In England for the recent launch of his H&M underwear line, David Beckham linked up with GQ Magazine to drop a few choice words on his sartorial interests. We can be assured that the H&M undie line is just the tip of the iceberg for the LA Galaxy midfielder. Below are a few excerpts from the interview.
His signature style.
“British gentleman. At my age, now, my style has gone that way; the way I dress, my hair. I just think it’s a great look for a man. For me, the English gentleman look is a nice suit, nice tie, nice shoes – and I think long johns underneath.”
The possibility of moving into menswear
“This is something ten years ago I had never even dreamed about. The bodywear line could be a start to something different. Right now I’m so busy with still playing, creating this and the other things I’ve got going on – but in the future, who knows?”
Designing the line
“It was important for me to keep it simple. I like it to be simple, to be comfortable and to make it feel good. I wanted to have that integrity but have something that was a little bit. Simplicity was the biggest thing for me – I think Calvin Klein does it perfectly. I think men like that. I don’t think men like things that are splattered with brand names.”
“I wear the briefs when I’m playing because they’re more comfortable, but there’s occasions for each item. My favourite item? I think the big thing was the long johns because they’re kind of old school. Men used to wear them years ago and I wanted to try and bring that back. Before I had this idea I used to wear long johns because I think they’re comfortable and I actually think they look good – and they keep you warm.”
Finally, breaking the hearts of women (and a good few men) everywhere.
“My naked days are over.”