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Top Male Style Icons…

March 26, 2015


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_depp_38469-why-is-johnny-depp-sickened-by-his-fellow-actorsJohnny Depp

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!

Beckham-HM-campaign-2015David Beckham

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!

wallpaper_di_david_g_sDavid Gandy

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.

benedict-cumberbatch-ice-driving-cBenedict Cumberbatch

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.

Harry-StylesHarry Styles

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?

18 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2015 4:43 pm

    Gandy and Cumberbatch, yasss!

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  2. March 26, 2015 7:26 pm

    LOVE this post! Hands down I have always idolized Johnny Depp and David Beckham. They both have impeccable style and showcase quite the different range in terms of style. Thanks for sharing; definitely inspires me to do a similar post of some sort.


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  3. March 26, 2015 7:30 pm

    Great ! A nice post !

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  4. March 26, 2015 8:39 pm

    My favourite would always be Benedict Cumberbatch. Although Johnny Depp comes a close second of beautiful people in this world

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  5. March 26, 2015 11:05 pm

    Benedict wins hands down for me. When I think of the quintessential best dressed male, no other man comes close to Tom Ford.


  6. March 27, 2015 12:15 am

    Benedict Cumberbatch has always grabbed my attention! Have you seen Thom Browne?! 🙂

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  7. March 27, 2015 5:18 am

    Cumberbatch all the way

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  8. March 28, 2015 8:14 am

    Loved this – I would of said the exact same people – especially Jonny and Benedict 😍

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  9. March 31, 2015 10:09 pm

    I thought this was such an original post! I tend to miss the guys when I think of great fashion icons. Great pics too!

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  10. April 1, 2015 12:00 am

    If I may be so bold as to critique this post; I think you’ve gone for handsome over stylish. Vic Reeves, Martin Freeman, Ozwald Boatang, are 3 off the the top of my head that I think should be on any style list, having a sense of individuality & flair, also being stylish over fashionable. I think that David Beckham, Harry Styles, Jonny Depp all wear clothes well but nothing out of the ordinary for me.


  11. April 1, 2015 12:17 am

    Andre 3000 & John Byrne (playwright) also worth a shout imo.


  12. April 2, 2015 5:03 am

    Great choices definitely some of my favorite stylish guys lol


  13. FRIER permalink
    April 8, 2015 7:33 pm

    I love that men are now able to explore the great perks of fashion. I simply just love Johnny Depp and Harry Styles, and Benedict Cumberbatch and David Beckham for that matter, they dress like they were born for it… I really do love your post, it is so original!


  14. nphunt1 permalink
    December 13, 2015 10:52 pm

    My man Ryan Gosling should’ve been included Vintage!


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