More than a year after spazzing on Sway about his place in the fashion world, Kanye West is named the “Most Stylish Man of the Year” by GQ, beating out actor Idris Elba for the title in a reader-submitted poll.
“The disciples have spoken, and Kanye West is the people’s champion of swag in the year of our lord Yeezus two thousand and fourteen,” writes the mag. “Since he burst onto the scene in pink polo shirts and Louis Vuitton backpacks over a decade ago, West has shifted the landscape of men’s fashion with his forward-thinking style. 2014 was no different.
“From bomber jackets to Chelsea boots to over-sized coats, Kanye helped define what this year meant to men in terms of the things they wear, and we think his place as champion in this tournament was earned,” GQ continues.
For 2015, Kanye is sure to make waves in fashion with the release of his anticipated Yeezi/Yeezy 3 sneaker with Adidas, along with a line of apparel.