Leonardo DiCaprio has navigated the transition from teen heartthrob to acclaimed actor while staying classically styled in the process. His look is a nod to the 1950s gentleman. He dons slicked hair and a well-cut suit, while looking just as at home in a polo and jeans. Channel Leo's style and feel polished enough to take on the Oscars -- or your next work party.
Leo's Dapper '50s Haircut
Get the right haircut to allow you to imitate DiCaprio's slick '50s inspired look. Have your hairstylist razor cut the hair on the sides of your head to 1.5-inches long, until they reach your temples. Have her leave all of the hair between the back and the temples at a length of 3 inches to leave room for texture. Leo sticks to his medium-brown roots, but some strawberry blonde highlights are often visible through the ends if he has dyed his hair for a recent role.
Leo's Slick Side Part
Leo's hairstyling routine is minimal, without a hot tool in sight. Wash your hair and allow it to air-dry for 5 minutes. Smooth a quarter-sized amount of gel-serum through your hair from root to tip. Position the tail end of a rat-tail comb directly above your right eye, and drag it back until it aligns with the crown of your head to create a deep side part. Comb your hair to either side of the part, brushing the side to the right of the part straight down and the hair to the left slightly upward. Pull a dime-sized amount of texturizing paste through the ends of your hair to add definition.
Bow Ties and Denim
Leo maintains an effortlessly classic style on and off the red carpet. For special events, he dons a fitted suit in navy or black with satin detailing to set him apart. He often opts for bow ties instead of the traditional tie. For every day, Leo prefers polo shirts and khakis or a V-neck T-shirt and distressed jeans. In colder weather, he'll throw on a plaid button-down shirt or fitted cable-knit sweater.
Caps, Shades and Kicks
DiCaprio uses accessories to instantly change the effect of an outfit. To dress things down he opts for aviator sunglasses and baseball hats, often positioned to the back. When going semi-casual, he channels Gatsby and throws on a newsboy cap in a neutral or tweed fabric instead. He dons slip-on sneakers with jeans and polished oxfords for the red carpet. He's also known to tuck a pocket square into the front pocket of his suit for a 1950s touch.