Best 25

Best 25
  • 50. Mark Strong

    50. Mark Strong

    (Last year no 41)

    "Most people don't realise that Mark Strong is a snappy dresser; they are too busy trying not to make eye contact and planning their exit. The fear of God he strikes in people has taken him a lifetime in character to master and he deserves the respect. Chiselled to villainous perfection, he carries a sharp suit or tuxedo with authority." Stephen Webster, designer.
    GQ says: One of the greatest acting talents in the country today, he can carry off a look as well as he can carry off a demanding role.

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  • 49. Alexander Gilkes

    49. Alexander Gilkes

    (New entry)
    "Alexander's style is a mix of British heritage with influences from his travels around the globe. To me, he embodies the modern well-dressed man." Brendan Mullane, creative director, Brioni.
    GQ says: The founder of online auction house Paddle8 looks like one of the best lots in his business.

  • 48. Ozwald Boateng

    48. Ozwald Boateng

    "Ozwald is astonishing - it is as if he has been blessed with the ability to repel anything that is less than sartorially perfect." Robert Johnston, Fashion Director, GQ
    GQ says: The slick face (and body) of modern British tailoring.

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  • 47. Sam Claflin

    47. Sam Claflin

    (New entry)
    "Sam brings a fresh take to British classicism with traditional pieces - cardigans, jeans - styled with a cool but dishevelled attitude. His look is tailored and slouchy, smart and scruffy, all at the same time." Stuart Vevers, executive creative director, Coach.
    GQ says: His role in the Hunger Games films has made him a huge star and he has the looks and style to stay the distance for many years to come.

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  • 46.Tinie Tempah

    46.Tinie Tempah

    "I like the way he mixes different styles and references; he is like the ultimate dandy. He is definitely one of a kind, not the typical hip-hop artist. He elevates streetwear to a next level. His style is eclectic and extremely creative." Philipp Plein, designer.
    GQ says: The rapper, car lover and fashion entrepreneur is never afraid to take risks and loves playing with his look.

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  • 45. Chris Robshaw

    45. Chris Robshaw

    (New entry)
    "A supporter of British menswear and an LCM regular, Chris has a genuine interest and appreciation of good tailoring. He leads by example on the pitch - as he does in the style stakes off it." Mark Russell, Managing Editor, GQ.
    GQ says: As England's rugby captain, Robshaw hasn't had the best of years, but he stands out for his personal style in a sport that has been traditionally under-dressed.

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  • 44. Marc Newson

    44. Marc Newson

    (New entry)
    "Marc Newson has great style. He keeps it simple, with an accent of ingenuity - much like the products he designs." Sebastian Manes, buying director, Selfridges.
    GQ says: Thanks to this designer, the world is just that little bit better looking in every way.

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  • 43. Cerith Wyn Evans

    43. Cerith Wyn Evans

    (New entry)
    "I love his flamboyant approach to tailoring and his idiosyncratic sense of elegance." Stefano Pilati, creative director, Ermenegildo Zegna.
    GQ says: The Welsh conceptual artist's unique style has been feted by the likes of photographer Jrgen Teller, who cast him in a Marc Jacobs ad campaign.

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  • 42. Calvin Harris

    42. Calvin Harris

    (New entry)
    "A polished look. Calvin embraces a new smart-casual." Suzy Menkes, International Editor, Vogue.
    GQ says: From Glasgow to LA and Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris has reinvented himself as the perfectly polished superstar.

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  • 41. Cillian Murphy

    41. Cillian Murphy

    (Last year no 14)
    "Great presence both on and off the screen. Self-assured and confident within. With his no-nonsense, eclectic attitude towards fashion, this boy and his Irish eyes will forever inspire thee and a nation of others." Lou Dalton, designer.
    GQ says: The star of Peaky Blinders and In The Heart Of The Sea - the true story behind Moby Dick - has an acutely tuned sense of style.

  • 40. Nicholas Hoult

    40. Nicholas Hoult

    "He always looks beautifully put together, with that smooth, Bond-like charm." Daisy Lowe, model.
    GQ says: From a mutant in X-Men films to zombie love interest in Warm Bodies and a psychotic A&R man in Kill Your Friends, Hoult has played his fair share of monsters, but style-wise he is on the side of the angels.

