They may sweep us off the field with their talent but it’s the vogueish charm of these footballers, which puts them on our list!
Just three weeks into the mayhem of World Cup 2018 and headlines are being woven with gripping matches and meme-able content (throwback to Maradona meme-ing and how). What goes on the pitch has the world sitting on edge, but it’s the off-pitch appearances, which truly evolve footballers as fashion icons.
As artsy as they may be with their footwork on the pitch, the looks curated beyond the peripheral stadium are being dutifully noted by the fashion world. It takes a lot more than donning what’s in vogue to carve a niche, and sporting swagger bomber jackets and luxury sneakers falls short. And some men on the pitch known how to walk their way through the city with the most fashionable ensembles. Here’s looking at some of the most fashionable footballers who have kicked their way through our modish gazes:
1. Keisuke Honda, Japan
Brands on Display: Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, and Dior.
Japan savours bountiful of kicks in Keisuke’s prodigious footwork and we, on his spiffy looks. The first Japanese player to score in three World Cups, he waltzes around in linen suiting and suede loafers, and even the two wrist watches can’t help us keep track of the time. All we’re left with to say is, moshi moshi!
2. Paul Pogba, France
Brands on Display: Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Yeezy, Supreme x Louis Vuitton, and Givenchy.
The French midfielder has a knack for donning edgy colours and doesn’t shy away from filling the fashion filter to the brim. His aesthetic varies across seasons; ranging from blotted in black to blingy bright but treasures spikey sneakers are his quintessential look-maker.
3. Antoine Griezmann, France
Brands on Display: Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Louis Vuitton.
The French forward and star of Atletico Madrid has us eyeing an all-black look with renewed enthusiasm. Printed tees and crisp shirts parading his closet, the footballer generated notorious buzz when he wore glittery silver trainers to a UEFA awards ceremony. Quite a statement.
4. Dele Alli, England
Brands on Display: Amiri, Yeezy, and Saint Laurent.
A sleek style with a flamboyant natty look to boast of, the England midfielder experiments with colours and has a collaboration with boohooMan waiting to debut on the runway.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
Brands on Display: Levi’s, Grenson, The Idle Man, and Edwin.
The Portugal forward needs no introduction: despite the untimely exit from World Cup 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo avidly reigns all leagues and charts. The flamboyance brims with classic denim-on-denim looks along with featured tuxedo appearances, carrying the smart-casual look with slick sartorial finesse. The footballer’s personal catalogue is mirrored through his label CR7 Denim and houses all menswear essentials.
6. Paulo Dybala, Argentina
The Argentinian team forward meanders his way with blackout boots through the fashion world with oomph and elegance. Sporting tees and hoodies in abundance whilst looking exceedingly dapper in suiting, you witnessed the footballer on the runway for Dolce & Gabbana’s fall/winter 2019 show in Milan.
7. Jerome Boateng, Germany
Brands on Display: Supreme, Balenciaga, Balmain, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Abloh’s Off-White.
The German centre-back’s flair for style speaks for itself. Sporting the customary gold-rimmed spectacles and donning a catalogue of effortless looks with leading labels, Jerome Boateng boasts of more than 650 pairs of shoes in his collection. To add to his credit, the footballer recently modelled for Virgil Abloh’s Off-White World Cup collection. Need we say more?
8. Hector Bellerin, Spain
Brands on Display: Fear of God, KidSuper, Off-White, Raf Simons and Gucci.
It’s over and above the high-profile brands for this Spanish right-back, who deftly dons streetwear labels. With a sewing machine at home and a penchant for quirky sportswear, Hector Bellerin’s steez sets him beyond the conventional.
9. Kylian Mbappe, France
Brands on Display: Hugo Boss
The young Mbappe recorded the winning goal against Argentina and our celebration extends to his trim contribution to menswear. A minimalist at heart with polo necks and thin lined, well-tailoured suits lining up in his closet, Mbappe frequently parades around with an edgy khaki collection.
10. Marouane Fellaini, Belgium
Brands on Display: Battistoni and New Balance.
Leave it to this Belgian midfielder to rave through a fusion of slick tailouring and luxury sneakers at disposal, whilst sportily donning printed tees and jackets of labels new and old. The footballer’s afro styled and spruced has us gushing over his vibrance. Hairstyle icon status awaited.
11. Sergio Ramos, Spain
Brands on Display: Black Caviar, Hugo Boss, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Our Spanish captain is a man of style, parading suave khaki and navy-blue suits complementing his gorgeous physique. Known for his aggressive pursuits to victory, Sergio Ramos knows no relenting when it comes to exotic and printed menswear.