GQ Best dressed reader entrant Bulelani Valashiya from Johannesburg

As you may be well aware by now, the build up to GQ’s Best Dressed Men of the Year is in full swing, but it wouldn’t be the same event we’ve become known for over the years if it didn’t include you and your style. 

With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about officially cementing the title as our 2017 Best Dressed Reader. #IAMBD17

We’re looking for the GQ reader that best embodies his personal take on South African style, which includes more than just what he wears; it’s about the expression of true character without pretence, and ultimately, the Best Dressed Reader defines what it means to be a modern man in 2017.

So, we’re on the hunt for the GQ reader that exemplifies these qualities — and does so while living fearlessly. This year’s Best Dressed Men of the Year in association with Jameson is set to be the best one yet, and that’s why we’re on the lookout for an individual who deserves the bragging rights to being called GQ’s Best Dressed Reader.

Beyond the title, the GQ Best Dressed Reader prize includes a full day experience that’s hard to rival (last year’s winner called it the best day of his life), with a quintessentially GQ experience and swag to wear to the GQ Best Dressed Men of the Year awards.

So, how do you enter? 

Well, if you think you’ve got what it takes (and confidence is key) to stand out in #IAMBD17, click here to enter: and submit three photos that best embody your style, and lifestyle. 
Want to further your chances of winning? If you’d like to get our attention as well as rally your friends and followers, share your style moments on Twitter or Instagram using the #IAMBD17 hashtag, as well as tagging GQ South Africa.

Entrances close on Sunday 8 October at midnight and then the real fun begins. 

We’ll post our selection of Top 10 finalists, and open the votes up to the public for one week, during which time you can use the #IAMBD17 hashtag to get as many people as possible to vote you in to claim the title of GQ’s Best Dressed Reader in 2017.