Prince Philip among British GQ’s best dressed men of 2014

GQ deputy editor Bill Prince gave the duke credit for the classic double-breasted suits and robustly knotted ties favoured by the younger royals.

Note: This article is from the Guardian.


Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Prince Philip among GQ’s best dressed men of 2014″ was written by Maev Kennedy, for The Guardian on Monday 30th December 2013 00.01 UTC

The 92-year-old Duke of Edinburgh has been voted on to GQ’s list of best-dressed men for 2014 – albeit in 26th place, beaten by a lineup of pop stars and actors, newsreaders, footballers and models, led by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.

The magazine, whose staff and invited experts vote annually on the list, commented that Philip “deserves yet another medal – for his services to classic British tailoring”.

His eldest son doesn’t make the cut this year, even though Prince Charles was Esquire magazine’s best dressed man in the world of 2009, and No 8 on last year’s GQ list.

GQ deputy editor Bill Prince gave the duke credit for the classic double-breasted suits and robustly knotted ties favoured by the younger royals. “Top-down management still rules among the royals, evidenced by the degree to which the Duke of Edinburgh’s sons, grandsons (and who knows, great-grandson) hero-worship his time-honoured style.”

Grimshaw knocked last year’s title-holder, the actor Tom Hiddleston, into second place. Grimshaw, recently declared an ambassador for menswear by the British Fashion Council – is usually seen in carefully battered leather jackets, t-shirts and denims, but has also appeared at a recent music awards ceremony dressed as the singer Rita Ora in a leopardskin coat and miniskirt.

Several politicians were considered by the judges but relegated to the worst-dressed list: accessorising with a cigarette and pint of beer has clearly been judged a fashion faux pas, since Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, comes in as 10th worst.

George Galloway, Respect party founder and MP for Bradford West, took second place. The worst-dressed title surprisingly went to fashion designer Oswald Boateng, who has claimed that as an eight-year-old he wore with pride a double-breasted suit in purple mohair; it may be significant that the judging panel included rival designers Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, and Donatella Versace.

The list of shame also includes pin-up physicist Brian Cox – usually seen on television surveying the heavens from some mountain top in button-neck t-shirt and jeans – in third place, followed by former Co-op bank boss Paul Flowers. Gregg Wallace, Masterchef presenter, appears in eighth place.

Both Elton John and his partner David Furnish, previously featured among the worst dressed, have been rehabilitated on to the best-dressed list, at 19 and 16 respectively.

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and Dan Stevens round out the top five, with Jude Law and Damian Lewis a long way down at 20 and 21. David Beckham could only manage 13th place, despite being named most stylish man in GQ’s own Men of the Year awards last month.

The GQ best-dressed men 2014

1. Nick Grimshaw

2. Tom Hiddleston

3. Benedict Cumberbatch

4. Idris Elba

5. Dan Stevens

6. Tinie Tempah

7. Dermot O’Leary

8. Alex Turner

9. Charlie Casely-Hayford

10. David Gandy

11. Harry Styles

12. Luke Day

13. David Beckham

14. Douglas Booth

15. Theo Hutchcraft

16. David Furnish

17. Mark Ronson

18. Aaron Taylor-Johnson

19. Sir Elton John

20. Jude Law

21. Damian Lewis

22. Jolyon Bexon

23. King Krule

24. Jake Bugg

25. Tom Odell

26. Duke of Edinburgh

27. Eddie Redmayne

28. Angelo Galasso

29. Charlie Siem

30. Josh McClorey

The 10 Worst-Dressed Men

1. Ozwald Boateng

2. George Galloway

3. Professor Brian Cox

4. Paul Flowers

5. Vincent Simone

6. Aston Merrygold

7. Andy Carroll

8. Gregg Wallace

9. Jamie Laing

10. Nigel Farage

guardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010

Published via the Guardian News Feed plugin for WordPress.

Bookmark and Share
This entry was posted in Fashion and tagged , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>