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Eddie Redmayne wins GQ's best-dressed British male title

Eddie Redmayne, David Beckham and Elton John have all won spots on GQ's style list.

Eddie Redmayne has been crowned GQ's best-dressed British man for the second year in a row.

The dapper actor is known for his sharp suits on the red carpet, favouring the likes of burgundy, chequered and blue velvet deigns when hitting premieres and parties. In celebration of his win, Elton John and husband David Furnish have praised Eddie's enduring fashion sense.

"The stylish intersection where Cary Grant's style meets Fred Astaire's lithe elegance," the pair told Britain's GQ magazine of Eddie's look.

Elton and David also made the top 50, with singing legend Elton a new entry at 24 and David dropping to 17 from his spot at number 10 in 2015.

Another newbie to the style list comes in the form of Sam Smith, whose understated appearance landed him third place. "Sam has honed a look that he has really made his own," designer Charlie Casely-Hayford said. "It's clean, minimal and modernist. He always looks immaculate on stage in a strongly coloured suit with his crisp white shirt and cropped trousers. Off stage, his coat game is second to none. He's definitely making everyone take note."

It was a good year for the British royal family too, with 94-year-old Prince Philip making the list at number 12 and his grandson Prince Harry, 31, coming in at 38.

"The Duke of Edinburgh (Philip) embodies duty and decorum and comes across effortlessly in the way he dresses," John Ray, creative director, Dunhill, commented. "He is always British, masculine and appropriate for his role."

The Beckham family also have reason to celebrate, with soccer star David taking the number four position (up from 46) and his middle son Romeo bagging number eight.

"David's second son might have a long way to go before he overtakes his father in the style stakes, but through his own modelling career he is gradually carving out his own identity," said Tony Cook, menswear editor at "He represents a new, sneaker-obsessed generation and can add a youthful flair to a tuxedo jacket."

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