2016 Men's Style Madness Elite Eight: Kennedy & Basquiat
Top Contenders face off early
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Ryan Gosling vs. Idris Elba
Two stand-out Hollywood men that can rock a tuxedo just as effortlessly as a pair of chinos make for a tough decision early on in the Elite Eight. The Great Gosling has a rugged-meets-preppy style that oozes Americana spirit enhanced by a visually interesting edge throughout his unexpected layering choices and go-to boots. This meme inspiration of a guy knows that wardrobe staples like a blue suit or white tee are that much more powerful when paired with subtle details that you didn’t see coming.
Making it one round further than last year’s Men’s Style Madness, Idris Elba has made a compelling case for his classic style all this year. His minimal outfit risks that reap maximum reward make him a longstanding favorite here at SG HQ because he shows the effectiveness a few attention-grabbing styling choices. Maybe it’s the Brit in him, but Elba can pull a hat trick without drawing attention to his sleek outfit (or looking like he’s still in costume).
…R.Gos or Idris?
Jon Hamm vs. Ryan Reynolds
And just like that we’ve got another Hollywood heartthrob match-up on our hands. That being said, there’s a undeniably great equalizer regardless of lead roles or big contracts: personal style. Jon Hamm may have a few starry-eyed fans, but he also suits up and shows his great wardrobe without ever looking too contrived. SG HQ loves to compliment his affinity for a great scarf and how well he can pull off a tailored suit that isn’t completely slim cut, making him a tough competitor this year.
Megan may have called this one early: a Ryan versus Ryan final face-off. While R.Gos has been the coloring book subject with notably slick style for a while,
Deadpool Reynolds has made strides recently for a seriously dapper wardrobe – and we’re big fans. This new dad/action anti-hero dresses for his frame impeccably well whether he’s in a tapered suit or bold sneakers and boot cut chinos. We love how he molds his accessories around each outfit while still staying true to his simple all-American style.