3 of David Beckham’s Most Iconic Looks
Women want him and men want to be him. Such is the life of former pro-footballer David Beckham. He has it all, including an iconic and highly coveted style with a handsome mug to boot. To say a man dresses like Beckham is to pay him the highest style compliment possible. When it comes to Beckham’s style, it’s important to note that he is a prime example of how most men should shop: They should fill their wardrobe with tailored pieces, easy lounge wear basics, and of course, fitted leather jackets, which Becks proves you can never have too many of.
Beckham mixes his athletic nature with cool, sophisticated classics. Lest not forget the beanie. If you’re itching to not only bend it like Beckham but dress like him too, here’s how you can steal three of his most iconic looks. Just remember, all black everything nails his style as well.
1. The Casual Moto Look
Although Beckham looks like perfection when he’s suited up, it’s his casual style that really solidified his place as a style icon. Beckham rocks the moto look as if he were born to not only kick a soccer ball but also wear a leather jacket. Wearing his signature black cropped leather biker jacket with a neutral color palette gives him an even more masculine edge. When paired with a plain white or grey tee, he channels the rebellious style of Marlon Brando or James Dean, only much cooler (tattoos included). He finishes off his easy biker look with slim wash black jeans and a leather Chelsea boot. Nailing his look is more than just looking the part — it’s exuding an air of effortlessness. This look stands the test of time.
2. The True Gent
Beckham has been known to channel his British counterpart James Bond, as he too expertly wears and knows the power of a well-tailored suit. GQ suggests that to truly nail Beckham’s suit style, stick with classic suit colors and cuts while opting for a bold tie or dress shirt. That said, it can be a pop of color but nothing too audacious: Make sure to keep the tones complementary or monochrome, by adding in a subtle pin-dot or Repp stripe tie. If you want to switch it up and incorporate the athleisure trend into your look; you can pay homage to Beckham’s football days by pairing your formal workwear with fresh white trainers and a block-color t-shirt instead of a dress shirt.
3. The Beckham Hipster
Is it any coincidence that his son is named Brooklyn and one of his favorite, go-to styles is that of a Brooklyn Hipster? D’Marge notes that Beckham isn’t afraid to spruce up his signature casual look with Brooklyn-inspired hipster accessories. The slouch beanie is one of his favorites, as well as leather-beaded bracelets, which he so perfectly pairs with open plaid shirts with a fitted white tee underneath, and a vintage-inspired leather carryall.
Additionally, Beckham is not afraid to wear the traditional Canadian Tuxedo (or denim on denim) opting for a lighter denim button down on top and washed out black or dark denim jeans. To finish off the Beckham look, layer your shirt with a tee underneath, and never button your shirt up to the neck, leave a few buttons undone, and make sure to roll up your shirt sleeves. Finish it off with a pair of leather boots. Try a lace-up brown leather pair.