Men’s Style Madness 2017: Elite Eight
Welcome to the Madness! Voting is simple – pick the most stylish guy by clicking on their name in the match up – no login required. Feel free to share your bracket with us and sway a few votes in the comments below. So, who ya got for the 2017 Sweet Sixteen?
Jeff Goldblum vs. Tom Hiddleston
Ageless, edgy, relaxed in style, but not in fit. Jeff Goldblum’s style is cooler than most kids a quarter of his age. He reaches for fitted polos, a leather moto jacket and slim fit pant with exposed ankles. He’s one of the only guys in his age bracket who can make light wash jeans not read as dad jeans. Like a fine wine, he’s style has only gotten better with age.
Tom Hiddleston’s clean style is hard to miss. He knows the benefits of KISS (keep it simple, sweetheart) often opting for slim fits in neutral colors. He knows how to add just enough fun to an outfit to keep things interesting, whether it be a playful pocket square or a bright red stripe on a black bomber.
Idris Elba vs. Eddie Redmayne
Idris Elba’s style could be described as modern gentleman. He’s mastered the elevated “sneakers with a suit” look, but does traditional formalwear just as well. He knows the devils in the detail, whether it be a pop of red stitching or a cuff on his short sleeve shirt.
Eddie Redmayne refreshes classic styles with bold prints and colors. His commitment to slim fit shows how well he knows how to flatter his frame, which is the base of the pyramid when it comes to building great style. The tip of the pyramid? The pop of a jacket collar, or knowing what jacket buttons to leave undone.
Ryan Gosling vs. Oscar Isaac
It’s by no surprise that Ryan Gosling is in the Elite Eight. This former Final Four competitor knows how to make a bold statement without going overboard. On the flip side, he can turn the volume up on a simple outfit just enough with a bright blue bow tie, or even impress in a manly necklace.
Oscar Isaac proves that any man can have great style as long as he maintains his relationship with his tailor. Whether it’s a red carpet suit or his everyday denim, he only opts for fits that flatter. His 5 o’clock shadow demonstrates that grooming can be just as relevant to personal style as what’s in your wardrobe – his stubble adds a casual air of elegance to every look.
Mahershala Ali vs. Donald Glover
Mahershala Ali is open to experimentation with his style. He’s not afraid to throw a splash of color on a suit, show off some #sockgame with some dub monks, or even pull off pants that aren’t cut slim – which is a very rare style feat in this competition.
Donald Glover is happy to take a risks on and off the red carpet. Brown velvet suit with a bow tie for the Oscars? Yes. Mixing black and brown? Oh, yes. Unbuttoned shirt under a three piece suit? Absolutely. He knows how to take style just to the edge, or even a little beyond, the comfort zone.
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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.