5 best dressed young men in Hollywood make their mark on fashion

Published by adviser, Author: Katie Ellis - Campus Life Editor, Date: September 25, 2014

The most fashionable stars in young Hollywood are generally thought to be the women on the covers of magazines or the actresses making their way down red carpets, but now a number of young men are making their way onto the best dressed lists.

These young men range from pop stars to some of the most recognizable leading men in film. Nick Jonas, Harry Styles, Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson, and Ansel Elgort are just five of Hollywood’s hottest hunks capturing the fashion world’s attention.

Once a part of the platinum-selling pop group the Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas is now all grown up at 22 years old, and ready to break out on his own with an R&B solo album. The smooth sounds of his album echo the sophisticated look Jonas is now sporting, but he wasn’t always the suave crooner that he is today.

During the Jonas Brothers-era, he was known for his boyish good looks which captured the hearts of his female fans. He wore T-shirts and Converse, but with the help of a stylist, he was able to go from boy-next-door to handsome front man by donning skinny jeans and blazers.

The announcement was made at an after party during New York Fashion Week hosted by Wilhelmina Models that Jonas was signed as a model to the elite agency. Look for Jonas’ album to hit store shelves in late October, and for ad campaigns featuring the heartthrob in the near future.

Harry Styles was catapulted into the spotlight whenever he became a part of the world’s biggest boy band, One Direction, in 2010. The curly-haired singer has gained quite a bit of notoriety for his looks in the past few years having started his career with more of a preppy style that has since transitioned into a grunge-look befitting of a rock star.

During the “Up All Night” album era, Styles could be seen sporting bowties and blazers, but as the band’s sound matured his style began to change. He started wearing fedoras, trench coats, and skinny jeans, which have since become the star’s wardrobe staples.

In 2013, he received the British Style Award which goes out to the person who most exemplifies British style at the British Fashion Awards. The handsome singer has also appeared at London Fashion Week to support iconic British label, Burberry. Don’t be surprised if he ends up with a modeling contract from Britain’s favorite luxury retailer in the future.

Another Hollywood heartthrob is none other than East High’s most famous alumnus, Zac Efron. Known for his role in the “High School Musical” trilogy, the triple-threat has recently taken his career in a comedic direction with leading roles in films like “That Awkward Moment” and “Neighbors.”

Dubbed “the new American heartthrob,” Efron has taken the red carpet by storm with his sophisticated style choices including a maroon tuxedo worn for “The Lucky One” premiere, and a laidback leather jacket and jeans at a showing of “The Lorax.”

His piercing blue eyes and toned physique have landed Efron on People magazine’s 50 most amazing bodies list, and the next time the title of “Sexiest Man Alive” is handed out, this A-lister is destined to make the cut.

Robert Pattinson burst onto the scene as Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise, which turned the unknown star into a household name overnight. Off-screen Pattinson’s suave looks and tousled hair were getting comparisons to 1950s movie star, James Dean.

In between landing covers of fashion magazines, the It-Brit was getting acting credibility for his roles in “Water for Elephants” and “Cosmopolis.” As of late 2013, Pattinson joined the Dior family as the new face of their Dior Homme fragrance.

The advertisement shows the dreamboat getting steamy with a blonde model and racing across the beach in a vintage BMW. This high fashion turn is a step in the right direction for the actor as he continues to attract attention for his professional achievements post-“Twilight.”

Ansel Elgort charmed audiences this summer in “The Fault in Our Stars,” but the 20-year-old former dancer has been getting recognized for his musical ability and style choices on the red carpet. When he’s not starring in blockbuster films, he’s performing remixes of popular songs as DJ Ansolo at clubs in New York City.

Elgort’s father is famed Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort, which is why it’s fitting that he’s become one to watch on the red carpet in the last year, thanks to the poise he exudes from spending years as the subject of some of his father’s most beloved images. He has been known to wear teal suits, tartan print shirts, and burgundy jackets at appearances, which exemplifies his eclectic sense of style and keen eye for spotting the latest trends.

As his star continues to rise, Elgort is Hollywood’s up-and-comer to watch, for both his on-screen talent, and mature taste in fashion off-screen.

Young Hollywood’s five best dressed men are leading examples of how clothes really do make the man.



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