The Good and The Bad and Ugly from the GQ Man Of The Year Awards 2008

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Mark Ronson.jpgLast night The Royal Opera House, London saw the GQ men of the year awards. I wasn’t invited let alone nominated which of course draws a question mark over the validity of the event, however that aside it still proves to be a great opportunity for the men of London and the world to get up and be counted for style and talent. Some of the more interesting awards went to the following: International Man – Josh Brolin, Most Stylish Man – Brandon Flowers, Designer – Christopher Bailey, Politician – Boris Johnson (really? I mean seriously though, really?) and Radio Personality – Chris Evans (again: really? I mean radio yes but personality? I wouldn’t have thought so).

The outfits worn at the event all aired on the subtle side but there was a good range of style from damn awful to “DAMN! You look good bro!” Jump through for my selection of the good and the bad and ugly.

[Images: Rex Features]


Here’s the Good, a selection of styles which I hope you will agree are pretty ace.

Julian Barrett
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Perhaps not to everyone’s taste but you have to admit he has thought through every aspect of his outfit and it works, all of it. I like it and it definitely suits him down to a tee.

Dave Grohl
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Like Julian Barratt, Grohl is a little less dressy than others at the event but he doesn’t look out of place. The shirt is the key to this outfit and ties the whole thing together, anything smarter and his long hair and beard would make his face look mis-matched with his body- never a good look.

Josh Brolin
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Smart and subtle Josh looks superb from head to toe with an under stated suit and jacket.

Patrick Cox
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Patrick Cox here looking dapper as ever, this sort of stuff is the bread and butter of fashion.

Mark Ronson
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Right now Mark Ronson is a fashion given, the man cannot put a foot wrong. He dresses like your uncle used to and we love him for it.

Now for the Bad and Ugly, people who should know better but don’t.

Noel Fielding
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Do girls even fancy him anymore? I mean he looks like he has been vommited on by a charity shop- and not in a good way.

Boris “BoJo” Johnson
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Not a snappy dresser nor a skilled politician, he’s even failed to be a husband but this is our Lord Mayor of London so he must be doing something right. Answers on a postcard.

Gordon Ramsay
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Bertie Big Bollocks in the kitchen but you brick yourself a bit in TV interviews, don’t ya hey? And you look a dick in that suit with your 90’s boy band hair. FACE!

Steve Coogan
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I’m not sure about this one, I don’t know if Coogan should know better or not. He fancies himself as a little bit of a playboy but doesn’t have the wardrobe to back this up. Pull your socks up lad.

Orlando Bloom

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The wooden man of Hollywood is back and is ruining some potentially nice pieces. That jacket and cardigan are pretty nice and those trousers look like they could be o.k but all together and worn without a collar (were you dragged up, boy?) it looks a mess. Bad move Bloom.

By Jonathan Smith | September 3rd, 2008