In a month that included the Oscars, the Brits and all four major fashion weeks, earning a spot on February’s best dressed men of the month list wasn’t an easy task. From old favourites in flawless black tie to boundary-pushing style from Mr Styles, here’s who made the cut.
When it comes to classic black tie, few do it better than Leonardo DiCaprio. In fact, so accomplished is his tux game, that this is his second consecutive appearance on our best dressed list. We’re particularly taken with the Giorgio Armani peaked lapels and slicked back hairstyle he chose for the Oscars – this is Golden Age of Hollywood stuff.
Another icon that has put in his fair share of red carpet hours, Tom Hanks exuded gentlemanly charm at the Oscars. His slightly softer take on the classic black tie look involved a Tom Ford shawl lapelled velvet jacket, oversized bow tie and contrast pocket square. With its almost smoking jacket like quality, we can’t help but applaud his effortless elegance.
Michael B Jordan
Dressing for fashion week is a tricky business. You want to look like you tried – but not too hard – and, even if you’re loyally dressing head to toe in one label, you definitely don’t want to come off as a fashion victim. Take your cues from Michael B Jordan who nailed the dress code at the Coach show during New York Fashion Week. Casual block colour separates provide the perfect backdrop to that statement leather trench. It’s not a piece everyone could pull off but he does it with aplomb.
Harry Styles wore not one, not two, but three envelope pushing looks at this year’s Brit awards. While the others (a banana yellow Marc Jacob’s three-piece and a lacy white shirt and matching trousers) are worth a mention, it was his Gucci red carpet look that earned him a place on this list. Granted antimacassar collars, pearls and Mary Jane shoes aren’t something we suggest you work into your everyday wardrobe but that burgundy, blue and purple colour combination definitely is.
Former Gentleman’s Journal cover star Lenny Kravitz would probably look good in a bin bag but put him in a slim cut Saint Laurent suit and you’ve got something really special. We know going sans sock is controversial but pair those monk straps with his rock ’n’ roll attitude and we’re willing to overlook it.
Now, we have to say, we’re not fans of sunglasses indoors – frankly it’s unnecessary and a little pretentious. But, just as with Kravitz above, we’re going to forgive this accessories oversight on the strength of Bloom’s other accompaniment – namely an adorable dog in the exact same shade of camel as his Boss suit. Box fresh white trainers also give the look a more casual edge – ideal for the fashion show setting.