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  • 39. Olly Alexander

    39. Olly Alexander

    (New entry)
    "Olly reflects the style that my menswear collection is inspired by. He shows no fear with experimenting, mixing and matching colour and prints." Markus Lupfer, designer.
    GQ says: The Skins and Bright Star actor and lead vocalist for Years & Years is a natural clothes horse.

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  • 38. Prince Harry

    38. Prince Harry

    "Prince Harry has his own unique style and energy - he is his own spirit, has a huge zest for life, which is infectious, and he appeals to all generations, from a five-year-old child to an 80-year-old grandmother." Massimo Nicosia, head of design, Pringle of Scotland.
    GQ says: His family may do elegant but Prince Harry is the one royal who can do cool, too.

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  • 37. Daniel Sturridge

    37. Daniel Sturridge

    (New entry)
    "He may spend more time on the treatment table than the entire cast of Casualty, but that has given football's first hipster plenty of time to refine his impeccable clothing taste." Paul Henderson, Health & Sports Editor, GQ.
    GQ says: In a sport known for style disasters, the Liverpool striker stands out as someone who takes his fashion very seriously.

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  • 36. Stuart Broad

    36. Stuart Broad

    (New entry)
    "Stuart Broad was England's man of the series in the thrilling Ashes win last summer, but his fashion style was as impressively sharp, sleek and eye-catching as his fast bowling." Piers Morgan, journalist.
    GQ says: Towers over most of his fellow Test cricketers, both literally and figuratively.

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  • 35. Charlie Stayt

    35. Charlie Stayt

    (New entry)
    "Always super sharp and well presented. Probably the only man to own more suits than the entire staff of GQ." Paul Solomons, Creative Director, GQ.
    GQ says: Look and learn, Evan Davis!

  • 34. Dan Stevens

    34. Dan Stevens

    "Dan Stevens is a man with subtle charm and a personality that is friendly, yet wilful. I think he represents the perfect example of modern elegance, in being sleek without trying, simple and always personal. He wears a tailored suit in a completely natural manner, without seeming like a model - and it is for this reason that I wanted him as the face for my new made-to-measure campaign." Giorgio Armani, designer.
    GQ says: One of his next big roles is set to be the Beast in the live-action remake of Disney's classic cartoon but he looks a beauty in a well-cut suit.

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  • 33. Jack Guinness

    33. Jack Guinness

    (New entry)
    "So much more than just a clothes horse, there's a certain nobility to the way Jack presents himself. Style, for me, has to be effortless and he always looks immaculate without exerting a bead of sweat." Dermot O'Leary, presenter.
    GQ says: The model and DJ is the epitome of the thoroughly modern British dandy.

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  • 32. Jeremy Irvine

    32. Jeremy Irvine

    (New entry)
    "He's youthful and knows how to wear our suits." Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, designers, Dolce & Gabbana.
    GQ says: From War Horse to Stonewall, the actor has shown an incredible versatility, while in real life he exemplifies the best of British good looks.

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  • 31. Dermot O'Leary

    31. Dermot O'Leary

    (New entry)
    "I think most celeb men can either do formal or casual chic. Dermot's one of the rare men that look equally at ease in a sharp suit or jeans and a sweater - and, in fact, he's also one of the rare men who can really rock a polo neck. He clearly loves clothes and knows what suits him, so he can be let off a stylist's leash without sending us all into a panic." Jo Elvin, editor, Glamour.
    GQ says: The presenter is shaking off the dust of The X Factor from his heels and turning into a bona fide stylish superstar.

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  • 30. Jarvis Cocker

    30. Jarvis Cocker

    "That man knows how to wear a suit with confidence and style." Lucas Ossendrijver, designer, Lanvin.
    GQ says: The Pulp frontman is presenter of one of the best shows on British national radio, Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service on BBC 6 Music, which is as original as his taste in clothes.

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  • 29. Chuka Umunna

    29. Chuka Umunna

    (New entry)
    "How different the fortunes of the Labour Party could have been had the impeccably tailored Chuka Umunna not withdrawn from the leadership race. With a sleek polish that is more House Of Cards than Houses of Parliament, Umunna has brought the sartorial flair of a new generation of British men to politics. His bespoke suits are made on Savile Row - and by one of its first female tailors, Alexandra Wood." Jess Cartner-Morley, fashion editor, the Guardian.
    GQ says: The Guardian referred to the MP for Streatham and shadow business secretary until September 2015 as the "GQ man" and we're happy to take that as a compliment.

