As the year draws to a close, there are three men we’d like to point out who are doing something right with the way they put themselves together. Each has their own unique look, and you should feel free to mix and match their styles to fit your personal vibe, but there’s probably something all of us can learn from these three men’s fashion icons of 2009.

Robert Pattinson

What to learn from him
Being a vegetarian vampire that, for some reason, falls in love with a mortal and vows to spend eternity loving, protecting, and otherwise not eating her may seem implausible, or at least a little unlikely a fashion choice for you. But you can certainly look and (kind of) act like Robert Pattinson to pull off the friendly emo boyfriend vibe which seems to send some kind of invisible sex-wave directly into girls’ brains making them you-crazy.

Here’s how Rob puts it: “I don’t want to look trendy, so I try to find clothes where somebody wouldn’t be able to say, ‘Oh, you’re a cool guy,’” says Pattinson. The actor also admits, “I do like the ‘expensive but disheveled’ thing if I am going out.”

This is a tried and true method. Popularized originally in the years of heroin chic, you want to shoot for somebody with so much money, so many adoring women, and so few troubles that…you’re out to make trouble for yourself. Dress up in Armani, but wear it like you drove to where you’re going on a motorcycle. A motorcycle your mom told you that you totally weren’t allowed to ride. Whatever, though. She’s not the boss of you. Loosened ties, messy hair, unbuttoned coats, and similarly un-fastened finery are de rigueur here.

Mickey Rourke

What to learn from him
We’re not…exactly…sure. Something. There’s a kernel of truth shrouded in the bulging man-mountain of thinly-veiled vanity. He’s either doing something correctly or everything wrong.

If you had to take something from Mickey Rourke, it would probably be that confidence is the ultimate fashion statement. If he can get plastic surgery like he did and still pull tail like this while he’s dressed like this, it’s got to be the only thing left.

As with all three cases, these are extreme examples. Don’t go to get plastic surgery, and if you feel compelled to, remember that subtlety is the name of the game when it comes to manstic surgery. But, whatever you do and whatever you wear, you have to take it to the top ropes and then do an inverted tiger suplex with it to slam it, and all naysayers, into submission. A succinct way to think about the Rourke Method is as follows:  You should look like you know what you’re doing even if you have no idea where you even are.

David Beckham

What to learn from him
Actually, being a svelte Calvin Kleiny model does help a lot. It’s not required, but the more in-shape you are, the better most clothes are going to hang on your frame. It takes less for David Beckham to get dressed in the morning than it does for the hulked-out Mickey Rourke or the somewhat waifish Robert Patinson.

So, if you’re already trimmed up, or you’ve got a few months of work ahead of you to get to pro soccer player athleticism, here’s the other thing you can learn from Becks: Utilize accessories. He does this sartorially as well as culturally. Having a British accent and a mega-fox for a wife are things that keep him always appearing vaguely cosmopolitan and well kept. These may or may not be options for you, but if they aren’t, you can achieve a similar effect with clothing accessories.

Don’t go overboard, though. You’re not Mickey Rourke. Unless you are, in which case, “hello there.” The rule of the thumb for achieving a Beckhamanian level of stylish accessorizing is to have 90 percent of your wardrobe be pretty classic and then between 1 and 3 items that stand out as vaguely outlandish. An example is seen in the picture above.  What would’ve otherwise been a pretty obvious casual outfit is made memorable with the pink scarf. Nice.