Round 2 of Men’s Style Madness 2017: 2nd Heat
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 2017 Men’s Style Madness?
DeAndre Hopkins vs. Barack Obama
DeAndre does it again with his top-to-bottom unexpected styling choices, from accessories to grooming. As a former collegiate (cough, intramural) athlete, I fully understand the plight of sweat and skincare that professional athletes must face. And let me tell you: Hopkins has definitely figured out his perfect “dewy glow” cleanse and moisturize regimen because he always looks fresh-faced off the court.
What was that you said, former President Barack Obama? “Dad-jeans be damned!”? Of course; I heard you exclaim this before cannonballing into the ocean to kite surf with Richard Branson. Obama’s post-presidency style is something to note in the fashion history books as he’s been batting a thousand in casual gear and suited get-ups alike. The lesson? Wardrobe upgrades are always a good idea.
Kevin Love vs. Russell Westbrook
Those slim trousers…that polished hairstyle…K.Love continues to hustle in the style game. You can tell he goes for pinpoint accuracy at the tailor from larger lapels that balance his frame to pant breaks – that I assume – he personally measures by the millimeter. Also, the man can wear a pair of glasses.
There’s a lot to be said about Westbrook’s ever-evolving style; luckily, his clothes are usually loud enough to do the talking for us. In a good way, though, I promise. Whether posing on the red carpet or strutting into a stadium, Risky Russell has certainly made an impression on SG HQ by adding his personal touch to any given trend.
Henrik Lundqvist vs. Dwayne Johnson
Lundqvist seems to genuinely love fashion, and let me tell you, it loves him right back. While he’s a staple on the runway scene, he shines just as bright when snapped by paparazzi or heading into the arena. His secret weapon? Tailored cuts and outfit combinations that feature one unexpected detail at a time.
It’s nearly impossible to talk about the greatness that is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson without acknowledging his physical stature – and how well his clothes accentuate it. That being said, let’s give some love to his pristine complexion, buffed bald head, and ability to go from clean shaven to scruff within a blink of an eye.
John Legend vs. James Corden
John Legend: Walking GQ cover, Grammy winner, all-around good guy. His bold suiting style has stolen many award show red carpets, but his sleek casual style deserves just as much praise. I could elaborate, but that leather jacket has swept me away into a menswear-meets-All of Me serenade daydream…
Being universally adored may give Corden an inherent upper-hand; and this is before taking his distinct personal style into account. I love that you can always count on this laugh-riot to rock an invisible tie or turn a simple polo into a statement piece. Best of all? He’s knows how to dress for his body type and has the confidence to boot.
Alright, let’s here it for the boys (via vote):
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