September 30th, 2010
Catalogue Boy Style Off: Arsenal v Bayern Munich
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And nothing soothes the soul (or stimulates the lulz) quite like a club catalogue. Featuring the finest collections of man-flesh from the teams in question, we’ve discovered that club merchandise books usually go in two distinct directions;
1) The ‘baller does the hot robot to perfection, elegantly documented by Thomas Vermaelen (far left) or instead offers up a smart line in sultry brooding stare à la Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, both of which make us simultaneously weak at the knee joint, and willing to buy even the most heinous of club-related swag.
2) The ‘baller attempts the hot robot or sultry brooding stare, and instead achieves something else entirely, as is the case with Bayern Munich’s Holger Badstuber (inner left), who appears to be channelling the ‘emo stare of abject pain’ look, or Thomas Muller’s attempt at Derek Zoolander-esque ‘Blue Steel’. Bless. While this approach lacks the swoonfactor of the previous technique, we can’t help but admit that footballer model FAIL is completely adorable.
So Kickettes, do you prefer your merch-models brooding-fabulous as is the case with Arsenal’s army of hawt, or Bayern Munich endearingly awkward-cute?