Over here at Fashion Bomb Daily, we make sure we show love to all of our Bombshells and Bombers, both women and men. Although we always check out the womenswear selections and topics, we have to show our fashionable men love too!
So without further ado, we present to you our nominations for the Most Fashionable Man.
1.David Oyelowo David Oyelowo is the epitome of dapper-chic. The English actor (most notably known for his roles in The Butler and Selma) has trailed as a definite contender for our Most Fashionable Male award. One thing we can not get over is this man’s ability to wear a suit. Although it seems he tends to stick to classic colors and almost monochromatic looks, he has impressed us with his ability to showcase the various ways a suit can be worn; effortlessly and with an eclectic palette. A severe lover of Dolce & Gabbanna, this constant heart-throbber on the Red carpet doesn’t disappoint us with what a ‘Classic Man’ looks like. *cues song*
2 Jay Ellis If there was a male’s version to the “Girl Next Door” vibe, I think Jay Ellis would be it. His infectious smile is only coupled with some very nice appearances he’s made this year; of course tailored with a great three-piece tuxedo to go along with it.The handsome actor and ‘The Game’ star is taking Hollywood by storm, starring in the new HBO Pilot “Insecure” and producing two films as well as continuing his non-profit work. So pretty much, he’s perfect.
3.Kanye WestAs always, Mr. West made our list this year for Most Fashionable Male, well, because he really just is that fashionable. Recently he was declared the “Most Stylish Man of 2015” by GQ, and of course he always tops the male fashion lists of major magazines and fashion publications, including us!Whether you like Mr. West’s laid-back fashion choices or not, you can not deny they’ve always been influential. Plus, fashionable doesn’t always mean going with the trend; but instead cultivating a look all one’s own. We can definitely say Kanye dresses for nobody but Kanye!
He wears so much designer, it might be hard to even recount them all; however, he’s always stepped out fashionably and with style. Best yet, he’s been unapologetic in how the world views his stylings, and gives the designer brand an ‘every day’ look with his casual-approach to clothing. Wonder what 2016 will bring for him and his collaborative brands?
4. Russell Westbrook Although not perhaps your first choice when thinking ‘Most Fashionable’, one can not deny the influence Russell Westbrook has had on men’s fashion in just the last year. Although he used to get picked on for his out there clothing, Westbrook is now designing clothes for Barney’s as well as helping Nike with their marketing tactics for men.
Touring Fashion shows around the world, the once fashion-reject has now become a fashion-must with his partnership with Barneys, upon which he creates slimmer, European cut and fit clothing that maintains its comfortability.
5.Michael B. JordanAside from the fact no girl can deny the mega-crush we all cohesively have on Michael B. Jordan, his effortless, casual-confidence look win us over every time.He is as quick to throw on a bomber jacket and dark-wash jeans as he is to wear a suit, and that confidence and comfortability he has with fashion is what draws us to him every time we catch him on the Red Carpet or out promoting his lastest venture.2015 has been an amazing year for the fashionisto, who not only appeared in the Fantastic Four movie, but also the box-office success Creed, where he played the son of fictional boxer Apollo Creed in the Rocky spin-off sequel. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for him in 2016!
6. Idris ElbaIdris Elba may just be like fine wine and get better with age. He had a very busy year in media, where many of us caught him in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Beasts of No Nation, various SKY box-set commercials, or even heard the collaboration with British fashion label Superdry.Amongst all of his other projects, he’s set to do quite a bit of voice-over work in the coming year, including the tiger in The Jungle Book and an undisclosed character for Finding Dory (the sequel to Finding Nemo). He also solidified the title of GQ Magazine’s “50 Best Dressed British Men”, and with good reason! His style is always polished, refined and sharp for a man who prefers dark-toned suits and ties. His clothing line describes his aesthetic perfectly, “durable and functional”.
7. Tinie TempahTinie Tempah has a set of rules I think he creates only for his benefit. His style differentiates in the details of his clothing: One ornate piece, the velour fabric of his suits, a pair of sneakers with an otherwise after 5 get-up. The list goes on and on.A lover of a good blazer, Tinie Tempah showed us what understated fashion can look like: not loud, but still with a bang! As we wait on his third studio album, we will continue to bask in the goodness of his style choices! Definitely a fashionisto, no?
As part of the fashion duo of Hollywood (alongside Gabrielle Union), Dwyane Wade seems to be in a fashion category all his own. An eclectic style that gets spotlighted at just the right times, Dwyane’s spot-on tuxedo fits give us serious #FashionistoFever .As an official ambassador to this past year’s New York Men’s Fashion Week, it was easy to see how his taste in menswear clothing and yet, refreshing spin on traditional classics got his nomination for Most Fashionable Male.
9. David GandyAs one of last year’s nominees, it should come as no surprised that David Gandy made the list again this year! The London model has definitely set the personal style game extremely high with an impeccable precission to a good suit and great loafers combo.A lover of a good tailored suit just as much as mix-matching separates, Gandy never looks out-dated or unfashionable, whether he’s found in the covers of GQ or waiting in line at the airport. He literally looks that good at the airport. Sigh.
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback does more than just work on the field; check out his wardrobe game! Aside from his work with GQ and Mr. Porter, Kaepernick has constantly shown us an undefineable, yet quite effective, sense of personal style that makes him totally a fashionisto.A lover of a good blazer and button-down underneath, his look gives off professionalism mixed with youthfulness. One thing he’s said about his clothing choices? “I do want to be a representative of the African community, and I want to hold myself and dress myself in a way that reflects that. I want black kids to see me and think: ‘OK, he’s carrying himself as a black man, and that’s how a black man should carry himself.” (MrPorter)
So those are our contenders for the crown! Who gets your vote for Best Dressed Male of 2015?