Get The Look: How To Dress Like David Beckham

Through constant evolvement and reinvention, this proven style icon has shaped himself into one of the world’s most recognisable gentlemen. Here, we break down his impeccable dress sense.

How can you get David Beckham’s formal look?

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Given that he attends numerous events throughout the year, Mr Beckham is tasked with suiting up on a regular basis. Although he never fails to look dapper in any suit he chooses, he often goes down the ‘separates’ route, choosing to mix and match his tailoring, and to marvellous effect.

He often favours a darker trouser, so go with a navy tailored option like these form-fitting Incotex chinos. Choosing a dark colour such as navy also allows for maximum versatility and leaves it very open for what style of blazer you can finish it off with. A faint windowpane check like this Paul Smith example is perfect. Just don’t forget that beaming smile and slick-back haircut.

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Paul Smith Kensington window pane-check wool blazer from Mr Porter
Incotex lightweight linen cotton-blend chinos from

How can you get the David Beckham casual look?

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Beckham looks great when suited up, but it’s his casual style that has really solidified his place among the stylish elite. He prefers a muted colour palette, giving him an overtly masculine edge, which is most evident when he dons his signature leather jacket. He is a master at dressing up his slim, dark jeans too, but it’s the effortless way he wears his clothes that you should really pay attention to. It takes years of practice, but David Beckham really owns everything that he wears. Which makes us think that infamous sarong may have been worth it after all.

Reminiscent of style icons of the past, this is a look that David Beckham has made all his own. A quality leather jacket is a serious investment, but one that will last a lifetime, only getting better the more times you wear it. The same can be said of jeans, and this selvedge pair by A.P.C. will develop a natural patina that’s personal to you. Like Mr Beckham, you should pair these items with a simple t-shirt and some rugged boots for a look that will stand the test of time.

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Belstaff Thornwood black biker jacket and A.P.C. New Standard selvedge denim jeans from John Lewis


Every gentleman can learn a few style tips from David Beckham.Here’s five to get you started.


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