During his day, Gary Cooper’s reputation as a snappy dresser was such that he was named in Irving Berlin’s 1930 song- Puttin’ on the Ritz. His appeal lay not just in his enviable machismo, but in how he dressed appropriately for every occasion, from hunting with his camping buddy Ernest Hemingway to lounging on a yacht. Copper is a true Style Icon.
Different types who wear a daycoat, pants with stripes
& cut away coat, perfect fits,
Puttin' on the Ritz.
Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper
Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks
Or umbrellas in their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz