10 of the best-dressed men in sport
Because looking good off the field is just as important as winning on it.Meryl D'Souza September 5, 2016
Sport has always had close links with fashion, with both good and bad outcomes. While there are plenty of examples of athletes who get dressed in the dark each morning, there are those that sit on the front rows at fashion weeks more than they do on the locker room bench.
With our focus at EDGARdaily this month being on sport, here are 10 of the best-dressed men that kick a ball, drive a car or punch another man in the face for their profession.
Let’s be clear, even if this was a generic list of the best-dressed men in the world, David Beckham would still make it into the top 10. This man oozes style and can pull off just about anything.
Cristiano Ronaldo is here by virtue of his physique more than his style. That’s not to say he isn’t a stylish man – seriously, it’s hard to find a picture of him where he’s not put together without going back in time – but this is a man who looks like even his internal organs come in slim-fit. That’s why anything he wears looks good. Often in Sacoor Brothers suits and his own branded trainers.
When he isn’t representing Liverpool Football Club at a hospital closest to his home, we’re certain Sturridge must be shopping for clothes. There’s no way a man looks that good without hours of legwork.
Cricket rarely gives us men with an up-to-date style record. Most cricketers like to play it safe, but not this man. The style maven has his own clothing line and is an ambassador for Louis Vuitton.
While most people will know him for his sharp pace bowling, he’s been on our radar for being equally sharp with his attire no matter where he turns up. The 6ft 5in bowler chooses bespoke suits, and often pairs them with Prada shoes and a Burberry mac.
While he might be a three-time Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton is now just as well-known in the fashion and music circles of Los Angeles, Paris and London. Sporting a new mohican haircut, the Mercedes driver is never far from a red carpet and while some of his outfit choices are questionable, he's certainly pushing boundaries for his sport.
Not only does the Mercedes Formula One team boast the best drivers on the circuit, it also has the best-dressed drivers in the sport. When he’s not in his racing gear, you’re most likely to find Mr. Rosberg in a bomber jacket and slim-fit jeans.
If you follow the UFC, this should come as no surprise to you. We’ve grown accustomed to seeing the Irish fighter dressed sharply after a fight or at one of his media gigs. It’s been reported that the 28-year-old spends between $4,000 to $10,000 on each custom suit he orders, with any number from eight to 10 three-piece jobs for a major media tour.
Westbrook is one of the few sportsmen who are probably more famous for their sartorial choices than their work on the court. That’s not to say he’s not putting in a shift for Oklahoma City Thunder, but when your wardrobe is filled with pieces most people only see on runways, and when you're one of the few brand ambassadors for Air Jordan, you understandably become a style icon.
LeBron’s style game has seen the most improvement over the years. There was a time The King was into oversized suits paired with fedoras, Shaquille O'Neal-esque. Thankfully that time is behind us, and Cleveland Cavaliers' number 23 is now a big fashion label and luxury watch head, with his own Nike line to boot.