You couldn’t name it a boring 12 months for menswear, may you? Trying again, it’s arguably been one of the numerous, vibrant and expressive spells we’ve had in a very long time. Garments turned enjoyable once more. Menswear tendencies have been chaotic and contradictory. Folks let go. Males obtained assured. Slim-fit minimalism discovered itself edged out.
This was the 12 months when 23-year-old Timothée Chalamet and 66-year-old Pierce Brosnan may each develop into model icons. The ’90s have been trending, however so have been the ’70s, ’50s and ’80s. Tailoring loosened up, sustainability obtained critical, and there have been no scarcity of manufacturers cross-pollinating.
What all of it means for the typical man is that this: choices. Extra of them than we’ve had in a protracted, very long time. This would possibly simply be probably the most thrilling time males’s trend has identified, possibly ever. And in a 12 months when all bets have been off, these 25 males have been there to indicate us the way it’s finished – main tendencies, breaking guidelines or preserving it traditional, their message was the identical: put on regardless of the hell you need, and do it with a smile in your face.
25. Troye Sivan
You may’t go wherever in the mean time with out listening to Troye Sivan’s identify echoing off the wall. Not stunning actually, it’s been an enormous 12 months for the South African–born Aussie lad who discovered himself thrust additional into the highlight because of a job reverse Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe and a Golden Globe nomination for Boy Erased.
The infinite photocalls have given him an opportunity to indicate us all what he’s product of within the model division, and we like what we see. That being an skilled mix of structured tailoring and floaty assertion shirts, loads of color and only a sprint of gender-bending make-up.
24. Tyler The Creator
Whereas his model is fairly out-there, Tyler the Creator truly toned issues down in 2019. He’s gone massive on knitwear, with cardigans and sleeveless sweaters that includes closely. There was after all his pastel-laden collaboration with Lacoste, one of many highlights being the pink mohair-style cardigan which he wore to the French Open. It was an enormous 12 months on the entire although for the Cali native – his 2019 album Igor noticed him tour the world, together with his alter-ego character breaking out innumerable brightly colored fits, and that blonde wig.
Take away the wig although, and people fits work surprisingly nicely. Merely styled, most frequently with white Dr Martens on the toes, it’s simply one other instance of tailoring’s massive comeback. Elsewhere, Tyler continued his tackle preppy informal – usually dressing like one thing between Carlton from Contemporary Prince and a skatewear Arnold Palmer, and it really works. Tyler has all the time subverted notions of what you count on a rapper to decorate like, and that’s why he’s cool.
23. Odell Beckham Jr
American sports activities and menswear haven’t all the time co-existed seamlessly. Google ‘NBA Draft 2003’ and witness among the worst tailoring you’ll ever see. Lebron James, one of many sport’s most trendy gamers at this time, is dressed as an inflated marshmallow. Odell Beckham Jr was solely 11 years previous right now although, and his era grew up in an altogether completely different trend panorama.
By the point the NFL vast receiver was himself drafted in 2014, trend was already on the forefront of American athlete’s minds. He wore a slim-fit, windowpane go well with with a bow tie, pocket sq. and attention-grabbing diamond watch. At the moment, issues have moved on once more and Beckham Jr is without doubt one of the league’s extra fashion-forward gamers.
Streetwear-focussed and closely branded, he even wore a Louis Vuitton x Supreme orthopaedic boot for his injured ankle. He’s additionally one of many higher groomed males within the locker room and, together with James Harden, boasts among the best beards in North American sports activities.
22. Mahershala Ali
When Mahershala Ali gained his second Oscar on the 2019 awards ceremony, he accepted the gong carrying what’s greatest described as a proper beanie. The truth that he seemed elegant and never ridiculous as he did so will let you know lots about how nicely this man can costume.
In a 12 months when he additionally headlined True Detective and landed the function of Blade within the MCU, his model has been all about quiet swagger. He appears as sharp in double denim as he does in red-carpet tailoring, but it surely’s the latter that obtained us rubbernecking this 12 months. With micron-accurate cuts, fascinating colors and offbeat equipment, he proved that the go well with remains to be a good distance from lifeless.
21. Zac Efron
Zac Efron’s hair had nearly as massive a 12 months as the person himself. Rocking a stunning white bleach initially of the 12 months (and one way or the other pulling it off), Efron had our consideration lengthy earlier than his function as serial killer Ted Bundy obtained everybody speaking.
