Rapper Tinie Tempah crowned snappiest dresser by GQ mag, while Prince William drops out of top 50 (to make way for Charles)

Rapper Tinie Tempah crowned snappiest dresser by GQ mag, while Prince William drops out of top 50 (making way for Harry and Charles)

Rapper Tinie Tempah has been crowned this year's best-dressed man – while the Duke of Cambridge has dropped out of the annual list.

William made his debut at number 27 in GQ magazine's ranking of 50 Best-Dressed Men in 2011.

But he has now slipped out of the list completely, while his brother Prince Harry is 25th – down from fifth place last year – and his father, the Prince of Wales, is 50th.

 2010 GQ Men of the Year


Tinie Tempah

King of style: Tinie Tempah was voted best-dressed by GQ magazine and was credited with possessing 'true passion for elegance and proportions'

The magazine said of Harry: 'His brother
may end up as king, but this year the younger son has been crowned the
prince of style' for looking good in 'uniforms… well-cut suits (and)
the dishevelled tumbling-out-of-a-nightclub jeans'.

Charles was said to have made 50th place for 'proving the point that some men seem to grow into their wardrobe with age'.

The top 10 features Plumstead rapper Tempah, who is credited with possessing a 'true passion for elegance and proportions', in first place, followed by mohawk-sporting Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli and Doctor Who star Matt Smith, for being able to look 'pretty cool' in clothes that 'should be a joke'.

Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson is fourth, ahead of Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield and Superman's Henry Cavill, for being able to pull off a 'superhero outfit and a medieval doublet and hose'.

The Duke of Cambridge

Prince Charles

Prince Harry

Cold shoulder: Prince William, left, was left off the list while his
father Prince Charles (50) and brother Prince Harry, right, both made
the cut (25)

The Wire star Idris Elba, The Dark Knight's Christian Bale, Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno and Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown, who could wear 'a pair of plimsolls as earrings and part of you would wonder if you should, too', complete the top 10.

David Beckham has moved up three places from 16 last year to 13 in 2012.

Take That star and X Factor judge Gary Barlow is a new entry at 16, and X Factor host Dermot O'Leary moves from 40 in 2011 to 18.

Mario Balotelli

Matt Smith

Robert Pattinson

Man City striker Mario Balotelli, left, Dr Who star Matt Smith and Twilight's Robert Pattinson were in the top four

Andrew Garfield

Henry Cavill

 Idris Elba

The Social Network's Andrew Garfield, Superman star Henry Cavill and Luther actor Idris Elba, right, came in fifth, sixth and seventh respectively

Christian Bale


Ian Brown

Actor Christian Bale, Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno and Stone Roses front man Ian Brown, came eight, ninth and tenth

Sir Elton John makes 20th on the list,
for being 'a national treasure' and for 'spending enough on fashion to
clear the national debt' and Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is
placed at 22.


Chris Brown
Chris Brown, rapper

Steve Hilton, politics

Robbie Savage, footballer

Dappy, rapper

Mike Jeffries, CEO

Country Winston Marshall, singer

Mark Wright, reality TV star

Douglas Alexander, politics

Jamie Oliver, TV cook

Ollie Locke, reality TV star

Designer Donatella Versace said: 'I have an image of what a British gentleman looks like, and that image finds real expression in Prince Charles.

'He is beyond fashion – he is an archetype of style.'

The top 50 also includes Colin Firth (31), Professor Brian Cox (33), shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna (34), comic Jack Whitehall (35), Bond actor Daniel Craig (37) and Sherlock Holmes star Benedict Cumberbatch (40).

Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender has been named the most stylish international man.

worst-dressed list is topped by US rapper Chris Brown, followed by
David Cameron's director of strategy Steve Hilton, and Strictly star and
football pundit Robbie Savage for looking like 'a reject from a Mills
& Boon cover'.

TV chef Jamie Oliver made ninth place in the worst-dressed list.

and fashion experts including Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey, Gary Barlow
and David Walliams were among those on the GQ panel who compiled the
top 50.

The full list features in the March edition of British GQ

GQ's top 50 best-dressed men 2012

David Beckham

David Gandy

Daniel Craig

Usual suspects: David Beckham (13), David Gandy (17) and Daniel Craig (37) all made the list

50. Prince Charles

49. Patrick Grant, tailor

48. Piers Morgan, presenter

47. Luke Sweeney and Thom Whiddett, tailors

46. Douglas Booth, actor

45. Eddie Redmayne, actor

44. Adrien Sauvage, designer & George Lamb, presenter

43. Dominic West, actor

42. Noel Gallagher, singer

41. Labrinth, singer

40. Bennedict Cumberbatch, actor

39. Gerard Butler, actor

38. Amir Khan, boxer

37. Daniel Craig, actor

36. Richard Ayoade, actor

35. Jack Whitehall, comedian

34. Chuka Umunna, politician

33. Professor Brian Cox

32. Dominic Cooper, actor

31. Colin Firth, actor

30. Alex Turner, Singer

29. Miles Kane, singer

28. Gary Oldman, actor

27. Paul Weller, singer

26. Faris Badwan, singer

25. Prince Harry

24. Zac Goldsmith, Tory MP

23. Luke Evans, actor

22. Charlie Watts, musician

21. Mark Ronson, DJ

20. Sir Elton John, singer

19. Angelo Glaso, designer

18. Dermot O'Leary, presenter

17. David Gandy, model

16. Gary Barlow, singer

15. David Furnish

14. Jarvis Cocker, singer

13. David Beckham, footballer

12. Ed Westwick, actor

11. Dizee Rascal, rapper

10. Ian Brown, singer

9. Sergio Pizzorno, musician

8. Christian Bale, actor

7. Idris Elba, actor

6. Henry Cavill, actor

5. Andrew Garfield, actor

4. Robert Pattinson, actor

3. Matt Smith, actor

2. Mario Balotelli, footballer

1. Tinie Tempah, rapper