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Sure your Christmas dinner is still digesting, but 2013 is approaching and we have to determine which man showed out the most this year! As 2012 winds down, we’re finishing off our Best of 2012 series, beginning with the most stylish male.
Let’s see who you ladies nominated:
Though some may question Kanye’s skills as a designer and stylist, few of you can deny his remarkable swagger.
The man loves leather, and 2012 saw him clinging to the tough material by way of pants, sweatpants, U-Necks, and even kilts, anchored by tees, hoodies, and colorful footwear.
With his new muse and girlfriend Kim Kardashian by his side, he made more than a few fashionable appearances, whether front row at Couture shows in Paris, or taking in a bit of artwork at Art Basel in Miami.
He scaled down his flash significantly, and it looks like he’s settled into his stylish stride. Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings.
See all of his looks here.
It’s always fun to watch Pharrell Williams on the carpet: The certified genius wears his creativity on his collar, and is unafraid to let his quirkiness shine.
From custom Moncler suits to grills and fur collared Lanvin jackets, Pharrell mixes luxury with individualism. Eschewing the ‘me too’ penchants of most hip-hop heads, he marches to the beat of his own drum, and looks hot at every beat drop.
You’d rarely find Pharrell in a trendy Givenchy tee, or in a pair of Kanye West cosigned leather pants. The man does what he wants, unapologetically–he’s the definition of fly.
See his best looks here.
Usher has been in the game for a minute, and continues to fine tune his look, slipping on an assortment of trendy pieces with fly accessories to boot.
From casual to dressy situations, he’s been playing with more ‘grown man’ accoutrements–readers, tailored blazers, cardigans, and fly shoes.
He doesn’t shock and awe, but he always looks polished. And isn’t that the goal for any well dressed man?
Reminisce on a few of Usher’s looks here.
4. Idris Elba
Like Usher, Idris Elba got his grown man on, making appearances in mostly tuxes and suits.
Though Mr. Elba is not known for his stylish risks, few can deny he great looks–the man can make a paper bag look good.
See more here.
5. ASAP Rocky
A$AP Rocky is new on the scene, but he apparently has made a serious style impression on you ladies.
Snapbacks, gold teeth, hoodies, and tees contribute to his singular brand of cool.
He’s been photographed by Terry Richardson , featured in GQ, Complex, and Interview, and came out with a collection of tees and tanks with Karmaloop.
Not bad for a newbie!
See our coverage of him here.
6. Amaré Stoudemire
More and more basketball players (and their wives) have been coming out of the stylish closet in 2012, making waves at fashion shows and a slew of off court activities.
Few ballers stand out as much as Amaré Stoudemire, who has slowly but surely staked his place in the fashion industry.
Vetted by Anna Wintour, he co-designed a collection with Rachel Roy, showing that he more than just an athlete.
With the glamorous Alexis Welch by his side, he mixes ordinary with unexpected, sidling up to bright footwear, of-the-moment must haves, pops of color, and impeccably tailored suits.
Yes, indeed, it was a good year for Mr. Stoudemire. But was he the most stylish of the bunch?
Stay tuned for our Fashionista of the Year post!