One Direction’s Zayn Malik named GQ‘s best-dressed man

It’s sometimes easy to forget boy banders each have their own personality and style, but Zayn Malik has set himself above the One Direction crowd by being named best-dressed.

Zayn Malik

Apparently One Direction fans are big readers of GQ magazine — who knew? Four of the five members of 1D came in the top 10 of GQ‘s Best Dressed Men of Britain, as voted by 155,000 of the magazine’s readers. But Zayn Malik beat them all, coming in at number one.

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“In a sea of generic monochrome suiting on the red carpet, Malik stands alone,” GQ said of the singer.

The 20-year-old was engaged to girlfriend Perrie Edwards earlier this year (could it have something to do with his style?).

Malik came in ahead of Robert Pattinson, Thor‘s Tom Hiddleston and male model David Gandy. His One Direction bandmate Harry Styles came in at number six, and Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne came in at eight and nine. Surprisingly, only one 1Der was left out — Niall Horan wasn’t on the list at all.

It may have helped that One Direction was given their own GQ feature earlier this year, and each member was featured independently on their own cover.

“Isn’t it fantastic that we now have a British pop act that a grown man can take sartorial inspiration from without embarrassment?” GQ wrote.

Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill ended up at number ten on the list, followed by fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch, David Beckham, Daniel Craig and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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GQ wanted to honor the men who really go out of their way to make sure they look good, and the list does just that.

“As the great actor and director Orson Welles once said, ‘Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn,'” the magazine wrote. “And that can be true for all of us.”

The February issue of GQ will be out Jan. 2.

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