Eddie Redmayne’s popularity continued to be reflected in the recent GQ magazine’s list of the “Best Dressed Men” in 2016. The Theory of Everything star topped the poll to fend off stern competition from Nick Grimshaw and Sam Smith. David Beckham and his second eldest son, Romeo both made the top ten to prove that they are the smartest family unit on show at present, with One Direction’s Harry Styles also among the runners-up.

Seniority ruled as far as the Royal family were concerned, with The Duke of Edinburgh claiming a more than respectable 12th place in the annual list at the ripe old age of 94.

His grandson, Prince Harry could only manage 38th place by comparison.

At the other end of the scale, Bake Off’s resident master baker Paul Hollywood topped the worst-dressed men list. Not far behind him in that (unwanted) distinction were Josh Widdicombe (2nd worst), TOWIE’s Jake Hall (3rd) and new Top Gear host Chris Evans (10th).

The top ten featured:

  1. Eddie Redmayne – the Oscar-winning actor continues to please the critics, with his challenging role in The Danish Girl giving him further chances for success at the Golden Globes and Oscars in 2016.
  2. Nick Grimshaw – the snazzy British television and radio presenter only just missed out on top spot but continues to be prominent on The X Factor and BBC Radio 1.
  3. Sam Smith – became the first artist to top the UK singles charts with a James Bond signature tune, when “Writing’s on the Wall” ably backed the action for the film Spectre.
  4. David Beckham – ‘Golden Balls’ continues to be popular despite having retired from professional football. His work as an ambassador with UNICEF was highlighted by a recent BBC documentary.
  5. Patrick Grant - the British fashion designer seems to be living up to his own image admirably.
  6. Harry Styles – despite One Direction’s expected 2016 sabbatical, he continues to draw admiring glances in the fashion stakes.
  7. Skepta – the 33-year-old English rapper and grime artist proves that it isn’t all about wearing expensive suits when making a fashion statement.
  8. Romeo Beckham – father David and mother Victoria are no doubt immensely proud of how their son is maturing despite the intense media spotlight on the family and he has shown his dress sense by already modelling for Burberry.
  9. Benedict Cumberbatch- the Sherlock star who was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game continues to look extremely dapper on screen, but was down from the lofty heights of number two on the list last year.
  10. David Gandy – rounding out the top ten was the English model and car enthusiast.