Ever since the 1950s, when American Esquire launched its first search for their ‘best dressed real man’, the much respected title has been coveted by many a natty gent.
This year proved to be no exception, as our dandy friends at Esquire teamed up the online menswear Mecca, my-wardrobe.com, to scour the country and unearth Britain’s new best dressed real man. Entrants from all across the UK submitted their looks for scrutiny, and a distinctly foppish aesthetic emerged – the majority of those up for consideration had appeared to reclaim tweeds, velvet jackets, cravats and bow ties. It was clear from the finalists that the British gent is on a mission to prove smart dressing for the 21st century is as much about heritage and tradition, as it is about style and individuality.
The Winner of the event, a Mr Dan Wood, is a 22 year old architecture student from Liverpool, who is now the owner of the grand BBDRM title and was awarded a handsome series of prizes which included a generous £20k to spend at my-wardrobe.com (bet you wish you entered now?).
A panel of judges, including Esquire’s editor Alex Bilmes and my-wardrobe’s buying director Luisa De Paula, hosted a glittering bash a London’s Mayfair hotel to crown the winner and raise a glass to ever present, seemingly progressive and often dandy style of the great British gent.
Take a look below at our gallery of some of the finalists:
As this article is over a year old, the comments are now closed.
If you have a specific question about one of the points raised in the article, why not join our free fashion & style forum and start a thread? The FashionBeans community will always do their best to help you out, and our writers also frequent the forums regularly.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with us on our contact us page.