As we come into 2013 and look back on 2012, we at What a Man Should Wear could do a “year in review”, a man of the year, a top (insert number here), or even resolutions for next year. Unfortunately for you, we are not that organized or decisive. So instead we are going to highlight some of our favorite moments of the year in men’s fashion (more or less), at least partially based on what you guys responded to.
One of my (Amy’s) favorite things of the year was the increasing attention paid to Mr. Eddie Redmayne. The hipster in me has to point out that I have loved him since his Pillars of the Earth days, but he is so deserving of the attention he is getting thanks to Les Miserables (I mean, let’s admit it, his cheekbones alone deserve that kind of attention). But beauty and talent aside, the man knows how to dress. And I am totally in favor of the French revolutionary look.
Another of your favorites was our post on Clapton Davis from the indie horror-comedy Detention. I thought this would be one of our least read posts, but you guys came out of the woodworks in love for his quirky look-at-me style (or at least the movie). And honestly I like Josh Huthcherson more everytime I see him.
Ezra Miller. So I might be a little behind on hearing about this kid, but he is wonderful and expect an Individual Style Spotlight (a la Matthew Gray Gubler) in the future.
Also loved? The reclamation of short pants and suspenders from Urkel (particularlly by Nate Ruess of The Format and fun. fame). Also, realizing that no one in England knows who Urkel is.
Andrew Garfiled’s many magazine cover and red carpet looks. It never fails to impress when a man looks totally at ease in anything he wears.
Seeing all of the colored (or as they would say “coloured”) pants on men in London. Walking through Hyde Park in September meant a runway show of men donning rich colors and cozy sweaters and stylish shoes. The colors were worn so fearlessly that they looked like a very stylish part of the lanscape.
Someone we’ve only mentioned in passing, but you should totally look into is Burberry’s current man, musician Roo Panes. He pulls off the stately and classic pieces well. Also his voice is totally swoon worthy.
I also completely love this picture of Logan Lerman. And his breath-taking performance in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
My (Rachel’s) favorites list isn’t as long, or as detailed. Sorry. But I have to concur with Amy on quite a few of her favorites, including Andrew Garfield, Eddie Redmayne and individual style in general (I’m not cool enough to know who Ezra Miller is, but I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough). To add to that list I would have to include my own love of textures, simplicity, and the overall ruggedness that I feel one side of hipster is delving into.
We’re looking forward to seeing what 2013 has to add to men’s style and the icons who carry them. This should be fun.
Happy New Year!
-Amy and Rachel