The Best-Dressed Men of 2017

Some Just Do It Better Than Others


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We are back to our annual round up of the world’s sartorial superheroes. Lets not forget those who crafted new trends that went viral instantly and those who raised the standards for 2018. From a desirable collection of well-tailored suits to the fresh-est sneakers out there, these style heroes can suit up or dress down with the coolest streetstyle looks in fashion history. 2017 belonged to the showbiz industry that started revolutions and ground breaking trends. Pharrell continued to march to his own drum. He became the first man to land a Chanel bag campaign. Asap Rocky engineered trends and best sellers. Atif Aslam couldn’t care less about awards or titles but continued to inspire South Asia with his indomitable style, which we suspect comes naturally to a luminary. Then there were those on the other end of this spectrum. It wasn’t just musicians but athletes like UFC champ and flamboyant personality like Conor McGregor and movie stars such as Ashton Sanders who started eccentric style conversations. But we are not here to discuss who made the most noise today, instead we are focused on those who nailed their genre of fashion and switched to another without breaking stride.

A$AP Rocky

If he wore it, you bought it. Rocky is an innovator who continued to influence the mainstream culture with his fashion choices. He began the year as one of the faces of Dior Homme’s campaign and continued collaborations with Guess Jeans, Under Armour and held his AWGE pop-up space at London’s Selfridges department store. Some of his favorite brands included Balenciaga, Raf Simons, Gucci and Rick Owens.

Atif Aslam

His refined look mirrors his music so well, he is a walking work of art. Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, Off White, including Pakistani fashion designers are part of his tour ensemble and can be found in regular rotation. Alessandro Michele’s Gucci and Christian Louboutin sneakers made regular appearances at his concerts too. The most impressive part of his style swerve is how effortlessly it works.

Harry Styles

Was enamored with Gucci suits and we loved it. This year he chose to trademark his looks with florals and countryside looks while strumming a guitar during his performances. His other favorites included Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.

Travis Scott

Is one people turned to for fashion inspiration and trends. He made headlines with fashion collaborations including brands like Nike, Helmut Lang, Saint Laurent and Ksubi.

It was said that Travis Scott has been a bit of a muse for Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director for Yves Saint Laurent and we are glad he was. For spring, Scott was featured in a film for the brand’s seasonal campaign and last month, he collaborated with the brand on a limited-edition leather vinyl album for Colette in Paris.

Shahid Kapoor

Riding on the wave of his recent successes, Shahid Kapoor has also transformed his fashion choices and styling. In his latest cover shoot for GQ, Shahid is styled in a Dior Homme jumper and slim trousers with studded trainers by Christian Louboutin. He is proof that smart tailoring never goes out of style.

David Beckham

The long-time best-dressed regular is not going anywhere. After investing in the British heritage brand Kent & Curwen, last year, the label became one of the most anticipated shows at London Men’s Fashion Week. From trench coats, beanies, v-necks and classic sweaters, Beckham is the ultimate fashion icon.

Ben Cobb

The editor of biannual style title Another Man, embodies the best of Seventies wherever he goes. "I suppose it is. My look is heavily rooted in the 1970s – unbuttoned shirts, jewelry, tailoring, flared trousers and always with a well-heeled boot. For me, that decade is still the chicest moment in masculine style.”

Scott Disick

Kanye West may have influenced many lives with his music but the way he has revolutionized style for many is another story. Since we assume Ye influenced the Kardashian’s wardrobe to a great extent, one of these success stories belong to Disick who is easily one of the most popular style celebrities on social media. He rocks Calabasas track pants, Adidas sneakers and oversized hoodies on the daily better than most can.

Tom Ford

A-list designer Tom Ford, himself is an inspiration to all those who want to be the best-dressed men on the red carpet. It is also true that Tom Ford, the designer, wears Tom Ford, the brand, better than anyone else.