The Gangways, the passage between land and ship; though Nicholas Harding’s shoot could just as easily be called the gangsters, with his boys having a particular gruffness, an unshakable intensity, about them. In long johns and dog tags, shearling jackets and boots, Joanna Bojanek’s styling perfectly merges vintage men’s looks with current menswear trends to create the kind of tough male characters Hollywood is loving so much right now. You can almost expect Tom Hardy’s Forrest Bondurant – his laconic, uncompromising character in Lawless – to pop up there alongside them.

Vintage gangster styling for men

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The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding
The Gangways by Nicholas Harding

Tymoteusz Pieta styled the mens’ hair in slick side-parts, some with marcel style waves that proffer up a 1920s feel (note that if you want to try a more ’40s inspired take, you can always try Ryan Gosling’s hairstyle from Gangster Squad.) Both hair and clothes, and the attitude Harding brings out of his models, contribute to a look that not only oozes masculine toughness but is also perfectly now.

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