A Bespoke Suit for Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen in his bedroom, 1962


McQueen in Battaglia men’s store on Fifth Avenue, New York City


Fitting a bespoke suit for Love With the Proper Stranger (Robert Mulligan, 1963)


Taking a break and joking in a suite at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, New York. “During the evening, while we were enjoying the comforts of the hotel, Steve told me that a few years before, he lived about six blocks from it, in an apartment with no hot water that he shared with other three guys,” said Claxton.

Steve McQueen: Photographs
William Claxton


John Dominis’ snapshot for an unpublished LIFE Magazine archive. Dominis camera followed McQueen over the span of several days as he he was buying clothes in preparation for a movie premier. circa, 1962