Male Style Icon 2013: Tom Hiddleston

Published: December 14, 2013
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Loki's army? Where do we sign up?
PHOTO: DYLAN DON\GQ

Loki's army? Where do we sign up? PHOTO: DYLAN DON\GQ

What a dapper dreamboat. Photo: Tomo Brejc/ES Magazine Loki's army? Where do we sign up?
PHOTO: DYLAN DON\GQ

Looks like Loki has finally emerged from Thor’s shadow. With our female style icon last week being a princess, we decided to cross over to the dark side to find her equally royal male counterpart.

We present to you Tom Hiddleston, the British actor who shot to fame playing Marvel’s Loki, as our Male Style Icon 2013. He’s not only an A-list actor, but a rising style icon who we feel is the very definition of a well dressed modern man. With his pitch-perfect elocution, old-school good looks, a mischievous edge and a sharply-tailored yet youthful fashion philosophy, Tom Hiddleston leads a growing group of English thespians with a thoroughly modern sense of style.

He seems to have terrible luck with rankings, coming in at No 2 on Empire’s The 100 Sexiest Movie Stars List 2013, and just losing out to Dan Stevens for the title of GQ’s Best Dressed Man, but he’s definitely on the top of all our lists. Hiddleston is a quintessentially British gentleman, who looks like he goes to sleep in a three-piece suit, so much so that Esquire used him to illustrate a ‘How to wear Black-tie’ guide. That’s not to say that he can’t pull off casual cool, his personal favourite item from his wardrobe is an Armani leather jacket. We say that any man that can pull off a horned helmet or a studded Versace jacket is an absolute keeper. With an array of hairstyles ranging from short and cropped to long and slicked back like his iconic character, Hiddleston doesn’t shy away from experimentation.

As menstylefashion.com puts it, there’s a playful edge to this look that comes across both in Tom’s body language — the key to all successful styles — and in his choice of accompanying pieces. Whether it’s thick framed sunglasses, a bookish scarf or a cheeky pair of cowboy boots, Tom ensures that a flash of personality keeps the look from becoming intimidating. This is reflected in his more casual wear, which functions as the very definition of ‘smart casual’; those same tailored suit trousers and Oxford shoes paired with a simple T-shirt and leather jacket combo.

He’s currently serving on the London Collections: Men committee of the British Fashion Council because Chair of London Collections Dylan Jones recognised how influential Hiddleston is when it comes to style. Whether he is in medieval kingly garb, a WW1 soldier’s uniform or in a tuxedo on the red carpet, he looks effortlessly well put together. It’s no wonder why he has been named Glamour’s Man of the Year.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Dec 15, 2013 - 1:57PM

    Tom Hiddleston is a one in a million creation of GOD, a man of genteel manner and aura, someone who is an epitome of a true and perfect noble and is still being highlighted by his array of unquestionable skills and talents. There is no doubt that he being a fast rising star of this time and generation would surely be a giant star amazing and fascinating us with his innate , true born unique style of acting and performing. I just hope that the glitter and dizzying fun of popularity and money wouldn’t make him forget the simplicity and nobleness of his true self. GOD bless you, Tom! May you be the LIGHT and SALT to those who are still struggling to mark their names in the world of arts and acting.

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  • Emerald Radiance
    Dec 15, 2013 - 9:39PM

    “He looks effortlessly well put together. It’s no wonder why he has been named Glamour’s Man of the Year.” The man is absolutely impeccable.

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  • Dina
    Dec 16, 2013 - 9:44PM

    He deserves being on the male style icon! He has a great sense of style! His personality tops it! He is very attractive,and very talented! I picture no one else.

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  • Dec 16, 2013 - 9:56PM

    He definitely deserves being on the male style icon!,he is very talented,attractive, has a great sense of style! His personality tops it! He stays true to himself,please do not change Tom,you are a great person!

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  • Dec 16, 2013 - 10:03PM

    What brought me to Tom is that he is very talented,no doubt about that,he is very attractive,he has a great sense of style! And his personality tops it!he really is one of a kind.He really stays true to himself!

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  • Lynn
    Dec 17, 2013 - 3:16AM

    Pay attention, men of the world. THIS is how you do it.

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