David Beckham must stop! The king of smart casual is doing it again in New York
Golden Balls has done it again.
Not only content with being one of the most influential footballers of all time and an incredibly successful entrepreneur, the 46-year-old Englishman is also one of the most stylish men on the planet. While he hasn’t always looked so stylish – some of the outfits (and hairstyles) he rocked in the 90s and early 2000s that were really criminal – these days, he’s easily as fashionable as he is skillful with a soccer ball.
Case in point: that crisp, chic, relaxed look he was spotted rocking earlier this week in New York City. Enjoying a meal at the famous “ jet-set ” restaurant Bar Pitti with his wife Victoria, David looked like a million dollars in an Ottaway Style x Benson & Clegg polo shirt, blue pinstripe pants, brown brogues , sunglasses from his own eyewear brand and a Tudor. Black Bay on his wrist (naturally).
It’s a classically dapper look that reaffirms its status as the king of casual chic. Take notes, gentlemen.
Polo shirts in particular are a really underrated chic casual staple. While the original polo shirt owes its origin to the equestrian sport it is named after, the modern polo shirt as we know it was invented by René Lacoste, a seven-time French Grand Slam tennis champion and sportswear innovator.
Polo shirts remain an important part of modern sport – for example, they’re almost universally considered standard golf attire, too – but they’re also a great option for men looking for something less formal or picky than a button-down shirt but more formal than a simple t-shirt.
Becks’ polo shirt has no buttons on its placket, which subtly sets it apart while still being quite smart. A king, really.
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Speaking of attention to detail… The eagle gaze might have noticed that his phone case was a Goyard number. Becks appears to be a fan of the exclusive French leather goods brand: He was seen later in the week carrying a Goyard suitcase while wearing what appears to be his favorite fashion item, namely his bright orange beanie.
If you’re looking for more of Becks’ goodness, take a look at Beckham showing off the stunning new Tudor Black Bay ceramic.
Benson & Clegg, Goyard, Tudor… That must be nice.