In a world full of talented, respectable and well-rounded men who are also eye candy and “snacks”—we can’t forget about the more seasoned men a.k.a. “zaddies” who paved the way first. l
Now you already know we had to kick things out with forever 90s fine Morris Chestnut. If the Best Man or the other myriad of movies he’s starred in over the years haven’t convinced you that he’s still the standard for aging gracefully—then he’s definitely the prototype.
I mean, come on. What more do I really have to say here? Between Method Man’s salt and pepper hair and his thirst trap-esque workout videos, he’s truly getting better with age.
Another graduate from the school of 90s fine, I could probably credit Taye Diggs’ eternal fineness to both good genes and his playful energy (the latter of which is often on display on his Instagram and TikTok.)
I don’t know about you but I’ve been in a personal (read: hypothetical) love affair with Michael Ealy’s pool blue eyes ever since I first saw him in Barbershop back in the early 2000s. And every time he pops up on my screen or on social media, I’m reminded that he truly seems to get better and better with each passing day.
I don’t remember when exactly Idris Elba came on the scene, but I know he’s been one of the finest faces and most talented acts to grace the big and small screen since he got here. That’s probably why he continues to look more refined on a daily basis.
Whether you know Terence Howard as Q or Luscious Lyon, what you should know is that he somehow manages to age backwards effortlessly and we all should be trying to figure out how he does it.
Oh, Lamman. As someone who’s been in the same room with this man for an event, let me be the first to tell you: yes, he is this fine and ageless in person.
I knew the minute I saw Derek Luke pop up in Antoine Fisher back in 2002, he was going to be around for a long time, due to his good looks and stellar acting chops. I’m happy to see both things have gotten more and phenomenal.
There’s nothing gross about Lance Gross (I’m so sorry, it was right there. I couldn’t help it.) In fact, there are so amazingly ageless things about Lance Gross, someone ought to start a petition to change his last name to Lance Fine—because that’s exactly what he is, always has been, and always will be.
Omari Hardwick may have played a “Ghost” on TV, but I hope he never goes ghost on us because we need to figure out what keeps him looking so good year after year.
I know a lot of y’all Aunties and older cousins are gonna be happy about Rick Fox being on this list. He could teach a masterclass on aging with grace.
They don’t call him Big Willy for nothing! From big blockbuster hits to his big personality—it feels like the Fresh Prince just went off the air yesterday. What’s your secret, Will? Philly cheesesteaks? Put us on!
Even though I have a faux beef with Laz Alonso for his role in L.A.’s Finest (watch it, if you haven’t already. Then come back and let me know your thoughts in the comments)—I can’t stay mad for too long. Look at him! What is aging? He’s clearly never heard of it.
I know Morris and Taye were graduates from the school of 90s fine, but Blair Underwood had to have been a professor because it makes absolutely no sense for him to still look this good after this time. That melanin is something serious.
Speak of another professor from the school of 90s fine, Shemar Moore was definitely the principal if, not the superintendent. And that bald head and salt-n-pepper goatee? 10/10, no notes.