Too Hot for Milan, New York, and Japan
For many years, fashion and style were the domain of women, almost exclusively. Men who took care of their appearance and how they dressed were looked down on by the rest of the male population for some reason. Thankfully that time is LONG past, and men’s fashion is now a booming industry so that men can comfortably and happily indulge in any of the many styles available both off the rack and bespoke. Male athletes, in particular, are now known for the styles they wear off the court or field. Many of them have their own lines of sporting goods or leisurewear, and these boys know style. Let’s take a look at what the most stylish male athletes in the world and what are they wearing when not busy with their careers in sports.
Not only an NFL star and salsa dancer but also the face of Givenchy, Victor Cruz knows fashion and what works for him. Cruz has his own signature line of trainers, developed with Nike, and he was named the Number One Best Dressed sports star in Sports Illustrated’s “Fashionable Fifty” issue. Being a sports guy, Cruz isn’t all about high fashion and no comfort- the star is also on the athleisure train. You’ll almost always spot him wearing a great pair of sneakers, whether they’re paired with slacks or a designer suit. He’s a bit of a minimalist when it comes to print and colour, keeping things low profile but incredibly luxe. The man loves his shoes; can you believe he has a whole cupboard in his wardrobe dedicated to his Air Jordans?
Ronaldo has long been a symbol of style for soccer fans everywhere. The Real Madrid icon has partnered with some of the best luxury brands in the world, including Tag Heuer, Armani, and Sacoor Brothers. You’ll usually spot him wearing a sharp suit or tux, but if it’s a more casual occasion, he will likely turn up in a moto jacket or blazer- anything with a structured look.
His off days are spent wearing jeans or joggers and sneakers- all designer, naturally. Ronaldo even owns his own luxury brand, CR7. He sells everything from shirts to boxers and even has some designs available for the young ones.
NBA star Dwayne Wade might be moving from Miami to Chicago, but his slick style isn’t going anywhere. He is the perfect embodiment of elegant and masculine style, and he isn’t afraid to have fun with his looks. Whether he’s on the court or the carpet, the star always keeps it cool and comfortable, usually with a monochromatic or understated look. His stay in South Beach saw him playing a lot more with prints and colours, and he made People Magazine’s “Fifty Most Beautiful People” list as a result.
Dwayne Wade is sponsored by the luxury timepiece brand Hublot- a sure indicator that the man is stylish.
This NHL player has been a fashion star from the start. He attends Fashion Week as often as he is able to, and his 2015 ensemble- a navy plaid suit with a solid navy lapel and a crisp white dress shirt and salmon tie- could not have proven more clearly that he’s one of the most stylish men on the planet.
His style is dapper, very sleek, and sophisticated. His suits are always crisp and beautifully cut- no oversized fits for this guy. The Swede dresses to impress whether he’s at a game or heading to a team fundraiser. His old-school sensibilities mean that he loves a classic timepiece and a black suit, but he is also often spotted in a fresh pair of jeans and a biker jacket.
To solidify his status as a style icon, Vanity Fair included him in their Best Dressed list, and Men’s Fitness is taking style tips from him!
He is well dressed from the inside out – he even wears luxury Swedish brand Bread and Boxers underwear.
The NY Giants clearly have a thing for stylish superstars! Not to be outdone by teammate Victor Cruz, OBJ makes our list as well. Just as he’s taken the court by storm, he’s taken the fashion world by storm too: who could forget the red suit and black slacks look, accessorised by gold chains and loafers? His style is young and bold; even when the NBA star is dressed down, his look stands out. Oversized tees and pristine white jeans are the order of the day when it’s time for casual attire. His style extends to his time on the field as well.
Beckham has worn custom cleats more than once, and they’re better and better every time. Not content to only style himself, OBJ has extended his reach into the world of fashion with his own clothing line at Bloomingdales. He’s always seen at the most fashionable events, such as the Met Costume Gala, and hangs out with other style stars like Drake.
If you’re looking for style tips, these are the men to take them from! Our list of most stylish male athletes will provide all the inspiration you need for your next ensemble.