Prince William has been ranked below Prince Charles in the 2013 edition of GQ magazine’s annual “best dressed” list.
Sixty-four-year-old Charles will become a grandfather this year, but his lofty position on such lists demonstrates that a sense of style sticks around as the years tick by. That, or the Royal Family can afford a yacht-load of stylists and the finest tailoring.
Natalie Massenet of Net-a-Porter and head of the British Fashion Council was quick to praise Charles, described to GQ how the prince remains “on trend”:
“This is a man who knows what he likes, knows how to wear it, and sticks with it whatever the prevailing fashions.”
Prince William still caught some praise, with the magazine describing how the prince represents “true British style.” Wills’ favorite designers are said to include Richard James and Spencer Hart.
Top of the GQ “best dressed” list was Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens. The actor beat out stiff competition from the likes of Robert Pattinson, Homeland‘s Damian Lewis, Idris Alba, and rapper Tinie Tempah for top spot. The British magazine asserts that Stevens is “always a class act.” Mick Jagger (40th), Sir Elton John (21st), Bill Nighy (27th), and David Beckham (36th) also make appearances.
The full list appears in the February issue of GQ. The magazine will hit news stands in the UK from Thursday and is set to launch in the US next week.