When people think of South Beach style, Miami Vice often comes to mind. The show’s five seasons (1984-1990) capture popular styles of the time. Miami Vice’s charismatic leads deserve a mention as well. Who could forget Don Johnsonas Detective James ‘Sonny’ Crockett or Philip Michael Thomas’ Detective Ricardo Tubbs?
Together, the duo cements a place in pop culture history with their television police drama. Today, we still remember them as the stylish vice squad detectives of the Miami Police Department. Still referenced in fashion and media, the detectives are known for their flashy 1980s style, which includes white suits, casual cocktail attire, colorful tees, double-breasted jackets, pastel hues and relaxed trousers.