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As the world is gripped by football fever this summer, take your wardrobe up a notch and look to the Beautiful Game’s best dressed for your seasonal style cues, says M&S.com menswear editor, William Oliver.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: BE INSPIRED BY THE CAPTAINS OF STYLE.

A number of football’s great and good have established themselves as true style icons. Follow (below, from left) David Beckham’s considered off-duty wardrobe, Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale’s layered heritage look, or Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola’s classic Mediterranean style, to get ahead this season.

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 SEE RED
Bold brights can be balanced with complementary softer shades for a pulled-together look with personality.

EXTRA TIME
Blue Harbour Watch
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GET FITTED
Avoid relaxed shapes and keep tops closely cut to the body to ensure even off-duty pieces and casual colours look considered.

GAME OF TWO HALVES: CAPTURE MANAGERIAL COOL WITH TAILORING
AND RELAXED PIECES.

Layering suiting and sportswear pieces makes a statement while maintaining a refined, casual style. A striped or checked shirt will tone down a suit’s formality; opt for complementary rather than contrasting colours.

QUICK UPDATE

A suit jacket and gilet – a classic Paul Tisdale combo – is a great way to give a formal outfit a sporty spin.

SHARP MOVES
Give a versatile wardrobe staple, like this Autograph official England suit, a fresh update by layering with argyle-patterned or brightly coloured knitwear.

KICK OFF
Suede Desert Boots
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EARN YOUR STRIPES
Check and stripe patterns are a key trend this season. Go for vibrant colour combinations to make an impact.

YOUNG TALENT: LOOK TO THE NEXT GENERATION FOR SHARP SUMMER STYLE.

What Beckham started with his style-forward dress code, a new generation of footballer is advancing. Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué are two players combining classics (macs, trilbys, chinos) with sportswear and jersey pieces, to stylish effect.

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KEEP IT SIMPLE
Choose basics with key detailing, such as a contrast-collar T-shirt combined with a tailored trouser, to add interest.

Photos: Eric Frideen / Styling: Gianluca Longo / Grooming: Carlos Ferraz /
Models: John Halls at Next and Vegard Vik at Models 1

OFF THE PITCH
Daniel Sturridge’s downtime style is a combination of classic and contemporary.

HAT TRICK
M&S Collection Chambray Trilby
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COOL CONTRASTS

Taking timeless staples and updating them with bright trousers and on-trend accessories will give your look a modern twist.

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