This #TBT proves we have a lot to thank Tom Cruise for

0 Posted by - July 3, 2014 - All, Arts + Culture, Fashion, News

He may have turned 52 today but back in the day Tom Cruise was quite the fit young stud. Yes, believe it or not, way before the days of Scientology, smarminess and screams on Oprah, the Top Gun hero was a hardcore trendsetter. Check out these three iconic looks we’ve got Cruise Control to thank for…

Risky Business movie image Tom Cruise

Trend: Wayfarers
Movie: Risky Business
Chat: Thanks to a hefty bout of product placement, sales of the now iconic style surpassed 360,000 per year following the Risky Business charade. Nice. Interestingly, sales of the brands Aviator style also rocketed after Cruise sported the style in the 1983 smash hit Top Gun. Speaking of which…

 

Tom Cruise Top Gun aviator jacket

Trend: Aviator jackets
Movie: Top Gun
Chat: Proving the style is just as fitting to whisking the woman of your dreams off her feet as it is to jetting off into the sunset, Maverick/ Cruise rocked an Aviator jacket to perfection in the 80’s cheese fest. Cue a breakout onto the streets and the start of many a heartthrob offering damsels in distress a cosy shearling to slay their woes.

 

Tom Cruise Jonathan Lipnicki Jerry Maguire

Trend: The ultimate arm candy
Movie: Jerry Maguire
Chat: Proving nothing beats having a Victoria’s Secret model or Gucci man bag on your arm like an adorably cute kid in oversized glasses, Cruise was one of the first to harness the power of the babe magnet in classic chick flick Jerry Maguire. Show me the Lipnicki!

 

Looking for some more classic style inspo? Check out Cameron Diaz’s classic look from The Mask

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