For this style icons guide, we look at Andrea Pirlo and his different styles as he continues to portray himself as the ultimate hipster.
Where do we start when it comes to Andrea Pirlo? The ability? The laid back guy, with the classic look? Or maybe the beard every man wish they could grow. Andrea Pirlo has worked throughout his whole career to be the most recognisable face of Italian football. In terms of being professional and a constant to the Italian team then Pirlo has been the go-to guy for the more than a decade.
Pirlo is never one to shy away from the world of fashion and is often seen in a suit when not on the pitch. Now he’s moved to New York, the style has gotten more relaxed but also still effortlessly cool. Take a look at our guide on how you can dress like Andrea Pirlo with minimal effort but maximum cool. We’ve got you covered.
For those of you who don’t know who the man above is, we’ll run you through his story. One of the game’s greatest ever, Pirlo was born in 1979 in Flero, Italy. Having quickly gained notoriety in his hometown Pirlo was snapped up by Brescia as a youth member. From there he was signed by Intern Milan, before being loaned out and moving to cross city rivals, AC Milan, where he excelled as a deep midfielder. He then moved to Juventus in 2011 and won them a further four titles before moving to the New York City in 2015.
Pirlo has won every major trophy in Italian football, as well as winning the World Cup in 2006 and became Italy’s fourth highest capped player in history. Pirlo’s Italy shirt is, to say the least, one of Italy’s greatest. He is one of the country’s best footballing sons and his legacy. As well as being a footballing icon he is also a style icon, featuring heavily in Nike’s campaigns and also being snapped off the court for his classic Italian style.
Like any Italian man, Andrea Pirlo loves a suit. It’s something that is instilled in their culture and this definitely shows in off field appearances. A suit in Italy is like a second skin and plays a vital role across all generations in showing a sense of class. Mr Pirlo is never short of being stylish, epitomising traditional menswear. The outfit below shows exactly what we mean,
The outfit below shows exactly what we mean. A classic, tailored and a hand made navy suit, combined with a simple white shirt and patterned tie is everything Pirlo stands for. It is refined, well thought out and more importantly calculated. In football, much like fashion, things must be balanced in order to be successful, much like this outfit. The ease in which Pirlo carries it also make it successful, allowing him to stand there and let the suit do the talking.
For an athlete as renowned as Pirlo, it’s not surprising to see him in sportswear because of his endorsements over the last 20 years. As a professional footballer, he can be excused for feeling at home in a tracky. It’s certainly not the most stylish look away from the training ground, but sportswear is quietly coming back into style with cleaner looks.
Tracksuits are an easy way to get Pirlo’s athletic style without the hassle. Now you may not be sponsored to wear a tracksuit like Pirlo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them look cool. This simple grey track hoodie, black tracksuit bottoms and beanie is perfect for those casual days. It’s also perfect for your gym sessions or just to be hungover in. Whatever takes your pick, Pirlo’s got a style for it.
When it comes to casual, Pirlo is the King. What makes the man so cool is that he oozes style, making even the most simple of outfits look stylish. It is this trait that has made him quite a name both on and off the field. Now Pirlo plays for New York FC he has even more reason to be making himself look good. Pirlo’s signature style is now gracing the streets of NYC and we couldn’t be happier.
Simple colours appear to be a favourite of the midfield hero. Like his footballing technique, Pirlo’s style is underrated but says everything it needs to with minimal effort. The outift below, for example, shows exactly how tonal pairings and precise Mr Pirlo is when it comes to his wardrobe. A well fitted and stylish army jacket, combined with some ripped jeans is effortlessly cool. It seems that as well as being King of the football pitch, he is also the King of stylish footballers.
When it comes to that iconic long hair, Andrea has made sure that his hair has become a part of his look. The luscious long locks of the midfielder have become stuff of legend. From a youth player to a senior hero, Pirlo has always made sure that his hair is mid to long in length. If you’re going to try and replicate the Italian’s style, then you’ve got to make sure that your hair matches his. Getting Pirlo’s is easily achievable if your hair is long.
Looking after your hair is also important. It’s going to take time and you won’t be able to just wake up with long hair. It is going to take time and it is going to get annoying but beauty is pain. Washing and conditioning your hair, getting the ends regularly trimmed and tidied up is what is going to make it look like Pirlo’s. If you doubt that Pirlo does all of this then you’re wrong. We can guarantee that his grooming regime is just as strict as you’d imagine. Grooming is the key.
Considered to be the ultimate football hipster when you think of that beard. It has a personality that goes way beyond that of the actual man. Andrea Pirlo’s beard has easily attributed to the fact he is one of the most recognisable sportsmen in Europe. If ever there was a beard to be enviable of or to try and copy it would be his. It has become a trademark of his persona just like the freekick has become the trademark of his career. If you are attempting to grow your beard like Pirlo, then consider some of these tips.
You’ve got to look after your beard. We bet you that Pirlo’s grooming regime to keep that beard in tip top shape is up there with one of the strictest. Make sure that you trim it regularly and get rid of those split ends. Taking care of your beard is vital so wash it twice a week just like you would your hair. As well as this protect your skin! That beard isn’t going to help itself so stick to the regime and before you know it you’ll have a beard like Andrea.
How to Get Andrea Pirlo’s Classic Style
- Suit – keep it classic, make sure it’s well fitting and always make sure you wear a tie
- Casual – tonal colours with simple outfits and before you know it you’re Pirlo
- Sportswear – tracksuits are the way forward, they’re casual and cool all in one
- Hair – make sure it’s long and well looked after, grooming is essential
- Beard – your skin is as important as the hair, look after your beard and groom it properly
On That Note
When it comes to trying to replicate Andrea Pirlo’s fashion sense, there are a few style rules that you should always remember. Keep it clean, simple and tonal. Suits are a must in your wardrobe and they must be well fitted, ensuring you wear a tie with it. Casual is cool, tonal colours and a good few staple items will suffice. Your hair and beard must be kept properly. It’s vital that you look after yourself and keeping your hair and beard well groomed will show. If you ever need any help, then refer back to this little guide.
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