GQ Best Dressed Men 2016
Britain's best dressed men's list includes Romeo Beckham (No 8), Eddie Redmayne (No 1) and Prince Philip (No 12)Kirstin Sinclair/M. McCormack/Scott Campbell/Getty Images

Eddie Redmayne continues to be Britain's most stylish man, according to GQ's 2016 Best-Dressed List published on Monday (4 January). Sir Elton John and David Furnish described The Danish Girl actor, who also topped the chart last year, as embodying the "stylish intersection where Cary Grant's style meets Fred Astaire's lithe elegance".

The second and third on the list are Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and new entrant, singer Sam Smith. "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," designer Charlie Casely-Hayford said of the Stay With Me singer.

David Beckham has always had a keen eye for fashion, aided no doubt by his fashion designer wife Victoria. He has rocketed from No 46 in 2015 to the fourth spot this year while his son Romeo is at No 8.

Everyone's favourite eccentric detective, Benedict Cumberbatch, has dropped from last year's second position to No 9.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, in the 12th place, has been voted as being more stylish than his grandson Prince Harry who ranks 38.

On the list of best dressed businessmen, design director of Land Rover, Gerry McGovern, CEO and CCO of Burberry, Christopher Bailey, and David Walker-Smith, MD of Fenwick Bond Street, make up the top three fashionistas of 2016.

The international edition of the men's fashion magazine's best dressed list is led by Hateful Eight actor Samuel L Jackson followed by music artist The Weekend, about whom designer James Long said: "I like that this new artist wears relaxed fashion to great effect. He is clearly making his own rules."

Celebrated for his quirky style, singer Pharrell Williams comes in seventh.

While Waris Ahluwalia may not have the best acting skills, he knows how to carry off a cool, sophisticated style putting him at No 8 on the international top 10 list.