Though Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, has spent most of the year bare-chested, British GQ has deemed the man behind this year’s viral sensation “This is America” and creator of the hit show “Atlanta” as best-dressed man of the year.
GQ released its list of 50 most stylish men Sunday, highlighting the chic, quirky and bold looks of the royals, like Prince William at No. 48, actors, Ryan Gosling at No. 16, and up-and-coming musicians like Skepta at No. 10. The panel of judges included fashion icons Donatella Versace and Giorgio Armani.
Dylan Jones, editor-in-chief, British GQ, wrote:
“What is clear from this year’s list is that the world’s men are dressing more brightly and brilliantly than ever before ... We are living in an age when men are spending more than they ever have on clothes. And it shows.”
To Glover’s credit, his “seventies-inspired brilliance” has been written about extensively by GQ and Esquire throughout the year. The Stone Mountain-native caught the eye of GQ’s panelists due to his ability to cheekily pull off silk shirts that feature just a smidgen of chest hair and a boatload of bravado.
The writers summed up the 35-year-old renaissance man’s No. 1 ranking by noting “our favourite facet of his personal style has to be his commitment to anything-but-black tuxedos – especially the regal, all-purple Gucci rig he wore to the Emmys in September.”
Other GQ men of the year worth mentioning:
• Offset, one third of Atlanta-based trio Migos, made it on the list as a “new entry,” due to his mastery of donning the Gucci suit with a hip-hop flavor.
• Arriving at No. 23 on the list and the youngest chic trailblazer, Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas Sinclair in Atlanta-filmed “Stanger Things,” got style points for bringing the 1980s trends back into the fashion fold.
• On the other end of the age spectrum, Jeff Goldblum edged out dozens of style gods to take the No. 2 spot on GQ’s ranking this year. The 66-year-old wears bold-printed Prada and Gucci shirts, the writers noted: “he wears things that a man half his age might struggle to pull off.”
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