Esquire and the Hunt for Britain’s Best-dressed Man.

June 9, 2010
Not to be difficult, but commendatory labels like ‘best-dressed’ are essentially fraught with subjectivity. One person’s ‘outstanding’ is another person’s ‘downright minging’, one person’s ‘interesting’ is another person’s ‘frightfully boring’ and so on and so forth. Still, if we were all that pedantic, then there wouldn’t be much point in putting oneself together with care at all.
Esquire magazine have embarked on a mission to locate Britain’s best-dressed man (and yes, he may fit their specific definition of best-dressed but I think we can all agree they’ve got more than just a clue about these things).
Planning to scour the nation from top to bottom, focusing on cities such as Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, and Manchester, the team will award the sartorial superman a prize worth £30,000 to include a wardrobe of clothing courtesy of hallowed retailer, Harrods, and a Longines watch. As well as that, they’ll be gracing the cover of the October subscriber issue of Esquire – presumably due to the fact that while a well-dressed man may impress, a scantily clad woman will always move more mags.
Regardless, this is good enough reason to ensure you fold that pocket square correctly, shine those patent shoes and knot that tie in orderly fashion.
See the search in full flow below…

Esquire – Britain’s best-dressed real man, episode 1 from esquireuk on Vimeo.

EDIT: Go to if you fancy your chances.

  • Sean June 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I would never care if I was on a "best dressed" list because quite frankly I don't care what others think. If you like it, wear it – Shouldn't be put down because of some.. list!

  • ana June 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I honestly think Esquire is one of the best magazines in terms of content, design and all that nowadays, and they certainly know a thing or two about men's style. I will be following this hunt with interest.