Lionel Messi's Impeccable Style Off-the-Field
Throughout 2014, we take a monthly look at some of the most talented soccer players and their style off the field. And what better way to kick off this series than with the best player in the world, Lionel Messi?
As one of the game’s most exciting players, Messi has an uncanny ability to reinvent himself. Spending the last thirteen years in Spain, there was never a moment where the franchise, the fans, or Messi himself became weary of this long-lasting relationship. Winning many prestigious awards over the last few years, we take a look at his journey as an international media star.
Lionel Messi came a long way since taking the stage as one of the most iconic athletes in the world. Aside from his exceptional performance on the field, his love for the game was often visible off the field as well. As such, Messi was seen in casual, yet fashion-oriented sportswear that helped shape his style even in his downtime.
Early in his career, Messi sported a longer hair style which often comes with being young and fearless. With Messi’s name becoming more and more global, his image began to shift from the guy in sports clothes to a more casual, streamlined and form-fitting style. A shorter haircut helped shape his new appearance.
Messi’s undeniable success led him to become a model for fashion lines and magazines. He is more marketable and experimental in his wardrobe than ever before. His hair began to look more dandy while his style started to implement more and more fashion trends.
Over the stretch of the last two years, Messi elevated his style off the field once again. Covering numerous lifestyle magazines like Esquire and GQ, Messi’s sense of style, conscious or not, led him to become one of the game’s most stylish by sporting suits from some of the best designers in the world.
Having to attend numerous events and award shows, Lionel Messi used these opportunities to display his newly developed taste for suits, tuxedos and bow-ties. Seen here in a luxurious Italian suit, Messi came a long way from the days of long-haired teenager to one of the most marketable athletes in the world with a distinct taste for fashion.
June 27, 2014 via Pepsi