1 ALESSANDRO SQUARZI – ENTREPRENEUR
The Italian fashion entrepreneur and street style icon is the real star of the Pitti Imaginaire ‘Peacocks’. Where others preen and posture in their fussy, over-tailored outfits on the benches outside the Florence trade show, Squarzi is the master of understated Italian cool, but with a more American leaning.
2 ALEX TURNER – MUSICIAN
The Arctic Monkeys frontman is but a shadow (puppets; last of) of his former self, a million miles from the indie rock scruff that emerged back in 2006.
As the command of his on-stage persona has developed, so too has his style, and it’s admirable. Few men can pull off the full greaser look, but he does it.
3 ALEXANDRE MATTUISI – FASHION DESIGNER
Despite his success with almost-eponymous brand AMI, Mattuissi is clearly a man that doesn’t take clothes too seriously, or at least not those he wears on his own back.
4 ALASDHAIR WILLIS – BRAND DIRECTOR
As the former publisher of Wallpaper magazine, current creative director of Hunter and long-time husband of fashion designer Stella McCartney, it’s hardly surprising that Alasdhair Willis has, over the years, developed an enviable signature style. His mane of salt and pepper hair and impressive beard aside, Willis’s wardrobe of beautifully cut suits, slick roll necks and chic field jackets is an enviable one.
5 ANDREA PIRLO – FOOTBALLER
Perhaps it’s the flowing locks, perhaps it’s annoyingly good hipster beard, perhaps it’s the ability to pinpoint a pass with the precision of a Swiss watchmaker whatever it is, it’s hard to think of a more stylish footballer alive today than Milan and Juventus legend Andrea Pirlo.
6 BEN COBB – EDITOR
Hailed by The New York Times as ‘wonderfully sleazy’, Ben Cobb – the editor of biannual style title Another Man – is the embodiment of sexed up Seventies style.
7 BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE – SINGER
From busking barefoot on the streets of Paris to brightening up the Burberry catwalk with his soulful voice, Mercury prize-winning musician, artist and poet Benjamin Clementine is a true Renaissance man with a unique style all his own. Having once said he would prefer to perform totally naked, Clementine often swaps shirts for a bare chest under a suit.
8 BILL NIGHY – ACTOR
Once, talking to Mr. Porter, Bill Nighy described his perfect navy suit – the outfit that is very much his adopted uniform. “Very simple, lightweight, 2-piece, 2-button, and it’d be single vent, two buttons on the sleeve, not a particularly wide lapel, not particularly styled, not a waisted jacket.
9 BRUNELLO CUCINELLI – FASHION DESIGNER
Founded 37 years ago, Brunello Cucinelli’s eponymous company – which is based in Solemeo, a hilltop village in Umbria – produces some of the most beautiful menswear known to, well, man.
10 BRYAN FERRY – MUSICIAN
A man with that most enviable of sartorial abilities – to make any outfit, not matter how formal or flamboyant, look raffish and unaffected the Roxy Music front man embodies Hardy Amies’ maxim that a man should “look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them”.