While pop music is no stranger to fashionable looks, the genre’s males are currently having a fashion moment that’s hard to ignore—especially Shawn Mendes.
The 19-year-old singer-songwriter has been killing the pop radio game most recently with the release of his self-titled third studio album and picking up music awards left, right, and centre, but he’s also been slaying the red carpet. As one of the most stylish guys in pop music, here are some of our favourite Shawn Mendes looks.
Mendes attended Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala in New York this passed January dress head-to-toe in stunning Givenchy. In his most stylish look to date, this black light moiré suit was tailor made for Mendes with its contrasting western yoke on the jacket breaking up the shimmering gold lips printed on his shirt underneath.
At last year’s MTV EMAs, the “Mercy” singer was nominated for five awards—Best Canadian Act, Best Song, Best Artist, Best Pop, and Best Fans. But we also gave him our own nomination for Best Red Carpet Look. Staying true to his fashionable love of patterns, Mendes stole the show in a bold navy paisley suit by The Kooples.
Mendes kept things simple while doing promo rounds at radio stations in London. Fitted in black jeans with a casual light grey Rag & Bone jacket and APC shirt, this is a standard off-duty go-to uniform for the “Treat You Better” singer—but that doesn’t mean we’re anywhere near tired of this slick look.
Last July during a concert stop in Oklahoma, Mendes was ahead of the trend and rocked this year’s summer staple: a lightweight retro shirt with a Cuban collar and Hawaiian flare. He paired the fun shirt with his classic black All Saints jeans. Whether it’s patterned shirts with the top button undone or sharp, fitted tailoring, Mendes knows what suits him best and kills it every time.
Known by GQ as the king of statement shirts, Mendes brought his signature style to the 2017 MTV EMAs. Toning down his bold Bananatime dress shirt by pairing it with a classic sharp-shouldered dark Emporio Armani slim suit, Mendes was a fashion standout at last year’s August award show.
This year’s Met Gala theme of Catholic Imagination saw most of the attendees taking their outfits to the extreme—but not Mendes. Instead of pulling out all the stops, the Toronto native opted for a slick, custom maroon suit from Tommy Hilfiger. For the young, pop artist, the dark-hued suit is a nice choice that fits well with the rest of his wardrobe, whether its chic button ups or crisp white t-shirts.
Even Mendes knows that you can’t go wrong with a classic, all black look. But rather than wearing a full black suit, Mendes switched things up at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards swapping his regular patterned dress shirt for a metallic printed dinner jacket. With a twist on his regular red carpet style, Mendes nails this alternative black-tie attire.
Taking inspiration from his look at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Mendes went for a subtler take on the patterned suit jacket look at the 2017 American Music Awards trading the shiny metallics for a darker, paisley pattern from Armani. The look is polished and trendy, but not over the top.
Catch Shawn Mendes at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs alongside other performers Megan Trainor, Halsey, Kris Wu, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Alessia Cara, and Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie.
The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs hosted by Awkwafina go down Sunday, August 26 at 9ET/7MT on CTV and Much.