Round One, 12/12
The best-of-the-year lists have been debated, assembled, and published. Year-end honors have been collected. The holiday season is upon us. Which means that there’s one more thing to do before we all settle in for the holiday break: it’s time for GQ’s readers to vote for their most stylish man of the year.
If the past few years in red-carpet menswear have been defined by a hazy, late-pandemic sweats-giving-way-to-suits vibe, 2022 was, to borrow a phrase, back outside. The world’s most ambitious dressers—as the Biggest Fits of 2022 happily attest—were back to being their bad selves. But only one of them will be crowned—by you—the Most Stylish Man of the Year.
So let’s dig in. As we have in the past, we’ve pulled together 16 of the very most stylish people on the planet, each of whom has spent the past year earning their berth. (As is standard practice, Tyler, the Creator joins Harry Styles in the winner’s circle, meaning both get the year off.) Each brings something a little different, though all exemplify the way that various strains of menswear—tailoring, streetwear, avant-tech-ninja gear—intermingle in all of our closets. But only one of them can be the Most Stylish Man of the Year, as selected by you. You can read more about each of them below.
Voting kicks off today at noon, Eastern time, on GQ’s Instagram; round one runs for 24 hours. We’ll repeat that throughout the week, and announce our winner on Friday. Head to IG to put in your votes, and make sure to check back each day to find out who’s won and who’s been eliminated. May the most stylish man win.
Going shirtless to the Oscars, showing scapula at the Bones and All premiere in Venice: Chalamet made some big moves in 2022, and his fashion appetite continues to evolve. He’s always a contender—he cracked the quarter finals last year, and nabbed the runner-up spot in 2020. Can he grab the Most Stylish title this year?