Y Couldn't you call it a boring year for men's clothing? In retrospect, it is arguably one of the most diverse, colorful and expressive spells we have had in a long time. Clothing became fun again. Men's trends were messy and contradictory. The people let go. Men became confident. Slim-fit minimalism was forgotten.
This year 23-year-old Timothée Chalamet and 66-year-old Pierce Brosnan became style icons. The 90s were trendy, but so were the 70s, 50s and 80s. The tailoring trade loosened, sustainability became serious and there was no shortage of brands that questioned each other.
For the average person, all of this means the following: Options. More of them than we have had in a long, long time. This is perhaps the most exciting time that men's fashion has ever experienced. And in a year in which all bets had expired, these 25 men were there to show us how to do it – leading trends, breaking rules, or keeping it classic, smiling on your face.
25. Troye Sivan
You can't go anywhere right now without hearing Troye Sivan's name echo from the wall. Not surprisingly, it was a big year for the South African-born Australian, who came into focus thanks to a role against Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe and a Golden Globe nomination for Boy Erased.
The endless photo ops gave him the opportunity to show us what he was made of in the style department and we like what we see. This is a professional mix of structured tailors and floating statement shirts, lots of color and just a dash of gender-specific make-up.
24. Tyler The Creator
Tyler the Creator did pretty much refine his style in 2019. Of course there was his pastel-rich collaboration with Lacoste, one of the highlights was the pink mohair-style cardigan that he wore at the French Open. All in all, it was a big year for the Cali-born – his 2019 album took him on a world tour, with his alter-ego character bursting out with countless colorful suits and the blonde wig.
Take away the wig, and these suits work surprisingly well. Simply styled, mostly with a white Dr. Martens on the feet, this is just another example of the great comeback of tailoring. Elsewhere, Tyler went on with his neat casual look – and often dressed like something between Fresh Prince's Carlton and Arnold Palmer's skatewear, and it works. Tyler has always undermined ideas about how a rapper should dress, and that's why he's cool.