There's a week to go before Christmas, and with the month of November a fast-receding memory, you'd be forgiven for wondering why we're bothering to dredge it up. There aren't any major fashion shows hosted in November, after all, unless you count Victoria's Secret (which perhaps we should). And it's a while before the awards season begins in earnest.
But it's worth remembering that it's in November, during the early stages of the festive season - before the triple threats of ennui, financial meltdown and impending liver failure conspire to make it all seem a little too much to bear - that some of the best, most committed attempts at party dress are made. And in this respect, last month didn't disappoint.
November saw Daft Punk proving that a good tuxedo goes with everything, Mr Ryan Reynolds showing us how to do "blue tie", Mr Idris Elba in the coat of the season - twice - and much more. Click through the gallery, above, to see who we selected as our eight most stylish men of the month (seven men and two robots, to be exact).