Charlie Chaplin. Fashion Icon.

This guy’s got it all. He was born way back in 1889, but don’t let his age fool you. What goes around comes around and Charlie Chaplin’s effortless style is no exception to that rule…though I’m withholding comment on his moustache for the moment. Starting from the top of his head Mr Chaplin oozes with Autumn 08 style. To copy the creative genius of his strategically perched bowler hat, pop down to Topshop where you can get your classic bowler hat in either black or blue. Charlie would be proud. The necktie/scarf look can be achieved with simplicity and charm, as can the jacket, just ensure that it is shabby and pinched at the waist.

Mr. C.

The crème de la crème of the Chaplin charm however lies in the bottom half of this character’s costume: those trousers, and if you’ve got a few spare pennies and a lot of courage, I’ve found the equivalent. On the hanger, yes they do look a bit like something you’d put your roasted Christmas turkey in, but on an actual person, who knows, they could look nice?

Harem-Style Pants

Harem-Style Pants

These Harem-style pants are by Rick Owens, though I don’t suppose that Charlie would have paid £455 for his originals, and to be fair they’re a bit of a let down…they’re not even full length. If you fancy going for them then ensure you achieve the ultimate Chaplin effect by avoiding heels. Instead, borrow the dress-shoes of someone with very big feet, communicate solely in mime and try growing a toothbrush moustache.

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