Fashion designer Ozwald Boateng has been named the worst dressed man of 2014 by men's fashion and lifestyle magazine GQ.

GQ, in association with Mercedes-Benz, said Boateng topped the list of the worst dressed men of the year, beating off the likes of George Galloway, Aston Merrygold and Gregg Wallace.

The fashion designer, 46, had previously told GQ how the modern man can achieve style. He said: "The shoulder line is key on a bespoke suit. Once you have a strong understanding of that, the rest flows from there.

"The idea of an ill-fitting suit is something I cannot register. If I register it once then it goes off and destroys! It starts interfering with the mainframe of my computer. It's like dust in the lens - you grow accustomed to the dust and it starts building up.

"The most common style mistake men make? The guy who sits down with his buttons closed and doesn't know he has to relax the jacket. I understand that the harness of the jacket creates [a particular] shape but there are some rules. Release the button."

Following Boateng on the worst dressed list was Respect Party MP Galloway, with Professor Brian Cox, best known for his penchant for parkas, coming in third.

Other names on the list included Strictly Come Dancing's Vincent Simone, JLS star Merrygold and West Ham football player Andy Carroll.

Topping off the last were Masterchef judge Wallace, Jamie Laing from Made in Chelsea and Ukip leader Nigel Farage, whose creative ties teamed with beer and cigarettes fell short of the GQ seal of approval.

Quoting actor and director Orson Welles, GQ noted: "Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."