I thought it would be fun to mix things up a little and share some male style icons. Every now and then I share snippets of Dave’s outfits – this is something I’d like to do more of, hopefully on our trip to NYC he’ll let me take his picture! I remember when growing up men wore suits all the time, no matter what the occasion. The suave, dapper look gradually gave way to jeans and a t-shirt, and the next thing you know men can wear sarongs (think Beckham) and no one casts a sideways glance. Things have got a bit better since then, as men are now reaping the benefits of embracing fashion and are getting more judged more for their style and fashion sense by their female counterparts. Having come across this recent research by Ladbrokes which has some pretty surprising results, I decided to share what I feel if my ‘perfect man’. If you were thinking of growing a mun (man-bun) then abandon the project immediately, because I can now reveal that women don’t like those at all. In fact, where us ladies are concerned, a simple short back and sides will see you right. It’s unlikely that any women would consider a quiff or a man bun as being attractive though, as even the classic Elvis flick is no longer liked – it’s just to large a flick! It’s better to be completely bald (think the delightfully British Jason Statham) than sport any of these hairstyles.
As women idolise celebrities for their men to look like, who are the biggest current male style icons?
Johnny is probably arguably one of the most sought after men on the planet and will continue to be regarded as a style icon for all ages. The actor, who began his career as a rock musician before being discovered by none other than Nicholas Cage, has a range of looks, but he’s at his undeniable best as when he’s gracing the red carpet in his suit and fedora hats. A fedora hat wearing gent, gets my vote every time!
What can you say? David Beckham is the origin of the term ‘metrosexual’ and is also the only man able to wear a sarong without looking pretentious. He also embodies the athletic look, is one of the foremost sporting icons in the world, holds his own in a Calvin Klein advert, and was one of GQ magazine’s best dressed men of 2014 and to top it all off he’s a family man, which just makes us crush harder!
David Gandy has been hailed as the most handsome man in the world. His chiselled features are known the world over and has his very own style guide to educate society’s male population. The model is commonly seen in a suit and tie, but also rocks a woollen jumper like a pro.
If it wasn’t enough to have a designer name, Benedict Cumberbatch is also a sharply dressed gent. Just like his on screen character Sherlock Homes (which I love) suits and waistcoats are part of his fashion staples, and the sophisticated gent of today would do well by copying him. He was named as one of the most stylish men at the Oscars this year.
On the other end of the fashion spectrum is 1D star Harry Styles. Rarely a suit in sight, Harry does well with a white T-Shirt and jeans, or a black shirt and fedora hat. He has taken long curly hair to the max, and certainly wears a tattoo well.
Do any of these males top your style icon list and who’s you’re favorite out of these gents?