Round 1 of 2018 Men’s Style Madness: 5 VS 12 and 4 VS 13

Round 1 of 2018 Men’s Style Madness: 5 VS 12 and 4 VS 13

Day 2, Let's do this
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By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Jun 23 2022 | 5 min read


It’s Day 2 of SG Madness! Single-round elimination, stylish stars. So, who ya got?

5 vs 12


Hector Bellerin

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The Spanish Arsenal footballer may be just 22 years old, but his style is decidedly all grown up. From tuxedo slippers to sneakers, this right-back has all the right moves.

Justin Theroux

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While Team SG comes down very hard on the side of Team Jen, we can’t help but give it up for Justin Theroux’s ex-motorcycle gang member trying to go straight style vibe. He’s made it pretty far in SG Madness in years past, and we’re anxious to see how far you vote him this year.

Bellerin v. JT

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DJ Khaled

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While the DJ/producer/mogul just launched a program with Weight Watchers, his bigger size has never stopped him from living with style.

He better watch out, though, as his ridiculously snazzy son is coming fast on Khaled’s heels in the fashion department. Maybe next year, Asahd!

Hasan Minhaj

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The Daily Show correspondent has been popping up all over the place this past year, from the White House Correspondent’s Dinner to starring in his own Netflix special (and a series to come!) looking all kinds of sharp.

From the looks of it, this year may be Minhaj’s first appearance in SG Madness, but it certainly won’t be the last.

Music Man v. Funny Man

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Bruno Mars

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Whatever you think about Bruno Mars’ music, you’ve gotta admit the singer shows up looking fun and fresh wherever he goes. No wonder this article about how to steal his basketball shorts style (basketball shorts!!) continues to bring new readers to Style Girlfriend every damn day.

Malcolm Jenkins

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Would Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins have been seeded in this year’s SG Madness if his team hadn’t won the Super Bowl? Maybe, tbh! Because Jenkins doesn’t just talk the style talk, he walks the walk..having opened his own menswear store in Philadelphia last August, called Damari Savile.

With a focus on made-to-measure suiting, the shop caters to “the extraordinary man.” From the straight-fire style pics above, they might be talking about Jenkins himself. writer and GMFB weekend contributor Adam Rank adds, “Malcolm Jenkins is a little more traditional, but his bowtie game puts the competition in knots. His look appears simple to pull of, but it’s not. This Super Bowl champion is clearly at the top of his game when it comes to style.”

Mars v. Malcolm

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G-Eazy is one of those singers (rappers?) where we know that we know his music…we just couldn’t necessarily pick him out of a “white guys in hip-hop” lineup with confidence. After perusing style pics of the “Me, Myself & I” singer, though, that might finally be changing. Love it or hate it, you’ve gotta admit there’s something interesting about the guy’s wardrobe choices.

Jason Isbell

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Two celebs known for their music more than their wardrobes, we’re excited to see which way you guys go with this face-off. Alt-country rocker Jason Isbell, or hip-hop’s problematic pop star, G-Eazy?

G-Eazy v. Jason

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4 VS 13

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Michael B. Jordan

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Megan’s pick for this year’s top spot, Michael B. Jordan has made a strong case for Final Four contention (at least!) during the Black Panther press tour. And with Creed 2 right around the corner, we know there’s more to come.

John Mulaney

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Natty but nerdy, there’s nothing funny about comedian John Mulaney’s dressed-up style.

His stylist Michael Fisher says, “I’ve been working with John for two years, and recently we shot his Netflix special of his touring show, ‘Kid Gorgeous.’ He performed seven sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall. We fitted three different color dinner jackets to coordinate the wardrobe to the stage, all in dark jewel tones. John has a natural retro look about him and we wanted to do a play of a 1950’s formal tux. “

Michael v. Mulaney

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Ansel Elgort

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The actor and DJ (sigh) is one of those people who you can tell knows they look good when they dress up. And like, sure, yes, he does always look very stylish and cool, which is why he made the cut once again this year, but it’s also a little exhausting. A little less Blue Steel, Ansel, and we’d like you a little more.

Desus & Mero

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The Bodega Boys, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero (aka, Joel Martinez), consistently bring A-game style to the leather chairs of their Viceland talk show. The two also prove that you don’t have to wear a suit to make it in late night. Oh, and they give great gif.

Ansel Elgort v. Desus & Mero

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The consistently-coordinated members of Migos got into SG Madness for the second time. How far will Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff go this year? Only you can decide.

Kumail Nanjiani

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First-time SG Madness contender Kumail Nanjiani showed up to every award season event (nominated for The Big Sick, which everyone ought to go see if they haven’t already) looking fly af.

Honestly, we want him to make more movies just so we can see what he wears on the red carpet. Yes, he’s that stylish.

Migos v. Kumail

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James Harden

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The Houston Rockets guard is not afraid to draw attention, both on and off the court. We love his bold style and his beard. This is gonna be a tough one…

Chris Pine

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Because Harden is up against heartthrob Chris Pine, who also has a great beard (well, sometimes) and great style (always).

Luckily, we don’t have to choose! You do!

Harden v. Pine

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