Cary Grant tops survey of male icons

David Beckham narrowly missed out on being named the Greatest Ever Male Style Icon – to screen idol Cary Grant.

The Hollywood legend, who died in 1986 aged 82, impressed the 4,000 British men surveyed with his debonair look.

Becks’ modern metrosexual style only took him to second place in the poll conducted by tie maker Peckham Rye.

‘Cary Grant is a worthy winner,’ says creative director Matt Start. ‘His look spawned so many copycat looks.’

And Cary isn’t the only veteran in the list. The late Steve McQueen is fourth, followed by former James Bond star Sir Sean Connery, 77.

Johnny Depp, 45, Brad Pitt, 44, and Justin Timberlake, 27, also feature in the top 10.

Full list of Greatest Ever Male Style Icons

1. Cary Grant

2. David Beckham

3. Johnny Depp

4. Steve McQueen

5. Sean Connery

6. Brad Pitt

7. James Dean

8. Frank Sinatra

9. Elvis Presley

10. Justin Timberlake

11. Samuel L Jackson

12. Daniel Craig

13. Mark Ronson

14. Will Smith

15. Al Pacino

16. Dean Martin

17. Orlando Bloom

18. George Clooney

19. Jude Law

20. David Bowie