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The Flannel’s best-dressed gentleman list will be paying homage to the most stylish men to grace us with their presence. From newer young actors to bona fide style icons, here are our top five gents who master a slick sartorial style day after day.

5 Robert Pattinson

He has come a long way from his Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire red carpet debut in leather trousers, maturing into quite the slick gent. With a fondness for suits in unconventional colours – green, blues and maroon being favoured – he teams slim-fitting designer tailoring and just-got-out-of-bed hair with a serious aesthetic to great effect.

4 Pharrell Williams

The 41 year old music producer, singer/songwriter and designer is renowned for his colourful and fashion forward style. His red carpet looks are always suitably suave, opting for flattering slim-fits in an array of textures, colours and cuts. His casual ensembles are based around an essence of gentlemanly elegance with an edge using classic pieces like trench coats, cardigans and tailored jeans.

3 Ryan Gosling

The 33 year old actor has learned from early career fashion faux-pas that it’s better to dress up than down. Often favouring slim fit tailoring in the style of the 1960s, Gosling sticks to a minimal, less-is-more approach to dressing formally and casually. His pared-back style lends itself well to the red carpet whether in a suit or shirts and slacks. Basically, the man can do no wrong.

2 David Beckham

He is one of the most recognised men on the planet and regardless of his other feats, his style makes him one of the most influential menswear icons. Beckham’s ability to do casual and formal dressing so well enables him to look smart and chic whether adorned in T-shirts, jeans and trainers or a full tuxedo. He is a prime example of appropriate, comfortable yet gentlemanly dressing given any occasion.

1 David Gandy

The epitome of elegance, the 34 year old Essex-born model is a great ambassador for men’s tailoring. With his man about town look, Gandy never fails to exude timeless style with his penchant for three piece suits, double breasted jackets and slick shoes and accessories – note the classic leather Oxfords, silk pocket squares and slim ties. Meet the quintessential modern gentleman.

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