With all but a few red carpet events in the books—the year’s awards won, and its movies premiered, and its courtside seats filled—it’s time to step back and take stock. That’s right: it’s time for GQ’s readers to vote for their most stylish man of the year.
And what a year it was! After a year in which many people didn’t care to wear much beyond sweatpants, personal style was back in a big way in 2021. If the Biggest Fits of the Year didn’t make it clear enough, the parties and events and shindigs at which serious dressing thrives returned—and so did the outfits. But there can only be one Most Stylish Man of the Year. So let’s get to it.
We’ve assembled 16 of the planet’s flyest dressers, all of whom reminded us of the joys of dressing well over the past 12 months. (Harry Styles, last year’s winner, gets the year off.) Together, they exemplify that grand spectrum that menswear has become. 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. Which means we’ll have 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.
Chalamet was busy this year, spending a good chunk of it on the road promoting Dune and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. And last year’s second-place Most Stylish finisher was busy showing that he’d upped his game, with a run of next-level tailoring that dominated red carpets. He’s a contender to be reckoned with.