The new football season is upon us with the Premier League set to kick off on the 17th August, so now’s the time when footballers behaviour will be magnified both on and off the pitch – not forgetting their sometimes ‘interesting’ style choices. However some players do get it right, so here’s Timothy Edwards round up of the best-dressed footballers to look out for this season.
Not afraid to try new things, French footballer Thierry Henry has been spotted wearing this summers style staple the varsity jacket as an addition to his off-duty, casual style. Thierry also chooses classic pieces such as straight leg jeans and neutral-coloured shirts, which are pulled together with a classic blazer.
Chelsea player Michael Essien aka ‘The Bison’ may have a tough approach on the field, but off the pitch he pulls together a refined aesthetic, favouring ultra-slim fitting suits and sharp ties for evening wear, and plaid shirts with eclectic accessories for daytime.
Portuguese footballer Raul Meireles is covered in tattoos, but his style is suitably polished. Favouring a fashion-forward wardrobe of elegant suits, Breton striped t-shirts, topped off with a good dose of rock and roll swagger. Raul loves fashion so much, he and his wife decided to open a fashion boutique in his home country.
Spanish star Xabi Alonso hasn’t been an ambassador for designer Hugo Boss for nothing, as his look fits in perfectly with the fashion house. Classic and smart, Alonso sticks to classic casual wear such as V-neck sweaters layered over t-shirts, form-fitting suits and a clean-cut hairstyle.
Save the best till last (even though retired), we know Mr Beckham can sell almost anything – from Sharpie pens to D&G underwear. He’s been on the style radar and a role model for over a decade for taking fashion risks, but when the pressure is on to look extra good, David Beckham always delivers. Anyone who can pull off a Ralph Lauren morning suit to the recent Royal wedding or a sarong on holiday gets a fashion salute – even if he does get some extra style tips from his Spice Girl and fashion designer wife, Victoria Beckham.