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Sammy Davis Jr.

Dignity, confidence, attitude and a fine eye for all things fly kept these men on our radar then and now. Join us in celebrating 10 Black style pioneers with impeccable swag. 

Sammy Davis Jr. was the first African-American to appear on the cover of GQ magazine in September 1967. The Harlem-born Rat Packer had an affection for tailored suits and sharp footwear and was never one to shy away from whimsical accessories, like the polka-dot tie and satin pocket square he’s pictured in here.


By: Metanoya Z. Webb

(Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

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