In terms of men's style, 2014 was the year of textured suits, massive transformations, and facial hair. We've taken a look back at the looks that got our attention and we're applauding 10 guys for killing . Find out who made the cut, and pick up a few fashion pointers along the way.
This man seems to take on the toughest looks, and like any Brit, pulls them off perfectly. Seriously, who can rock a full plaid suit? Eddie Redmayne can. And when he's not wearing plaid, he's pairing a tailored blazer with...sneakers. And yes, he does it with perfection and nothing less. Don't try this at home.
This year our July/August cover guy, Chris Pratt, transformed from chubby sidekick to chiseled leading man. And in the process he dumped his frat boy frocks for fitted suits, vintage-style leather watches, tight pants, and leather jackets. We're proud of you, Chris.
Future fatherhood looks good on Van Wilder. We never thought we'd see the wacky Ryan Reynolds look comfortable suited up, but we don’t know anyone who's pulled off shiny suits better this year. Maybe his wife's - Blake Lively - glamorous style has rubbed off on him. From bowties to a beautiful beards, it looks like Van Wilder has finally been tamed.
Michael B. Jordan
This newcomer does casual like a boss. Whether he's at a basketball game in a designer sweatshirt, or at the Men's FitnessGame Changers party in Timbs, we can all learn a thing or two about casualwear from Michael B. Jordan. Not to mention, he cleans up nicely with the simple button down and blazer look, staying true to his non-stuffy style.
With renowned success comes a new wardrobe, or at least that's what it seems happened in Matthew McConaughey's closet; for every great role he's played this year, he's added a new incredible element to his style. The man rocks a three-piece suit and long coat like a boss - and it is not easy to pull off a long coat. Don't worry, the cowboy hasn't completely ditched his signature leather jacket and jeans, he's just upgraded and updated them.
The youngest Jonas bro has transformed from boy band to badass right before our eyes. You might not even recognize the now-buff man in double-breasted suits. Not only does this dude master casual with non-weird-looking hats, chunky sweaters, and basic sneakers, but he also pulls off a patterned suit like a pro. Started from the bottom, now he's here.
While Victor Cruz rocks a Giants jersey with pride, he looks even better with it off. Wait...that's not what we meant. Although he does have an impressive build, we were talking about the sick fashion sense hidden underneath his jersey and protective wear. We never thought we'd see the day when a football player mastered leopard and tuxedo tails (on two separate occasions, Victor Cruz would never commit that crime of fashion). Whoever said athletes have no place in fashion clearly never saw this wide receiver at the Met Ball.
When he's not slaying zombies, the star of The Walking Dead is donning solid suits and patterned ties to premieres or baseball hats and a bushy beard to the airport. Whatever the look, Andrew Lincoln pulls it off with confidence and swagger. We are big fans of his laid-back yet stylish look, and it's not just because he was our October cover star.
His brother Chris may have been voted "Sexiest Man Alive" this year, but we are awarding Liam the better-dressed Hemsworth brother. Maybe it's because he's bringing back the tie-clip or because of his timeless scruff, but even though we hate him for getting to kiss J-Law, we cannot deny his boss-like look.
While Joe Manganiello has been on the scene for quite a while, it seems he's only now figuring out how to dress for his massive size. Maybe the new gorgeous woman on his arm, Sofia Vergara, is inspiring him to have more beautiful things in his life, but whatever it is, we are just glad he's finally ditched the vests and denim jackets.