David Beckham on style and Steve McQueen

Posted on 29 September 2012
By Jake Aduki
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David Beckham, one half of Posh and Becks, is a force to be reckoned with on and off the pitch. Famed for his footwear as much as his footwork, Becks talks about his style – and fashion disasters.

On his biggest grooming disasters, he picks the cornrows and mohican hairstyles. Becks said: “I think the cornrows were something a bit different, but I was in holiday mode when I had them done – I was with a friend who’s a hairdresser and who’d very good at conrows. I think I’d had a glass of wine or two. That was one. And I’d have to say the mohican. wouldn’t do them now, but at the time they felt good.”

On being stylish, the footballer said: “I don’t think of myself as a style icon. I don’t get up in the morning and think, ‘I’m going to wear this because it will make a statement.'”

He added: “It’s nice that people like what you wear most of the time and want to wear it.”

He doesn’t feel peer pressure about his looks or fashion. Becks said: “I just wear what I want to wear, and if I’m comfortable then I’m not really worried about what anyone thinks or whether someone likes it or not. I’ve never felt pressured to wear a certain thing or look a certain way.”

On his style influences, he is inspired by Thomas Crown Affair actor and ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen, Becks said: “I’ve always looked at people such as Steve McQueen for influence. The clothes he wore, his sense of style, the way he looked in pictures, the way he was as a personality.”