Whenever you’re this annoyingly handsome, you possibly can afford to take dangers along with your model, however what we like about the best way Efron attire is that it’s under no circumstances try-hard. He leans on classics like denim jackets, shearling coats and slim-fit two-pieces. There’s a whole lot of experimentation in menswear proper now, and that’s nice, however right here’s a reminder that for lots of men, the previous ones are nonetheless the most effective.
20. Henry Golding
Whereas final 12 months noticed Henry Golding pique our curiosity for the primary time, this 12 months was Golding’s alternative to actually cement his standing as one of the reliably well-dressed males on the planet, which he took and smashed. Certain, main man appears and effervescent attraction definitely helped, however pure presents apart, Golding’s costume sense confirmed a formidable reverence for the significance of constructing certain that all the things matches impeccably.
His quite a few forays into tailoring noticed all the classics ticked off with aplomb (learn: velvet, black tie) however he additionally confirmed he’s a dab hand at extra eye-catching appears with shiny purple and pale gray color block appears working significantly nicely.
19. Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean is arguably probably the most particular person dresser on this checklist. However not in a blatant, excessive method. He is aware of what he likes, and doesn’t pander to manufacturers or tendencies. It is a man who quietly confirmed as much as Paris Vogue Week carrying a yellow down jacket from comparatively unknown Swiss ski model Mammut, when everybody else was dressed by the designers whose reveals they have been attending.
He went to the Met Gala dressed as a bouncer, in all-black Prada, as he labored as a photographer taking candid snaps for Vogue. He drives BMWs from the 1980s whereas his contemporaries combat over the most recent supercars. He wears deadstock classic Nikes whereas everybody else rocks Balenciaga.
Most fashionable celebrities (together with many on this checklist) rent stylists to decorate them, which, let’s be trustworthy is dishonest. An expert stylist would by no means advise a shopper to put on among the appears Ocean wears, and that is exactly why we price him so extremely. He does his personal factor, and this must be celebrated.
18. Eddie Redmayne
The eternally preppy Eddie Redmayne’s model hasn’t modified a lot within the final 5 years, and that’s no dangerous factor. Achieved nicely, preppy model is difficult to beat, and Redmayne is head boy. From collegiate-inspired outerwear to sharply tailor-made fits, the Improbable Beasts star not often places a foot incorrect, and provides all of the credit score to his spouse. There’s one option to save on hiring a stylist.
17. Rami Malek
Oscar-winner, Bond villain, model hero. It should actually suck to be Rami Malek. He might need lived in hoodies throughout his breakout function in Mr Robotic however off-screen, Malek’s model is much more polished. He combines inch-perfect tailoring with a number of assertion touches thqt wouldn’t look misplaced in Mick Jagger’s tour wardrobe. Assume daring patterned shirts or the occasional velvet jacket.
There’s a certain quantity of swagger right here however among the confidence to do it could stem from the truth that he grounds all the things he wears with staples like black tailor-made trousers. That and the actual fact he’s Rami Malek.
16. Brad Pitt
Right here’s a humorous factor: Tyler Durden is far more trendy than Brad Pitt. The actor is a trend icon however when he’s not carrying a tuxedo, Pitt’s look is snug and – how lets put it? – artfully unkempt. It really works as a result of a) he’s impossibly handsome and b) his many trendy roles feed into his megawatt persona.
Despite all that, he seemed bloody good this 12 months, onscreen and off. In Quentin Tarantino’s As soon as Upon A Time In Hollywood, he wore the hell out of 60s and 70s outfits comprised of double denim, retro T-shirts, leather-based jackets and Hawaiian shirts. And on the publicity circuit, he flitted between wonderful tailoring and defiantly laid-back appears, together with flat caps, slouchy trousers and T-shirts worn over long-sleeve tops. Not many individuals can try this. Brad Pitt can.
15. Nicholas Hoult
Nicholas Hoult’s menswear inventory has been steadily on the rise for some years now, however this 12 months it reached its peak. Not stunning, given his capability to drag off colored tailoring is second to none, from a refined navy dinner go well with to a seventies-inspired blue and yellow look and all the things in between.
Removed from a one-trick pony, when he’s not suited and booted you’ll usually discover him going massive on texture with a collection of killer suede jackets worn over printed shirts and darkish denim. There’s one thing about this boy.
