When it comes to the style game, the always-smooth Michael Fassbender’s got it all figured out. Impeccable suits, worn with just-right finishing touches or a debonair open collar. Sharp blazers atop dark jeans and untucked shirts. Leather jackets thrown casually over V-neck tees. This leading man manages to make it all look easy. Because for him, it actually is. (Who else is ready for the Golden Globes in 45 minutes flat?)

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To cop one of his signature looks, follow these simple steps:

  1. Start with a dark pair of narrow-leg jeans and a crisp button-front. Skip the tie, leave the top three buttons undone, and wear the shirt untucked, but only if the bottom hits above your hips – any longer and the look can quickly veer toward sloppy.
  2. Pick a tailored suit jacket or sport coat in neutral black or grey. Throw that on. And don’t bother doing up the top button. The goal is to look relaxed and smooth, but not overly polished.
  3. Grow out your scruff. Even if you’re not starring in Macbeth (yes, chances are you aren’t), beards are having a moment. Just keep it under control. Trim underneath the jawline and above the lip. And if you’re really getting into it, do as Fassbender did for the Globes: rub a little flyaway-taming pomade into your palms and give that beard a quick pat before heading out.

 
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By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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April 26, 2014

If you’re going to win a Golden Globe, you better look flawless when you’re spouting out thank-yous (to every person you’ve ever met in your entire life) on stage – regardless of your gender. Just ask the beautiful Robin Wright and her flash of double-sided boob tape.

Fassbender

Image via belfasttelegraph.co.uk

So how long does it take a guy to look award-acceptance good? If you’re the talented, ruggedly slick Michael Fassbender, the answer is: 45 minutes. First, the blow-dry. Then, the facial serums. And don’t forget the beard control. It’s all a little more exhausting than the swipe-of-deodorant-and-go routine. But, alas, sometimes we must make sacrifices.

Read up on his full Golden Globes prep routine on GQ.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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January 13, 2014