August 6th, 2009

Style Off: Best in Shades


Real Madrid are enroute to Canada, where they’re scheduled to attend an open practice tonight in Toronto. (Friday they will be taking the pitch in a friendly against Toronto FC.)

We’re most impressed with the newbies giving a nod to Canadian sunglasses master, Corey Hart. Which black pair do you think covers these guys’ roving eyes the best?

Kaka – All black Armani aviators ensure that Caroline is secure. This man loves Jesus and his wife;

Cristiano Ronaldo – rocking his usual iridescent Gucci’s, perfect for face and hair checks (for both himself and his normal bevy of beauties/skankalicious friends); or

Karim Benzema – bucking the backpack-wearing trend in a tinted pair. Note strategy of leaving just enough smoke up top to mask who he’ll be choosing as his lucky lady. For tonight, anyway. Keep ‘em guessing, Benzie.

Full size shots below with added bonus/horror photo (depending on who you support) attached of Xabi in his new travel uni. Also, enjoy Iker Casillas, who won’t masquerade as the guy in shades, oh no. Sorry. We’ll stop. After one (two) more views.

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47 Responses to “Style Off: Best in Shades”

  1. zo-tl says:

    Kak? always. Hands down. There is never a day when he looks bad, he tries hard to dress down and look like a model suburban dad, but the Armani model in him just fights back and wins. Sigh, lucky lucky Caroline…

  2. aristeia says:

    Kaka's missing his slick D&G traveling gear. His shades get my vote.

  3. lee says:

    xabi. xabi. xabi. without question. am an alonso fan!! i love liverpool! though, there's nothing wrong with real madrid. but i saw xabi's first images in real madrid white from the toronto match… and he looks better in red!

  4. striker says:

    My vote is for Kaka. Benzema's are too transparent and unsettling and CR's look a little too dark and skeezy.

  5. Rida says:


  6. SamGunner! says:

    I will have to say kaka but they all look good. Wow guess i will have to pay more attention to real madrid this year with the hot new recruits… (and iker of course)

  7. Lolinha says:

    Is Kaka wearing lipgloss, or is that just the brand new, shiny look of a man who hasn't been passed around by half of the hookers in Western Europe? Looking at you Cris.

  8. Mariam says:

    the shoes… yuck.

  9. winnieramos says:

    how about we give it to ride candidate Xabi Alonso–without shades?

  10. carly says:

    I must be sick but CRon wins this one. Benzema makes my skin crawl in a strange way. Iker needs some sunnies and his beard is looking sexy.

  11. Gilbert says:

    Though they are all handsome, I still like the looks of Cristiano Ronaldo.

  12. Louie Louie Louie says:

    Does anyone know what are those shoes they’re wearing?

    I know “laid back” preppy tennishoes are hip today with formalwear, but someone in the RM dressing dept must be colorblind to pick those shoes with and all black outfit.

    BTW, c-ron managed to pull it together adding the clear tone belt.

    as for the shades…C ron is the man, benzema pulls it off with the seventies-french-agent shades, and kaka…my god…the lad’s got no salvation he’s juts a momma’s boy…maybe Giorgio Armani gave him the sponsoring contract at the same time he asked him to pass the soap he had just dropped to the shower floor.

  13. futsy says:

    It was great to see the girls drooling over the fit ones and ignoring the ugly goalie.

  14. shay says:

    I love Cris but I am gonna give it to Kaka. Shows off his pouty lips. But really why are they all dressed exactly the same, even down to their shoes? They look like some freak set of adult septuplets or at least students that ride the short bus to school. I can’t believe they did not all have to hold hands as they went thru the airport.

  15. ZMAAJ says:

    Complete outfits.. yuck.

  16. ZMAAJ says:

    I kinda like Benzema in shades, his look is the best out of these three. Without shades Kaka is definitely cutest, but Alonso.. even as a Chelsea fan I'll miss him. :(

  17. kaya says:

    I hate the glasses, but I’ll take Benzema just because I like him. Kaka is too clean, Crissy is too dirty (not in the good way) and Iker and Xabi aren’t wearing glasses.

