Before Michael B. Jordan shocked us in a leather harness, Shawn Mendes dared to wear a bare shirt and Jason Momoa undertook to think pink. Sylvester Stallone broke all the red carpet rules and opted for a bold modern style over the traditional garb of Hollywood's leading men. As with any stallone film, his style was far from boring. Outstanding golden accessories, unconventional structural mashups, lots of skin and seriously fresh kicks – the Rambo star could and did everything. Stallone even mastered casual stratification equations at a time when men couldn't be more confused about how to dress outside the standard penguin suit. Stallone's unapologetic bravery and his calm and cool exterior made the perfect combination a style icon of the 70s and 80s for him.
Today, every male celebrity has a stylist who shapes his style and sets the direction for his ensembles on the red carpet, but not Stallone. The authenticity of the Rocky actor was inspiring and admirable. Maybe you didn't share the same taste for the fashion back then, but you still had to respect the man. Even one of the most influential fashion designers of the time, Gianni Versace, became aware and booked Stallone to play a campaign against supermodel Claudia Schiffer in 1
Looking back at Stallone's style development over the years, it is easy to see how the style stallions of the Italian stallion could inspire today's stars of men's fashion. Even for the average Joe, there's a lot to take from Stallone's style moves. To highlight Sly's impressive looks on the red carpet, here are 40 pictures of Sylvester Stallone's style development from the 70s to the present day. Take notes, people.