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The last time Kate Middleton got all athletic, she
kicked her husband’s butt played field hockey in coral jeans and a gray hoodie. This time around, she opted for a pretty dress and wedges to play soccer, start a judo match, and dabble in ping pong with Prince William, Prince Charles, and a group of teenagers. And she obviously looked great.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana love them some
soccer football players. First they launched a World Cup underwear campaign, then they joined forces with the Chelsea Football Club and now they’ve tapped FC Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi to wear D&G exclusively to all official events.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are no strangers to the soccer field — or to its locker room, for that matter — but until now, they’d only made clothes for Italian athletics franchises. But WWD reports that the design duo has signed a three-year contract to outfit England’s Chelsea football club.
In the world of soccer, freedom is beautiful when it comes to hair maintenance — and we at Styleite have no choice but to rejoice. Hallelujah for groomed, chiseled men! Thanks to the poster boy of athletic finesse David Beckham, his trendy ‘dos — from white boy cornrows to a sweeping mullet, to even a sleazy slick-back — have opened a gate of opportunities for FIFA players around the world. Here are the men who are carrying the torch.
When it comes to the color orange we’ve always been of the opinion that what’s good enough for Hermes, is good enough for us. But apparently, this handy rule o’thumb might just get you kicked out of a World Cup game and thrown into a South African jail as it did for 36 pulpy ladies at a recent match. Missed the foul?
In case you’ve been slacking on your visits to SportsGrid and haven’t kept up with all the signs (Read: Louis Vuitton monogramed trophy cases) the annual sporting spectacle that is the World Cup is neigh. Which for those of us whose knowledge of the game centers around David Beckham boils down to hot soccer players and promotional tie ins. Well, unfortunately, you’ll have to wait for the former to take the field but as a little pre-game warm up we’ve flagged Swedish sock-maker Happy Socks Cup-tastic collaboration with New York based design collective Wong Wong.
The US soccer team got a presidential sendoff last week, visiting the White House to shake hands and pose for pictures with President Obama, Vice President Biden and former President Clinton before departing for South Africa. But in addition to all the well-wishing, meeting and greeting, the team got some presidential snaps for its sartorial choices.
Like leather shorts, we totally thought old models would be gone before we could make another agist quip. But then those folks over at LVMH have never met a trend they didn’t like — and it seems they haven’t lost their taste for the seasoning
In an unsurprisingly ballsy move, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana chose five of their nations hottest soccer players to star in their new men’s underwear ad campaign — timed perfectly with the 2010 World Cup. The ads are decidedly sexy, with greased-up soccer gods modeling D&G skimpiest skivvies, and to top it off: now there’s video.
Save for the Green Jacket, and the occasional football-shaped handbag, the fashion folks and the jocks typically stick to their own sides of the cafeteria. But sartorially speaking, if we’ve learned anything from Posh and Becks, there’s nothing wrong with a little intermingling — especially when it involves strapping jocks in their skivvies.