14. Mark Ronson
The discharge of his new album Late Evening Emotions meant that 2019 noticed extra appearances for Mark Ronson than we’re historically accustomed to. As is commonplace for Ronson, this meant plenty of retro-inflected tailoring that stayed distant from the humdrum, it was all brightly colored, richly textured and all the time worn with the producer’s trademark insouciance.
The truth is, we’d even go as far to say that Ronson was a residing, respiratory rebuttal to these predicting the demise of tailoring by the hands of streetwear.
13. David Beckham
After some hiccups within the noughties, this decade has seen David Beckham full morph right into a seasoned grasp of menswear and 2019 was testomony to Goldenballs’ consistency with (to our data) not one foot put misplaced.
We’ve had an infinite roster of complementary haircuts and the odd addition to an already sizeable assortment of tattoos, and as all the time Mr Beckham got here up smelling of roses. For us Beckham was at his greatest this 12 months at Wimbledon and it’s no exaggeration to say that each one different attendees paled compared. However he additionally excelled – as he all the time does – in smarter casuals like suede bombers and envelope-pushing tailoring from Dior. He’s nonetheless obtained it.
12. Donald Glover
As one of many world’s most profitable multi-hyphenated folks, ever, it’s no shock that Donald Glover’s wardrobe defies neat categorisation, cause or logic. On paper, Glover’s eye-poppingly daring patterned fits, mad prospers and penchant for going shirtless beneath tailoring sound like issues that render him ineligible for a greatest dressed man checklist, however right here we’re (once more) discovering ourselves nodding in approval of Glover’s so mad it’s good wardrobe.
11. Shawn Mendes
What had you finished by 21? Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has had himself three US number-one albums by the age, and all whereas crafting himself a piece-perfect fashionable rock and roll model that pays its dues to the previous whereas nonetheless feeling recent at this time.
Tailoring embellished with ritzy touches are his forte – completed off with a pair of Chelsea boots and rock star bling – whereas Parisian manufacturers Saint Laurent and The Kooples are amongst his favorite manufacturers, every possessing the slim-fitting monochrome model that has turned the squeaky clear pop idol into one among menswear’s coolest figures.
10. Pierce Brosnan
To say that Pierce Brosnan (at 66 years of age) was having some type of second wind can be inaccurate, reality be advised he’s been constantly trendy since anybody can bear in mind. Highlights this 12 months embrace mastering traditional suiting, proving that suede bombers look completely at dwelling on these previous the flushes of youth and making sun shades worn nearly wherever really feel not a jot ostentatious, simply achingly cool.
Oh after which there’s the expertly styled shock of silver hair which solely provides to Brosnan’s timeless attraction. All in all (one other) classic 12 months for the person previously often called Bond.
9. Dylan Sprouse
It’s a candy life Dylan Sprouse leads. Not solely has the previous Disney baby star bagged himself a Victoria’s Secret Angel and the type of bone construction folks go beneath the scalpel for, however he’s additionally obtained one of many most interesting wardrobes round besides.
Luxurious knits, chunky leather-based jackets, electrical tailoring – all the things screams costly and nicely finished. Minimize additionally performs a key half – not too slim in order to intensify his slender body – it’s a wider match that harks again to a classier time. He would possibly solely be a sizzling younger factor in Hollywood proper now, however he’s dressing like a legend.
eight. Timothée Chalamet
The fandom is actual with Timothée Chalamet. From 60-year-old Ohio mums to youngsters in Korea, there’s one thing concerning the Hollywood A-lister that incites frenzy. For some it’s the passionate performing, for others, it’s the cherubic locks. Each are nice, however what’s caught our eye probably the most is his boundary-pushing strategy to purple carpet dressing.
A muse for prime trend genius Haider Ackermann, the designer has pushed the actor into all method of space-age tailoring this 12 months, whereas the star was among the many first to sport the notorious Louis Vuitton holster. Certain, each, would look an absolute practice wreck on 99.9 % of males, however they appear out-of-this-world on Chalamet. And extra importantly, they provide a small glimpse into what males may very well be carrying ten years from now. Bejewelled holsters on the prepared.
