By  on February 23, 2011

Gucci’s history of men’s wear can almost be traced by looking at photos of Hollywood stars.  From Clark Gable and John Wayne in the early years, when the house’s sole business was leather goods — specifically luggage — to the likes of Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Robert Pattinson and Mark Ronson today, Gucci has amassed its fair share of high-wattage male celebrity followers. And they have served as unofficial ambassadors, long before every red-caret bauble was chronicled and analyzed.

The house produced a swath of rugged technical products from its earliest days, including hunting and horse-riding gear, vests, gun cases and golf bags.

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