Tan France is the winner of our GQ Men of The Year International Man of Style Award. And well he might be. As a trained fashion designer, former employee of Chanel and the fashion expert on Queer Eye, he knows more than most about the subtle art of looking sharp.
Three years ago though, France was quietly plying his trade behind the scenes in fashion wholesale.
Thankfully for the slovenly among us, he’s made it his mission over the last two years to share what he’s learned about being well-turned out.
In just over a year, his role on the show has taken France from anonymous clothing wholesaler to worldwide superstar with over 2 million Instagram followers. Now he can add a GQ Men of the Year award to his list of achievements.
From performing triple bypass surgery on the wardrobes (and self-esteem) of Queer Eye’s hapless volunteers to popularising the French Tuck, this year’s easiest to adopt and most popular styling tip, Tan has made the world a more stylish place.
How does he do it? By being giving honest, straightforward advice that’s easy to understand and empowering to pull off. And the tuck? Simply tuck the front half of your top into your trousers and let the rest hang free.
Now a newly published author, France’s memoir, Naturally Tan is a Sunday Times best seller.
'The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be.'
Did we mention the man looks ludicrously good in anything he puts on? It almost goes without saying really, doesn’t it?
Follow the GQ Men of The Year awards as they happen on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #GQawards and watch this space for the first on all the winners.