Esquire, the arbiter of cool in grandpa’s youth, released its “Best-Dressed Men In The World” list. And, by no surprise, some rock stars made the Top Ten.

1. Pharrell Williams
2. Jake Gyllenhaal
3. Kanye West
4. Jude Law
5. Andre 3000
6. George Clooney
7. Matt Lauer
8. Josh Lucas
9. Alex Kapranos
10. Jay-Z

What Stereogum wants to know is: Who are the WORST-DRESSED MEN in rock ’n’ roll? Rock chicks are too easy to pick on (especially w/ Fergie now sporting Depends), so stick with the dudes. Does Jacko get automatic top billing?

Comments (66)
  1. Gotta go with ANYONE from Sum 41, My Chemical Romance, etc.

    Neil Young’s gotta be in there somewhere. :)

  2. scott stapp (isn’t he the guy from creed?) always wore wifebeaters tucked into leather pants. does he still count even if he’s such a douche?

  3. Elton John. Stryper.

  4. j06  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    DEfinitely, the worst dressed is:

    Axl Rose XXI century model.

    Simply disgusting and decadent.

  5. genesis soft rock  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    a.r.e. weapons have their band’s name on their motorcycle jackets and it’s surprising that scissor sisters haven’t hung themselves in thier suspenders

  6. Irish  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Peter Griffin from Family Guy wears the same godamn white shirt and green pants everyday. It makes me fucking sick.

  7. Michael freakin’ Jackson.
    Snoop “feelin’ way pimpish” Dogg.
    Tommy Lee.

  8. I don’t think Jacko qualifies on two accounts:
    1) This list is limited to those in Rock and Roll
    2) This list is limited to men

  9. I nominate J. Mascis for stealing the look from that hugging guy in that old Dave Matthews video.

  10. Mat  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    someone got to Tommy Lee before I did, so I’ll go with Dave Navarro

  11. Marilyn Manson? Or is he just special?

  12. Dugan  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Last time I saw him, Keith Richards’ apparel looked like hot sick ass.

  13. I second Topher’s disqualifications of Jacko.

    The first to come to mind was Jason Hill of Louis XIV and, although I feel for her, Courtney Love.

    Oh, she’s not a man.

  14. Drew  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Easy one. Carlos D from Interpol with that fucking gun holster. Unless I’m just an old man and the gay vapire hitman thing is cool nowadays.

  15. Adam  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Isn’t dave navarro least dressed man in rock?

  16. Drew  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Vampire, that is

  17. Sarah T.  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Does that chick w/ the moustache in Le Tigre count ?

  18. christine  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    i nominate that douchebag scott stapp. mr wifebeaters and trackpants.

  19. Again, I must disqualify Scott Sapp under the first clause of Jacko’s disqualification. Not only did he not ever play Rock and Roll; I think driving two hours to meet a girl in a Denny’s in Tallahasee definitely indicates that regardless of whether he ever was in Rock and Roll, he is clearly not “in” Rock and Roll any longer.

  20. how are yall forgetting k-fed? come on now!


  22. kid rock obviously does bad rap rock count as rock?

  23. Holla  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    5 out of 5 of those “rockers” are actually rappers….

  24. Holla  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    4 out of 5 of those “rockers” are actually rappers….

  25. Holla  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0


  26. yeah i was thinking the same thing. those guys are hip hoppers. and the franz ferdinander is the only rock guy on that list.

  27. piddy ditty  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Weird Al

    That dude from Twisted Sister



  28. K Fed  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Why you all be hatin on my wifebeater and no shoe laces? And ain’t this for Rock and Roll. Man I just tell Brit how much I <3 her and she gives me a check. My wedding outfit was da bomb. Who else own a track suit with the words pimp. Don’t be hatin on my sties.

  29. Holla  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Don’t forget the socks and flipflops combo….

  30. captain cucumber  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    On an off beat note, has anyopne seen corky’s band? You know, the guy from “life goes on”. Are they pretty good?

  31. Laura  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Lenny Kravitz. And K-Fed shouldn’t count as being part of rock.

  32. Hey! Don’t be talkin’ ’bout Peter Griffin that way!

  33. grady  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Brian Setzer? I know he’s a pretty far cry from being a “rocker”, but he still dresses like an asshole.

  34. hootch  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes.

  35. dee snider in twisted sister..

  36. Mike Gordon.

  37. Justin  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Kanye West for bringing back the Polo shirt with “popped” collar, and introducing the “wear multiple Polo shirts at once” look. Although there’s nothing funnier than seeing some 120 pound 14 year old with braces trying on two different polo shirts at once at the Polo Outlet so he can see how the colors “work together.”

  38. Yale Bloor  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    K-Fed, Scott Stereogum and/or Beck…I heard Gummer gets his pimp on at the same place they shop so watch out….

  39. calliwell  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    I like Kanye Sherbert West. I think about him literally when I dig into my Orange Tangerine Sherbert.

    Also, I think Fergie should be counted. You’re telling me that’s not a man? I don’t care if trannies don’t consider themselves men after the Sex Op!

    But fine…I’ll say…Tommy Lee. Just because I hate Motley Crue and his new single.

  40. pugsley  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    I don’t know about clothes, but someone should tell Mick Jagger that the mullet was old hat sometime around 1980. He is making it acceptable for grandpas everyone to sport the mullet.

  41. Most definately My Chemical Romance. Ugh. And The Bravery. I think they buy there clothes at the Holloween Superstore in the Rock Star aisle with pirate action thrown in.

  42. What about Fred Durst? It would probably be the same as Eminiem…

  43. fergie  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2005 0

    Worst dressed man: Courtney Love

  44. A little surprised no one’s nominated Bono. The Live Aid mullet? That hideous black-red jacket? All those hats? Ugh.

    Love his music, though.

  45. Its gotta be Russell Crowe, AKA Russ Le Rock. He’s still wearing that jacket he was arrested in during Phonegate….

  46. does corky from ‘life goes on’ seriously have a band?

    i sat next to him on a plane once. he told my friends and i that if we shut up, we could have our pictures made with him. obviously, we did not shut up.

  47. Y’all are mad rockist. If Kanye could be on the original list, the only reason he shouldn’t be on this one is becuase of the possibility that folks might consider him well-dressed.

    I’m sartorially open-minded. I think Stryper were friggin hilarious. But they get my vote just for the bumblebee-bible thing. Like fundamentalist devo plays Quiet Riot or something.

    I also wanna throw in Journey circa the “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” video. That shit was hilarious.

  48. Definitely Paris Latis

  49. theStylist  |   Posted on Aug 12th, 2005 0

    That douchebag frontman from Death Cab.

  50. theStylist  |   Posted on Aug 12th, 2005 0

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