Best & worst dressed men of the month

17:00, Jul 16 2014
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE BAD: Let David Guetta's look here be a lesson to all men to never put their phones in their pockets when wearing leather pants. In fact, maybe we can just consider it a shout out to eliminate leather pants all together? Leather jackets, however, are entirely acceptable - just not when in checkered flag material on a 46-year-old man.
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE BAD: I'm used to seeing Nick Cannon looking mighty dapper in well-cut suits on America's Got Talent, which is why this ensemble that makes him look like Tara Reid's D-list arm candy is so very affronting. Oh, but as an aside, every man on the entire globe does need a chain with their initial on it Superman-style. Understated, majestic, winning.
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE BAD: When it comes to worst dressed lists, Perez Hilton always delivers. To the left we have a porny take on Beetlejuice, and to the right we have a fire proximity suit with an eveningwear twist (perfect for the ultra-paranoid gent).
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE BAD: And here's the delightful R Kelly channeling a Middle Eastern dictator's son who has billions of dollars to his name but no taste (or sanity). The padded pants are a medical necessity.
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE BAD: Dear Rod Stewart, you're 69, it's time to let Barry Manilow be the sole owner of hair that looks like a bogan middle aged woman who has experienced extreme static shock. Other notes: The shoes could be fun, but are a no. And that Buddy-Holly-meets-curtains-with-a-slight-oriental-influence jacket is a firm no.
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE GOOD: David Gandy (who I like to call Harry Connick Jnr's super fine cousin) is a sorcerer of suits, and always manages to look good while still looking a little bit different from the rest of the pack. To the left he's using his wizardry to somehow make denim, flat-front, suspender-held-up pants a very good thing, and to the right he's owning the three piece in head-to-toe Marks & Spencer (high street hottie!).
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE GOOD: Djimon Hounsou is like a breath of fresh air in this light blue Calvin Klein suit (I'm a sucker for a tie-less suit ensemble). I'd also like to slow clap the man for his excellent choice in shoes: these rich navy Louboutin loafers work wonderfully with his icy suit.
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE I'M JUST NOT SURE: On the one hand, seeing Samuel L Jackson in a raw silk aqua suit, geometric shirt and silky green tie has brought me nothing but joy. On the other hand, it's technically quite bad. But I don't care, I'm calling this a good - apart from the shoes, they're a vociferous no. (Jackson's choice of eyewear is, as per usual, a winner).
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE GOOD: Josh Mc-Hottie Duhamel has mastered the art of subtle, tonal colour differences in Calvin Klein - he looks sharp as a Global knife's edge in this navy shirt, black suit look. Navy and black are usually a no-no (as in a, I-got-dressed-in-the-dark-and-thought-the-whole-look-was-black); but this looks very intentional, and very good.
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE GOOD: South Korean actor Lee Byung-Hun looks like a movie star of ye-olde days in this Giorgio Armani ensemble. I love how the cropped pants mean he can pull off a heavy double-breasted blazer (although I'd have loved this with a 'lighter' shoe, maybe even a Jack Purcell?). PS: Lee wins best hair this month: the perfect not-too-much quiff. (I'm not sold on his lippie, however. A bit 90s-brown).
The month's best & worst dressed men
THE GOOD: Gorgeous actor and comedian Tone Bell (who's now starring in a new TV show called Bad Judge with Kate Walsh, aka Addison) wins best use of a pocketsquare. Just a flourish of delightfully bright material lifts any outfit. I also love his Chucks, although from the side his pants do look a touch too in-between-short-and-long. You need to decide if you're going to rock a shorter, cuffed, pant leg and commit to that, or else you need to have those suckers skimming the floor.
The month's best & worst dressed men
SPEAKING OF ROD ... Here's a bonus image. You can thank me later.

Every month we bring you the pinnacles and absolute troughs in celebrity men's fashion: the past four weeks have seen some fantastically quirky takes on suits, as well as some embarassing style fails. 

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