Fashion Forward 2020
Whatever your tastes, whatever your style, these are the guys who pushed fashion forward this year
You couldn’t call it a boring year for menswear, could you? Looking back, it’s arguably been one of the most diverse, colourful and expressive spells we’ve had in a long time. Clothes became fun again. For many it was way over the top. Menswear trends were chaotic and contradictory. People let go. Men got confident. Slim-fit minimalism found itself edged out.
This was the year when 23-year-old Timothée Chalamet and 66-year-old Pierce Brosnan could both become style icons. The ’90s were trending, but so were the ’70s, ’50s and ’80s. Tailoring loosened up, sustainability got serious, and there were no shortage of brands cross-pollinating.
What it all means for the average guy is this: options. More of them than we’ve had in a long, long time. This might just be the most exciting, interesting, bewildering time men’s fashion has known, maybe ever. And in a year when all bets were off, these 25 men were there to show us how it’s done – leading trends, breaking rules or keeping it classic, their message was the same: wear whatever the hell you want, and do it with a smile on your face.
25. Troye Sivan
It’s been a big year for the South African–born Aussie lad who found himself thrust further into the spotlight thanks to a role opposite Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe and a Golden Globe nomination for Boy Erased. The endless photocalls have given him a chance to show us all what he’s made of in the style department.
...more to come