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Whether you’ve spotted him at Fashion Week, been snapped yourself, peeped his pics in The New York Times, or caught his wildly popular documentary on Netflix, chances are you’ve encountered the camera-toting Bill Cunningham at least once in your lifetime. But, you may not know that today marks his 85th birthday. So, we're taking a moment to celebrate this industry icon — fashionably, of course.
Because, while we basically have Cunningham to thank for giving birth to street style, it’s his style we’re most fond of. Sure, the seemingly low-profile guy shoots some of the most beautiful clothes in the world (paying little attention to celebs and focusing instead on the way women actually dress), but he wears the exact same thing every single day: that infamous blue workman’s jacket that he scooped up at a French hardware store for a mere $20. Indeed, his everyday look is the very definition of signature style.
So, in his honor, we rounded up 10 Cunningham-esque utility jackets that are stylish and functional. And, while these toppers might not get you snapped, they may put you in Bill's frame of mind — they're no-frills, useful, and ready to take on the day. Cheers to you, Cunningham!
Photo: Wayne Tippetts/REX USA.