  18. Ella says:

    I can’t vote against Cristiano.

  19. Susie says:

    Are they all applying for jobs at a MAC store?

    Whats with the head to toe, black, utilitarian look?

  20. Doris says:

    CR of course! He always gets my vote!

  21. Nando-lover says:

    Kaka totally rocks the look. Karim Benzema comes in after him.

  22. Kile says:

    Kaka looks fierce.

  23. DMA says:

    My vote is for CR…always!

  24. Allyra says:

    I like Ronaldo's sunglasses, though his face is a little creepy. Definitely I go for Kaka. Btw, the outfits are REALLY horrible…

  25. bitterlemon says:

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  26. Forever Torres says:

    Kaka as always. Iker is looking mighty fine too. But I think we've come to expect that :)

  27. Eternal Dreamer says:

    My vote goes to the stylist who can get Real Madrid out of these ghastly outfits.

  28. The Fourth Official says:

    Oh God, I frickin' loved Corey Hart.

  29. Fer_Lahm says:

    This man loves Jesus and his wife; God bless him. I prefer Kaka', Ronaldo looks like if he had farted or something like that, and Benzema needs a new stylist.

  30. xasglv1 says:

    Oh Xabi baby….you look lost (albeit gorgeous)….or could it be you are missing Stevie G?

  31. Jelly says:

    cristiano gets my vote! As usual lol

  32. Dreamgirl says:

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  33. Genevieve Gourcuff says:

    I'm voting for Karim… it's a bit less scary Matrix-style when you can actually see his eyes a bit I think…

  34. Kleon says:

    I prefer kaka looks stylish with the glasses Ronaldo looks like there's something smelly next to him lol

  35. Nelly says:

    Gosh, I was just in Toronto in June…Wish I was there now!!! Anyway, Cristiano wins–hands down!

  36. c9 says:

    My vote goes to the always sexy Cristiano! Really do like the laid back travel kits of the RM team. Of course I prefer a suit on any footballer, but there's something sexy and classy about toning down a multi million euro player in a casual look.

  37. FootballerChick43 - says:

    Kaka gets my vote.

  38. Kate says:

    my vote is for Kaka’

  39. rockstarpeach02 says:

    I think Kaka wins my vote!!

  40. bitterlemon says:

    lemonstarbursts – I hope you prevent me from pulling a Nereida once I’m there. lol. I better hire a camera crew just in case.

  41. bubbly_cheryl says:

    note for ronaldo- don’t tuck your shirt in, and my vote goes to karim

  42. Lolinha says:

    Oh Iker! Iker wins! And Kaka has the best glasses. Cristiano looks like he should be playing the role of some cheesy pilot in a low-budge porn who says things like “Excuse me, I’m lost. Can you give me directions to your house?”… Oh no wait, that’s just what he does in my head.

  43. BarcaGirl says:

    kaka wins this one. there’s a quiet, unassuming elegance about him that i like. the other guys just look too… tacky and orchestrated to me.

  44. Rossi?s girl says:

    Kak? :D

  45. lemonstarbursts says:

    Iker *sigh* Bitterlemon – like the username :D I’ll be at the DCU match as well

  46. Dani.Mrs Jos? Manuel Reina (PLQ) says:

    Kaka wins and Xabi smilee gorgeous

  47. Emily (Giggsy's Gal) says:

    too funny, Fourth! I’m with you on the Corey Hart crush. Ooh, those pouty lips of his… He was my sister’s first celebrity crush. Hee! I think Cristiano wins the "shades off". And while I do appreciate the fact that a European football club is finally acknowledging the fact that Canada *does* in fact exist and that there are A LOT of football fans in Canada who would love to see proper matches in our country, I’m madder than hell that it’s Real bloody Madrid that’s come to T.O. I’d rather barf up a lung than give that club one red cent of my money.