December 20th, 2010
Style Off: Adventures In Menswear
Image via PacificCoastNews.Com/Zimbio
Most men, correct us if we’re wrong, are just happy to leave the house in clothes that don’t smell or have too many wrinkles. As women, though, we require more.
Of course, expecting footballers to dress themselves well and not get stains on their clothing on a night out is a horse of a different colour.
It’s the holiday season, and this means that footy teams and players are partaking in various forms of festive cheer and celebration. These parties range in debauchery levels somewhere between your gran’s knitting circle and criminal mischief so anything is possible, really.
Ashley Cole made his way from London’s Dorchester Hotel this weekend. He looks good. From the feet up. Our friends at GoFugYourself.com have a term for the phenomenon: The Scroll Down Fug. We don’t think Ash was shoveling any manure or mucking out horse stables in that get up, so what’s with the giant clunking boots?
Ashley was not alone in committing crimes of fashion this weekend. Click through to see the rest.
Frank Lampard’s issues with clothing are myriad and well-documented. For every time he looks all put together and of clean trouser, there have been at least five instances where he got dressed in the dark and a left hip, trendy London nightclub with stains of unknown origins on his jeans.
Here’s Frank exiting Boujis nightclub in the wee hours of Sunday morning. He’s wearing brown shoes with a black belt. We suppose in terms of Frank’s track record with dressing himself this is a lesser evil, but really men. Just make them the same colour! Pay no attention to that woman on his left. (Image via PacificCoastNews.com)
Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou chose London’s Whiskey Mist to get his holiday celebrations on at. Nothing much to complain about here. He matches. There are no visible deformities to his clothing. How do you feel about his man scarf, though?
Should the fun, colourful scarves be left to the womenfolk or does he pull it off? We think he pulls it off. Help Frank, Sal.
We saved the worst crime for last. Liverpool’s Raul Mireles wore the worst men’s jeans we have ever seen to the team’s holiday party at San Carlo on Saturday night. They’re almost jeggings. We just can’t.
As U.S. late night comedian Conan O’Brien proved to the universe, men’s jeggings are NEVER okay.
What do you think girls? If you take one component from each outfit you might be able to make something decent. Who’s the worst offender here?
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