It’s been one heck of a year for How Men Dress and it will not be complete without sharing the 2016 top list of men who rocked fashion!
While mastering the art of classic fashion is always a surefire way to snag a spot, some of these men prove that 2016 is the year to be brave and bold. Want to know what it takes to be a fashion frontrunner? Let’s take a peek at these celebrities’ style secrets.
A Look At 2016’s Top List of Men Who Rocked Fashion
Cookie-cutter fashion surely guarantees safety from any worst dressed list, but if you want to make a big statement you got to take some risks. This 2016 top list of men who rocked fashion includes 25 men whose boldness and bravery to embrace their own sense of style not only shaped their own careers but the fashion world to date.
Let’s learn a thing a two from them, shall we?
25. Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt’s style transformation is one that is truly inspirational for many. From playing supporting roles to becoming one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood, the changes radiate in his style. Check out this denim on denim look that is one for the books!
24. Conor McGregor
UFC’s Conor McGregor joins the 2016 Top List of Men Who Rocked Fashion because of his badass spin on tailored fashion. He is undoubtedly the most stylish UFC fighter to date!
23. Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds has come a long way from being the goofy best friend to one of the sexiest and wittiest actors in Hollywood. He proved that being married and having a kid is not a reason to slack off in the style department. If you want to learn how to incorporate suede in your pieces, you can learn a lot from this man.
22. Dev Patel
The “Lion” star is one to watch for in 2017 as he ends 2016 with a loud fashion bang. In his latest GQ spring fashion shoot, he paired a tartan Prada ensemble with black Vans snickers and it just works!
21. Donald Glover
Donald Glover is the epitome of low-key, understated fashion that rocks. He has no problem showing up on the Ellen show wearing a plain black shirt and jeans proving that less can be more.
Drake is a master in wearing sportswear in very stylish ways. His one influential hip-hop fashion icon for many. One of his notable 2016 looks is when he wore a pink varsity jacket, light wash jeans, and Jordan shoes.
19. Benedict Cumberbatch
The most dapper Sherlock Holmes actor to date lands the 19th spot in this 2016 top list of men who rocked fashion. His looks are always regal, classic and fans couldn’t get enough of it.
18. James Bay
James Bay has successfully represented rockstar fashion following the footsteps of rock legends like David Bowie and Mick Jagger. He makes skinny jeans and denim jackets look oh so classy and shows that it’s never too much to wear a hat.
17. Taron Egerton
“Kingsman” star Taron Egerton proves his sartorial fashion is not just role play. At the London Premiere of his latest movie, “Eddie the Eagle”, he showed up in a double-breasted textured grey suit looking effortlessly elegant.
16. Jaden Smith
He made the headlines because of his gender-bending style. He’s fashion preference is not everyone’s cup of tea. Nevertheless, he deserves to be included in the list of men who rocked fashion for defying the norm and challenging everyone to get out of the fashion comfort zone.
15. David Beckham
David Beckham has been a household name in fashion and is still arguably the sexiest man alive. I couldn’t let a year pass without paying tribute to one of the most consistent men in this field. Here’s Beckham on a different take to business casual.
Being a music producer may not put him well enough in the spotlight but his style does. He is well known for sporting eclectic and funky pants pairing it with trusty sneakers.
13. Sam Smith
The award-winning singer has always been on the dapper side of the spectrum, but his fashion sense grew better and better when he shed some weight. Ever since he’s been more motivated to showcase his creativity not just in music but in his clothing.
12. Tinie Tempah
Rapper Tinie Tempah’s fashion sense is as tasteful as his music. He is bold and daring in his choices without looking like his trying too hard. That’s why he is deserving of a spot in this 2016 top list of men who rocked fashion.
11. Diego Luna
Mexican Actor, Diego Luna, already has a hip style even before he rose to fame because of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. But his fashion influence became more evident after his recent Hollywood stint. He provides a distinct flair to a typical suit and is equally charismatic when sporting a denim piece.
10. Justin Trudeau
He puts the word “hot” in politics’ vocabulary and may well be the most stylish politician to date. Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has been making waves both on his refreshing take on leadership and his suave style choices.
9. Chris Pine
His 50s inspired look at CBS’ Hell or High Water event was a stunner a showed the fun and laidback side of Chris Pine. He’s becoming more experimental on his style and it makes him rise on our 2016 list.
8. Idris Elba
For Idris Elba, fashion is about choosing pieces that you genuinely like and is true to who you are. Sticking to his own style has surely paid off as he is one of the most influential men in Hollywood when it comes to his outfit choices. In 2016, he launched the second batch of his clothing line in collaboration with British brand Superdry.
7. Jared Leto
Although Jared Leto has his share of fashion faux pas, you can never deny that this guy is one hell of a fashion daredevil. At 2016’s Oscar event, the talented singer showed up in a tailored black suit with bright red linings. But the real highlight of this look is the red flower-like accent that he wore instead of the usual bowtie.
6. Edgar Ramirez
Once, while promoting the movie “Hands of Stone”, Edgar Ramirez showed up in this exquisite olive suit paired with a more casual inner shirt in dark navy shade that is slightly untucked. A casual yet refined look that was a definite scene stealer.
5. Pep Guardiola
The man is not just a style icon, he is a style revolution, considering his impact on EPL’s fashion department. I can boldly say that his style is even better and more influential that David Beckham’s.
4. Justin Theroux
He makes wearing white jeans look effortless and has started a summer style trend of wearing a white shirt over white pants. He’s daring on his outfit choices and has always been true to his rough and edgy style.
3. Tom Hiddleston
Grabbing 3rd spot is Tom Hiddleston who definitely made an impact in 2016 both because of his whirlwind romance with Taylor Swift and him being the new face of Gucci Cruise 2017. Despite all the controversies around him, Hiddleston managed to remain cool and collected.
2. Roger Federer
He’s GQ’s most stylish man of 2016 and for a good reason. One of his remarkable moments was when he showed up at the Vanity Fair Oscar’s party looking dapper in a classic tailor-fit black tuxedo that gave Hollywood’s heartthrobs a run for their money.
1. Eddie Redmayne
The 2016 top list of men who rocked fashion number one spot goes to the versatile actor Eddie Redmayne. His sense of style perfectly matches his enigmatic persona and it’s what makes him stand out from the rest. At “The Danish Girl” premiere he wowed everyone with a full on Valentino plaid suit in red and black.
Check out this video of Eddie Redmayne’s photoshoot for Omega:
As the new year unfolds, take the time to look at your own style journey. Were you on the safe side or did you take enough risks? Finding your own style can be daunting at times, and it helps to start with pieces that make you feel good and confident. When in doubt, you can always look back to this 2016 top list of men who rocked fashion and pick a thing or two from their own story.
I dare you to be bolder and braver in expressing your own style in 2017. It doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant, but be a better version of yourself and let your own flare come out.
Was your style icon included in this 2016 top list of men who rocked fashion? Feel free to share your own list in the comments area below!
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