Since 2017, and heightened by his recent Bohemian Rhapsody acclaim and attention, actor Rami Malek has emerged as a style leader, quietly presenting outfits that whisper notes of dapper comfort. Instead of creating scroll-stopping looks like actor and red carpet killer Ezra Miller or owning street style like Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny, he’s wearing outfits a woman would want her boyfriend to wear when taking him home to meet Mom. In theory, Malek might be the poster boy for uniform dressing, distilling his style to a dependable color palette and silhouette.
In fashion, there is a place for both the absurd and the comfortable. Malek is straddling both worlds while being polished and safe. He has established a uniform for himself that consists of monochromatic suits, a mostly black-and-white palette and interesting details like exposed stitching, funky collars and suits in unexpected colors (e.g., head-to-toe red) to keep things spicy. On every red carpet during his Rhapsody press cycle, Malek has quietly presented polished looks time and time again. Almost like a schoolboy uniform that he pulls out of his closet every morning to abide by a set of rules, it’s safe but effective.
We’ve rounded up his top red carpet looks of all time (his systemized dressing appears to have started late in 2016) and ranked them based on a few key criteria: his perceived level of comfort (on a scale of one to five, represented by the hatchling chick emoji, the comfiest of them all >?< ), how dapper he looks (also on a scale of one to five, represented by the man in a suit levitating emoji ?? ) and if ONE37pm editors would wear the look.