Idris Elba Is The First Man In History On Cover Maxim Magazine

It's official, Idris Elba is an "all-around badass".

Well, according to US Maxim magazine that is, - who picked the British actor to be their first ever male cover star.

That's right, Elba fought off competition from a bunch of scantily clad women to land the mag's coveted September issue cover.

And it's not hard to see why. Looking typically dapper in a range of covetable autumn/winter 15 menswear, he's the man everyone wants to be (even if he won't be James Bond *sobs*).

Perhaps this is part of Maxim's editor-in-chief Kate Lanphear's plan to "invite female readers". Either way, we definitely approve.

To celebrate Elba making magazine history, here are 8 times we loved his style...

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