Stylish men in footy shirts
By Sam Higgins, 12 June 2016
For the next month or so, Europe as a whole is going to come down with a serious case of football fever. We’ve already ranked the best kits at the Euros this year and shown you how you can support your team stylishly, but it seems the soccer-shirt infection has spread worldwide with more and more well-dressed A-listers showing us how to work the souvenir shirts into our everyday outfits. Here are five of the finest exponents of footy-top fashion.
Tyler, the Creator – Juventus/Golf Wang remake
While everyone raves over a picture of Drake in a pink Juventus top, it’s worth noting that Tyler, the Creator was showing his allegiance to the Old Lady of Turin in their home strip two seasons back. And the rapper even went one further, using it as inspiration for his own clothing line, keeping the stripes and replacing the badges before slotting it seamlessly into one of his usual eccentric outfits.
Snoop Dogg – Norwich City
Here’s Snoop Dogg in a Norwich City home shirt. Snoop Dogg, a hip-hop legend from Long Beach, California, supporting Norwich – the home of Alan Partridge and a screaming Delia Smith. And just look how happy he is about it. Snoop is a veteran when it comes to wearing footy shirts stylishly, so working the canary-yellow shirt in to his on-stage steez was achieved with ease.
Skepta – England
It’s fitting, considering everything Skepta’s done for putting England on the map for its grime and hip-hop, that his preferred choice of strip is the Three Lions one itself. The North London tracksuit aficionado nailed the look, too, opting for the red 2014 away strip and allowing its simple-yet-bold design features to shine harder on-stage than a more basic tee would.
Drake – Patta x Nike
Drake's fleeting football allegiances have landed him in hot water with some fans. To appease the Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea fans he betrayed with his shared supportership, Drake, until recently, packed in wearing footy shirts altogether. But he did find a way around his dilemma, choosing a white Nike x Patta replica soccer-style shirt instead, and pairing it with some skinny grey joggers and fresh white Air Max to nail a comfy/casual look with a strong streetwear edge.
Pusha T – Juventus
Sure, Juventus are a decent team, but there’s something about their kits that – regardless of whether it’s their home, away or third strip – satisfies the hip-hop elite’s sartorial desires. Just look at Pusha T here – take away the pair of black joggers and he’d be in a full kit consisting of the black shirt, quilted shorts and Nike Air Jordans.