GQ Australia recently held a launch party for their 2010 Men of the Year issue at the Sydney Opera House. While True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten was named Man of the Year, Xavier received GQ’s 2010 Man of Style.
Man of Style Xavier Samuel
GQ’s Man of Style Xavier Samuel was surprised to learn we’d anointed him the most dapper chap in the land. “I’m not really a fashion enthusiast. I just wear stuff I like and feel comfortable in,” was the 26-year-old actor’s initial reaction. But, when pressed, Samuel demonstrated impressive sartorial smarts, reeling off a list of cutting-edge clothing shops he “wanders into” in Paris, New York and Sydney.
He then went on to sing the praises of Hudson shoes, All Saints jackets, Incu T-shirts, Nudie jeans, and Herringbone shirts. After that he generously shared his favourite piece of fashion advice: “Someone once told me I should never wear a black T-shirt because everyone that was cool – Paul Newman, Marlon Brando – wore a white one. The only person who ever wore a black T-shirt was Patrick Swayze. The person telling me this said, ‘So it’s your call – do you want to be Newman, or do you want to be Swayze?’”