The Quarterfinals, 12/13
And just like that, Round One is in the books. For the most part, the favorites prevailed: young guns Timothée Chalamet, Steve Lacy, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander advanced past Rhuigi Villaseñor, Steve Harvey, and Seth Rogen respectively. Elsewhere Chris Pine edged past Donald Glover, while A$AP Rocky skipped past Steven Yeun and Andrew Garfield dispatched Austin Butler. Two arguable upsets, depending on who you ask: Kendrick Lamar dethroned LeBron James, and Adam Sandler—Adam Sandler!—knocked off Pete Davidson to advance to the second round.
All of which leaves us with a thrilling set of quarterfinal matchups. Chalamet and SGA will duel (presumably both while wearing leather pants), and elder statesman Chris Pine will tango with newcomer (but no pushover) Steve Lacy. A real blue-chip contest will see Andrew Garfield and Kendrick Lamar go head to head, while easily the most compelling matchup of the second round will pit odds-on favorite A$AP Rocky against everyone’s favorite underdog Adam Sandler. Voting is now open on GQ’s Instagram, where it will continue for the next 24 hours. Go cast your vote, and then check back here tomorrow to see how things shake out.
Round One, 12/12
The best-of-the-year lists have been debated, assembled, and published. Year-end honors have been collected. The holiday season is upon us. Which means that there’s one more thing to do before we all settle in for the holiday break: it’s time for GQ’s readers to vote for their most stylish man of the year.
If the past few years in red-carpet menswear have been defined by a hazy, late-pandemic sweats-giving-way-to-suits vibe, 2022 was, to borrow a phrase, back outside. The world’s most ambitious dressers—as the Biggest Fits of 2022 happily attest—were back to being their bad selves. But only one of them will be crowned—by you—the Most Stylish Man of the Year.
So let’s dig in. As we have in the past, we’ve pulled together 16 of the very most stylish people on the planet, each of whom has spent the past year earning their berth. (As is standard practice, Tyler, the Creator joins Harry Styles in the winner’s circle, meaning both get the year off.) Each brings something a little different, though all exemplify the way that various strains of menswear—tailoring, streetwear, avant-tech-ninja gear—intermingle in all of our closets. But only one of them can be the Most Stylish Man of the Year, as selected by you. You can read more about each of them below.