The Best Dressed Men Of The Week Show Us How To Nail Classic Colour Combos
Head-to-toe black is always an easy win in the style stakes. But while 50% of the GQ team abide by this rule nearly every day of the week, there’s something to be said for a man that knows how to handle a print.
Take Marque Richardson, for example, who appeared at the premier of the Netflix Original Series Dear White People in a fully-striped combo. Not only has he proved that fit can mean everything with such a loud outfit, but that you can never go wrong with a simple white sneaker.
Elsewhere we saw both Chace Crawford and Wilmer Valderrama rocking a dark beige aviator-style jacket - notice how both have opted for a dark tee and pant to match, then brought it home with a statement shoe.
In other words, colours and prints can and should be incorporated into your wardrobe wherever possibe, but whether you do it subtly, or aim for the stars - the choice is yours.
Marque Richardson at the premier of the Netflix Original Series "Dear White People"
Amy Campbell, Staff Writer
Props to the Dear White People actor for paying attention to the Spring 2020 runways, where colourful coordinates not unlike this handsome striped number reigned supreme. Either that, or he just forgot to change out of his pyjamas. It's a vibe regardless.
Dwayne Johnson seen outside Good Morning America on July 31, 2019
Brad Nash, Online Content Producer
Instagram is full of hench, cashed-up guys squeezing their vast frames into gaudy, rich-dude fits that scream loser. Johnson, despite often donning similar clothes, somehow manages to avoid this every time he steps out on the red carpet. How he does so will continue to defy us, but there's no doubt that The Rock is the undisputed champion of the buff guy turn up.
Iddo Goldberg at the Los Angeles Premiere Of "Driven"
Marcus Thompson, Commercial Editor
The salmon shirt works for some but not for all. Fortunately, Iddo Goldberg is in the former, not the latter. Married with pleated slacks and textured, suede shoes the actor looks as comfortable on the red carpet as he would vacationing on the Calanques. “Plus de pastis s'il vous plait!”.
Shia LaBeouf at the LA Special Screening Of "The Peanut Butter Falcon"
Mike Christensen, Editor
As well as being one of the most iconic but underrated actors, Shia Leboeuf's style game follows a similar suit as well - it tends to be too out there. Here, though, he eludes modern masculinity for the red carpet. Pairing a nicely-tailored-but otherwise-standard navy suit with an electric turquoise tee, the key to his film-premiere chic is his accessories game: that gemstoned ring, those Dr. Martens-esque shoes. Like a boss.
Wilmer Valderrama at the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
Nikolina Ilic, Digital Editor
Valderrama has always had a knack for pulling off a killer suit combo, so it’s great to see him in such a smart casual fit. Mimic this one for your casual Friday and don’t forget the chunky sneakers.
McKinley Belcher III at the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
Jess Campbell, Online Content Producer
I’m a sucker for a printed shirt and this look delivers – it’s like he’s wearing a Jackson Pollock painting! That the hues of the shirt compliment the tailored, pastel blue suit is another ‘tick’. What could have been a very busy, mis-mash of prints and colours has been incredibly well put-together. Obsessed.
Chace Crawford is seen on July 29, 2019 in New York City
Jake Millar, Deputy Editor
I can't remember the last time Chace Crawford crossed my mind, so it was a pleasant surprise to see he's still kicking around – and killing it in the style game, it seems. The sleek aviator-style jacket, the sunglasses, the buzzcut in place of that floppy can-I-speak-to-the-manager fringe he was rocking in his Gossip Girl days. Full marks from me.