With a nod to Mr. Blackwell
The male animal has always been blessed with the most colorful plumage of the species.
To hasten the mating ritual, perhaps?
So, in our modern permissive society, the savvy fashion-minded dude is inclined to push the limits, take risks, even carve a niche in the high-stakes world of pop culture, the high-profile business arena, you name it!
When it comes to cutting a fine swath, some dudes just got it.
So, they flaunt it.
Other hapless losers, continually miss the fashion mark by a country mile.
Here's the 1st Annual 10 Worst-Dressed men (and 10 Best) list to brighten your day, with a nod to Mr. Blackwell, of course!
Be bop a-loo!
A killer Bar Mitzvah crooner in spiffy Maitre d's jacket trotted out in jazzy black designer trim!
A Boy Band wannabee with enough tarted-up groupies to start-up his own bubble-gum factory!
The rigorous weight-watch & body work-out taskmaster can help you accomplish the quirky sweaty "Mission: Impossible" in the wink of an eye.
To rustle up cut pecs a-la-Pitt (pooh on the femme ta ta's) stop tossing your legs in the air & cut down on hormones, quick!
The joker or Ellen Degeneres on prozac?
Just maybe, no fashion sense, at all?
No matter how 'ya cut the cloth, the Pink Lady is Queen, packing 'em in nightly on the glitzy Vegas strip!
No hot-ticket wonder!
Retreads of old hits are in Vogue now for those who nostalgically pine for the good ole American way of life that's seen better days.
White trash with punk overtones crying out to be ushered into the tony set!
No. 1 contender for back-up dancer in Cher's bone head production of gypsies, tramps and thieves.
Johnny has enough trussed-up belted flourishes to titillate any bone fide S & M Queen - and a provocative come-hither-look - sure to entice hot-to-trot babes, in-the-closet homos, and those in-between.
If this is an American Prince, descendants of the Mayflower need to charge the Castle and push the classless thespian into the moat, please!
An over-the-top fashion critic who sashays and rallies on behalf of the Fashion Elite.
The conservative news anchor instills confidence as he boldly strides forward into sartorial spendour - in a never-never land - where fashion wimps rarely prance.
A study in cool icy contrasts (monochromatic blues against pristine whites on elegant midnight black silhouettes) he's a leader of the pack who always gets the lead right.
But, being a man's man, sports a day-old stubble, to effect a rugged fashion sense that is the envy of the most impotent of men.
In spite of troubles over the past year, 'ya gotta hand it to the "Top Gun".
With little aplomb, the couch-jumper struts down the red carpet in a Tuxedo or fanciful designer suit, with ease.
Sexy in leather bomber jackets & snug-fitting jeans, a nod goes to a dude who is a role model on the fashion runway.
On the red carpet in Vegas (or anywhere else for that matter) Johnny (no-cum-lately) is a rare breed of man capable of relaxing in a chic Gianni Versace sure to stifle any other dude.
Then, boosts the fashion stakes into the stratosphere, when he sparks up the ensemble with a $100, 000.00 diamond- studded bracelet that other dues can ill afford.
A dazzling dizzying hunk of a male - Mr. Muscles - is!!!
Trend-setter, innovator, and leader of the transgender spaceman pack!
Yes - glitter, rouge, and wide-brimmed hats - are his forte and signature style.
Surprisingly, David holds up well in the classics on a night out on the town.
Probaby a brown-noser in school, who peddled some influence with the teach.
As to the "Brown" look - well - he's a master at it, man!
Check out the shade of brown he hand-picks for the suit he models to the right. On the money, 'fer sure!
And the correctly knotted tie in complementary colors (against a pristine white dress shirt) drums up sheer elegeance and class.
A study in individual style!
A dude's dude, dude!
When it comes to fashion, Pitt has it all.
The attitude to carry a look off, for starters.
A slightly notorious brown leather jacket teamed with a floral design, for instance (that would render most guys to the status of lowly pimp or rounder on the wrong side of town) revs up a hint of danger to his persona, 'ya know?
The A-list actor would look good in a K-mart sheet tossed around his slightly-buffed frame.
Come to think of it, isn't that what he strode into combat in on the set of Troy?
When I scuttled about in office scenes on LA LAW many moons ago, I got an eyeful of Blair Underwood in the flesh.
In a suit, the man was pure Legal Eagle all the way, sure to incline any hanging Judge to rule in his favor.
When he strides in the room, in fact, a breath of fresh air permeates the space, too.
The stylish dude is also equally at home in trendy designers duds tossed out each season to spark up the fashion trail a bit. (pictured here)
Sidney is suave & sophisticated in designer suits that he spruces up with subtle fashion flourishes in pastel shades and chic accessories.
And, versatile enough to sport bold-patterned shirts like the one picture above, without anyone cringing.
In the final analysis, Clooney is a swoon dog, who makes heads turn 'cause he's the ultimate fashion plate.
After a gander at the Clooney persona, it's obvious that the old truism is correct.
It's style, not the clothes, that make the man!