7. A$AP Rocky
Hip Hop and clothes have all the time gone hand-in-hand. However few rappers over the course of time have adopted excessive trend with as a lot vigour as A$AP Rocky. He’s a daring dresser, not afraid of color, sample or babushkas, and famously wears all the things from Rick Owens to Dior, and Prada to Raf Simons. However then, A$AP Rocky isn’t afraid of something, not even over-zealous Swedish courts. And that is mirrored in the best way he wears his garments.
He has sufficient braggadocio for a complete nation, and his fearless strategy means he exudes confidence – there really is nothing that he couldn’t pull off and he usually appears higher in designer gear than the fashions who put on it down the runway. From outsized pink Loewe fits to tie dye, leather-based jackets to fur, he can do all of it.
6. Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman is aware of learn how to put on a go well with. Which is an effective job, as when he’s not making field workplace breaking movies, he’s normally on the purple carpet selling them. He makes tailoring enjoyable, and does so by means of carrying audacious silk jacquard dinner jackets, daring color fits and favouring uncommon cuts. And there’s not often a tie in sight. Boseman is without doubt one of the key figures pushing the boundaries of purple carpet tailoring, and for this alone, he deserves a spot on this checklist.
However he’s additionally adept at dressing down, favouring as he does slim darkish denim, sneakers and a few type of light-weight jacket on prime. He’s by no means over-styled, and all the time appears enviably snug in what he’s carrying, which is one thing we will all aspire to.
5. Shia Labeouf
Shia Labeouf is undisputed king of the scumbros and would appear, on the floor at the very least, to be anti-fashion. Don’t fall for it, he is aware of what he’s doing. The person has been on the forefront of each ‘uncool’ pattern in recent times from the return of grunge to carrying climbing gear within the metropolis.
This 12 months, although, got here one thing very surprising. Off-duty, he continued the always-knowingly-underdressed factor however on the purple carpet he seemed like a contemporary Don Draper. That doesn’t imply slim fits and tie bars, it’s means carrying very fashionable tailoring in very fashionable methods, all of the whereas wanting like he’s having a high-quality time at it.
four. Michael B Jordan
Our greatest-dressed man of 2018 carried his type all through this 12 months with out breaking stride or tweaking the system (why would you?). The Michael B Jordan profitable combo consists of high-quality tonal tailoring and easy-to-copy streetwear appears. No surprise luxurious label Coach bagged him because the face.
However right here’s one thing that’s not as simple to steal from the Creed star: he appears to have a Mary Poppins-style bag storing an infinite assortment of unimaginable coats.
three. Tom Holland
If the mark of a really well-dressed man lies within the capability to look nice in each formal events and when dressed down, Tom Holland nails it each time. A part of the omnipresent Marvel Universe, he’s been in all places, all 12 months, and on each the publicity tour and the purple carpet, the web-slinger didn’t have a thread misplaced. We’d fortunately put on the relaxed test trousers he wore to a Spider-Man fan occasion in Seoul each rattling day. Any probability, Tom?
2. Harry Kinds
Harry Kinds is greatest identified for his soft-rock sounds and Jagger-esque dance strikes, however in recent times the ex-Directioner has additionally established himself as one of many best-dressed males within the music trade.
Out of the boy-band bubble, as of late his wardrobe displays the change from pop puppet to viable frontman, with a slew of colored fits, crushed velvet textures and loads of IDGAF swag. You may’t bribe the door in your method right into a Gucci marketing campaign, you already know.
1. Jake Gyllenhaal
There are all the time arguments when the FashionBeans staff sits right down to debate the best-dressed males of the 12 months. That’s unavoidable when menswear is as splendidly numerous as it’s proper now. However whereas we admire the trend-setters and the rule-breakers, dressing like Harry Kinds or Tyler the Creator is just actually potential for those who occur to be Harry Kinds or Tyler the Creator. We all the time find yourself coming again to somebody who wears garments which are, nicely, wearable.
For our cash, no one has bridged the worlds of excessive trend and on a regular basis model higher this 12 months than Jake Gyllenhaal. He’s dabbled with tendencies (tie-dye, free tailoring) and fallen again on classics (Harrington jackets, fisherman knits). Often he’ll do one thing flashy, however extra usually he’ll abide by the style guidelines that govern everyone, not simply Hollywood sorts with intelligent stylists.
The colors go well with him, the matches are all the time proper and – importantly – he wears the garments, they don’t put on him. As menswear will get braver and louder, that’s value remembering.