How to dress like the world’s most stylish gentlemen

"Fashion fades, style is eternal" – Yves Saint Laurent

Style is forever, gentlemen. It’s something that men and women all over the world work hard and spend years perfecting; many are born with a natural ability to dress beautifully from the day they could walk, and others have dedicated precious time honing the skill. The world is filled with an incredible array of stylish gentlemen, and these are the men that are catching our eye today – and how you can dress like them, too.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Cumberbatch on the street

From Sherlock to Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch dazzles his audience with his cool reserve and intense gaze. 40 this year, the father of one is the epitome of understated British style, pictured here rocking up to London Fashion Week in all black.

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Ryan Gosling

While he might be more comfortable rocking white t-shirts and chinos, this dapper American actor also pulls off a suit immaculately, regularly donning finely tailored blazers and an occasional pair of velvet slippers. Unafraid to experiment and break the mould, often turning up to premieres in a colourful three-piece.

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Eddie Redmayne

Educated at Eton and then Cambridge, the actor’s distinctive preppy style has become somewhat iconic. Redmayne modelled briefly for Burberry before launching his acting career, and claims that his style icon is his father.

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Idris Elba

Steven Spielburg’s favourite candidate for the next James Bond, Elba is effortlessly suave and well-dressed. A fan of pea coats and leather jackets, Elba is regularly described as the coolest man in Hollywood, and it’s not hard to see why.

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Johannes Huebl

Husband of the gorgeous socialite Olivia Palermo, German model and shoe designer Johannes Huebl pulls off anything from linen pressed suits, to grey turtle-necks with enviable style. Refreshingly, he is also one of the few celebrities who doesn’t use a stylist.

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David Gandy

British model and style icon David Gandy takes more than a passive interest in fashion, and has previously written for British Vogue and The Telegraph. Gandy is credited with changing the face of male modelling away from extremely thin builds and towards more masculine, muscular men.

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