By Martin Onufrowicz
In his book ‘How to be a man’, Glenn O’Brien, known for being GQ’s original Style Guru and
probably one of the biggest dandies of the 20th century, explained the phenomenon of style
best: ‘Style is something so deep in our manner that we may not notice it in ourselves. It’s
deeper than our memory. It cuts to the bone but it floats near the ceiling. It’s metaphysical.
But everyone who knows you remembers it. It’s our visual and behavioral signature.’
As the notion of interest in the way one dresses being an ‘unmanly’ trait has been rightfully
portrayed as an outdated and ignorant stereotype, more and more of us have been
comfortable with experimenting with our own sense of style and have been often looking
for inspiration in famous guys we either see on the pages of magazines or follow on social
media. Here are four well-known gentlemen, who in the world of celebrity, frequently
associated with hired stylists and paid sponsorships, have managed to stay uniquely
With a towering frame of 6’9”, James is a walking proof that size is not an obstacle when it
comes to dressing well. The king of the basketball court is a fan of a muted color palette and
oozes confidence whether he’s wearing a casual hoodie paired with trousers and trendy
sneakers, or an impeccably tailored signature grey suit by Thom Browne, accessorized with
an extravagant croc bag (what a statement!).
Tyler The Creator
Tyler The Creator is known for his irreverence, just Google his acceptance speech from this
year’s Grammys, in which he bravely stood up against the tokenization of his music. This
attitude works seamlessly with his approach to dressing: Tyler is not afraid to experiment
with bright and pastel colors or even dye his head in leopard print for the red carpet if he
feels like it. His other signature is a brilliant sense of humor, which also comes out in his
fashion choices – no one wears grandpa-core sweaters and chino shorts with a bucket hat
and high socks quite like he does.
Jacob Elordi came to prominence through his portrayal of Nate, an aggressive alpha male,
on last year’s controversial HBO show on everyone’s lips, ‘Euphoria’. In real life, Elordi is
definitely more low-key and chill dude and it shows in his go-to looks, which are usually
heavy with vintage Americana influences: on the red carpet, Elordi often chooses sharp suits
with 1970s-inspired tailoring and off-duty, he is rarely seen without a worn-out baseball cap
or graphic tee. Also, during this lockdown, he single-handedly made me consider getting a
mullet, which are not words that I would ever expect to leave my mouth.
Hear me out. I know that Jonah Hill is mostly associated with a sloppy look that became his
signature in all the classic “stoner” films, but lately, his style choices have been on point! In
the daytime, Hill is seen on the streets of New York in get-ups that mix skater brands like
Supreme and Palace with classic workwear pieces. When it comes to red carpet events, he
likes to dress up and go all out, often wearing cropped suits in deep hues, bowling collar
shirts, and equally elegant loafers. ‘Superbad’ no more!