We’re (Finally) Celebrating the Leading Men Taking Style Risks

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You love their movies, their music, and their talent, but most of Hollywood’s leading men fail to turn it out on the red carpet. Men’s fashion tends to be thought of as pretty stale, relegated to tailored suits in neutral tones and sharp tuxedos à la James Bond. However, a new crop of stylish men is leading the fashion pack in Hollywood, and they’re turning heads with their experimental tastes – think: velvet blazers, embellished ivory capes, and even checkered suits worn over ruffle-neck tops.

It’s evident these guys are anything but insecure. In fact, their confidence and ability to showcase their personalities through fashion have made them some of the red carpet’s most exciting figures. Read on to find out who we’re crowning the best-dressed men in Hollywood, and why.


Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling’s style seems to follow a formula, but it’s a formula that we rarely see men wear: a tailored suit, usually in a bold color or pattern, paired with an eclectic, retro-style undershirt. Most men wouldn’t be able to pull off a vividly patterned vest beneath a royal-blue blazer, but The Goz isn’t ‘most men’.


Mahershala Ali

Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali had a breakout year in 2016 with the critically praised film Moonlight, which also happens to be the same year we started to take notice of his red carpet style. He loves to wear Nehru-collared shirts, often paired with ikat-print scarves, beanies, and other eclectic accessories.


Shawn Mendes

Ladies absolutely love Shawn Mendes’ style. While it’s on the tamer side of our Best-Dressed Men in Hollywood list, we do have to give him points for not being shy to incorporate color and patterns into his red carpet appearances.


Jeff Goldblum

Who is dashing, suave, but most of all, fearless when it comes to style? Jeff Goldblum. As one of Hollywood’s most self-assured men, the actor always has fun with fashion – and it shows.


Eddie Redmayne

At first glance, Eddie Redmayne’s style looks simple, but a closer look yields a man who isn’t afraid to attempt the unexpected. Checkered blazers, mint-green suits, and even a velvet tuxedo have already been in rotation, which makes us keen to see what he’ll bring to the red carpet next.


Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has killer instincts on screen and killer style on the red carpet – remember that embroidered ivory cape he wore to the Met Gala last year? His flare for fashion places him a cut above the rest of the Hollywood crowd.


Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik’s penchant for fusing streetwear, raconteur red carpet style, and a brooding gaze makes us a little swoon-y. Okay, a lot swoon-y.


Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller’s fashion sense is exhilarating, mostly because you get the feeling that he really, really loves clothes, and getting dressed for special occasions is something he carefully plans for.


Donald Glover

Donald Glover belong on this list because he demonstrates the perfect blend of personality and style. Not only does he rock some truly awesome outfits, but he’s also quick with witty one-liners and funny poses that show off his versatility as a comedic actor.


Timothee Chalamet

Timothee Chalamet’s wardrobe is so good that we wouldn’t mind borrowing a few pieces from it. From floral suits to embellished harnesses, the young actor isn’t afraid to experiment with fashion, and we love him for it.


Harry Styles

Dramatic bell-bottoms, checkered co-ords, harlequin-print suits – when it comes to fashion, the aptly named Harry Styles is willing to try anything once. His penchant for retro styles has turned him into a style icon, with his recent stint as a Gucci ambassador only serving to further his fashion legacy.

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