of San Francisco, Michael Douglas mixes investigative smarts with rugged masculinity. You can emulate the Ivy League-cowboy look with just a handful of items:

1. Wide neckties. In the 1970s ties were up to four-and-a-half inches wide; nowadays it's hard to find oneswider than three and a half inches. Knit ties are especially narrow, though Lands' End has a nice, solid, two-and-three-quarter inch knit.

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2. A subtly patterned collared shirt. My favorite is the Oxford tattersall from Gitman Vintage.

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3. Snug pants (but definitely not hip-huggers). Life/After/Denim slim black chinos and cords, available at Revolve Clothing.

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4. Jacket (wide or narrow lapels). Hong Kong retailer YesStyle always has a variety of retro styles to choose from.

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Also on Details.com:
How to Dress Like Simon and Garfunkel
How to Dress Like The Cars
How to Dress Like Woody Allen

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