Cary Grant Beats Elvis In The Style Stakes

Cary Grant has beaten more modern pretenders to the throne to be named the most stylish man ever. The North by Northwest star was named ahead of David Beckham, Johnny Depp and Steve McQueen in a poll of 4,000 British men. In a list of 50 icons, Elvis makes the top ten, coming in at number nine. Grant, real name Archie Leach, was once told by an interviewer: "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant," only to reply: "So would I." Other celebrities named in the top ten of the poll carried out by top tie and scarf maker Peckham Rye included Sean Connery, Brad Pitt and Elvis Presley. But according to Matt Start of Peckham Rye, Grant - who died 22 years ago - is a worthy winner. "His film North by Northwest shows a stunning scene when he is walking along the side of a train in a light blue suit, white shirt and tie as he puts his sunglasses on," he said. "That look, even though it was first seen back in 1959, spawned so many copycat looks and fashion wise is still an iconic movie scene." He added that David Beckham should be pleased to have finished second while the "exceptionally cool" Depp deserved third. The top 10 male style icons are: 1. Cary Grant 2. David Beckham 3. Johnny Depp 4. Steve McQueen 5. Sean Connery 6. Brad Pitt 7. James Dean 8. Frank Sinatra 9. Elvis Presley 10. Justin Timberlake
Source: Contact Music / Updated: Jul 9, 2008 
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BigVern (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2008report abuse
That Rebecca Loos - been involved with many a poll overs the years in her 'Glamour' days. These days she can be found at the Muller Rice testing plant in Nuneaton (Licking the lid of 'life').
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2008report abuse
That Rebecca Roos - I would.
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2008report abuse
Oh C'mon.. Sean Connery is the in front of Elvis...? I just smile.. That's it.
BigVern (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2008report abuse
Harvey Alexander aka Rebecca Loos sums this poll up nicely...lol
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2008report abuse
Steve V, I'm not a Justin Timberlake fan either but we must admit that the guy is the hell of a dancer. He pleases to tons of women because of this...And he's an Elvis fan too, so that helps a little !...It's OK to see him behind Elvis though, but Frank Sinatra # 8 while Elvis is #9...Hello ?
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
David Beckham? Stytlish? But I've seen him wearing a skirt. And hanging around with a skinny, talentless bint who thinks she's the cat's pyjamas.
ext_mnx (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008
Invisible because there was a personal attack
ext_mnx (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008
Invisible because there was a personal attack
ext_mnx (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008
Invisible because there was a personal attack
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
I notice that I always get this guidelines pop up when I respond! All I wanted to say is that this poll isn't important enough to merit a response. There are as many definitions of "style" as there are ice cream flavors. About the same in importance!
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
Used the same pills as Elvis, ext_mnx?
ext_mnx (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2008report abuse
I wanted to know who was the coward who put this system of poll and that nobody was aware. The site does not call if they were but I hate and hatred is that sites like elvisnews, elvisinfonet, elvisgold only are ready to humiliate elvis presley as if he were alive and they wanted to make voodoo with him.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 9, 2008report abuse
I cant stand to see any poll in which Justin Timberlake is listed with Elvis Presley. What an overrated twerp he is.

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