November 10th, 2009

The Dress-Down: A Boho Too Far

Nico Boho KranjcarOwen Hargreaves at OT

So much for boho chic. Some of our most beloved boys have taken the dress-down to its extreme: they are now solely existing within the realm of what is being commonly (and offensively?) referred to in fashion circles as Hobo-Chic.

Case in point: the lovely Owen Hargreaves looks like he’s going through some kind of major life crisis with a side of empty shaving can-itis; The always gorgeous Niko Kranjcar is one whisker away from us speed-dialing a team of stylists armed with tuxedos and hair gel.

Too far, Davey. Too far.We blame Becks and his beard and grandfather sweaters for this new trend of unruly hair and general unkemptness. Since he recently had a shave, we’re hoping these boys will soon follow suit.

Your thoughts on this look? Are we being too hard on the dress-down?

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26 Responses to “The Dress-Down: A Boho Too Far”

  1. He can certainly afford the Boho Chic look lol – check out some more great examples of bohemian clothing from boho dresses and boho tops to boho skirts, boho blouses on here

  2. carly says:

    Hargo is still obsessed with Zabeena,hes begging her to get back together.
    trust me,i know ;-) .
    To be honest looking like that i doubt shes interested right now!

  3. Venice says:

    Oh btw… Niko has shaved… must've read this post :D

    From today:
    http://i34.tinypic.com/2e6dczp.jpg

  4. LuCiJaLoVeSkArIm says:

    MAN! I thought Niko would make much more of an effort! *Disappointed.* But I think I speak for every Kickette on here, he is just genuinely a cutiee!! (Not as cute as Karim though…. :P ) Lucija xx

  5. Dreamgirl says:

    At least they are not falling into the same category of so many other ballers who try their best to look like ladies.

  6. Teamtoto says:

    they look fine….

  7. jenny says:

    My god, I didn't even recognize Owen!! This is a definite no for me. These men are too beautiful to be buried under so much unkempt hair and unnecessary layers!

  8. Leesy Lou says:

    I LOVE this look, my house mate has actually told me that i should maybe start looking in doorways for homeless men, as this seems to be the best place to find my ideal man!!! I am a little obsessed with Gael Givet who plays for Blackburn, i think he is all Hobo and very little chic but i love him!!!

  9. Lolinha says:

    I like a man with some bed head, a day old beard and jeans.
    These three just need a little fixing. I take Beckham without the hat and LV bag and Niko without the beanie. Owen looks like he just needs his curls fluffed and a lollipop.

  10. Sarah says:

    Uh, Niko is still hot.

  11. autumnmaple101 says:

    Boys, please shave. Yes, especially you Hargreaves. It's a sad day when boho turns to hobo.

  12. Elise says:

    Boho, yes. Hobo, no.

  13. Fuji says:

    Hargreaves is not a model. It came off from the pitch because he had considered the camera too much. Hereafter, please return to the stadium to play a game purely.

  14. carly says:

    Yeah, I really want to attack Niko with a razor…for shaving purposes naturally.

    But I'm okay with the clothing style.

  15. azezah says:

    I think xabi started the beard trend. rest of all are just his followers.

    • mrs. aaron ramsey(&# says:

      i agrre with this. xabi is the king of beards which is why him and him alone should try rocking a beard

  16. Laura says:

    I admit, I like it. There’s something manly about a moderate amount of unkeptness, as long as they know where the line is. And there’s a touch of lumberjack-hot in some scruff and flannel on a man.

    • Canna Fan says:

      I definitely agree with you, Laura. The guys look comfortable, and seem more "approachable" than if they were in an Armani suit. But they all look good dressed "up" or "down" – I think it's the person and how they carry themselves. Hot is hot, no matter what they've got on! ;)

  17. Merel says:

    Wow, when I first looked at that first pic I swear it was Jude Law. Not now, but at first glance.

  18. Not a fan of the look. But I press my beloved’s jeans, so there you go.

    Owen is just pouty because he wants to get back on the pitch to help us win the treble.

  19. FootballerChick43-&q says:

    Owen is frightening. I didn't even recognize Niko.

    Beckham can pull this off, I think, just because my mind associates Beckham with class and the irony makes it work.

  20. Amyy says:

    I didn't even realise it was Niko :(

    This is a sad day

  21. Eva says:

    When Boho turns to Hobo…we have a problem.

  22. Venice says:

    Yeah I don't know what's up with that. Just men being lazy I suppose.

    But some guys make it acceptable.

    I loved Niko's lush long hair and was sad when he cut it off, but it needs a trim now, and a shave would be welcome. I think he was more influenced by Charlie, he's notoriously lazy when it comes to that yet he's one of those fellas who'd probably need to shave twice a day.

    As for clothes, I don't know, it's OK I guess. He insists on 'artsy' scarves and jeans look normal-ish; I've no complaints actually. I just love him any way he comes :-)

  23. Boston Red says:

    They look fine to me. As long as they don't look like they smell bad (i.e. Johnny Depp, Russell Brand) then I'm on board.