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Soccer and Men’s Fashion: Why You Need To Be Watching

Fashion and It's Place In Our Society

Sports, lifestyle, and fashion have always go hand in hand. Athletes have long been prized for their physical attributes on and off the field of competition. Their lives are entertainment, and we often idolize and replicate our role models. For the average Joe, being that interesting or good looking takes a lot of work. Ever wonder how to get an advantage like an elite athlete in terms of fashion and hairstyles? European soccer has long been grounds for fashion trends.

The Man Bun

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One of the most popular hairstyles for men is the man bun. Half hippie and half feminine, the man bun hairstyle has been trending for a good year or so. Common beliefs has Leonardo DiCaprio or Gareth Bale as the originator of the do. In actuality, Sweden’s and Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been sporting the samurai / man-bun since 2011. Ibrahamovic is one of the more notable figures of soccer, and has been known to wear his hair long. Other hairstyles have been emulated from football players.

CR7: Sex on Legs

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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of sport’s best athletes and models. Ask any women to name a good looking man and nine times out of ten, Ronaldo’s name is included. His fashion visibility has been around for more than a decade. While his close crops haircuts and manscaping eyebrows grace every GQ or Calvin Klein underwear ads, he put the faux hawk and mullet on international radar way back in 2005 – before the fame and fortune from Real Madrid. In fact, many of the best and latest hairstyles have not been from movies and TV shows, but soccer stars.

German Precision Haircuts

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For men who think the hard part haircut was from AMC’s Mad Men, you’re wrong. Players like Germany’s and Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus have been lined up for years. Just take a look back in Google and you’ll see how influential soccer has been in our popular culture.

In Summary ...

The next time you’re flipping through magazines for the latest trend, just Google some of Europe’s top soccer stars and you’ll have instant inspiration. There is nothing wrong with looking sharp – it gives you instant confidence not just on your eyes, but in the eyes of others. However, one must also keep their body, mind, and life healthy so don’t be overly narcissistic. Have fun and remember, it’s just hair. Hair today, gone tomorrow!

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