There’s always that one person in a group that looks effortlessly put together on holiday, no matter what they’re wearing.
And in The Rolling Stones, that was Charlie Watts.
While the rest of the band were making headlines for their antics, drummer Charlie – who died at the age of 80 on Tuesday – kept his sense of style whatever he did and wherever he went.
He dressed like an English gentleman, whether that was on stage, at a photo shoot, going to the shops or en route to the airport.
Wherever he was, whatever he was doing, he looked super cool doing it, buttoned up but totally relaxed and effortlessly cool.
We’ve delved into the Mirror archives and found some gems that show Charlie’s timeless style.
Here he’s stood on the sands, one hand holding a cup, the other resting on his hip, in just a white tee and gym shorts.
The year is 1964, he’s on a beach in Malibu and he’s just had a hamburger – as you do – after playing a game of football (the British kind) with bandmates Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones.
And way before the cast of Love Island thought it was cool to take off their socks before slipping on their loafers, here’s Charlie setting the trend.
In Texas 10 years later, he still looked like he’d done a quick check in a mirror before heading out the door, while his pals dedicated themselves to the chaotic fashion of the day.
This Brit abroad knew how to dress, and knew what he liked.
In London in 1977, frontman Mick wore John Pasche’s lips and tongues for a night out, the Jagger swagger marketing machine in full flight.
But Charlie? Stood to the side in a neatly pressed shirt and suit, out of place maybe but totally in time with himself.
Before packing his bags for a trip to America in 1968, the boys had a photo shoot in Green Park, London. Furs, broaches, hats and Cuban heels were going to get packed in everybody’s suitcase… apart from in Charlie’s.
His would have been filled with sharp jackets, slim ties, three-buttoned jackets and just-shined lace ups, everything just so to suit his featherweight frame.
He was the coolest Stone, a man comfortable doing his own thing, the sartorial giant whose impeccable taste stood out. A real class act and perfectly turned out rhythm king.