January 31st, 2012
Mario Balotelli: One Of Britain’s Best Dressed…?
Discard your sensible trousers and shirts lacking in leather panels, fellas. This is the look.
The intrepid gentlemen (and ladies) at British GQ threw us for a loop yesterday morning when they announced their annual list of Britain’s 50 Best Dressed Men. Sure, the obvious choice to represent all of ‘ballerdom was there and we would’ve been perfectly satisfied if they left it at that.
They didn’t. And their selection for the runner up had us checking our Twinings for hallucinogens.
GQ has named the enigmatic and controversial Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli as the second best dressed man in Britian. He who wears sweat pants to dinner and never met a pair of jorts that a silver pocket chain didn’t go with. We’re trying to understand this. Really – we are.
Fashion and style are subjective, we know this. One man’s camouflage baseball cap is another man’s three-piece suit, we get it. But just because we’re not into hoodies and trousers that are a fabric panel away from being hammer pants doesn’t mean there isn’t an establishment out there waiting to anoint Super Mario as the second best dressed man of an entire nation.
Ok so some of his looks aren’t that bad. Shawl collar jumpers can be a little sexy if worn right, so we will politely nod in the fireworks safety sergeant’s direction for always keeping us on our sartorial toes whilst dressing outside the box.
The moral of our story, Kickettes: dress madder than a wet hen and you shall go far.
What do you think of dear Mario’s recent plaudit? Surely there is room on that list for other British ballers – who do you think is missing?