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Who Is The Most Stylish Man Of 2018? Quarter Finals: Armie Hammer vs. Ryan Reynolds

American style at its best.
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Last week, Tom Hardy stormed Dev Patel to reach the final four. It's quarter final time.  

Americans dominate the red carpet. That's because they're usually a lot better at it than Brits: the walking, the talking, the charming, the Twitter-friendly stunts. Oh, and of course, the outfits. It's that innate transatlantic ability that makes this week's match-up all the more interesting, with both contenders boasting Tinseltown credentials of the highest order: Armie Hammer and Ryan Reynolds.

Armie Hammer is an All-American Style Icon

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The former is a man who has it all: the ascendant career, the all-American jawline and a wardrobe that'd work in this decade and the next. Hammer—who became something of a style icon on the back of last year's Call Me By Your Name—has doubled down on the status for 2018. 

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At the 90th Annual Academy Awards in March, the 32-year-old rejigged old school glamour. No boring penguin suit here. Instead, we saw a tux in blood red velvet: enough to cause a stir, but still well within the parameters of the dress code. It's proof that Hammer isn't afraid to experiment, and uses classic templates to carve out his own.

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Round 2: Harry Styles vs. Tom Hiddleston

Round 3: Henry Golding vs. Armie Hammer

Round 4: Ryan Gosling vs. Ryan Reynolds

Round 5: Dev Patel vs. Michael B. Jordan

Round 6: Tom Hardy vs. Daniel Craig

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Round 7: Chadwick Boseman vs. Leonardo DiCaprio

Round 8: Jonah Hill vs. Donald Glover

Quarter Finals: Harry Styles vs. Zayn Malik

Quarter Finals: Dev Patel vs. Tom Hardy

Ryan Reynolds is an Everyday Hollywood Hero

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Which isn't to say Reynolds plays it safe. To the contrary, otherwise simple outfits enjoy a lift thanks to added extras: a contrast waistcoat, a texture, or a well-deployed pair of spectacles.

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At a Deadpool 2 screening New York, the Marvel star wore head-to-toe Brunello Cucinelli with a tan middle to offset overarching grey. It's not a new move to anyone familiar with the aristocracy, but it was one Reynolds made wearable year-round, and he cemented the look in London on the marketing trail.  

So, who heads to the semi-finals? Two Hollywood heroes alike in stature, star power, and sheer style. 

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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