As we have now officially closed the door on 2023, it’s time to doff our hats in honour of the best-dressed of the past year. We sure saw our fair share of eyebrow-raising fashion moments, but it’s also been a year of sartorial triumphs.
But who did it best?
The gents we’re celebrating here haven’t just embraced good taste, they’ve turned it into an art form. They effortlessly raised the style bar with sharper suits, bolder colours and sleeker silhouettes, taking us on a journey marked by daring choices and timeless elegance.
So, hold onto your pocket squares chaps, because here’s our annual roundup of the best-dressed men of 2023.
Best dressed actor
Modern Maverick: Timothée Chalamet
Now, here is a man with a wardrobe almost as diverse as his IMDB page. From technical tailoring to bright block colours, Chalamet is redefining formal dressing for the modern age. His look is simultaneously carefully curated and spontaneous – and we’re here for it.
Effortless Cool: Brad Pitt
Known for his timeless style, Brad Pitt is like a fine wine – he only gets better with age. This is a man who knows how to blend elegance with practicality. His off-duty style is noteworthy, but the hallmark of his impeccable style is his mastery of suits, which are always a study of precision and fit.
Eccentric Elegance: Rami Malekuld
This Oscar-winner is known for pushing the boundaries of men’s fashion with eccentric, yet elegant choices. Bold patterns, unusual silhouettes and daring accessories bring a sense of drama to the red carpet.
Our choice: Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet is no stranger to the best-dressed lists (he’s graced the likes of GQ and Esquire for several years now), but 2023 has seen him reach even loftier heights. This year, we were treated to a daring magenta Wonka-inspired suit and an off-duty leather jacket and trouser ensemble. Sure, he may be a little more daring than most, but he’s a trendsetting trailblazer. We think there’s a lot to learn from his youthful energy and eclectic approach.
Power Suits with Panache: Elon Musk
Tech titan Elon Musk has mastered the ‘badass boardroom’ look, with impeccably tailored suits with clean lines that emphasise his precision and attention to detail.
Modern Minimalism: Alexandre Arnault
Tiffany and Co.’s newest Chief Artistic Director has the markings of a renegade style icon. He’s often seen wearing suits that infuse modern elements, like unique fabric choices or unusual silhouettes.
Geek of Chic: Federico Marchetti
Effortlessly combining Italian panache with global pizazz, the former CEO of YOOX Net-a-Porter Group always displays meticulous attention to detail. From elegant pocket squares to statement cufflinks, each detail is thoughtfully curated to demonstrate a nuanced understanding of how the tiniest details can create a powerful on-brand aesthetic.
Our choice: Elon Musk
In the fast-paced world of business, sharp suits spell success. There are a few gents in this field worthy of our attention, but this fella’ has risen to not only conquer boardrooms, but the fashion world too. Elon Musk proves that good business isn’t all stiff collars, it can be cool too.
Best-dressed sports star
Street Style King: Lewis Hamilton
This F1 superstar effortlessly blurs the lines between sportswear and high fashion, with tailored tracksuits, stylish sneakers and statement jewellery. Athleisure at its finest.
Preppy Perfection: Virat Kohli
India’s former cricket team captain is renowned for his preference for custom tailoring. Every outfit is tailored to perfection, accentuating his athletic physique and highlighting his meticulous attention to detail. Think polo shirts, casual blazers and athletic-inspired footwear.
Suave and Swagger: Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo might be best known for his lightning-fast footwork, but he’s fast gained a reputation as one of footie’s most fashionable fellas. He’s no stranger to colour and has been sighted sporting suits in bold colours paired with luxury sneakers, as well as his own merchandise brand CR7.
Our choice: Lewis Hamilton
When he’s not winning championships and breaking records, Hamilton often hits the headlines for his fearless fashion choices that combine patterns, textures and colours. This year, he’s collaborated with some of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world and has also used his platform to encourage sustainable fashion choices. We applaud him.
Who did it best?
This is a tough one to call, but we’ve crowned Timothée Chalamet this year’s best-dressed icon. While we may find it hard to replicate some of his more daring ensembles, we applaud his playful approach to dressing the part. He respects the rules, but he isn’t afraid to bend them either.
This year, Chalamet didn’t just floor us, he did it with a wink and a smile. Yes, there’s a lot to learn from this elegant enigma.
- Experiment fearlessly: Push the boundaries of conventional fashion by experimenting with different styles, colours and textures.
- Attention to tailoring: Invest in tailoring to ensure your clothing complements your body.
- Playful approach: Don’t take style too seriously – have fun with your choices and let your personality shine.
- Invest in timeless pieces: Combine daring choices with timeless and classic elements for balance.
- It’s all in the detail: Accessories and grooming are essential for a polished look.
This is a man who knows the value of a good tailor and regularly sports sleek silhouettes, perfectly tailored jackets and expertly fitted trousers. It just goes to show that a well-tailored suit isn’t just an outfit, it’s a power move.
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Happy New Year gents. Here’s to a stylish and sartorially splendid 2024. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Author: Gary Sweeney