David Beckham is a total package, he combines athletic w/ suave w/sexy w/masculine w/urban w/cool w/prep w/tailored w/modern w/classic with everything fly to make a look that men crave to one day have. And he creates trends that would otherwise seem corny… including his “one shirt tail in one shirt tail out” look:
One thing to note about Beckham is that he always wears a quality brown leather belt- always… never black or tan, but brown- which I feel is so classic. To get the David Beckham look you must combine:
button down shirt + cardigan + relaxed fit jeans + brown leather belt + beaded bracelets= David Beckham’s Style.
You can easily imitate him by shopping at Express, they’ll have everything from the shirt to the optional tie. And most importantly Express will have the jeans that are a major part of the look.
His serious style and swagger has recently landed him on yet another “Best-Dressed” List, this time- Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List. Check out his short interview in the magazine:
Residence: Los Angeles.
Occupation: Midfielder, Los Angeles Galaxy.
Style icon: Steve McQueen.
Favorite clothing purchase of 2008: “There is still time in 2008, so ask me next year.”
Most frequently worn items: “Due to the L.A. weather, it has to be a simple pair of shorts and top, at the moment.”
Favorite sunglasses: “My wife’s range of dVb aviators.”
Causes: “Victoria and I have the David and Victoria Beckham Children’s Charity, about which I am very passionate. I am also a goodwill ambassador for unicef.”
David is also in this month’s Men’s Health:
On losing: “I’m a really bad loser. It stays with me for a while. I always take it quite personally when we don’t win as a team or I don’t win in everything else I do.”
On relaxing: “People always ask me, ‘Do you play golf?’ Because a majority of sportsmen do. I used to play, quite a few years ago, but to be honest, I’d rather spend four hours with the kids than four hours on a golf course. As much as it can be relaxing, it’s a frustrating sport. My way of relaxing is listening to music and spending time with the kids.”
What another player said to him when he was 13 years old: “You’ll never play for England, because you’re too small and not strong enough.”
My top picks (in no particular order):
1. Lebron James
He’s called King James for a reason and style is definitely one.
2. David Beckham
He’s always at the top of my best-dressed list. What can I say those Brits just have great style. Not only is he the new face of Emporio Armani, he also has a wife that’s equally as chic- Victoria Beckham.
3. Thierry Henry
Some of you Americans may not know who he is (lol), but my international readers and true sports fans know that he is a sharp dresser. His charm and style has landed him a contract as an international “brand ambassador” for Tommy Hilfiger.
4. Dwayne Wade
He always shows up to award shows and events wearing the latest trends and wearing them well. And besides. . . it seems like alot of gentleman are trying to get the “Dwayne Wade look”.
Will Demps – he’s most women’s picture of perfection and his fashion sense has allowed him to snag Hollywood hotties like R&B singer Letoya Luckett.
Tom Brady – he dresses how I expect and want athletes to dress- stylish & clean. I’m sure his girlfriend, supermodel Gisele, gives him plenty of fashion tips.
Terrell Owens – some say cocky athletes always have great style. . .hmmm, I don’t know about that, but T.O definitely does.
Reggie Bush – he’s actually one of the best dressed men in the NFL, he dresses up & down almost flawlessly. He has the complete Urban Gentleman look, he just doesn’t have the UG swagger or class quite yet. . .but I’m sure he’ll get there soon.
As I watched the show, eager to report the best outfits, I became disappointed. I felt like the male stars dressed to go to the mall rather than an award show- everyone was so extra-ordinarily regular! Though the immense-style that I had hoped to see was absent, there were still a decent amount of men who managed to “clean-up nicely.”
John Legend, David Banner, Eric Benet, and Kirk Franklin were among the best dress:
-brown/khaki colored suits
-black high-top sneakers
-white pocket squares
-brown Gucci shades
hmmm, maybe it’s just the way he’s posing
Last week, I posted the Best Dressed Men in Hollywood. The list included ten of Hollywood’s finest from Brad Pitt to T.I- it was a very diverse list. As promised I will also be covering each person individually- so let’s start with numero uno- Mr.Cocky himself. . .
So now some of you may ask, “How do I get Kanye’s Look”- well unless you’re balling it will be hard to get his exact look- he wears the designers that he raps about. . . you know designers like Louis Vuitton. . . but it’s easy to get his style. The key is combining prep and hip-hop and maybe a little couture or vintage. . . in layman’s term: combine brands like Lacoste (prep) & Ecco (hip-hop), and don’t be afraid to mix it with a jacket or vest you found at the thrift store (vintage) and some shoes you painted yourself (couture). . .any variation of the looks will give you a Kanye-esque vibe.
“That that that, that don’t kill me, can only make me stronger. . .” Believe it or not that song helped me through a rough situation last year, lol, . . . but that song also made many people want the shutter shades Kanye rocks when performing the hit song. Now-a-days you can find them anywhere, almost all hip-hop/rock or trendy stores carry them. You can also find them online at Shutter Shades Online or you can buy them for around 8 bucks at Urban Boundaries.
There are many guys that shine at award- shows or in videos, but there are only a few that are notable fashion gurus on and off the camera. Many of these guys have completely different styles, but they look good and wear their clothes well:-)
1. Kanye West
2. David Beckham
3. Andre Benjamin
4. Brad Pitt
5. Pharrell Williams
6. George Clooney
7. Johnny Depp
8. Fonzworth Bentley
9. Terrence Howard
10. Clifford “T.I” Harris Jr.
Check back for Fashion Icon articles in which these men will be featured, one-by-one, throughout the next few weeks