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David Beckham has been named Britain’s best-dressed man ever.

David Beckham has been named Britain’s best-dressed man ever.

The England star beat the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Sean Connery, George Best and the Prince of Wales in the list compiled by GQ magazine.

He was also named best-dressed man of the year for the third year running.

Beckham’s ever-changing style, from sarongs to Savile Row suits, put him at the top of both lists.

“The best-dressed man of 2004 is the best-dressed Briton ever. His unashamed fascination with the cutting edge, as well as his understanding of what’s cool about couture, is unrivalled by any other Englishman,” said GQ.

“Beckham has liberated the style warrior in us all – and for that we salute him.”

In the poll of Britain’s 50 best-dressed men of all time, Sir Winston Churchill came second, followed by Terence Stamp, David Bowie and Orlando Bloom.

As for this year’s list, Jude law was second, just ahead of Gucci designer Tom Ford. Catsuit-wearing Justin Hawkins also made it into the top 10.

TV presenter Graham Norton was once again voted Britain’s worst-dressed man and described as “the epitome of bad taste”.

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson came second, followed by Simon Cowell and his famous high-waisted trousers.

The lists were compiled by 500 style experts, celebrities and designers.

Best-dressed man ever:

1 David Beckham

2 Sir Winston Churchill

3 Terence Stamp

4 David Bowie

5 Orlando Bloom

6 Bryan Ferry

7 Peter Sellers

8 Patrick MacNee

9 David Niven

10 The Clash

Best-dressed man of 2004:

1 David Beckham

2 Jude Law

3 Tom Ford

4 David Bowie

5 Orlando Bloom

6 Freddie Ljungberg

7 Jonny Wilkinson

8 Jonathan Ross

9 AA Gill

10 Justin Hawkins

Worst-dressed man of 2004:

1 Graham Norton

2 Jeremy Clarkson

3 Simon Cowell

4 Jonathan Ross

5 Laurence Llewelyn Bowen

6 Chris Evans

7 Jamie Oliver

8 Jack Osbourne

9 Chris Eubank

10 Tony Blair

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