Top 3 Most Stylish Men of 2018
It’s easy to think that as a celebrity, curating a fashionable sense of style is easy. But with so many designers and brands clamouring for A-Listers to wear their pieces, it can be difficult for celebrities to curate an individual sense of style. Of course, there are much harder problems to have, but those who never fail to make the best-dressed lists must receive praise where it’s due. Currently, GQ is in the semi-final stages of the voting process for their prestigious Most Stylish Man 2018 award. We’ve profiled three of our favourite finalists and curated a selection of pieces so that you can steal their enviable style.
American rapper A$AP Rocky is a major name in US hip-hop. Hailing from New York, he began his music career in 2011 with his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP. His fashion credentials were laid bare early on in his career. He released ‘Fashion Killa’ in 2013 cementing his reputation as a savvy fashion lover. His style has evolved over the years, and more recently he has favoured bright prints, neon coloured and classic tailoring. He likes to break the rules – in the past he has donned womenswear, worn double denim and paired a hoodie with a blazer, making his style truly standout and unique. His favourite brands include Calvin Klein, Gucci and Dior.
If you’re itching to emulate Rocky’s effortless hip-hop style look no further. We have selected two pieces to help you channel his look.
Emporio Armani – Grey Logo Zip Hoodie
This simple grey cotton-blend hoodie is perfect to emulate Rocky’s melding of casual and formal wear. The slim fit means it can easily be worn under a jacket, however, it could easily be worn alone as part of a more casual look. The embroidered logo features on the chest, ensuring your fashion credentials remain intact.
Givenchy – Black Two-Button Blazer
For those seeking timeless elegance, or maybe you just have expensive taste, this stunning black blazer from Givenchy is sure to turn heads at any social event. We think Rocky would love this – It screams sophistication, while its straight cut fit and structure shoulders keep it suave and current. Pair with a hoodie if you wish, or enjoy this versatile piece anywhere from the office to a formal dinner.
Nobody oozes cool sophistication quite like Jeff Goldblum. One of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Goldblum has starred in blockbusters from Independence Day and Jurassic Park to Guardians of the Galaxy 2, however, 2018 marked a slightly different direction for Goldblum’s career with the release of his debut studio album, Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Described as a ‘pure shot of joy’ by Vanity Fair, Jeff Goldblum’s style is all about finesse and elegance while maintaining an element of fun. Always sporting a stylish pair of glasses, Goldblum is most often seen in impeccably tailored suits paired, sometimes more casually paired with a classy polo. Jeff prefers to stick to a more toned down colour palette, favouring grey, black, camel and dark blues.
See below for our top two picks to channel Jeff Goldblum.
Vivienne Westwood – Black Short Sleeve Knitted Polo
This 100% wool polo from Vivienne Westwood would likely be favoured by Jeff for its simplicity. Easily paired with a blazer for a more formal occasion, this shirt would look equally fantastic paired with jeans and trainers. Embroidered on the chest is the distinctive Vivienne Westwood orb, ensuring that everyone knows your fashion sense is flawless.
Polo Ralph Lauren – Beige Logo Blazer
A fan of neutrals, Jeff isn’t afraid to mix it up with bold choices. We think he’d love this offering from Polo Ralph Lauren. This smart blazer is standout in a beautiful creamy beige, yet extremely wearable and versatile. Jazzed up with some smart shoes and a shirt, this piece wouldn’t look out of place at a film premiere. If you want to channel star quality, consider adding this to your collection.
Born in 1998, Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter who burst onto the scene in 2014 at the tender age of 16. Despite his youth, Mendes has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2018, and his influence seemingly extends to his fashion choices as Mendes is lauded for his impeccable sense of personal style. Mendes loves bold patterned shirts and tailoring, preferring a slim fit. He’s cool, suave and a heartthrob.
Take a look below for two items we think really channel Shawn Mendes.
DSquared2 – Blue Distressed Style Long Sleeve Denim Shirt
Denim is a staple for Mendes, and we’d be surprised if he didn’t already own this outstanding offering from DSquared2. Famous for wearing his shirts buttoned down, this look would be perfectly paired with formalwear for an award show. For us normal folk, its versatile enough to be work from work to the evening. The distressed look keeps it fashion forward and eye-grabbing.
Marcelo Burlon – Red Check County Shirt
With the sleeves rolled up, top button undone and paired with black skinny jeans, this shirt would not go amiss at one of Mendes’ concerts. The bold red and black checked print is emblazoned with bright yellow text down the arms and a striking eagle, snake and lightning print on the back. Channelling old country style but updated for 2018, this shirt will ensure heads turn wherever you wear it.
Don’t forget to check out GQ to see who is crowned Most Stylish Man of 2018. To continue your fashion journey, check out our menswear section for more designer styles to suit all tastes.