The Corsa was a sophisticated and sporty coupe that looks even better today, with far more panache points than its ordinary Corsa brother. It’s a car Don Draper would drive, perfectly at home in both LA and Manhattan. The Corsa was a gentleman’s car, for sure, but it was plenty sporty, too; the potent flat six engine, crisp sheet metal and luxurious interior meant that not just anyone would look right in the driver’s seat. You’ll need to look the part — neat and clean, 1960s business style — while you cruise around in yours, and we’ve got the perfect kit.
American Trench Dark Navy Trench Coat
A proper American three-quarter trench coat is the right way to do the 1960s look, and American Trench’s Dark Navy Trench Coat, traditional in style but modern in its slim cut, is the perfect choice. Practically speaking, it sheds rain with the H2O Protector fabric by Olmetex of Italy, a tightly woven 100 percent Egyptian cotton. It also houses your smartphone in a dedicated inside pocket and adds versatility with a stowable hood and an option for a warmer button-in lining. Stylistically speaking, it’s as least as classy as your vintage Chevy.
Friday and River Black Chromexcel Classic Billfold
You can’t exactly exude class with a Velcro wallet with your college football team’s logo on it, can you? This updated classic billfold wallet uses beautiful Horween Chromexcel black leather with a contrasting vegetable tanned leather interior. The secret interior pocket just makes you that much more mysterious, and it’s made right here in the U.S.
Allen Edmonds Dundee Cordovan Boots
Every classy guy needs (yes, needs) a good pair of dressy ankle boots. They’re handsome, a touch more sophisticated than standard lace-ups, and they put you in another class of gentlemen that tassel loafers could never reach. Allen Edmonds makes some of the finest American shoes, and their Dundee Cordovan Boots use Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan leather.
Zippo High Polished Chrome Armor Lighter
Though we can’t recommend heavy consumption of lung rockets, if you must light up to complete your ’60s style icon look with your new vintage Corsa, don’t use a purple gas station bic. Zippos are as classy as they come, and the new High Polished Chrome Armor Lighter looks the vintage part. The textured surface feels good in the hand, and the flip of the lid to ignite your Lucky Strikes both sounds satisfying and looks skillful — the way you drive your sporty coupe, right?
Visol Venice Stainless Steel Cigarette Case
It’s the one gentleman’s accessory you don’t see much of anymore, but it’s still quite chic; using one means you care about your sense of style, even if you don’t share the same concern for your health. Just don’t try flicking the lit butt out the window while you’re driving your car, or suffer this fate.
Lotuff Western Briefcase
Getting out of your classic American car in fancy duds while shouldering a nylon backpack is just wrong. You’ll need something several rungs up on the sophistication ladder. Lotuff makes some of the finest USA-made hand-crafted leather goods out there. Made with gorgeous vegetable-tanned leather, their Western briefcase is as pleasing to the touch as it is appealing to the eye. Plenty of compartments mean you can hold your daily load without fuss, and the double wrap around straps give it strength and vintage élan.
Imperial Barber Products Classic Pomade
You can’t just slick back your ‘do with Brylcreem anymore. Times have changed, and so have hair products, even if you want to look like Don. Imperial’s Classic Pomade is the 21st century answer to a 20th century look, with super strong hold and the ability to soften or revive with just a touch of water. Just lose the switchblade comb.
The Visodate harkens back to an era of classy, smaller diameter timepieces, but it’s got the modern touches, too. A reissue of the original Tissot classic, the new Visodate is powered by a Swiss ETA automatic movement that accurately clocks your drive time. It also comes protected by a solid stainless steel 40mm case and a domed sapphire glass crystal. Exhibition caseback and a handsome black leather strap round out the style quotient nicely.