Usually, when someone leaves a boy band behind, his days in the limelight are over. There are some exceptions (I guess we preemptively gave the “Justin Timberlake” award to Harry Styles) but typically, post heyday, boy banders are relegated to the world of nostalgic listicles and discount Caribbean cruises.
Not Zayn Malik though, nuh-uh. The Pillowtalk singer has once again been crowned by GQ as the year’s Best Dressed. This time, after two weeks of intense style battles, he won the first ever GQ Best-Dressed 2017 Reader’s Play-offs. Over 30 000 votes were cast in the final match, which brought the singer in a head-to-head battle against Tom Hiddleston.
Loki was no match for the former One Direction member however, who triumphed with 59% of the votes. Is it safe to say that stylish supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid played a teeny, tiny part in the win? Okay, fine, since this is Zayn’s second style award from GQ (the first was when he made The 25 Most Stylish Men of 2013 list), it can’t all be Gigi’s influence.
Want to look just like Zayn? Well, he’s made it easier for you. Riding on the coattails of his win (just kidding, it was probably a coincidence), he’s launched an online store where you can get your very own Zayn hats, tees, hoodies and bomber jackets.
Congrats Zayn, on your ever growing accolades.