GQ has just unveiled their list of the most stylish men alive in 2016. This year’s list features some of the staples such as Eddie Redmayne but omits others like Kanye. Check out the list.
Although, no Nigerian features on the list this year, this year’s list comprises of men who don’t look good just on the red carpet, they also look just as sharp on the street. They never miss a photo op and they seldom bother with suits—but when they do, they make it worth our while. Here is the list:
Aside from his genes, Lucky’s personal style is rock 'n' roll simple. Lucky Blue Smith has become insta-famous on Instagram for his individualistic style, which mostly feature, Levi's jackets, mall-rat hoodies, and platinum hair.
According to the model, "I've never really looked at myself and thought, 'Oh, I'm really good-looking.' When I look in the mirror, I see a skinny punk 17-year-old who just wants to go skate and hang out with some friends, and maybe talk to a couple of chicks."
Getting a stylist for the red carpet is easy but street style is more challenging. Nailing it requires an incredible skill set, from how to loop your belt and perch your glasses. Europeans usually do it right and Eddie is the definition of that. The guy looks incredible even if he's just running to the grocery store.
For some luxury translates to comfort. It means clothes loose fitting clothes. Clothes that are great for watching, or even playing, sports. This is a power move in it’s own right. Drake plays this look so well. Now, he’s started his own line—OVO, full of cotton tees, fleece sweatshirts, and sporty jackets.
Wide-brimmed hats are dear to Atlanta rapper (real name, Nayvadius Wilburn), Future. “They were definitely considered an old guy's hat until Future started wearing them,” says Marc Williamson, proprietor of FlameKeepers Hat Club in Harlem. “Now we get plenty of calls from guys wanting the ‘Future hat.’ ” Future wears his hats like a hipster, making them into streetwear.
Idris Elba is a dandy who never misses the chance to dress up, and who takes black tie as a chance to blow everyone else away with a broody monochrome Giorgio Armani look that pretty much oozes masculinity. Idris may not have been campaigning to be the next James Bond, but he's damn sure been dressing the part.
Odell Beckham Jr.
The rowdy Giants wideout’s style is as flamboyant as he plays, but what really makes him stand out is the way he flaunts his hair and skin.
Do you remember this photo of the world's most cosmopolitan DJ wearing a kurta in Pakistan. Yeah, that is Diplo. You can follow his lead and use your trip to push your limits. Pack a little less before you fly, shop a little more when you land.
Subtle detail is the key to Ryan's style: He always switches up the classics just enough to keep them interesting. In this case, classic is dressing in head to toe Burberry—and the twists include a skinny tie printed with paisley, flowers.
Although the clothes themselves are perilously avant-garde. (Head to toe leather, ribbed for his pleasure.) But we love the way he sticks to the look. And when you're walking the fashion fine line, you cannot afford to half ass.
According to GQ creative director Jim Moore; "To make this look work, it helps to have a pair of skinny black jeans—see how Harry's wearing them in every single picture? Untuck that Hawaiian shirt, maybe roll up your sleeves. Walk out of the house with bed head hair, a couple of tattoos, and a badass attitude. (You cannot look badass wearing a Hawaiian shirt with shorts. That combination just screams ‘German tourist.’) The ideal shirt has two or three colors and a pattern that's fun without being ridiculous. Palm trees are cool. Palm trees and flamingos are a bit much."
Canada's new Prime Minister is a rarity on the global politics stage for one major reason: He's a world leader with style. Thanks to his army of fitted suits, hair that would make Jon Snow jealous, and the ability to be playful with his wardrobe: striped socks, this Canadian is proving that leading well and dressing well aren't mutually exclusive.
The ‘Master of None’ star explains why less is more: “If you have a massive closet, you're kinda lying to yourself. If you have a bunch of dress shirts, you know the one that's really soft and fits you really well. So I think the goal is to build a closet where it's just that. I try to do the thing in the book that Japanese lady wrote about paring your closet down: If you look at something and you don't love it, get rid of it.”
One of the most humble actors in Hollywood always seems to take roles that take away from his handsomeness. But in his personal life, he’s a total bloke who wrings every ounce of class out of a three-piece Gucci suit.
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