Best Dressed Man in Soccer

How To Dress Like Zinedine Zidane

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Non-soccer fans may only know Zinedine Zidane for his infamous headbutt of Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup, but that’s like reducing Jay-Z’s career to the song “Super Ugly.” For the uninformed, here’s a primer: Algeria x France product grows up playing footie on the hardscrabble streets of Marseille, eventually starring in the French league before becoming the talisman for two of Europe’s biggest clubs—Juventus (Italy) and Real Madrid (Spain). Along the way, he cements his reputation as the world’s best player by leading the French national team to its first (and only) World Cup title in 1998. Through it all, ZZ maintains a swag as serious as cancer with a shatterproof mystique that’s equal parts James Bond and Russian general—quiet, severe, cool. Unlike Becks, Zidane gets respect without having to beg for it.

It’s no wonder, then, that the now-retired footballer has become a muse for famed designer Yohji Yamamoto. After seeing Zidane in person at last week’s Y-3 show, we put together a guide to achieving his understated look…

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1. HOWE PERSONA HOODED JACKET
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2. YOHJI YAMAMOTO HONJA LOW TRAINERS
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3. TSE CASHMERE V-NECK SWEATER
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4. HELMUT LANG AMPED TROUSER
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Read more: http://www.complex.com/blogs/2009/09/18/how-to-dress-like-zinedine-zidane/#ixzz0RZfyi5E2