Entertainment Style Kit Harington gets a dressing down for being the world’s worst-dressed man
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Kit Harington gets a dressing down for being the world’s worst-dressed man

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You know nothing about fashion, Jon Snow: Kit Harington is the world's worst dressed man. Photo: Getty
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He smashes dressing appropriately for wild conditions as King of the North (famously, in capes made from IKEA rugs), but in real life Kit Harington has been crowned the world’s worst-dressed man for 2018.

The Game of Thrones star, 30, took the dubious honour in GQ magazine’s annual list despite having links to high fashion – he’s a face of Dolce & Gabbana cologne, The One.

Proving money can’t buy you style, the list also features billionaire inventor Elon Musk (ninth) and British documentary maker Louis Theroux (seventh.)

At the other end of the scale, British actor Matt Smith (Dr Who) who rocks Prince Philip’s safari shirts, sharp suiting and fancy uniforms in Netflix series The Crown, was enthroned as the world’s best-dressed man.

The list is voted for by GQ staff and designers including Giorgio Armani and Sir Paul Smith, who ruled Harington’s off-duty looks lack the killer element of his warrior style.

“Kit is a grunged-up heartthrob who has potential to have great style, but has made key fashion mistakes,” Melbourne stylist Suzy Eskander tells The New Daily of his dark denim jackets, cropped pants, no socks and indeterminate T-shirts.

Kit Harington
Orange carpet fashion for Kit Harington on June 7. Photo: Getty

“His jeans are often too tight, worn too low. They shorten him and make him look stocky.”

Worst of all? “On red carpets he has been known to wear beige!” says Ms Eskander.

While he’s largely ditched turtle-necks, Theroux, 47, caught the eye of judges with his puffa jackets, too-big T-shirts and rumpled oatmeal or chambray button-down shirts worn with tees underneath.

His signature slip on shoes are from Target, he said: “They’re not espadrilles but they are structured a bit like espadrilles. Only with more of a sole and sturdier.”

Businessman and engineer Mr Musk, 46, has a net worth of $US19.5 billion ($25.6 billion), but isn’t even looking a million dollars, according to GQ.

His trademark mix of massive nerd and second-tier suburban accountant looks is so established that in October he was the subject of a raft of online advice on how to make a Musk costume for Halloween.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk in Utah in 2015. Photo: Getty

In the best-dressed stakes, Smith, 35 – like the royal he plays – is adept at sports luxe and traditional tailoring, with an eclectic, polished wardrobe featuring striped tops, 30s-style three-piece suits and midnight-blue, velvet jackets.

Singer Harry Styles narrowly missed a podium finish, coming in at four. “Since going solo, Styles’ fashion sense has gone from boy-bander to luxury-suit connoisseur,” said Vogue last month.

“His recent world tour has been a traveling gallery of his designer-filled closet, including floral Gucci patterns and millennial pink sets.”

Asked by Entertainment Tonight what drives his choices, Styles, 23, revealed his unlikely inspiration: “Shania Twain.”

Actor Ryan Reynolds didn’t let down the family side – his wife Blake Lively is a fashion force who famously styles herself – by landing spot number eight.

In July, GQ admired his “tanned mankles” plus his narrow chinos and fresh Converse, calling the Deadpool star, 41, “a smart-casual spirit animal”.

The 10 Best

1. Matt Smith

Matt Smith
Matt Smith reigns at the premiere of The Crown season two in London on November 21, 2017. Photo: Getty

2. A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival on October 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty

3. Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere on October 10, 2017. Photo: Getty

4. Harry Styles

Harry Styles
Harry Styles at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September in Las Vegas. Photo: Getty

5. Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield at the Breathe premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 11, 2017 in Toronto. Photo: Getty

6. Skepta

Skepta
Rapper Skepta at the Q Awards on October 18, 2017 in London. Photo: Getty

7. Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed at the New Yorker Festival on October 6, 2017 in New York. Photo: Getty

8. Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in December 2016. Photo: Instagram

9. Brooklyn Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham
Brooklyn Beckham on October 28, 2017, in New York. Photo: Getty

10. Alessandro Michele

Alessandro Michele
Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele at the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week on September 22, 2017. Photo: Getty

The 10 Worst

1. Kit Harington
2. Paul Merton
3. Shmee150
4. Jacob Rees-Mogg
5. Morrissey
6. PewDiePie
7. Louis Theroux
8. Marshmello
9. Elon Musk
10. Joe Wicks

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