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How Forrest Gump Changed Fashion

Monday, October 1st, 2012

 

 

 

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic comedy-drama romance film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise and Sally Field.

Forrest Gump and Jenny

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The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a naïve and slow-witted yet athletically prodigious native of Alabama who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century; more specifically, the period between Forrest’s birth in 1945 to 1982.

Forrest Gump and His Mother

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Deco Bloom Cufflinks, $65

Let’s face it. Not only did Forrest Gump’s life effect ours, but so did his fashion. His clean cut, crisp looks captured the hearts of Americans everywhere and we still use his throwback looks today. Maybe it’s time to take a hint from Mr. Gump and re-modernize his fashion?

Forrest Gump and Jenny

 Modernize the look

Take this simple collared shirt from H & M in a grey color and pair it with jeans (like in the photo). You’ll be more an urban, fashion-conscious Forrest.

Shirt from H & M $29.95

Shirt from H & M $29.95

 

Modernize the look:

We especially love the blazer in the scene where Gump’s waiting for the bus. This new modern winter spin on the jacket can be found from Urban Outfitters. And of course, you have to get yourself a pair of running shoes from Nike, so you too can “run like the wind blows.”

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIELD BLAZER $182.00 from Urban Outfitters

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIELD BLAZER $182.00 from Urban Outfitters

Modernize the look:

Forrest Gump in Vietnam

It’s true that Forrest went through many stages in his life and one of them was a stint in Vietnam. But even while trekking through the jungle, Gump has inspired us with his rugged, manly look. Pair these Army Helicopter Cufflinks with rugged work boots this season, like these from Doc Marten’s called the Men’s Pier Boot for under $149.

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