David Bowie is the glam-rock king who became the sartorial envy of fashionistas everywhere. In the late seventies Bowie transitioned from glam to tailored menswear but never let go of his larger-than-life, avant-garde personal style. In 1983's The Hunger, Bowie plays an elegant vampire complete with grandad-collar button-down, pleated summer trousers, and matching belt. It's an innovative take on menswear that is so uniquely Bowie, and so uniquely cool.
Grandad-Collar Woven Shirt at Reiss.
Update Bowie's white trousers with a slim-cut pair at ASOS.
White Webbing Belt at American Apparel.
About the author: 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 re-creating ensembles worn by icons ranging from Michael Caine to Richard Gere (see full list here). Now she's guest blogging on Details.com every week. Have a hero you want to see featured? Leave a note in the comments and we'll see what we can do.