  • 28. Laurie Harding

    28. Laurie Harding

    (New entry)
    "We started working with Laurie when he was a true diamond in the rough. Now he is totally suave and achingly cool, modern but also able to give Fred Astaire a run for his money when it comes to rocking a suit. No one knows how to wear our outerwear better than Laurie - British-bulldog attitude at its best. Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel, designers.
    GQ says: The model and LCM stalwart is at the forefront of the new wave of British style.

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  • 27. Michael Fassbender

    27. Michael Fassbender

    (Last year no 11)
    "He is very sexy and he knows how to wear the simple white shirt in such a perfect way." Cecilia Bnstrm, creative director, Zadig & Voltaire.
    GQ says: The Steve Jobs star adds a little class to any environment he finds himself in.

  • 26. Alex Turner

    26. Alex Turner

    (Last year no 4)
    "One of the best communicators for men's fashion is music and the current leader of the pack is Alex Turner. He has a very modern rockabilly style, which he totally makes his own. Slim-fitted jackets over black jeans with an open-collar shirt. He totally rocks it." James Sleaford, fashion editor, GQ France.
    GQ says: The Arctic Monkey's frontman is so cool, it is a miracle he doesn't catch cold.

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  • 25. Lewis Hamilton

    25. Lewis Hamilton

    (New entry)
    "He's a brilliant ambassador for British menswear. He isn't afraid to experiment with new looks and in doing so helps bring awareness of new brands to his millions of fans. His overt interest and love of fashion, along with his charm and good looks, has built him an army of friends in the industry." Caroline Rush, chief executive, British Fashion Council.
    GQ says: The three-times world F1 champion driver for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team has discovered a love of fashion; the most serious driver on the circuit has revealed a flamboyant side few knew about.

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  • 24. Sir Elton John

    24. Sir Elton John

    (New entry)
    "He's the godfather of rock, and what a dapper don he is." Maverick Sabre, singer-songwriter.
    GQ says: In his Christmas Burberry tribute to Billy Elliot, the musical legend shows he still has plenty of bounce fashion-wise.

  • 23. Robert Pattinson

    23. Robert Pattinson

    "We love his style because he is willing to experiment and have fun with clothes." Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, designers, Kenzo.
    GQ says: From teenage heart-throb to seriously respected actor, Britain's most bankable star has never lost his flawless sense of fashion.

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  • 22. Jim Chapman

    22. Jim Chapman

    (Last year no 17)
    "His style is a mix of classic yet contemporary dressing. From suits to more casual look he always looks on trend and perfectly proportioned." Oliver Cheshire, model.
    GQ says: In the vanguard of the new generation of vlogging stars, Chapman rarely puts a foot wrong in the style stakes.

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  • 21. Ralph Fiennes

    21. Ralph Fiennes

    "When I dressed Ralph for Skyfall, I discovered he has a particular style, inspired by Japanese fabrics and iconic workwear garments. We have made bespoke indigo chore jackets for Ralph at our Elder Street atelier and collaborated on his own idea of contemporising the spymaster for Spectre." Timothy Everest, designer.
    GQ says: The Grand Budapest Hotel revealed the actor to have hidden talent for comedy but he's always taken looking good very seriously.

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  • 20. Chris Dercon

    20. Chris Dercon

    (New entry)
    "Chris adds an iconoclastic style to the Tate's artistic dynasty." Carlo Brandelli, creative and design director, Kilgour.
    GQ says: The director of the Tate Modern may be standing down next year but his looks are as cutting edge and contemporary as the works that hang on the walls of the world's most popular modern-art gallery.

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  • 19. Richard Madden

    19. Richard Madden

    (New entry)
    "Richard Madden knows how to update classic menswear style with a twist that's fresh, modern and polished. He wears casual pieces in a way that's effortless and cool, while his formalwear style is refined and sophisticated." Tommy Hilfiger, designer.
    GQ says: He has been Robb Stark, Prince Charming and now Cosimo de'Medici - so on and off screen he has always looked great.

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  • 19. Oliver Cheshire

    19. Oliver Cheshire

    (Last year no 22)
    "Oliver for me is the epitome of a classic young British style icon. His tailoring looks are always so elegant, and he also does casualwear so chic." Filippo Scuffi, creative director, Daks.
    GQ says: Good bones, good hair and a great attitude to fashion makes this model one of London's leading adornments.

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  • 17. David Furnish

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