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How to Dress Like Le Corbusier

NBLebcorbuiser_1_053111.jpgRoxana Altamirano, the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the blog that offers step-by-step instructions for recreating the ensembles of style icons, offers Details readers tips on how to dress like everyone from Frank Sinatra to Grandmaster Flash.

Le Corbusier, one of the grand masters of modernism and a pioneer of contemporary urban planning, is also a style icon. The Swiss architect was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret and adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier in the 1920s. His reinvention included what became known as his uniform: a wide-lapeled double-breasted suit, a hand-tied bow tie, and thick, round spectacles. I've seen many successfully achieve the bureaucrat look, but accessories like bow ties and bold eyewear are difficult to pull off. Take a cue from Le Corbusier; he owned his look with superior confidence and a passion for elegance. A little intensity doesn't hurt either — the man was known to design whole cities in an afternoon, regardless of whether anyone ended up building them.

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Round frames by Ben Silver, $345 at www.bensilver.com

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Double-breasted Honeycomb wool jacket from Band of Outsiders, $1,670 at www.luisaviaroma.com.

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Drakes patterned silk bow tie, $70 at www.mrporter.com


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