Trend Spotlight: ideas to inspire
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.
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.
Bold brights can be balanced with complementary softer shades for a pulled-together look with personality.
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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.
A suit jacket and gilet – a classic Paul Tisdale combo – is a great way to give a formal outfit a sporty spin.
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.
Photos: Eric Frideen / Styling: Gianluca Longo / Grooming: Carlos Ferraz /
Models: John Halls at Next and Vegard Vik at Models 1
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Daniel Sturridge’s downtime style is a combination of classic and contemporary.
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