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Kempt Man of the Hour: Joel Edgerton

  • Najib Benouar

Joel Edgerton

It doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to dressing for the equally Mediterranean and glamorous climate of Cannes.

Yesterday, to kick off the cinematic festivities, Joel Edgerton showed up to the inaugural photo call as Cannes personified: an airy off-white suit with peak lapels, a crisp white shirt with collar open, an interesting pocket square and a pair of Wayfarers (he ditched them once the flashbulbs started popping).

Last time we checked in on the Gatsby crew, we were less than thrilled with the turnout, but we’re taking it all back with regards to Edgerton (the charcoal grays from Leo and Tobey still felt a bit out of place) and giving him top MOTH honors.

It’s worth the whole damn bunch of Palme d’Ors put together.

The Men of the Hour of the Year, 2011

There were a lot of stylish men in 2011, and we did our best to wade through them all, week by week, and pick out the best ones.

Some were just good. Others were frighteningly great. And then, there were the five best—the five gentlemen who stood atop humanity in an impeccably cut tuxedo, basking in their own handsomeness and the potential for human achievement. Those are the five we bring to your attention today...

Our top five MOTHs, in no particular order»

Amanda Laine is Swinging Low

Run, Run, Run: Gilded Age celebrates their autumn/winter goods by springing through Long Island. [Selectism]

Taking a Dip: Here’s your chance to see literary giants in bathing suits. Fair warning: you might lose your faith in Hemingway. [Flavorwire]

Candy Stripe: Handsome shirts from the Trad. [The Trad]

Take a Bow: The other Cannes Film Festival just named the greatest ads of the year. Nike’s soccer spot took the cake. [Creative Review]