Proof That Past Generations Were Cooler Than We Are

How the past trumps us in the style stakes
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"Style is when they're running you out of town and you make it look like you're leading the parade."

- William Battie

If only we could take a little slice of style from the famous and not-so-famous faces below, the world (and Miley Cyrus) would be much better off for it. Here are some photos that prove that the past trumps us in the style stakes.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

A salesman gets his motorised roller skates re-fuelled (1961)

A salesman gets his motorised roller skates re-fuelled (1961)

Caroline Kennedy walks ahead of her father (1960)

Caroline Kennedy walks ahead of her father (1960)

Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger (1967)

Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger (1967)

Ernest Hemingway's passport photo (1923)

Ernest Hemingway's passport photo (1923)

Brigitte Bardot and Pablo Picasso (1956)

Brigitte Bardot and Pablo Picasso (1956)

Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

Paul Newman during a Venice film festival (1963)

Paul Newman during a Venice film festival (1963)

Children of Chicago (1941)

Children of Chicago (1941)

Marlon Brando's screen test (1955)

Marlon Brando's screen test (1955)

Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, and his cabinet (1968)

Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, and his cabinet (1968)